2011 Buell Dissertation Colloquium

2011 Buell Dissertation Colloquium

8-9 April 2011

East Gallery, Buell Hall

Columbia University


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