Visiting Scholar Vittoria Di Palma examines contemporary landscape design approaches to brownfields and other postindustrial sites in the light of a longer history of perceptions of and attitude towards marginal, polluted, dangerous, or otherwise threatening landscapes.
Vittoria Di Palma is assistant professor in the history of modern architecture in the Department of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University in New York. From 1999 to 2003, she taught in London at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, co-directing the graduate program: Histories and Theories. Her area of specialization is European eighteenth-century architecture and theory, specifically on landscape issues, epistemology, and representation. Her writings have been published in AA Files, the Journal of Architecture, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and other published volumes. She is co-editor of Intimate Metropolis: Urban Subjects in the Modern City, to be published in September 2008 at Routledge Publishing House. She is currently completing a book on the same topic as her presentation, Wasteland.
Vittoria Di Palma was a Visiting Scholar at the CCA in 2008.
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