Wednesday, November 14, 2012
10am – 12pm
Board Room, SF Campus
David Gissen is a historian, theorist, critic and curator of architecture and urbanism. Recent work focuses on developing a novel concept of nature in architectural thought and developing experimental forms of architectural historical practice.
David is the author of the book Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009), editor of the “Territory” issue of AD Journal (2010), and editor of the book Big and Green (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003). He recently completed the manuscript “Manhattmospheres” an environmental and architectural history of New York City between the early 1960s and mid-1980s.
His essays and research are published in journals such as AA Files, AD Energies, Grey Room, Cabinet, Kerb, Log, Quaderns, Volume, The Radical History Review, The Journal of Architecture, The Journal of Architectural Education, and Thresholds as well as in numerous newspapers and blogs. His curatorial and experimental historical work has been staged at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, National Building Museum, Yale Architecture Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Toronto Free Gallery, The Museum of the City of New York, and the Nevada Museum of Art.