Throughout history, the migration of cultures to new lands has influenced the ways in which populations inhabit space, from impermanent homes to enduring monuments. In the long past, this architectural evolution of place occurred relatively slowly, influenced by available materials, information, and people. Today, however, information is readily available and change occurs more rapidly. This talk by Steven Rugare (Associate Professor of Architecture at Kent State University) will examine how contemporary migration and immigration influences the nature of architecture and design in America, and how notions of transience and change get built into these expressions. Free with museum admission. Reservations recommended.