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Lecture: 'The Modern and the (Dis-)Locations of Architectural History'

Event Details

March 1, 2018
6:00 pm

Olver Design Building

Room: 170

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Julie Sarsynski

Mark Jarzombek discusses how architectural history in the last decades has risen to the level of the geo- political. 

This transformation had a lot to do with the emergence the post-WWII and post- Cold War nation state and was facilitated by UNESCO, the museum-boom beginning in the 1980s and the tourist industry. The result is an emerging tension between architectural history as an academic discipline and architectural history as part of a construction of local populist imaginaries. One of the results of this transformation is that though we supposedly live in a global age, the possibility of writing a global history of architecture is ever more elusive.