Graduate Architecture

Environmental Histories of Architecture: Daniel Barber

Monday, January 30, 2017 6:30pm
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Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall

Panel Discussion: Environmental Histories of Architecture
to celebrate the publication of Daniel Barber’s new book, A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 2016)
Panelists include:
Daniel A. Barber, PennDesign
Etienne Benson, University of Pennsylvania
Daniela Fabricius, PennDesign/Pratt
Sophie Hochhausl, Boston University
Mark Wasiuta, Columbia GSAPP
moderated by Anna Vallye, Penn/Mellon Fellow


Daniel A. Barber is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. He is an architectural historian researching the relationship between the design fields and the emergence of global environmental culture over the 20th century. His first book A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War has just been published by Oxford University Press. A second book Climatic Effects: Architecture, Media, and the Great Acceleration, will be published by Princeton University Press in 2018. He has published in Grey Room, Technology and Culture, The Avery Review, and Public Culture, and in numerous edited volumes. He lectures internationally.
Daniel is involved in a number of collaborative research projects around the globe. He is on the Advisory Board of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. He has held fellowships at the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Courtauld Institute, and currently, through the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, at the Rachel Carson Center for Environmental and Society.