Tom McDonough: Burning All Illusions: The Ville Nouvelle, Watts, and Radical Urbanism in the Late 1960s
Department of Art Fall 2010 Lecture Series
Tom McDonough is associate professor of art history at Binghamton University, State University of New York, where he teaches the history and theory of contemporary art, as well as modern architecture and urbanism. His most recent book is the anthology The Situationists and the City (Verso, 2009); other publications include "The Beautiful Language of My Century": Reinventing the Language of Contestation in Postwar France, 1945-1968 (MIT Press, “OCTOBER Books,” 2007), and the anthologies Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents (MIT Press, “OCTOBER Books,” 2002) and The Invisible Flâneuse? (Manchester University Press, 2006). He has published regularly in journals such as Art in America, Artforum, Documents, Grey Room, OCTOBER, and Texte zur Kunst. In 2008–09 he was visiting associate professor in the history of art department at the University of California-Berkeley, and in summer 2009 he ran a research seminar on “Berkeley, Paris, Berlin: 1967–72” at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art in Paris. McDonough has been a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, a Getty Postdoctoral Fellow, and a recipient of an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation. He is an editor at Grey Room.