Lecture: 'The Modern and the (Dis-)Locations of Architectural History'
March 1, 2018
Olver Design Building
UMass Amherst Campus
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.