Buell Dissertation Colloquium

Sat, May 4    9am

The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture’s 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 Colloquium has been held for nearly a quarter century, and its purpose is to provide a forum for discussing significant new work by emerging scholars. Much of the event’s long and distinguished history, which includes early work of many of the field’s establishes scholars, is available for perusal online here.

Following a 6:00 Friday keynote presentation entitled “Right-to-Heal: Democracy from Above and Below” by Esra Akcan of Cornell University, Saturday’s proceedings will be as follows:

Panel 1: 9:15 - 11:20
Irene Brisson, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Erik Carver, Columbia University, Graduate School Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Jonathan Cortez, Brown University, Department of American Studies
Jonah Rowen, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Response: Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Barnard College

Panel 2: 11:30 - 1:15
Dalal Musaed Alsayer, University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
Gary Fox, University of California, Los Angeles, Architecture and Urban Design Department
Randy Nakamura, University of California, Los Angeles, Architecture and Urban Design Department
Response: Zeynep Çelik Alexander, Associate Professor of Art History, Columbia University

Panel 3: 2:15 - 4:20
Yasmina El Chami, University of Cambridge, Department of Architecture
Sara Jacobs, University of Washington, College of Built Environments
Nikki Moore, Rice University, Department of Art History
Gabriel Schwake, TU Delft, Department of Architecture
Response: Ralph Ghoche, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Barnard College

Closing Roundtable: 4:20 - 5:30

Reception: 5:30 - 7:00

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