Can There Be a Global Architectural History Today?
Presentations by Kenneth Frampton, Esra Akcan, and Mark Jarzombek
We’re interested in how architects use history, but of course this prompts the question: which history are we talking about? What does it mean to write a global history of architecture—to consider other geographies, other perspectives, and other methods—today? What is the relationship between such a history and urgent contemporary concerns? Kenneth Frampton, Esra Akcan, and Mark Jarzombek offer perspectives and possibilities developed through their publishing and teaching.
We organized this conversation in April 2017 in the context of the exhibition Educating Architects: Four Courses by Kenneth Frampton.