When I Say Renzo You Say Piano

Renzo Piano's green roof at the California Academy of Science

I’ll not make a habit out of trumpeting upcoming speaking engagements, much less repeating said trumpeting, but for two good reasons, I’m going to make an exception. First, I’ll be speaking this Friday at the new California Academy of Sciences and it is one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. Above, a picture of the 2.5 acre living roof that Renzo Piano put on top of the building, and crammed with nearly 2 million native plants. The Academy has just opened its doors, and it is just as thoroughly on the inside as it is out.

But, and this is the second reason I’m being a little more vigorous in self-publicising, the good people at Litquake tell me that because the Academy is so new, their ticketing system is still getting up and running. So, for those of you who are in the Bay Area and keen to see the building, as well as hear a fine conversation geared towards thinking about how architecture and food will intersect in the future, the details on how to get in are below.

The Future of Food: Raj Patel in Conversation with Molly Watson Sponsored by the California Academy of Sciences California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park Admission $20; $17 for Academy members Tickets available at 888-670-4433; select option “2,” then option “1? for reservations Doors open at 7 pm

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