Symposium: "Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem & Modern Housing"

Symposium: "Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem & Modern Housing"

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Friday, September 29, 2017 — The Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University


The question of how to live in America preoccupied many architects and planners—from Frank Lloyd Wright to the consortium behind Harlem’s first public

housing proposals—in the mid-twentieth century. This symposium gathers housing scholars for a conversation that bridges what might otherwise seem

like disparate realms of inquiry in order to reassess received histories and to provoke new questions about how we live in America, together, today.

 

September 28, The Museum of Modern Art

Titus Theater 2, 11 West 53rd Street

6pm, Viewing of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

7-8:30pm, "Where was Jim Crow? Living in Wright's America."

Symposium Keynote Presentation, Dianne Harris, University of Utah

Please register before September 25 to adevents@moma.org.

 

September 29, The Lantern at Columbia University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts

615 West 129th Street (West of Broadway)

10am-5:30pm

 

 

Session 1:

"The Meander and the Grid: At the Edge of American Urbanization" 

Shiben Banerji, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
 

"The Airtight Cage and the Affluent Society: Race and Place at Midcentury" 

Jennifer Hock, Maryland Institute College of Art
 

Session 2:

"The Farmer in the Rearview Mirror: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Agrarianism" 

Joseph M. Watson, University of British Columbia
 

"Design and Social Movements: Architects, Activists, and the Modernist Discourse on Affordable Housing"

Jana Cephas, University of Michigan

 

Session 3:

"Living Separately: Managing Racial Residential Segregation through Public Housing at Harlem River Houses"

Kevin McGruder, Antioch College

 

"Broadacre City Versus the 'Slum Solution'" 
Catherine Maumi, Grenoble School of Architecture

 

Session 4:

"Landscapes of Control: Harlem’s Black Power Urbanism in the Suburban Age"
Brian Goldstein, Swarthmore College

 

"Liminal Spaces: Resisting the Laissez-Faire Metropolis"  
Jennifer Gray, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

 

Please register at wallach.columbia.edu.

 

 

Presented in association with the exhibition, Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem & Modern Housing, which has been curated by The Temple

Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP),

and is co-presented by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and and The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, in correlation with Frank Lloyd

Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York through October 1, 2017. Columbia's School of the Arts is an

additional sponsor for the symposium.

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