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.

A Public Workshop, Conversation, and Reception

March 23, 2013

Studio X, Mumbai

"Housing without Developers? India and America" addressed the interaction of architecture, housing policy, dispossession, and social equity, by comparing ongoing developments in the Indian and American contexts. With an eye to comparing examples and mixing references across borders, "Housing without Developers?" brought together a number of India-based practitioners, activists, artists, and scholars to explore critically both context-specific and transnational aspects of the contemporary housing system. The workshop challenged the seeming inevitability of market-based solutions to problems that are themselves closely associated with the privatization of housing markets. Overall, the Buell' Center's aim with such events was to change the international conversation around housing, urban policy, architecture, and cities in a manner that does not take privatization for granted. The workshop was held in conjunction with the exhibition, What Is Foreclosed?, which was exhibited at Studio X Mumbai from March 22 through April 20, 2013.


Morning Session:
Reinhold MartinBuell CenterGSAPP
Sheela PatelSPARC
Raahul Srivastava and Matias EchanoveURBZ
Javed Iqbal, Photojournalist
Sandeep Yeole, Bhoomi

Afternoon Session:
Neera AdarkarAcademy of Architecture, Rachana Sansad
Himanshu BurteTATA Institute of Social Sciences
Kamu IyerArchitect Combine
Aneerudha Paul and Prasad ShettyCRIT