This year’s ACSA annual meeting was held in San Francisco. In addition to a number of keynotes (Greg Pasquarelli of SHoP being the most memorable) there were many stimulating sessions worth attending. I travelled to San Francisco specifically to participate in the Journal of Architectural Education editorial board meetings. The editorial board is full of [...]
A symposium on the Mediterranean – Region Making by Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (organized by Professor Hashim Sarkis and PhD student Nikos Katsikis) brought me to Cambridge for a couple of intense days of exchange. The first part of the symposium was dedicated to the history of the Mediterranean during the [...]
Family Day at the Canadian Canoe Museum attracted a broad range of visitors to view three new permanent installations. Our SUKKANOE was showcased alongside David Hynes’ Conundrum II and Marcel O’Gorman’s multimedia installation Myth of the Steersman. This social and cultural event provided ample opportunity for visitors, artists, and designers to discuss their shared interest in the creative [...]
On Monday, February 18th, our SUKKANOE becomes part of the permanent collection of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Canada. Sukkanoe (sukkah + canoe) creatively transforms the classic Canadian birch-bark canoe into a dwelling-vessel. Following the religious guidelines for sukkahs –temporary huts built and used during the Jewish Festival of Sukkot– we decided to pursue a hybrid design concept. [...]
A reunion of the European Architectural History Network and an editorial board meeting for the open-access journal Architectural Histories brought me to Bratislava and this part of Eastern Europe for the first time.
An invitation to serve as external examiner for a dissertation brought me to London and to UCL (The Bartlett) for a brief but intense visit with colleagues who share similar research interests.
I’m pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the Harvard University symposium the Mediterranean: Region-making by design and the Gobal History – Mellon Conference at MIT. Check out my speaking schedule for more details.
A road trip to some of the border towns along the Rio Grande Valley was an opportunity to discover (and research) a charged and fascinating reality in which Texan and Mexican identities co-exist and co-mingle. On our way to Laredo we stopped in San Antonio to visit the Lucile Halsell Conservatory. Emilio Ambasz skillfully burrows [...]
The ritual of final reviews offers students and teachers opportunities to receive and exchange feedback from educators at different institutions across the country and globe. Successful reviews provide engaging debate and opportunities for discovery. My recent trip to Ithaca for studio and final thesis reviews offered this and more. Most of the reviews took place [...]