The UNM School of Architecture and Planning hosts an assembly and colloquium, Friday, Aug. 27 beginning with a visioning by Dean Geraldine Forbes Isais at 2 p.m. in the Pearl Hall Auditorium.

At 2:30 p.m., Levi Romero, graduate of the UNM architecture program and the school's poet laureate, will discuss his work as designer and research scholar.

At 3:30 p.m., Jose Gamez, associate professor and coordinator, University of North Carolina, Charlotte's Arts + Architecture Center for Design + Society, presents slides and a lecture, followed by faculty discussion.

At 5 p.m. Frances Bronet, dean, University of Oregon School of Architecture + Allied Arts, leads a discussion on innovation in design, research and economic development.

The afternoon culminates with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Pearl Hall Courtyard. The event includes entertainment by members of the Yjastros Dance Company.

This event is free and open to the public.

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