"The Architectural Reconstruction of Urban Nature"
1: Architecture and Landscape Architecture Lecture Series showcases expert educators and practitioners from around the world. Reflecting on one topic from their individual fields of expertise, they share unique perspectives and insights into the fields of architecture and landscape architecture.
The talk provides an overview of Gissen's past and recent projects examining how architecture has, and can be, a tool to reconstruct both the things and ideas that constitute urban forms of nature.
About David Gissen
David Gissen, a historian, and theorist of architecture and urbanism, is Associate professor of architecture at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Widely published in journals and academic anthologies, he is the author of Subnature: Architecture's Other Environments (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009), and his study of New York City from the late 1960s through the early '80s, Manhattan Atmospheres: Architecture, the Interior Environment, and Urban Crisis, will be published by University of Minnesota Press this December.