There is a growing dissonance between the urban university as often perceived—its physical, architectural, and emblematic form, its legacy structures and spaces, its time-honoured functions and traditions—and the university as a knowledge factory within the city, subject to political, commercial, and environmental pressures. But this is not a new dissonance. Architectural and design histories can uncover how such dissonances have often shaped the urban university.
This three-day conference, hosted by the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin, will therefore debate the architectural and design histories of urban universities through their buildings in correlation to changes in urban planning and design, materials and resources, professions and trades, the methods and media of pedagogy, the design of curricula, and sources of funding and investment.
Session 1. Governance and Engagement
Session 2: City and University
Session3: Design and Education
Session 4. Colonial Forms and Racial Politics
Session 5. Regeneration and Experiment
Session 6. Topologies and Typologies
Keynote from: Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, Prof. Reinhold Martin, Professor of Architecture in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, and Director of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture
Speakers include: Ellen Rowley (UCD,) Richard Brook (Lancaster School of Architecture), Miriam Fitzpatrick (UCD,) Nina Irmert (ETH Zurich), Conor Sreenan (Grangegorman Development Agency), Katherine Fischer Taylor (University of Chicago), Tanja Kilzer (University of Cologne), Benedetta Di Donato (Sapienza University of Rome), Maurix Rodriguez Suarez (Universidad de Los Andes Colombia), Prof. Dr. habil. Frank Schmitz (Universität Hamburg), Phoebus Panigyrakis, TU Delft/Vasiliki Petridou (University of Patras), Katharina Borsi/Nick Haynes (University of Nottingham), Melanie Hayes and Andrew Tierney (TCD), George Francis-Kelly (UCD), Peter Cunich (University of Sydney), Pinai Sirikiatikul (Silpakorn University), Leen Katrib (University of Kentucky), Fulvio Adobati, Mario Paris and Monica Resmini (Università degli Studi di Bergamo), Lucia Pennati (Università della Svizzera italiana), Daryl Martin (University of York), Benjamin J. Smith (University of Minnesota), Bob Allies and Daniel Elsea (Allies and Morrison Architects), Lisa Beißwanger (Technical University of Darmstadt),