SAH/GAHTC Teacher-to-Teacher Workshop

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SAH/GAHTC Teacher-to-Teacher Workshop
Interrogating “Identities” in Global Built Environments
Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23
2:00–7:30 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)

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Limited to 30 participants. Graduate students and emerging scholars interested in participating in this workshop will need to submit an application by June 12.

This SAH GAHTC workshop will focus on the ways in which educators question identities in various global contexts. Building upon past GAHTC workshops and conferences that have interrogated “race” and “racial identity” in mostly North American contexts, the event seeks a broader understanding of the multiple interpretations of identity globally, inclusive of non-Western contexts and histories, such as “ethnicity”, “culture”, “identity”, “hybridity,'' and “indigeneity”. The workshop aims to foster more complex understandings of how these constructions and representations intersect with other identity categories such as class, gender, sexual orientation, language, color, nationality, First Nations identification and the cultural, historical and socio-political forces that shape them. Responding to recent movements in architectural education and scholarship, this two-day workshop will explore the global material manifestations of identities through building practices, public spaces and their histories. Among topics covered are the lasting visible impacts of settler colonialism, colonization, imperialism, global capitalism and national and international interests, and how these are received in varied localities across different time periods and cultural contexts. The overall aim is to emphasize historical and social forces over individual genius and national narratives by encouraging thematic approaches that involve students and communities in the co-creation of different approaches and methodologies to understanding the mechanics behind identity politics and its entanglements within built environments.

The two-day workshop will be divided into panel discussions. The first day, participants will discuss how group identities and political agendas have shaped architecture and its histories in their curricula. The second day participants will discuss how intellectual framings explored in their own work can be translated into classroom activities. The speakers will give 12-minute presentations and will also contribute to all themes in smaller breakout rooms that will foster participatory discussions after speaker presentations. Participants will have an opportunity to directly apply insights from the workshops by working on an existing syllabus of their own (or one provided at the workshop).

The workshop will be limited to 30 graduate students and emerging scholars to ensure full participation by all attendees. Students should submit a statement of interest (up to 250 words) and a two-page CV. The selection process will prioritize students who would benefit most from participating in the workshop. In its registration process, SAH will reserve one third of the registration spots for graduate students pursuing degrees at institutions outside of North America, to create a more international group of participants.


Workshop Schedule

Speakers subject to change.

I. Content

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
2:00 PM–7:30 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT)

2:00–2:10 PM CDT               Introduction [4:30–4:40 AM Adelaide]

2:10–3:00 PM CDT               Session #1 [4:40 AM–5:30 AM Adelaide]             

Charlette Caldwell, Moderator                                                                                   
Ipek Türeli, McGill, Canada                                                                           
Preeti Chopra, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

3:00–4:00 PM CDT               Breakout Session [5:30–6:30 AM Adelaide]

4:00–4:15 PM CDT               BREAK [6:30–6:45 AM Adelaide]                          

4:15–5:05 PM CDT               Session #2 [6:45–7:35 AM Adelaide) 

Anoma Pieris, Moderator
Peter Scriver, University of Adelaide, AUS
Ian Woodcock, Swinburne University of Technology, AUS
Yat-Ming Loo, University of Nottingham, UK Ningbo, China            

5:00–6:00 PM CDT               Breakout Session [7:30–8:30 AM Adelaide]        

6:00–7:00 CDT                      Wrap-up Session                                                     

7:00–7:30 CDT Conclusion [9:30–10:00 AM Adelaide]

II. Concepts and Practices 

Thursday, June 23, 2022
2:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central Daylight Time, Online

Syllabus and reading lists are foundational to teaching, however it is important to demonstrate how the content is applied in course assignments and activities. Learning happens outside the classroom as well through assignments, papers, directed field trips and mapping exercises. Part two of the workshop will focus on concepts and practices with participants discussing how the intellectual framings and content explored on the first day can be translated into both hands-on and intellectual activities both inside and outside the classroom. Part Two will follow a similar format to Part One but will focus on the concepts and practices that have been integrated into teaching strategies and classroom activities.

2:10–3:00 PM CDT               Session #1 [4:40 AM–5.30 AM Adelaide]             

Elisa Dainese, Moderator
Kelema Lee Moses, UC San Diego, USA
James Miller, Western Washington University, USA
Elizabeth Pigou-Dennis, University of Technology, JAM
Amit Srivastava, University of Adelaide, AUS                                               

3:00–4:00 PM CDT               Breakout Session [5:30–6:30 AM Adelaide]        

4:00–4:15 PM CDT               BREAK [6:30–6:45 AM Adelaide]                          

4:15–4:53 PM CDT               Session #2 [6:45–7:23 AM Adelaide) 

Flavia Marcello, Moderator                                                                                        
Mirjana Lozanovska, Deakin University, AUS                                                         
David Beynon, University of Tasmania, AUS                                                           
Peter McNeil, University of Technology, AUS                                                          

4:53–6:00 PM CDT               Breakout Session [7:23–8:30 AM Adelaide]        

6:00–7:00 CDT                     Wrap-up Session                                                     

7:00–7:30 CDT Conclusion [9:30–10:00 AM Adelaide]


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610