Theory’s Curriculum

Theory’s Curriculum

Fragment of Cornelis van Haarlem, Antrum Platonicum (Plato's Cave), 1604, engraving. Source: British Museum.

e-flux Architecture presents
Theory’s Curriculum
Date
May 18, 2019, 10am
e-flux
311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002
USA

Syllabi are theory's infrastructure. They set a program for study, give structure to vast networks of ideas, and define an interpretative stance on the world. This one–day event will address who our theory syllabi represent, what theoretical objects or concerns they should address, and why we should continue to teach architectural theory today? The program will include the launch and presentation of the e–flux Architecture project Theory's Curriculum as well as responses to the project by 12 panelists who will discuss the who, what and why of architectural theory today in a series of panel sessions.

Panelists

Marta Caldeira, Yale University
Tao Sule DuFour, Cornell University
Mario Gooden, Coumbia GSAPP
Sophie Hochhäusl, University of Pennsylvania
Dora Epstein Jones, Texas Tech University
Sanford Kwinter, Pratt Institute
Peter Laurence, Clemson University
Sylvia Lavin, Princeton University
John May, Harvard GSD
Ana Miljacki, MIT
Meredith TenHoor, Pratt Institute
David Theodore, McGill University 

Provocateurs

Matthew Allen, University of Toronto
Joseph Bedford, Virginia Tech
Elisa Dainese, Dalhousie University
Gabriel Fuentes, Marywood University
Antonio Furgiuele, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Joseph Godlewski, Syracuse University
Jeremy Lecomte, SCI-Arc
Jake Matatyaou, SCI-Arc
Ginger Nolan, University of Southern California
Bryan Norwood, University of Michigan
Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco, Iowa State University
Marrikka Trotter, SCI-Arc

Program

INTRODUCTIONS
10:00–11:00am

SESSION 1: Who?
11:00am–12:00pm
Meredith TenHoor, David Theodore, Tao Sule DuFour; moderated by Joseph Godlewski

LUNCH
12:00–1:00pm

SESSION 2: What?
1:00–2:00pm
Ana Miljacki, John May, Mario Gooden, Dora Epstein Jones; moderated by Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco

BREAK
2:00–2:15pm

SESSION 3: Why?
2:15–3:15pm
Sanford Kwinter, Sylvia Lavin, Marta Caldeira, Peter Laurence; moderated by Joseph Bedford

BREAK
3:15–3:30pm

ROUNDTABLE
3:30–4:30pm

CLOSING REMARKS
4:30–4:45pm: Joseph Bedford and Nick Axel

This event is organized by Joseph Bedford. Thanks go to Nick Axel for institutional support and editorial guidance and to Joseph Godlewski for fund-raising support and programming advice. The event was made possible by the following sponsors: Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative; Virginia Tech Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and School of Architecture + Design; School of Architecture, Syracuse University; John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto; Department of Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology; and Department of Architecture, Iowa State University College of Design

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Category
Architecture

Joseph Bedford is Assistant Professor of History and Theory at Virginia Tech. He holds a PhD from Princeton University, degrees from Cambridge University and the Cooper Union, and is the founding editor of Attention: The Audio Journal for Architecture and The Architecture Exchange, a platform for theoretical exchange in architecture.

Nick Axel is Deputy Editor of e-flux Architecture.

Sylvia Lavin is Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.

Meredith TenHoor is Professor in the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute and a founding board member and editor of the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative.

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