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Conference Examines the State of Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century, March 28-29

On March 28-29 the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation will host an international conference entitled "The State of Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century." Forty of the world's leading architectural designers and theorists, including Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Michael Hays, Greg Lynn, Winy Maas, Thom Mayne, Wolf Prix, Ben van Berkel, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo, will gather to project what will be the critical conversations and directions for architectural practice in the 21st century.

The conference coincides with the release of "INDEX Architecture" (MIT Press, Columbia Books of Architecture, 2003), a volume co-edited by Matthew Berman and Bernard Tschumi, dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The book is organized as a cross-referenced collection of writings, interviews, and images representative of current architectural discourse, and features work developed by Columbia students and faculty between 1988 and 2003.

All conference events will be held in the Wood Auditorium of Avery Hall at Columbia and simulcast to rooms throughout the School. The conference is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Session Schedule:
Click for detailed descriptions and panelists.

Friday, March 28
09:30 a.m. -- Introduction
09:45 a.m. -- Aesthetics and Urbanism
11:45 a.m. -- Politics and Material
02:30 p.m. -- Detail and Identity
04:30 p.m. -- Form and Influence
06:30 p.m. -- Reception and Book Release for "INDEX Architecture," on the 100 level of Avery Hall.

Saturday, March 29
10:00 a.m. -- Globalization and Criticism
11:45 a.m. -- Organization and Bodies
02:30 p.m. -- Electronics and Perception
04:30 p.m. -- Envelope and Public/Private
06:30 p.m. -- Concluding Remarks

Published: Mar 27, 2003
Last modified: Mar 26, 2003

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