Tuesday, November 26, 2013 6:55pm
Sponsored by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.
1973, the year of the first oil shock, marks a stark turning point in the conception of housing within architecture discourse. In the United States, a welfare-state approach toward low- and moderate-income housing was abandoned for a market-driven process. This change went hand-in-hand with a withdrawal of architects from the social project of housing, founded in a renewed belief in the autonomy of architecture. The separation between the social sciences and design disciplines continues to this day, as does the idea that quantity and quality, or socio-political demands and good design, are irreconcilable goals in housing.
Please join us for a panel discussion on the lasting impact of the turning point of 1973 in architecture discourse. Points of departure are the five articles of Candide
no 7, released this past October: the role of housing in the thinking of O.M. Ungers; the ad-hoc methods in the housing research of Pearl Jephcott; the media's instrumentalization of Emile Aillaud's Grigny La Grande Borne; Ernst Göhner's capitalist mass housing in Switzerland; and the heated debate preceding Aldo Rossi's appointment at ETH Zurich in 1971. More details on the issue’s content are available online
The discussion will involve Hilary Sample
, principal of MOS and professor, Columbia GSAPP; Claire Weisz
, principal of WXY architecture + urban design; and Gwendolyn Wright
, professor, Columbia GSAPP. It will be introduced by Susanne Schindler
, Co-editor of Candide
and moderated by Reinhold Martin
, Director of the Buell Center. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
is published twice a year in print and online as an open-access journal. For further information on submissions, orders, and to access content, see http://www.candidejournal.net