New Livestreamed Series “Taliesin Talks” Debuts for Summer
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | May 13, 2020
Taliesin Talks are weekly live-streamed discussions featured on Facebook. From preservation to space exploration and beyond, this hour-long conversational series offers digital audiences a new way to engage with the work of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Wright legacy of architecture and design.
As many sites have recently had to close their doors to the public due to COVID-19, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation hopes that new virtual initiatives will connect us and invite more people to experience the Wright community. The Taliesin Talks series was conceived to be more interactive and cover a wider array of topics that demonstrate the vast scope of the Frank Lloyd Wright legacy. We hope you’ll join us weekly on Facebook for a Taliesin Talk to chat, learn, and share ideas. And, if you miss the live broadcast, though you won’t be able to interact, each Taliesin Talk will be saved for viewing later on our website.
Values-Based Preservation: An Introduction
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation staff:
Fred Prozzillo, Vice President of Preservation
Ryan Hewson, Director of Preservation at Taliesin
Emily Butler, Director of Preservation at Taliesin West
Special guests: Michael Desmond, Director of Graduate Studies for Louisiana State University College of Art & Design; Gunny Harboe, FAIA, Founder of Harboe Architects, PC
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Arizona and Wisconsin Preservation staff was joined by Professor Michael Desmond and architect Gunny Harboe to discuss what Values-Based Preservation really means and why it’s important when caring for living historic sites like Taliesin and Taliesin West..
Theatre in Historic Spaces
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Taliesin Talk Hosts: Mary Way, Irwin Appel & Debra Ann Byrd
Find out what it’s like to perform in a historic space and what history means to theatre from the Southwest Shakespeare Company director Mary Way, Harlem Shakespeare Festival founder and Othello director & actress Debra Ann Byrd, and Irwin Appel, Professor and Chair of Theater and Dance Department for University of California, Santa Barbara, who directed, wrote and adapted Death of Kings.
Showcasing Spoke Art
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 4:00 pm MST
Taliesin Talk Hosts: Jeff Goodman & Ken Harman
Last summer, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation partnered with the renowned Spoke Art gallery (NY + SF) to host the pop-up art exhibition, “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” at Taliesin West in Arizona. Featuring over 12+ international artists, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired artworks were designed in the style of a 1930s-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) travel posters.
The Foundation’s Vice President of Communications & Partnerships takes a look back at this collabration with the exhibition’s curator and artists as they discuss their inspiration and process.
Teaching Architecture for Extra-Terrestrial Habitats & Extreme Environments
Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 2:00 pm MST
Taliesin Talk Hosts: Natalie Pollet, Chris Jason, Erin Bonilla & Christian Snaft
Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a life on Mars or a safe, livable home made for space exploration? This Taliesin Talk examines what it means to build habitats in otherwise unlivable environments, and the significance of teaching children about architecture using these challenges.
This talk’s guests include the Foundation’s Education department, which led a “Designing Mars” camp at Taliesin West, a former NASA team member, and a director from the Boys & Girls Club who taught “Build Your Dream Space Project.”