Knowledge, Institution, and Archive
We live in a world crisscrossed by multiple sites of knowledge production. The production of new knowledge unfolds through a wide range of social and institutional forms—from universities and disciplines, to museums, archives, professional associations, mass media, and government. In the course of my own research, I am continually confronted by the power of institutions to shape the content and flow of knowledge. My work in this area is an effort to grapple with these conditions, and to imagine how we might intervene to create new understandings of the world around us.
"What's in a Discipline? Architectural History as a Knowledge Project." Roundtable convened with Fernado Luiz Lara for Society of Architectural Historians annual meeting, Pittsburgh, 2022.
"Geometries of Corn and Blood." In Dominic Pettman, ed. Dispatches from the Institute of Incoherent Geography. (Pittsburgh and New York: Flugschriften, 2019).
"Janet Abu-Lughod." In Regan Koch and Alan Latham, eds., Key Thinkers on Cities (Sage Press, 2017).
Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900-1930. Co-authored with Angela Dietz. Missouri Historical Society and the University of Chicago Press, 2016.
For the Love of the City: Educating Planners for a Global Urban Future." Lecture at the College of Planning, Policy, and Urban Affairs, University of Illinois, Chicago, Apr 2016.
"Scholarship and Activism: A Conversation on Urbanism and Civic Engagement." Roundtable discussion organized by the School of Architecture, Princeton University, Mar 2016.
"The Archival Uncanny: A Photograph, A Family Lacunae." Rhizomes 23. Special issue on 'Deleuze and Photography.' (March 2012).
"Joseph Heathcott Collection of Counterculture Publications, 1971-2000." Collection built between 1985-2000, subsequently organized and donated to the Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections. Available to the public as of 2012.
"The Future of the 'Urban' in Schools of Architecture." Yale University School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, May 2012.
"The Archive in a Global Age: Reflections on the Future of the Past." Public talk at the Benjamin Franklin House, London, Mar 2011.
"Studio and Seminar: Cross-Fertilizing Pedagogies." Lecture at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands, May 2010.
Workshop and presentation on overhauling Ph.D. programs, University of Maryland, Mar 2009.
"Blueprints, Tools, and the Reality Before Us: Improving Doctoral Training in the Humanities." Change magazine, Fall 2007.
"The Value of Architecture: Bruce Lindsey Brings the Lessons of the Rural Studio to the Metropolis." Metropolis magazine, May 2007.
"History as Civic Resource: The Jane Addams Hull House Museum." Lecture delivered for the College of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, Apr 2006.