The Core of Architecture's Discourse Now: A New Generation of Scholar-Critics Speaks Out


Introduction by William S. Saunders, Editor, Harvard Design Magazine.

Moderator and discussant:

Timothy Hyde, Associate Professor of Architecture, GSD, whose current research focuses onconcepts of artifice in architectural, literary, legal, and cultural theory in the twentieth century; author, A Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in the Cuban Republic (forthcoming, University of Minnesota Press); editor, Governing by Design: Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century (forthcoming, University of Pittsburgh Press). http://internal.gsd.harvard.edu/people/faculty/hyde/index.ht.


George P. Dodds, Associate Professor, James R. Cox Professor, University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, ACSA Distinguished Professor, Executive Editor, Journal of Architectural Education; author, Building Desire: On the Barcelona Pavilion and Body and Building: Essays on the Changing Relation of Body and Architecturehttp://www.arch.utk.edu/directory/bios/gdodds.html.

David Gissen, associate professor of architecture and visual studies and coordinator of the history/theory curriculum for architecture at the California College of theArts; author, Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environment; guest editor, AD: Territory: Architecture Beyond Environmenteditor, Big and Green.


Simon Sadler, Professor of Architectural and Urban History, University of California, Davis; author, The Situationist City and Archigram: Architecture withoutArchitecture; researcher on countercultural design, the legacies of thelate avant-garde, and the ways in which design is employed to model complicated concerns and processes. http://design.ucdavis.edu/facstaff/current/sadler.html.

Meredith tenHoor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Pratt Institute; author and co-editor, Street Value: Shopping, Planning and Politics at Fulton Mall; and “The Architect’s Farm” in Above the Pavement, the Farm; research focuses on the political economy of modern architecture, including her dissertation at Princeton University, a history of food, architecture, and biopolitics in postwar Paris. http://www.mtenhoor.net/.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011
06:30pm - 08:00pm
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Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA


Free and open to the public

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Organized by Harvard Design Magazine.



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