Literature Program

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.


Erkin Özay

Scholars @ Hallwalls

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, a space for experimental art, music, and film located in the heart of downtown Buffalo at Delaware and Tupper, is the perfect setting for the eighth year of the Humanities Institute's Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series. These monthly presentations feature one fellow's research in an engaging lecture with lively follow-up conversation. This year's lineup highlights the interdisciplinary range of humanities research at UB.

Talks are on Friday afternoons at 4 pm and are free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are served. Please join us for any or all of the Scholars@Hallwalls talks!

"Cities and Schools in America, 1896-2015"

Erkin Özay, Architecture

Architect and urbanist Erkin Özay's work explores the role of institutions in addressing the needs of disadvantaged urban communities. Bridging facets of urban development, education policy, and design, Özay's talk will focus on the recent history of school-led redevelopment in East Baltimore, reflecting on it as an illustrative case to examine the persistent paradigms of community-building in American urbanism, as well as the spatial ideology of "saving cities."