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Book Launch: Radical Pedagogies

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Book Launch: Radical Pedagogies

Edited by Beatriz Colomina, Ignacio G. Galán, 

Evangelos Kotsioris, and Anna-Maria Meister

Thursday, September 29, 6:00pm

Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture


In the decades after World War II, new forms of learning transformed architectural education. These radical experiments sought to upend disciplinary foundations and conventional assumptions about the nature of architecture as much as they challenged modernist and colonial norms, decentered building, imagined new roles for the architect, and envisioned participatory forms of practice. Although many of the experimental programs were subsequently abandoned, terminated, or assimilated, they nevertheless helped shape and in some sense define architectural discourse and practice. This book explores and documents these radical pedagogies and efforts to defy architecture's status quo.


Please join Princeton School of Architecture in celebrating the launch of Radical Pedagogies (MIT Press, 2022) with editors Beatriz Colomina, Ignacio G. Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris, and Anna-Maria Meister; presenters Anthony Acciavatti, Esther Choi, Diana Cristóbal Olave, Curt Gambetta, Ruo Jia, Lydia Kallipoliti, Ivan Lopez Munuera, Masha Panteleyeva, Federica Vannucchi, Mark Wasiuta, Mark Wigley; and respondents Sylvia Lavin and Anthony Vidler.




Beatriz Colomina

Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture, Princeton School of Architecture


Ignacio G. Galán

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Barnard+Columbia Colleges


Evangelos Kotsioris

Assistant Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art


Anna-Maria Meister

Assistant Professor for Architecture Theory and Science, Technical University of Darmstadt



Anthony Acciavatti
Diana Balmori Assistant Professor, Yale School of Architecture

Esther Choi
Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art, Getty/ ACLS

Diana Cristóbal Olave
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Barnard College and The City College of New York

Curt Gambetta
Visiting Critic, Cornell University AAP

Ruo Jia
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Architecture & Urban Design Pratt Institute; Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York; Founder and Director, IfWorks

Lydia Kallipoliti
Assistant Professor, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union; Principal, ANAcycle research thinktank

Ivan Lopez Munuera
Visiting Lecturer at Architecture, Bard College

Masha Panteleyeva
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Pratt Institute

Federica Vannucchi
Pratt School of Architecture; Royal College of Art, London

Mark Wasiuta
Co-Director Critical, Curatorial, Conceptual Practices in Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University

Mark Wigley
Professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia GSAPP



Sylvia Lavin
Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture, Princeton School of Architecture

Anthony Vidler
Visiting Faculty, Princeton School of Architecture; Professor of Architecture, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union


Lectures made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund.