Columbia's Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture is hosting a spring lecture series that reflects on the World Trade Center attacks by placing it in a wider cultural and historical perspective of response to urban disaster.
Upcoming lectures in this series include:
- Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Vukovar, Belgrade: "Urbicide" and Reconstruction After the Balkan War; Monday, April 1
- Jerusalem: The Symbolism of the Dome of the Rock from the Seventh Century to the Present; Monday, April 8
- New York: The Destruction of September 11, 2001, in Historical Context; Monday, April 15
Each of these lectures will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall at Columbia University. Lectures are free and open to the public. Click for additional information on this lecture series.
In addition to the Buell Center lectures, the following forums will be offered this spring:
- Historian and theorist Anthony Vidler will discuss "Modernism and Autonomy" on Tuesday, April 2
- Victoria Meyers, partner, Hanrahan + Meyers Architects and adjunct assistant professor of architecture at Columbia, will discuss "Four States of Architecture," on Wednesday, April 3
- Japanese architect Toyo Ito will discuss recent works on Friday, April 19
These lectures also begin at 6:30 p.m. in Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall, and are free and open to the public. Click for additional information.
The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is also sponsoring a symposium entitled "Urban Design: Practices, Pedagogies, Premises" on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6. The symposium begins on Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Lighthouse International, 111 E. 59th Street with the topic "Shaping Civic and Public Realms: What is the Role of Urban Design?" Saturday's sessions runs from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall, on the Columbia University campus.