2007 Buell Dissertation Colloquium

2007 Buell Dissertation Colloquium

20-21 April 2007

Buell Hall East Gallery, Columbia University

 

Friday, 20 April 2007

 

4:00-4:15 - Introduction by the conveners

 

Reinhold Martin, Director, Buell Center, Columbia University

Mary McLeod, Professor, Columbia University

 

4:15-6:00 - Technology and Organization

 

Michael Osman, MIT, "Regulation, Architecture, and Modernism in the United States, 1890-1920: Preserved Assets"

 

John Stanislav Sadar, University of Pennsylvania, "The Healthful Ambiance of Vitaglass: Light, Glass, and the Curative Environment"

 

Suzanne Strum, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, "Knud Lönberg-Holm and the Standardization of American Architecture" 

 

Hyun Tae Jung, Columbia University, "SOM and the John B. Pierce Foundation from 1939 to 1945"

 

Respondents: Dietrich Neumann, Brown University

 

Saturday, 21 April 2007

 

10:00-10:15 - Introduction by conveners

 

10:15-12:00 - Transatlantic Connections

 

Gaia Caramellino, Politecnico, Turin, "William Lescaze: First Experiments with Housing, 1930-1934"

 

Denise R. Costanzo​, Pensylvania State University, "The American Academy Renewed: Rome, Modernism, and U.S. Architects, 1947-1950"

 

Emre Gönlügür​, University of Toronto, "The Istanbul Hilton: Architecture as Cultural Export and Variations of Americanization"

 

Reto Geiser​, ETH, "Rebuilding Babel: On Language and Translation in Sigfried Giedion's Oeuvre"

 

Respondant: David Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania

 

2:00-3:30 - Out of CIAM and Team 10

 

Shrif S. Kahatt,  Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, "Agrupacion Espacio and the CIAM Peru Group: The Challenge of Modernity in Peruvian Architecture"

 

Paolina Nicolin, Istituto Universitario di Architecttura, Venice, "Shadrach Woods and Joachim Pfeuder at the 14th Triennale: Urbanism Is Everybody's Business"

 

Dirk van den Heuvel, Technical University, Delft, "Smithson versus Rowe: Some Notes on the Issues of Context, the Picturesque, and Neo-Palladianism"

 

Respondent: Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University

 

3:45-5:30 - Politics, Architecture, Environment

 

Kathryn O'Rourke, University of Pennsylvania, "Tuberculosis and Modern Architecture in Mexico"

 

Monica Penick, University of Texas, Austin, "More than a Threat: Elizabeth Gordon and the Organic Renaissance"

 

Romy Hecht, Princeton University, "Rachel Carson versus the Green Connection"

 

Michael Carriere, University of Chicago, ""Each Morning It Gets Bigger and Uglier": Modernism, Liberalism, and Alienation at the University of California, Berkley"

 

Respondent: Dell Upton, University of Virginia

 

5:30 - Doctorial Education Today

 

Concluding round-table on doctoral education in architecture-related feilds today with all participants. Followed by reception.