Rebuilding Architecture

Rebuilding Architecture
Thursday-Saturday, January 25-27, 2018

This symposium, convened by Peggy Deamer, will explore areas that affect the construction of architecture’s discipline and profession—the academy, history/theory, practice, and media/representation—in order to structurally rethink and rebuild architecture. With the aim of shifting the basic tenets that prevent architecture from being socially relevant, politically powerful, financially rewarding, and personally fulfilling, each session will explore various methods of restructuring the discipline. Which new models of architectural education can change both architecture’s economic viability and conceptual relevance? What alternative narratives can provide foundations for a redefinition of architecture? What new models of practice do we have that either move beyond client-driven work or make more of that work than neoliberal fulfillment? How can architecture be presented to the public and to the profession in a way that moves beyond form, fame, and social irresponsibility? Speakers—theorists, practitioners, journalists, and historians—of both American and European backgrounds will analyze and debate our current and hoped-for architectural future.


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