The biennial Dissertation Colloquium brings together a select group of doctoral students from diverse institutional and disciplinary backgrounds working on dissertation topics related to the history, theory, and criticism of American architecture, urbanism, and landscape. 

The Buell Conference on the History of Architecture brings together scholars in architectural and urban history to discuss topics in architecture, urbanism, and modernity as broadly understood.

In collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art

The workshop phase of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, came to an end on Saturday, September 17, 2011, with a series of Open Studios with the five architects-in-residence teams at MoMA PS1. Each team presented their proposals to visitors, with nearly completed models and renderings.

The Open Studios were followed by a keynote address, titled “From Crisis to Opportunity: Rebuilding Communities in the Wake of Foreclosure,” by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. The closing panel discussion, with Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Dean of the Miami School of Architecture, was moderated by Reinhold Martin and Berry Bergdoll, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art.

In the upcoming months, the Buell Center will be in collaboration with MoMA on the next phase of the exhibition, which includes working on the catalogue and developing a plan for how to exhibit the work in MoMA’s Architecture and Design Gallery. Follow the continued discussion on MoMA’s Inside/Out Blog and look forward to a Buell Symposium in Columbia University’s Low Library Rotunda on February 18, 2012.

Shaun Donovan’s Speech and response by the closing panel and follow the Inside/Out Blog

View the Team Presentations

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.