While I’m still working on the next post (and attending the Atlas book launch!), here are the links to presentations from two interesting symposia, hosted and kindly put online by the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (TCAUP). I witnessed the introductory lecture to the ‘Geologic Turn’ symposium (organised by Etienne Turpin), but unfortunately missed the second half as well as the ‘Curating Race, Curating Space’ event (organised by Milton S F Curry).
Here are the videos in order, by symposium:
The Geologic Turn
Curating Race, Curating Space
Milton S F Curry (Introduction)
THEORIZING RACE AND SPACE
Madhu Dubey ‘Racial Geographies of Cyber-Futurism’
Darell W. Fields ‘The Black Architecture Project: Artifacts and Community’
Tobias Wofford‘Framing Culture/Displaying Race: Traditional and Contemporary Art in the First World Festival of Negro Arts’
Discussion with Peter Gilgen and Matthew Biro
SITES OF DISCOURSE
Liz Ogbu ‘Design for Social Impact: Linking platforms of advocacy and practice’
Andres Lepik ‘Changing the Paradigms: Social engagement in architecture and the role of exhibitions’
Discussion with Keith Mitnick
Final Discussion with Robert Fishman and Session Moderators
While you’re at it, you should also catch Antoine Picon’s lecture ‘What Can we Learn from Construction? Architecture, Technology and Culture’.