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“American Architecture” as a Settler Colonial Project

Charles L. Davis II, University at Buffalo, SUNY

September 8, 2020 · 8:00 am5:00 pm EDT ·

School of Architecture

Charles L. Davis II is an assistant professor of architectural history and criticism at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. His book manuscript, Building Character: The Racial Politics of Modern Architectural Style (University of Pittsburgh, 2019) traces the historical integrations of race and style theory in paradigms of “architectural organicism,” or movements that modeled design on the generative principles of nature.

He is co-editor of Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment (University of Pittsburgh Press). His current book project, tentatively entitled “Black By Design: An Interdisciplinary History of Making in Modern America” recovers the contributions of black artists in shaping the built environment from the Harlem Renaissance to Black Lives Matter.

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Zoom attendance is limited to 300 participants. The lecture recording will be available on the SoA Vimeo channel following the event.

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