The program will examine issues of architecture and inequality from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The panel will present original research on subjects ranging from the American welfare state and capitalism, skyscrapers and professionalism, to contemporary race and biopolitics.
Featured work will include the 'Black Lives Matter' project from the Aggregate website. The panel's work is framed by the following questions: What can architectural history teach us about the history of inequality in the United States? What might be learned from architectural history and architecture about paths forward out of the current situations of inequality?
Is This What Change Looks Like?
Daniel M. Abramson (Tufts University)
Jonathan Massey (California College of the Arts)
Infrastructures of Inequality
Meredith TenHoor (Pratt Institute)
Perceiving Race in the Skyscraper's Shadow
Adrienne Brown (University of Chicago)
"You are not a profession that has distinguished itself...."
Sharon Haar (University of Michigan)
There Grows the Neighborhood: Transforming BLIGHT to LIFE
Emmanuel Pratt (Sweet Water Foundation)