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.