Living in America




Symposiums NYC, NY, USA September 29, 2017

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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 scholars of housing 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.

Symposium speakers are Shiben Banerji, School of the Art Institute of ChicagoJana Cephas, University of MichiganBrian Goldstein, Swarthmore CollegeJennifer Gray, The Museum of Modern ArtJennifer Hock, Maryland Institute College of ArtCatherine Maumi, the Grenoble School of ArchitectureKevin McGruder, Antioch College; and Joseph Watson, University of British Columbia.

Living in America 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. The symposium is cosponsored by Columbia School of the Arts.

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