Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9:30am-11:00am
Boardroom SF Campus
David Gissen is a historian and theorist with a specialty in environmental histories of American and European architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism in the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to writing works of history and theory, David is committed to exploring alternative and experimental methods of documenting and reconstructing historical environments, spaces and objects, and often turns to advanced digital tools and processes in these efforts. His experimental historical work has been exhibited at the 2016 Venice Biennale, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Columbia University, The National Building Museum, Yale Architecture Gallery, Toronto Free Gallery, The Museum of the City of New York, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, WuHo Gallery, and the Nevada Museum of Art.
Gissen is the author of the books Manhattan Atmospheres: Architecture, The Interior Environment and Urban Crisis (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) and Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009), editor of the “Territory” issue of AD Journal (2010) and the book Big and Green(Princeton Architectural Press, 2003). His essays and research are published in journals such as Grey Room, Harvard Design Magazine, AA Files, AD, Cabinet, The Radical History Review, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, The Journal of Architecture; and magazines, newspapers, and blogs such as Artforum, Architectural Record, Architecture, Metropolis, Domus, ARCADE, BldgBlog, Edible Geography, Archinect, Blueprint, Constructs, Singapore Architect, The Village Voice, The New York Times, New Yorker, Huffington Post, and the Atlantic.
Gissen received his BSc from the University of Virginia; M’Arch from Yale University, and M’Phil/PhD from University College London.