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Diana Martinez

Wed, Feb 15, 2023    6:30pm

Architecture in Triple Person

The Detlef Mertins Lecture on the Histories of Modernity delivered by Diana Martinez, Assistant Professor and Director of Architectural Studies at Tufts University.

Response by S.E. Eisterer, Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University, and co-founder of the Queer Space Working Group.

Diana Martinez is Assistant Professor and Director of Architectural Studies in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Tufts University, where she holds a secondary appointment in the Department for the Study of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora. Her book manuscript, “Concrete Colonialism: Architecture, Infrastructure, Urbanism and the American Colonial Project in the Philippines” is currently under review. Her work is published in the Avery Review, CSSAAME, and in the recently published Architecture in Development (Routledge 2022).

The Detlef Mertins Lecture on the Histories of Modernity is an annual lecture in honor of the life and work of Detlef Mertins (1954-2011), endowed by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown. Previous speakers include Lucia Allais, Craig Buckley, Zeynep Cęlik Alexander, Ayala Levin, Anthony Acciavatti, Sophie Hochhäusl, and Ana María León.

Organized by Columbia GSAPP. This event is open to the Columbia University community. The general public must register in advance and confirm COVID-19 vaccination status in compliance with current Columbia University health requirements using this online form. This event will also be live-streamed on the GSAPP YouTube Channel.

GSAPP is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact events@arch.columbia.edu to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

This event content is equivalent to 1 AIA/CES total learning credit, 1 total credit earned for in-person attendance. Please contact events@arch.columbia.edu for more information.