“How a Global History of Architecture Can Bring Us Hope for Our Future”
Students in Brookdale’s Design Department aspire to work in fields, such as architecture and graphics, which have outsized opportunities to shape culture. Learning how to discuss some of culture’s more challenging aspects is therefore essential training. In the Fall 2021 section of History of Renaissance Architecture (ARCH 246), we used experiential learning to create a pop-up show that responded to our research on architecture of the Neoclassical period through three lenses: canonical, recent and avant-garde. This was opportunity to understand inequity in our own culture’s history of architecture and design in a way that helps us to better engage with contemporary topics both locally and globally. This approach to the past aligns with what scholars Robert Cowherd and Patrick Haughey call a “history of the world through architectural evidence, and a history of architecture through a global perspective.” We invite you to a panel discussion with students, alumni, and faculty, to learn about the project and the artwork it inspired – from sculpture, to paintings, to textile work. Our intention is to create dialogue that stimulates, and leads us to an engagement with the past, so that we can develop ways of knowing that give hope and promise for a vibrant future.
Presented by Elisa Elora, Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Graphic Design, & Trent Welcome, Program Coordinator and Instructor of Graphic Design, Architecture, Alumni Isaiah Brenson & Alex Manfre, and Architecture Students Grace Leather & Emma Witherspoon
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