DISCUSSIONS in Architectural History and Theory

Zaha Hadid, MAXXI, the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome.

The faculty of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design present the seventh year of DISCUSSIONS in Architectural History and Theory. Coordinated by Eric Mumford, the Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture, and Igor Marjanović, professor of architecture, this series is aimed at provoking advanced conversations on research in architectural history and theory.

All lectures are free and open to the public, and are scheduled to take place at noon in Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall.

September 27, 2017

"To make something with nothing": Le Corbusier's Proposal for Refugee Housing Les Constructions "Murondins"
Mary McLeod
Professor of Architecture, Columbia University

October 25, 2017

Character and the Climatic Imaginary
Vittoria Di Palma
Associate Professor of Architectural History and Theory, University of Southern California

March 7, 2018

Obsolescence
Daniel M. Abramson
Professor of Architectural History, Boston University

April 18, 2018

Bakema and the Open Society—A Lecture about Democracy and Architecture, Welfare State Ideals, and Cold War Rhetorics
Dirk van den Heuvel
Associate Professor of Architecture, Delft University of Technology; Head of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam