Beyond the Canon
In this session we look at the contributions of lesser-known architects and how the idea of modernity shaped new nations. Speakers will look at Lithuanian-born designers, the work of American-born Robert George Boughey and his impact on Bangladesh and Alfred P. Sloan’s influence on highway construction and the built environment.
Speakers & Abstracts:
- The Sloanist City: Alfred Sloan, General Motors, and Managerial Capitalism
Daniel Jonas-Roche (b.1993) is an architecture professor, curator, and writer in New York City.
- Modernism and National Identity: Case of Lithuanian WWII Refugees in US
Vaidas Petrulis, Ph.D., is an architectural historian and researcher at Kaunas university of Technology in Lithuania.
- Architect Robert G. Boughey: A "Shadow Canon" in the Context of Post-colonial Modern Architectural History
Fatema Tasmia is a PhD student at the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University.
- Cecelia Bucki, Professor of History, Fairfield University.
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