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    How to stay connected during COVID-19 school closure

    Dear Members of the University of Pennsylvania Community: We hope this message finds you healthy and safe. The recent turn of events around the COVID-19 pandemic has been shocking in its impact on our daily lives and our immediate future plans.  As many of you know, the University has ceased all face-to-face classes and programming for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. We write to let you know that this applies to all APC-GSWS programming and events. For many of us, especially those who have worked hard on the amazing spring schedule, this is a heartbreaking turn of events. We will...
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    (POSTPONED) Sophie Hochhäusl: Memories of the Resistance: The Defiant Life of a Female Architect, 1938-1945

    Sophie Debiasi Hochhäusl is an Assistant Professor for Architectural History and Theory at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Before joining the Faculty at the Weitzman School, she was the Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study at Harvard University.   Today Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897-2000) is widely recognized as one of the pioneering female figures in modern design, who worked in Vienna, Frankfurt, the Soviet Union, and Turkey in the 1920s and 1930s. Yet, these decades of professional work were marked by a drastic break between 1940 and 1945, when Schütte-Lihotzky was interned for her participation in the Communist resistance against by the Nazi regime. Her recollections from the years of...