André Bideau: A "New" Urbanism for Frankfurt: Cultural and Spatial Policies in Germany’s Financial Hub after 1977

International Studies in Planning Spring 2008 Lecture Series

André Bideau is an architecture theoretician and critic based in Zürich. He was trained at ETH Zürich (Federal Polytechnic Institute) and he has taught at various schools nationally and internationally, including the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University. For five years, he was editor of Werk, Bauen+Wohnen, a Swiss periodical about architecture and urbanism. His current research involves the relationship of architectural discourses and the experience of the postmodern urban condition — with an emphasis on the reception of the work of O.M. Ungers in Berlin and Frankfurt after 1968.

Sponsored by the Department of City and Regional Planning and The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.