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Recent and upcoming

Special Issue of The Journal of Architecture: Un-making Architecture - June 2023

Together with Jason E. Nguyen (University of Toronto), I am a co-editor of the upcoming special issue of The Journal of Architecture, “Un-Making Architecture,” a global and diachronic collection of articles on dynamics of destruction as crucial forces in architectural history, theory, and practice. Our co-authored editorial for the issue is “Un-making architecture: an introduction to a critical framework”, which is available on an open access basis at this link.

2023 Renaissance Architecture and Theory Scholars (RATS) Conference - 24 March 2023

With Caspar Pearson (Warburg Institute) and Fabrizio Nevola (University of Exeter), I co-hosted the 2023 Renaissance Architecture and Theory Scholars (RATS) Conference at the University of Edinburgh. The conference featured eleven presenters (link to line-up) and enjoyed over 3x the registrants and attendees of the previous conference, thanks to the co-convenors' efforts to make the event more global, inclusive, and accessible.

Special Lecture at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning - 21 February 2023

I delivered a talk for the History, Theory and Criticism (HTC) community of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, titled, “Between Potosí and Saxony: Visualizing Architectural Systems of Colonial Resource Extraction.” I thank the MIT scholars who attended for the invigorating and constructive conversation that ensued.

Paper presented at 2023 College Art Associate (CAA) Annual Conference - 16 February 2023

I presented a portion of my forthcoming book, The Architectural Image and Early Modern Science: Wendel Dietterlin and the Rise of Empirical Investigation, at the 111th College Art Association Annual Conference in New York City. The paper, “Architectural Drawing, Information Management, and Early Modern Science: Wendel Dietterlin Drafts the Architectura (1593-8)", joined the “Drawing (New) Stories,” session, sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians. My trip was generously funded by the University of Edinburgh and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

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