Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative

  • Symposium
Friday, September 20, 2013 -
9:30am to 8:00pm

Room 103, 230 College Street

Aggregate is a collaborative of thirteen historians interpreting architecture from multidisciplinary perspectives. Aggregate members work together to advance architectural research and education by generating scholarship, conducting public events, and publishing material on the history and theory of architecture.

Aggregate is meeting with collaborators at the University of Toronto in September 2013 to launch a web-based platform for the production, peer review, and multimedia publication of innovative scholarship. This online platform will advance the collaborative peer interaction on which the group was founded and will open this process to broader participation by scholars and students, creating a public forum for research in architectural history and theory. A symposium on Friday, September 20 will be followed by workshops on Saturday, September 21. Made possible by a Connection Grant from SSHRC, the event is free and open to the public.

Date: Friday, September 20, 2013
Location: Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, 230 College Street, Toronto, Room 103


9:30    Welcome
9:40    About Aggregate: Meredith TenHoor (Pratt Institute)

10:10    About Discipline: Timothy Hyde (Harvard University)
10:15    Neo-Naturalism: Zeynep Çelik Alexander (University of Toronto)  & John J. May (University of Toronto)
10:45    Response: Cary Wolfe (Rice University)
11:00    Discussion moderated by Robert Levit (University of Toronto)

11:20—Coffee Break

11:30    About Systems: Lucia Allais (Princeton University)
11:35    Systems and the South: Arindam Dutta (MIT)  & Ijlal Muzaffar (RISD)
12:05    Response:  Daniel B. Monk (Colgate University)
12:20    Discussion moderated by Richard Sommer (University of Toronto)


14:00    About Plots: John Harwood (Oberlin College)
14:05    Risk Design: Jonathan Massey (Syracuse University)
14:25    Contradictions of Sustainability: Daniel Abramson (Tufts University)
14:45    Response: Michelle Murphy (University of Toronto)
15:00    Discussion moderated by John J. May (University of Toronto)

15:20—Coffee Break

15:30    About Matter: Michael Osman (UCLA)
15:35   Design Dictates or Social Orders: Pamela Karimi (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)
15:55   Lithographies: Edward Eigen (Harvard University)
16:15   Response: Matthew C. Hunter (McGill University)
16:30   Discussion moderated by Mary Lou Lobsinger (University of Toronto)

17:00—18:00—Open Discussion moderated by Zeynep Çelik Alexander


For further details, please contact the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative

Twitter: @AggArchCollab