Event Date: 
12.04.15 to 12.05.15

Conference: Postmodern Procedures

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Postmodern Procedures poster design by Kevin Pazik.

Conference organized by Sylvia Lavin

December 4th and 5th
Betts Auditorium, Princeton University School of Architecture

Poster pdf
See below for video

The purpose of the conference is twofold: first, to produce new knowledge about specific aspects of architectural production under postmodernism and second, to invite these procedures to take on new meaning by putting them in conversation with emerging architectural concerns. The conference will focus on key points of contact between the postmodern and the contemporary with particular emphasis on methods of documentation and analysis, technical and narrative drawing, forms of architectural instruction and participatory design. Because these procedures are being both strategically and accidentally reappropriated, a better understanding of their immediate history is a necessary component of their reinvention.


Friday, December 4th

4:30 p.m.

Mario Gandelsonas, FAIA, Interim Dean, Princeton University School of Architecture

Sylvia Lavin, Visiting Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture; Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design


5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Denise Scott Brown, RIBA, Int. FRIBA, Venturi Scott Brown, Philadelphia

Andrew Atwood, First Office, Los Angeles; and Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

Kersten Geers, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Brussels


Saturday, December 5th

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

James Wines, SITE, New York

Amale Andraos, Dean, Columbia University GSAPP; WorkAC, New York

Mark Lee, Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lucien Kroll, Kroll Atelier, Brussels

Diana Agrest, FAIA, Professor, Irwin S.Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union; Agrest and Gandelsonas Architects, New York

Erin Besler, Visiting Assistant Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Besler & Sons, LA


1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Andrew Holmes, Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, School of Architecture

Jimenez Lai, Bureau Spectacular; Lecturer at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design


3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Chad Floyd, FAIA, Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook CT

Andrew Kovacs, Visiting Assistant Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design

Michael Meredith, MOS New York, Assistant Professor, Princeton


Poster design by Kevin Pazik.