The Dis-Appearing Non-West: architectures of "globalization"
Esra Akcan, Andrew Herscher, Mark Jarzombek, Ijlal Muzaffar, and Mabel Wilson.
The challenge to architectural history, culture and practice:
- How can we escape the power configurations of West / non-West?
- Yet, how do we contest the reductive effects of globalization?
- On what terms ought we now re-define the terms of the defined?
East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
Friday May 4th, 6.30 - 8pm
Mark Jarzombek, Acting Dean, School of Architecture & Planning, MIT
The Non-West in a Non-Global World
Mark Jarzombek examines, through the lens of architectural historical education, the continual stranglehold of Eurocentrism and the rise of cultural nationalism and its inadequacies. Within this context lies the changing philosophical status of history, and how architecture's history within the so-called non-West is being shaped through the world of art history, museology, and preservation. Difficulties in establishing a Global History is therefore itself a global problem beyond Eurocentrism.
Saturday May 5th, 9.30am - 7pm
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Organized by the Ph.D Program in Architecture.