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Sophie Hochhäusl and Daniel Barber Contribute to Co-Authored Field Notes on Architecture and the Environment
A new collection of positions on architecture and the environment edited by Assistant Professor Sophie Hochhäusl and ETH Visiting Professor Torsten Lange has been published in Architectural Histories.
The collection, titled "Field Notes," is a collaboration between members of the European Architectural History Network's Architecture and Environment group. The essay gathers 15 positions by international scholars, including Weitzman Associate Professor Daniel Barber. It explores theoretical perspectives emerging from environmental concerns, as well as frameworks of rethinking architectural historiography and pedagogy.
Sophie Hochhäusl is an assistant professor of architecture specializing in architectural history and theory. Her scholarly work centers on modern architecture and urban culture in Austria, Germany, and the United States, with a focus on the history of social movements, environmental history, and women’s and gender studies.
Daniel A. Barber is an associate professor of architecture and chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture at University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. He is an architectural historian studying the relationship between the design fields and the emergence of global environmental culture across the 20th century.
Mark Alan Hughes (second from left), founding faculty director of Penn’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, engaged in conversation with Maryke van Staden, manager of the Low Carbon Cities Program, Ashok-Alexander Sridharan, mayor of Bonn, Germany, and Mauricio Rodas, former mayor of Quito, Ecuador. At COP 25, Penn also launched the City Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Financing Initiative (C2IFI), an effort to help connect cities to new financing mechanisms. (Photo Jocelyn Perry)