On the Advantages and Disadvantages of History for Architecture Schools Today SD

Moderator: Joan Ockman, University of Pennsylvania
Panelists: Tom Fisher, University of Minnesota
Mary McLeod, Columbia University
Alan Plattus, Yale University
Anthony Schuman, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Respondent: Rebecca Williamson, University of Cincinnati

What, in this future-projected, post-disciplinary, digital age, can architecture educators learn by looking back 100 years? 50 years? 300 years? What is the value of history in the architecture school curriculum today? And what is the value of reexamining the history of architecture education itself? The participants in this session, all contributors to the ACSA’s centennial book Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America, just published by MIT Press, will weigh in on these questions from a variety of perspectives.