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DISCUSSION: “Architecture and Urban Identity: Themes of Architecture and Cultural Transformation”

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 5:30 PM

Italian architects Simone Capra and Dario Scaravelli from the young architecture studio stARTT will narrate their idea of city, both contemporary and future, by presenting selected architectural projects, from which their vision emerges.  The discussion will be moderated by Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss. This event is co-sponsored by Professionisti Italiani Philadelphia (PI-Philly) and the Athenaeum, with the patronage of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia.

stARTT is an emerging architecture studio based in Rome. Its focus on transformation at architectural and territorial scale is based both on design and research. In 2014 stARTT was invited to participate in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, the Venice Biannual (Biennale di Venezia). 

Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss is an architect, lecturer and author. He is a founder of NAO (Normal Architecture Office) and SMS (School of Missing Studies). He taught at Columbia University, Harvard University, Penn School of Design, Tyler School of Art and Cornell University.

Free. RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing

LECTURE: Marjorie G. Jones, The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 5:30 PM

Spanning two centuries, The Life & Times of Mary Vaux Walcott tells the story of a remarkable Philadelphia Quaker (1860-1940), whose life as an avid explorer, glaciologist, photographer, BIA commissioner & above all, renowned illustrator of North American wildflowers, earned her the sobriquet Audubon of Botany.

 Marjorie G. Jones is the author of Frances Yates & the Hermetic Tradition, the first biography of the noted British historian. A graduate of Wheaton College, Norton MA, the Rutgers School of Law & the Graduate Faculty of the New School in New York City, she is a member of Writing Women’s Lives Seminar in NYC.

Reception and book signing to follow. Book signing and reception to follow.  Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Members may RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing

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Jones Program Non-Member

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