Conference, “Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad”

Conference, “Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad”

Using the history of urban development in Baghdad as a reference point, this conference examines the extent to which interventions intended to modernize and...
Roots of a 21st Century Urbanism: The Vision of Manuel de Solà-Morales

Roots of a 21st Century Urbanism: The Vision of Manuel de Solà-Morales

For Manuel de Solà-Morales (1939--2012), urbanism necessarily entailed the application of ideas to different realities. He saw urbanism as a social construct, subject to...
Ross Adams – Circulation and Sovereignty: A Political History of Urbanisation

Ross Adams – Circulation and Sovereignty: A Political History of Urbanisation

Lecture date: 2012-11-19History and Theory Studies Lecture SeriesToday, the urban appears as a kind of generalised background of life. At once an immediately recognisable...
Michael Weinstock – Dreams, Speculations and Projections

Michael Weinstock – Dreams, Speculations and Projections

Lecture date: 2017-02-08Reflections on the utopian dreams of architects and the dystopian anxieties of society expressed in film and literature, situated in the context...
Maxwell Fry, Jane Drew – Chandigarh

Maxwell Fry, Jane Drew – Chandigarh

Lecture date: 1983-01-19In 1951 Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew were appointed as Senior Architects to the Capital project in Chandigarh, where they were to...
Rem Koolhaas – The Socialist City: Ernst May’s Brigade

Rem Koolhaas – The Socialist City: Ernst May’s Brigade

Lecture date: 1974-05-23Part of a lecture on The Socialist CityLecture on a group of architects working in the 1930’s on a new form of...
The Countryside I: Ruralism

The Countryside I: Ruralism

09/21/2015The countryside is often presented as bucolic, close to nature; the city, by contrast, as artifice shaped by capital. Raymond Williams addressed many of...