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MemberRobert Cowherd

…“Spices, Spies, and Speculation: Trust and Control in the Early Amsterdam-Batavia System,” in A History of Architecture and Trade, Patrick Haughey, ed. (New York: Routledge, 2018).
“Identity Tectonics: Contested Modernities of Java and Bali,” in Across Space and Time: Architecture and the Politics of Modernity, Patrick Haughey, ed. (Ne Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 2017).
“Notes on Post-criticality: Towards an Architecture of Reflexive Modernisation,” Footprint 4 Agency and Criticality (Winter 2009).
His numerous contributions to edited volumes examine the interplay between urban forms and cultural meanings in dramatic demonstrations of social, political and economic transformations across history in the cities of the developing world, especially Java and Bali….

Robert Cowherd, PhD, is Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. His research and publication focuses on the history and theory of architecture and urbanism in Southeast Asia and Latin America. He is a member of the Board of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative. In 2015, he was Visiting Associate Professor of History, Theory and Criticism at MIT teaching A Global History of Architecture, and 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar pursuing research on the role of design in recent social transformations in Medellín, Colombia.

MemberStylianos (Stelios) Giamarelos

Dr Stylianos (Stelios) Giamarelos is an architect, historian and theorist of postmodern culture. Before undertaking a PhD in Architectural History & Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, he studied Architecture, Philosophy, and History of Science and Technology in Athens. He is currently a Teaching Fellow and module coordinator in Architectural History, Theory & Interdisciplinary Studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL. A founding editor of the Bartlett’s LOBBY magazine (2013-2016), he is also a General Editor for the EAHN’s Architectural Histories since 2017. In 2008, he co-curated ATHENS by SOUND, the National Participation of Greece in the 11th Biennale of Architecture in Venice. Among others, he has published in the Journal of Architecture, Journal of Architectural Education, Architectural Design, Footprint, OASE, FRAME, San Rocco, and Metalocus. In 2018, he was a Judge for the international Undergraduate Awards and a finalist runner-up for the biannual EAHN Publication Award. Research Areas include: postmodern and digital architectural cultures; transcultural authorships of regional architectures; oral histories in architecture; philosophy, science, technology and narrative (from comics and literature to videogames) in architectural histories, theories and practices.

MemberIrene Vogel Chevroulet

Dr es Sciences specialized in Theory and History of Architecture 19th – 20th c. particularly in Western architects, garden and landscape designers, writers and poets’ writings and drawings on Japan. Researches focused on how architectural and landscape devices and notions circulate between Japan and the West. Lecturer at the College of Humanities EPFL on Contemporary Japan: Culture and Thought as mirrored in Architecture, Cinema and Anime. Architect’s diploma at Geneva University School of Architecture (1991). Master of Arts at Norwich University UK (1995) and PhD at EPFL (2010) thank to Swiss National Science Foundation young researcher and MHV scholarships.

MemberMarta Gutman

Marta Gutman, president-elect of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, teaches architectural and urban history at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York where she is appointed to the doctoral faculties in Art History and Earth and Environmental Sciences, and was a 2018 Distinguished Research Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative. Professor Gutman’s research focuses on public architecture for city children. Times Higher Ed named her monograph, A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950 (University of Chicago Press, 2014), a book of the year, calling it “a monumental achievement.” Her new book project, Just Space: Modern Architecture, Public Education, and Racial Inequality in Postwar Urban America, is in contract with the University of Texas Press. Professor Gutman, a founding editor of the digital forum, Platform, has been honored with the 2017 Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians, the 2015 Kenneth Jackson Award from the Urban History Association, and support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Danish Humanities Council, and other organizations. 

MemberAbigail G. Robertson

I am a PhD candidate in Medieval Studies and a Bilinski Fellow in the English department at the University of New Mexico. My dissertation investigates the life of the legendary St. Swithun of Winchester who served as bishop in life and source for miracles in death. Synthesizing the disciplines of art history, history, architecture, and literature to illustrate the emergence of the cult that surfaced after Swithun’s death, my research details how the remains of the saint influenced the architecture of the cathedral into which his body was ultimately relocated, the religious writing that inspired pilgrims to visit his shrine, and the art objects that sought to represent his holiness in a way that would symbolize with gems and gold the power of his remains. I am also interested in paleography and codicology and how the digital humanities can aid in the enrichment of editing and cataloguing practices for the purpose of editions.

MemberKathryn Holliday

Kathryn (Kate) Holliday is an architectural historian whose research and teaching focus on the built environment in American cities. She studied architecture, art history, and environmental studies at Williams College and the University of Texas at Austin and she brings this interdisciplinary approach to the classroom and to her writing. Her most recent project is The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture, a collection of essays by the late architecture critic that delves into issues of downtown redevelopment, urban sprawl, planning, and historic preservation in Texas cities in the age of postmodernism (University of Texas Press, 2019). Her two prior books are Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age (W. W. Norton, 2008, winner of annual book awards from the Victorian Society’s New York chapter and SESAH, the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians) and Ralph Walker: Architect of the Century (Rizzoli, 2012). Both monographs reposition little-known New York architects who reshaped the profession and argue that the narrow canon of architectural modernism has limited our ability to understand the complex dynamics of practice. She has also contributed chapters to books on O’Neil Ford (forthcoming from Wasmuth Fall 2020) and Howard Barnstone (University of Texas Press, 2020) which reinterpret ideas about modernism in Texas. Her scholarly essays and articles on the history of architecture education, the AIA, and urban history have appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Journal of Architectural Education, the Journal of Urban History, Journal of Urban Design, Studies in the Decorative Arts, the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, and the Dictionnaire des Creatrices. She has also lectured widely on her work in public venues like the 92nd Street Y and the Skyscraper Museum in New York, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, as well as at universities and academic conferences from Havana to Singapore. She is currently at work on several projects, including Telephone City, a history of telephone buildings since the invention of commercial telephone service in 1876. She contributed a thematic essay to the SAH Archipedia based on that research titled “Building a National Network: Telephone Buildings in the United States” and her work is featured in the short film “Urban Giants: The Telecom Palaces of Ralph Walker.”  She is also working longer term to assess the history of urban and suburban development in Dallas-Fort Worth in the 1960s and 1970s, looking especially at the effects of civic fragmentation on the design of democratic space in the Metroplex. As founding director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, she established the annual Dillon Symposium, which brings together scholars and experts from across disciplines to discuss issues related to architecture and urbanism in north Texas. Topics have included the history and future of Freedman’s Towns in Dallas-Fort Worth, African American architects in Dallas, and changing conceptions of regionalism in Texas. The Center’s growing Oral History of Texas Architecture Project serves as a repository for the memory of the design profession in the region and is growing to include neighborhood histories gathered by students and residents. The Dillon Center works as a partner on research and public programming with non-profits in the region including bcWorkshop, ADEX (formerly the Dallas Center for Architecture), Preservation Dallas, Historic Fort Worth, AIA Dallas, and AIA Fort Worth. Dr. Holliday also serves on the editorial board for Columns Magazine, the AIA Dallas quarterly publication and has contributed frequently to its pages. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Historic Fort Worth, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the value of historic preservation, and chairs its education committee. In the past, she served on the State Board of Review for the Texas Historical Commission’s National Register programs between 2009 and 2015 was also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education. Her work has been supported by grants from the the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the National Park Service Civil Rights Grant program, the Hagley Library, Nasher Foundation, the McDermott Foundation, and the Rose Family Foundation.