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.

November 2008
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall

A series of multi-disciplinary panels that inquired into the disappearance of the term "public" from discussions involving American housing policies, practices, and prejudices.

Panel 1: In Defense of Public Housing

Sudhir Venkatesh, Sociology, Columbia University
Kenneth Frampton, Columbia GSAPP
Nicholas D. Bloom, Social Science, New York Institute of Technology
Response: Gwendolyn Wright & Richard Plunz, Columbia GSAPP

Panel 2: In Defense of the Public Sphere

Bruce Robbins, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Clara Irazabel & Mabel Wilson, Columbia GSAPP
Response: Robert Beauregard & Peter Marcuse, Columbia GSAPP