The Politics of Building a Climate Crisis

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The History of Architecture and Urbanism Society invites graduate students to participate in its Annual Research Ph.D. Symposium, which seeks to rethink architecture's historic role in the politics of climate change while reimagining interdisciplinary paths for addressing it. This year's inaugural symposium will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


9:00 a.m. 

Daniel A. Barber, University of Pennsylvania Weitzman, School of Design

Panel 1

10:00 a.m. Reclamation by Design: Landscape Architecture and the Politics of Mined Land Reclamation

Christina Shivers, Harvard University, Planning

10:20 a.m. Designing Canadian Resource Landscapes: Three Histories of Double Vision

Douglas Robb, University of British Columbia, Geography

10:40 a.m. Extractive Capitalist Worldbuilding: Van Ginkel Associates in the North

Jordan Kinder, University of Alberta, Media Studies/English

11:00 a.m. Response

Asya Ece Uzmay, Cornell University, History of Architecture and Urban Development

11:15 a.m. Discussion

12:00 p.m. Break

Panel 2

12:30 p.m. From Decolonization to Environmentalism: The Shift of French Solar Architecture circa 1973

Paul Bouet, École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Est, Architecture

12:50 p.m. Greenhouse in the Desert: Urban Agriculture and the Technologies of Environmental Management

Jessica Ngan, Princeton University, Architecture

1:10 p.m. Making Place in Times of Climate Change: Dirt, Ice and Magic in Hunza

Javairia Shahid, Columbia University, History of Architecture

1:30 p.m. Response

Michael Moynihan, Cornell University, History of Architecture and Urban Development

1:45 p.m. Discussion

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