The Collins/Kaufmann Forum for Modern Architectural History

The Collins/Kaufmann Forum for Modern Architectural History is a seminar-format lecture series stressing works-in-progress and is organized by PhD students in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia.

All events are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Spring 2014

Thursday, March 27, 5:30 p.m.
612 Schermerhorn Hall
Vladimir Kulić
The Scope of Socialist Modernism

The lecture will discuss the aesthetic and discursive limits of socialist modernism by focusing on architecture in Yugoslavia between 1950 and 1980. It will present Vjenceslav Richter's neo-avant-garde work and Bogdan Bogdanović's Surrealist-inspired war memorials as different manifestations of the surviving leftist culture from the prewar period.

Vladimir Kulić holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin and teaches architectural history and theory at Florida Atlantic University. His publications include Modernism In-Between: The Mediatory Architectures of Socialist Yugoslavia (with Wolfgang Thaler and Maroje Mrduljaš, 2012), Unfinished Modernisations (edited with Maroje Mrduljaš, 2012), and Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities (edited with Monica Penick and Timothy Parker, forthcoming 2014). He is the current ACLS-NEH International and Area Studies Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Tuesday, March 4, 6:15 p.m.
612 Schermerhorn Hall
Mario Carpo, Yale University & the École d'Architecture de Paris-La Villette
The Second Digital Turn: The Style of Big Data

Mario Carpo's research and publications focus on the relationship among architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology. His Architecture in the Age of Printing (2001) has been translated into several languages. His most recent books are The Alphabet and the Algorithm, a history of digital design theory (2011), and The Digital Turn in Architecture, 1992-2012, an AD Reader.

Tuesday, February 25, 6:15 p.m.
612 Schermerhorn Hall
Wolf-Dietrich Löhr, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz & Freie Universität Berlin
Dare la Regola: The Architect as Painter in the Lives of Alberti and Brunelleschi

An event organized with the Howard Hibbard Forum for Renaissance/Baroque Art and Architecture.

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010