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Architecture Inside/Out Symposium #03

The Dis-Appearing Non-West: architectures of "globalization"

May 4, 2012
May 5, 2012

Coordinated by Chris Cowell, James Graham, Hollyamber Kennedy, Diana Martinez and Norihiko Tsuneishi

http://www.disappearingnonwest.org/

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Esra Akcan, Andrew Herscher, Mark Jarzombek, Ijlal Muzaffar, and Mabel Wilson.

The challenge to architectural history, culture and practice:

- How can we escape the power configurations of West / non-West?
- Yet, how do we contest the reductive effects of globalization?
- On what terms ought we now re-define the terms of the defined?

East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University

All Welcome

Keynote Lecture
Friday May 4th, 6.30 - 8pm

Mark Jarzombek, Acting Dean, School of Architecture & Planning, MIT

The Non-West in a Non-Global World

Mark Jarzombek examines, through the lens of architectural historical education, the continual stranglehold of Eurocentrism and the rise of cultural nationalism and its inadequacies. Within this context lies the changing philosophical status of history, and how architecture's history within the so-called non-West is being shaped through the world of art history, museology, and preservation. Difficulties in establishing a Global History is therefore itself a global problem beyond Eurocentrism.

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

9:30am-10am Coffee and Breakfast

10am-11:30am
MODERNIST TRANSPLANTATION
Respondent: IJLAL MUZAFFAR, Rhode Island School of Design
Chair: ALEXANDRA QUANTRILL, Columbia University

'Oil Slick': Middle Eastern Economy and Late-Modern Aesthetics
MICHAEL KUBO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Habitat in the Tropical Humid Zone
YETUNDE OLAIYA, Princeton University

City-Nation-World: Space in Paris, the 1920s
ANNA VALLYE, Philadelphia Museum of Art

11:45am-1pm
PEDAGOGY
Respondent: ESRA AKCAN, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chair: DIANA MARTINEZ, Columbia University

From Mobility to Monumentality: Pilgrimage and the Historiography of a Global Architecture
CHRISTIAN A. HEDRICK, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Curtain and the Mirror: Reflections on the Reenchantment with Post-War Socialist Modernism
EVANGELOS KOTSIORIS, Princeton University

1pm-2pm Lunch

2pm-3:30pm
VIOLENCE
Respondent: ANDREW HERSCHER, University of Michigan
Chair: GINGER NOLAN, Columbia University

Broken Homes: Destruction, Politics, and Aboriginal Housing in Australia
HELEN GYGER, Columbia University

Debris and Decay: Disappearances in the Colonial Encounter of 1857
ATEYA KHORAKIWALA, Harvard University

Expressions of a Humanitarian-Industrial Complex: Spatial Politics and Architecture Culture at Dadaab
ANOO SIDDIQI, New York University Institute of Fine Arts

3:45pm-5pm
MATERIALITY AND IDEOLOGY
Respondent: MABEL WILSON, Columbia University
Chair: CHRIS COWELL, Columbia University

Restoring Pre-Western America: Contemporary Aesthetics of Mesoamerican Built Heritage
IGOR DEMCHENKO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Re-Orienting Contextualism: Rem Koolhaas in Agadir
AMIN ALSADEN, Harvard University

5pm-5:30pm Wine and Cheese

5:30pm-7pm Closing Panel
A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON ARCHITECTURAL PEDAGOGY WITH THE PANEL MODERATORS, CONFEREES, AND AUDIENCE

Visit the website: www.disappearingnonwest.org
Download the full program: http://www.disappearingnonwest.org/assets/pdf/disappering_nonwest_conference_program.pdf