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Pursuing a Ph.D. in Architecture with Marta Caldeira and Bart-Jan Polman

Thu, Sep 29    6:30pm

Marta Caldeira, MSAAD and Ph.D, and Bart-Jan Polman,‘10 MSAAD will facilitate a virtual information session to discuss applying to a Ph.D. program, and information you should know and expect while being a Ph.D. candidate. A Q & A session will be held at the end.

Marta Caldeira, ‘18 MSAAD, Ph.D., is an architect and historian. Her academic research investigates modern discourses of architecture and the city, with a particular focus on historical contexts of political transition. Her approach to the history of urban form explores the intersection of architecture and urbanism with politics and socio-economics in the areas of urban planning, housing, preservation, and urban pedagogy. Before teaching at Yale, Caldeira worked as an architect in Lisbon and in New York and taught at Columbia University. Her writings on architecture and the city have appeared in several international journals as well as recent anthologies on modern and contemporary architecture, including “Notes on Architecture and Atopia” (Perspecta 54, 2022), “The Subaltern City: Revisiting the Materialist Critique of Urban Form” (The New Urban Condition, 2021), and “The Education of an ‘Architect-Urbanist’: Manuel Solà-Morales and Urban Pedagogy at the ETSAB” (FA Magazine, 2016). Caldeira received a professional degree in Architecture from Faculdade de Arquitetura at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, an M.S.AAD and a Ph.D. in architectural history and theory from Columbia University. She is currently Director of Research at the Yale Urban Design Workshop and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the Yale School of Architecture.

Bart-Jan Polman, '10 MSAAD is an architect, curator, and Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University’s School of Architecture, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute. His research focuses on the relationship between architecture and the political economy of the postwar European welfare states, in particular, that of the Netherlands in relation to the emerging European common market. He was a consulting curatorial research specialist for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and among the exhibitions he curated are the Bernard Tschumi retrospective at the Power Station of Art, Shanghai, and “Liquid La Habana,” at Princeton University. He has been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation and Fulbright, among others, and taught and lectured at a number of institutions including Columbia University, TU Delft, and Pratt Institute. His writing has been published in places such as VOLUME magazine, the Avery Review, Arquitectura Viva, and Arch+. Prior to starting his Ph.D., Bart-Jan worked for several years as an architect at the office of Bernard Tschumi in New York.

The conversation will be moderated by Farah Alkhoury '21 MSAAD and Marcos García Mouronte '19 MSAAD.

When: September 29th, 2022, 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting

Organized by Columbia GSAPP Career Services. Open to currently enrolled Columbia GSAPP students.