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Multiplicity: About

Multiplicity: Agency, Constraint and Freedom in Contemporary Architecture, is a Five College Architecture Symposium, the second of three symposia on Contemporary Architecture, bringing together historians, theorists and architects. It follows Exactitude (2020) and precedes Quickness (2024). The symposium is convened by Pari Riahi, Laure Katsaros, and Michael T. Davis.

This Symposium is generously supported by:

  • Department of Architecture, UMass Amherst 

  • Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass Amherst 

  • Department of History, UMass Amherst 

  • American Institute of Architecture Student (AIAS), UMass Amherst 

  • Conference Fund, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, UMass Amherst 

  • Women for UMass Fund, UMass Amherst 

  • Five College Symposium Fund, Five College Consortium 

  • Joan Goldstein Spiro '54 Fund of the Department of Art History and Architectural Studies, Mount Holyoke College 

  • Department of Art and History of Art, Amherst College


We would like to thank the following individuals:
Gabriel Arboleda, Joye Bowman, Andee Brown-Tetro, Nicola M. Courtright, Naomi Darling, Cynthia Davidson, Erica DeWitt, Mary Dougherty, Victoria Gitto, Darryl Harper, Matt Harrington, Barbara Krauthamer, Thom Long, Marco Monoc, Jason Moralee, Brian W. Ogilvie, Antoine Picon, Raymond Rennard, Robert Ryan, Julie Sarsynski, Stephen Schreiber, Lorin Starr, Fey Thurber, Eldra Dominique Walker.  

Click here to view the official symposium poster.