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Symposium: "Living in America"

28 September 7:00pm - 5:30pm
Organized by: The Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture
Venue: The Museum of Modern Art (Thursday) & Columbia's Lenfest Center for the Arts (Friday), Titus Theater 2 (Thursday) & The Lantern, 8th Floor (Friday)
MoMA: 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Lenfest: 615 West 129th Street,
New York
10027

The question of how to live in America preoccupied many architects and planners—from Frank Lloyd Wright to the consortium behind Harlem’s first public housing proposals—in the mid-twentieth century. This symposium gathers scholars of housing for a conversation that bridges what might otherwise seem like disparate realms of inquiry in order to reassess received histories and to provoke new questions about how we live in America, together, today.

 

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The Thursday evening keynote lecture, "Where was Jim Crow? Living in Wright's America." will be given by Dianne Harris, Dean of the College of the Humanities at the University of Utah.

 

Please register for Thursday's event before September 25 to adevents@moma.org

 

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Friday's symposium speakers are Shiben Banerji, School of the Art Institute of ChicagoJana Cephas, University of MichiganBrian Goldstein, Swarthmore CollegeJennifer Gray, The Museum of Modern ArtJennifer Hock, Maryland Institute College of ArtCatherine Maumi, the Grenoble School of ArchitectureKevin McGruder, Antioch College; and Joseph Watson, University of British Columbia.

 

Please RSVP for Friday's event at wallach.columbia.edu.

 

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Living in America has been curated by The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), and is co-presented by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and and The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, in correlation with Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York through October 1, 2017. The symposium is cosponsored by Columbia School of the Arts.