Lectures

Upcoming

2017 – “Key Topics in History and Theory of Architecture,” Graduate School of Design, Harvard.

2017 – “Architectural Theory and the Cultural Critique of Technology c.1977,” Theory’s History 196x-199x, Challenges in the Historiography of Architectural Knowledge, Leuven, Belgium.

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2015 – Notes on the Italian Neo-Avant-Garde, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.

2015 – Discussant / Debater at the 9th Annual Peace, Conflict, and Justice Conference at the University of Toronto. Debate held at the Munk Centre for International Studies.

2014 – “Learning as a Major Industry,” Mellon Research Seminar, 1945-1975: British Culture for Architecture. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Qc.

2013 – “Challenging Expertise,” American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario.

2013 – Discussant. VII International Ph.D. Seminar on Urbanism & Urbanization, “Urbanism after Urbanism,” Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais /Laboratory of Infrastructure and Architecture Planning. Paris.

2012 – “The Social Sciences and Architecture at MIT,” History of Economics and Social Science Workshop. Cross-disciplinary research ventures in postwar American Social Science: Five case studies, (Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Michigan and M.I.T.) Université Paris Quest, Nanterre – La Défense, France.

2012 – Keynote Speaker for the Architectural Identity: John Andrews Conference. Faculty of Architecture and Planning, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

2012 – “Formal and Conceptual Repetition: Citation and Subjectivity in the Work of Aldo Rossi,” European Architectural History Network, Second International Meeting, Brussels, Belgium.

2011 – City, Periphery, Territory: c.1962. Presented at “L’architettura della città” di Aldo Rossi nel 45th anniversario della prima pubblicazione. Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Venice.

2011 – Chair and Discussant. VI International Ph.D. Seminar on Urbanism & Urbanization, “The Next Urban Question,” Faculty of Urbanism, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Venice.

2011 – Concluding remarks for the Out of Water Conference, J. H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design, University of Toronto.

2010 – Methods, Models, Systems, and Environmental Control. Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

2010 – “Circuits: Computation, Architecture, and the Research University,” Centre for the Study of the United States, University of Toronto.

2010 – Architecture, Cybernetics & Computation in the U.K. during the 1960s. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

2010 – “Domestic Objects: Neo-avant-gardism and post-materialist politics,” Annual Meeting of the Association of Art Historians. Glasgow, Scotland.

2010 – Keynote Speaker. Repetition Redux. Lebanese American University in Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon. On the occasion of the publication of the Arabic translation of Aldo Rossi’s The Scientific Autobiography.

2010 – Keynote Speaker: Cybernetics, Cedric Price & Fun Palace, Keynote address for Megastructures-Architecture_Play_Structures, at the First International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA). Guimarães, Portugal.

2010 – Moderator. In Print Symposium, Buell Center, Columbia University. New York.

2010 – Session moderator. Conference Architecture, Aesthetics, Therapeutics, J. H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, University of Toronto.

2009 – “Patterns,” International Symposium, Words in Postwar Architectural Discourse, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.

2009 – Session moderator. Conference Architecture & Spectacle in (Post)Socialist China. The Munk Center for International Studies, University of Toronto.

2009 – Co-coordinator of the international workshop on architectural theory, Words in Postwar Architecture, with Dr. Laurent Stalder of ETH, Zurich.

2007 – “Looks Like Counterculture: Italian Neo-Avant-Garde and Cultural Consumption,” Society of Architectural Historians 60th Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2007 – Rossi’s Doubt. ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.

2006 – Architecture and Politics. Cambridge Talks I, Graduate           School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

2006 – Cybernetics and Cedric Price in the 1970s. McGill University,   Montréal, Qc.

2006 – “The Realist Impulse: City and Periphery,” Colloquium on Terrain Vague, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

2005 – “The Politics of Aesthetic Withdrawal in the Italian Neo-Avant-Garde,” Changing Boundaries: Architecture History in Transition, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris.

2005 – Session moderator. “Variations on Americanization,” Americanization of Postwar Architecture, University of Toronto.

2005 – Session co-chair with Alexis Sornin (Harvard University/Canadian Centre for Architecture). Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting. Vancouver.

2004 – “Utopia and the Technological Apparatus of the Italian Neo-Avant-Garde,” The 1970s: Designing Futures, Community and Technology, University of Melbourne. Melbourne, Australia.

2004 – “Ephemerality or Permanence: Cedric Price’s Anti-Preservationism,” Import-Export: Postwar Modernism in an Expanding World, 1945-1975, DOCOMOMO, Columbia University, New York.

2004 – Beyond the Mainstream. Critique in Italian Journals in the Early 1960s. Institut de Recherche en Histoire de l’Architecture Colloquium. Montréal, Qc.

2002 – “Aldo Rossi: Architettura per i musei,” Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting. Richmond, Virginia.

2002 – “Urbatecture: Urbanistica opulenta,” Communications in Architecture. Associated Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2001 – “Lukács, Neorealism, Modernism: Architectural Realism in Italy circa 1955,” Realismo. Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

2001 – “That Obscure Object of Desire: Autobiography and Repetition in the Early Work of Aldo Rossi,” Hypothesis 4 Graduate Symposium, Princeton University. Princeton.

2000 – “Competition for the Centro Direzionale di Torino and the Ideology of la Nuova Dimensione,” Study of Modern Italy Conference, University College London. London, U.K.

2000 – “Performativity and Planned Obsolescence in the Work of Cedric Price,” TIME. Thirtieth International Congress of the History of Art, London, U.K.

1999 – “Fun Palace: The Architecture of Performance,” Anxious Modernism Seminar, Canadian Centre for Architecture. Montréal, Qc.

1999 – “Architettura Radicale (Casabella, 1968-1972),” Forme e Tecniche delle Teorie dell’Architettura in Italia dal 1945 ad Oggi, Politecnico di Torino, Torino.

1998 – “Cedric Price’s Fun Palace. Cybernetic Theory and the Architecture of Performance,” Reconceptualizing the Modern: Architectural Culture, 1943-1968. Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.