What Is Foreclosed? Housing, Suburbanization, and Crisis: A Forum

What Is Foreclosed? Housing, Suburbanization, and Crisis: A Forum

Saturday, February 18 2012, Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

Columbia University in the City of New York

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


“What Is Foreclosed?” marked the opening of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, an exhibition co-organized by the Museum of Modern Art and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture on view from 15 February to 30 July 2012 at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition featured innovative architectural projects for five American suburbs in the context of the recent foreclosure crisis. The forum used these projects as a point of departure to explore issues engaged by architecture and urbanism when considered in a cultural, political, and economic context. The projects respond to The Buell Hypothesis, a research document that revises the dominant cultural narratives guiding the “American Dream” regarding homeownership by emphasizing the many "public" dimensions of housing.

Materials excerpted from the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, were on view in the Low Library Rotunda during the event.

 

10:00-10:20
Opening Remarks
Reinhold Martin, Director, Buell Center, 
Columbia University
 
10:30-11:40
From House to Housing
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Berlage Institute
Catherine Fennell, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Catherine Ingraham, School of Architecture, Pratt Institute
Ana Miljacki, School of Architecture and 
Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
 
12:00-1:00
Lunch
 
1:00-2:30
Suburbs, Cities, and Crisis
Setha Low, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York
Robert Fishman, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
Mitch McEwen, Founder and Director, Superfront
Damon Rich, Chief Urban Designer, City of Newark
 
3:00-4:30
Globalization on the Inside
Keller Easterling, Yale School of Architecture, Yale University
Beka Economopoulos, Co-Founder and Director, Not An Alternative
Jason Jones, Co-Founder and Director, Not An Alternative
Jeffrey Sheldon Lowe, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University
Don Mitchell, Department of Geography, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
 
5:00-6:00
Round Table Discussion + Reception
Change: Imagined and Real
Barry Bergdoll, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Reinhold Martin, Buell Center, Columbia University
 
Architects:
Amale Andraos, Work Architecture Company
Dan Wood, Work Architecture Company
Jeannie Gang, Studio Gang
Hilary Sample, MOS
Michael Meredith, MOS
Eunjeong Seong, Visible Weather
Michael Bell, Visible Weather
Andrew Zago, Zago Architects
 
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