Revising Labrouste in the Digital Age

Thursday 28 March, 2013
10am - 5pm, $0

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, Titus 3 Theatre

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Held in conjunction with the exhibition Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light, this symposium acts, in part, as the fourth section of the three-part exhibition. It explores how a 19th-century architect and his work, and particularly his innovative use of materials and light in spaces of contemplation and public assembly, are relevant in contemporary culture and architecture. Young and mid-career architects and scholars examine Labrouste’s inclusion in a 1975 exhibition at MoMA and how today’s context is different; and how issues such as the library in the information age and the collective expression of individual experience, and the rational ornament apply to contemporary practice.

Ben Aranda, Aranda/Lasch
Michael Bell, Columbia University GSAPP
Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University and MoMA
Martin Bressani, McGill University School of Architecture
Alberto Kalach, Taller de Arquitectura X
Hina Jamelle, Contemporary Architecture Practice
Neil Levine, Harvard University Department of Art History
Dominique Perrault, Dominique Perrault Architecture
Ingeborg Rocker, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Stephen Rustow, Museoplan
Anthony Vidler, Dean, The Cooper Union


Welcome and Introduction
Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and organizer of the exhibition Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

Panel One: Learning with and from Labrouste
Introduction and comments by Stephen Rustow, The Cooper Union School of Architecture
Martin Bressani, McGill University School of Architecture
Michael Bell, Columbia University GSAPP
Moderated by Stephen Rustow

Lunch break

Labrouste and Libraries
Neil Levine,
 Harvard University History of Art and Architecture

Panel Two: Reading Alone in Public: The Library and the Spaces of Information from the 19th to the 21st centuries
Introduction to Panel Two
Alberto Kalach, Taller de Arquitectura X
Dominique Perrault, Principal, Dominique Perrault Architecte
Carol Patterson, OMA
Moderated by Anthony Vidler, The Cooper Union School of Architecture

Coffee Break

Technologies of Ornamentation:  From Labrouste to the Digital
Mario Carpo, Yale School of Architecture

Panel Three: Technologies of Ornamentation
Ingeborg Rocher, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Hina Jamelle, Contemporary Architecture Practice
Ben Aranda, Aranda\Lasch
Moderated by Mario Carpo

This event will take place at The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street

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