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“Architecture’s Theory”

Catherine Ingraham, Pratt Institute

October 10, 2023 · 5:00 pm6:30 pm · Room N107, School of Architecture

Program in Media and Modernity

Graduate Program in Media + Modernity | Princeton University

Catherine Ingraham
“Architecture’s Theory”
[Response: Spyros Papapetros]
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @5pm ET
N107 (School of Architecture)

This event is about a book Catherine Ingraham currently published entitled Architecture’s Theory. As one reviewer, Marko Ristic, noted, “…the title cannot be considered general. The author’s decision not to use the common term ‘architectural theory,’ but architecture’s instead, is a subtle intervention that epitomizes a specific relationship of architecture to theory questioned throughout the book. This relationship…introduces the idea of theory that is ‘architecture’s own.’ ” While the matter of architecture’s “theoretical attitude” and its ordering of what is imported from outside its domain are important parts of the book’s inquiries, such questions always require contextualization and argumentation. This event, hopefully, will allow for both of these requirements.

Catherine Ingraham is a tenured Professor in the Graduate Program of Architecture at Pratt Institute, a program she started and Chaired 2001-2005. She has been a periodic visiting professor at the GSD, Harvard University and the GSAPP, Columbia University. Publications include Architecture’s Theory (MIT Press 2023), Architecture, Animal, Human (Routledge 2006), Architecture and The Burdens of Linearity (Yale University Press1998), plus numerous articles and invited essays. Ingraham was a co-editor, with Michael Hays and Alicia Kennedy, of the critical journal Assemblage 1991-1998 and has lectured at conferences and universities worldwide. She has received grants and fellowships from The Institute for Architecture and Urbanism in Chicago, The CCA in Montreal, the MacDowell colony, NEA and the Graham Foundation. Catherine received her doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Spyros Papapetros is an Associate Professor at Princeton’s School of Architecture. Forthcoming book publications include Pre/Architecture (Critical Spatial Practice series edited by Nikolaus Hirsch/Sternberg-MIT Press, 2024) and Frederick Kiesler’s Magic Architecture: The Story of Human Housing (The MIT Press, 2024).

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