8-9 April 2011
East Gallery, Buell Hall
A presentation of papers by a select group of doctoral students working on dissertation topics related to the history, theory, and criticism of American architecture, urbanism, and landscape.
Friday, 8 April 2011
5:00—6:30 - Opening Discussion
Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia University, author of Progress and Prospects: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums, in conversation with Reinhold Martin, Director, Buell Center, Columbia University
6:30—7:30 - Reception
Saturday, 9 April 2011
9:00—9:15 – Introduction
Reinhold Martin, Director, Buell Center, Columbia University
9:15—10:45 - Panel 1
Irene Cheng, Columbia University, "Orson Fowler and the Octagon House as a Technology of the Self"
Francesco Marullo, Berlage Institute, "Typical Plan as Index of Generic"
Respondent: Edward Eigen, Princeton University
11:00—12:30 - Panel 2
Helen Gyger, Columbia University, "World Investments, Productive Homes: The Wichita-Lima Axis"
Kelema Lee Moses, The Pennsylvania State University, "America's Architectural Engagement with the Territory of Hawaii (1900-1959)"
Respondent: Dianne Harris, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1:30—3:15 - Panel 3
Brian Goldstein, Harvard University, "Constructing Community Control: African American Design Activism in Harlem, c. 1968"
Joy Knoblauch, Princeton University, "The Power of Parables: Oscar Newman's Theory of Crime Prevention Through Urban Design (1969-1974)"
Mariana Mogilevich, Harvard University, "People, Plants, and Plants (An Upper West Side Story)"
Respondent: David Smiley, Barnard College
3:30—5:15 - Panel 4
S. Faisal Hassan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Modernist Aberrations: The Dialectics of Expressionism in American Art & Architecture"
Jennifer Reut, University of Virginia, "3000 Years in 15 Minutes: Monumental Itineraries for American Tourists in Post-War Europe"
Deanna Sheward, New York University, "Building for the Bomb: Monumentality and the Manhattan Project"
Respondent: Joan Ockman, University of Pennsylvania
5:30 - Concluding round-table with all participants
6:00—7:00 - Closing Reception