Recent Events

11/10/20 Loeb50: Design and Activism Now

Featuring HECTOR cofounder Damon Rich LF ’07 and Designing Justice + Designing Spaces cofounder Deanna Van Buren LF ’13 and moderated by Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron LF ’12, this conversation explores how practitioners in the built environment can pursue activism in and through their work, while also balancing the realities of being part of a service profession. The discussion touches upon issues of memory, representation, and communication in social and political action.

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10/15/20 The Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture

Award winning chef and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson in conversation with Thelma Golden, Mark Raymond, and host Toni L. Griffin (LF ’98).

10/8/20 The 2020 Loeb Lecture

Edgar Pieterse,  the NRF South African Research Chair in Urban Policy and founding director of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, calls for innovations that take advantage of new investments, technology, and local assets and support civic empowerment to respond to the daunting challenges of African cities.

10/1/20 Emmanuel Pratt Lecture

Emmanuel Pratt takes viewers on a tour of the Sweetwater Foundation, a nonprofit based on Chicago’s South Side which engages local residents in the cultivation and regeneration of social, environmental, and economic resources in their neighborhoods. His work earned him a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship.


9/25 In Pursuit of Equitable Development: Lessons from Washington, Detroit, and Boston

A joint venture of the Loeb Fellowship, the Joint Center for Housing Studies, and the Department of Urban Planning.


9/17 50 (More) Years of Fellowship

A conversation between Loeb Fellowship curator John Peterson LF ’06, curator emeritus James Stockard LF ’78, moderated byTau Tavengwa LF ’18.