Daniel Barber ‘10 PhD Arch discusses the entanglements of energy, climate, and architecture following an introduced by Ruo Jia. Elise Misao Hunchuck joins Jia in responding to the presentation and hosting the Q&A.
Daniel Barber’s research and teaching narrate environmental histories of architecture and explore pathways into the post-hydrocarbon future. His most recent book is Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning (Princeton UP, 2020), which follows A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War (Oxford UP, 2016). He has published widely and lectured globally. Daniel edits the accumulation series on e-flux architecture and is co-founder of Current: Collective on Environment and Architectural History. He has held fellowships at Harvard and Princeton universities, and through the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies at Universität Heidelberg. Daniel is a 2022-2023 Guggenheim Fellow and starting next year will be Professor of Architecture and the Environment at the University of Technology Sydney.