With the continued growth of PhD programs in architecture and the simultaneous broadening of approaches, InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection on Doctoral Research in Architecture begins a timely survey into contemporary research at academic institutions internationally, in the context of the expanding landscape of architectural inquiry. The eighteen interviews with scholars who direct or contributed to doctoral research programs in areas of architecture history and theory, theory and criticism, design research, urban studies, cross-disciplinary research, and practice-based research expose a plurality of positions articulating a range of research tactics. Renowned scholars narrated the stories, the experiences, and the research that shaped and are shaping doctoral education worldwide, providing an invaluable knowledge resource from which readers may find inspiration for their work. InterVIEWS acknowledges the diversity in approaches to research to evidence meaningful differences and the range of contributions in academic institutions. The relevance of this self-reflection becomes apparent in the exposition of vibrant and at times divergent viewpoints that offer a thought-provoking opportunity to consider the openness and breadth of a field that is unrelenting in redefining its boundaries along with the probing questions.
Table of Contents
List of figures and credits. Acknowledgements. List of abbreviations. Contributor biographies. List of initials (interviewees and interviewers). Introduction Federica Goffi 1. InterVIEW 1 Alberto Perez-Gomez 2. InterVIEW 2 Donald Kunze 3. InterVIEW 3 Paul Emmons 4. InterVIEW 4 Harry Francis Mallgrave 5. InterVIEW 5 Leon Van Schaik 6. InterVIEW 6 Karen Franck 7. InterVIEW 7 Martin Bechtold 8. InterVIEW 8 Jonathan Hill 9. InterVIEW 9 Rebecca Williamson 10. InterVIEW 10 Michelangelo Sabatino 11. InterVIEW 11 Wendy Pullan 12. InterVIEW 12 Ross Jenner 13. InterVIEW 13 David Leatherbarrow 14. InterVIEW 14 Arindam Dutta 15. InterVIEW 15 Beatriz Colomina 16. InterVIEW 16 Ute Poerschke 17. InterVIEW 17 Claire Zimmerman 18. InterVIEW 18 Stanislaus Fung
Federica Goffi is an Associate Professor (2007 – present), and Co-chair of the PhD program at the Azrieli School of Architecture Urbanism at Carlton University, Ottowa, Canada. She holds a PhD from Virginia Tech and has published book chapters and journal articles on the threefold nature of time-weather-tempo. Her book, Time Matter[s]: Invention and Re-imagination in Built Conservation: The Unfinished Drawings and Buildings of St. Peter's in the Vatican, was published by Ashgate in 2013. She edited Marco Frascari's Dream House: A Theory of Imagination (Routledge 2017) and co-edited Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity (2019). Federica holds a Dottore in Architettura from the University of Genoa, Italy and is a licensed architect in her native country, Italy.
"First part of a long-term survey, this book clearly shows that doctoral studies in architecture have reached such a degree of maturity, that these interviews can be read as true contributions to an epistemology of architectural research. This is mandatory reading for doctoral students and academics who, at times, can lack confidence in the value of research in a complex field – architecture – at the crossroad of disciplinary and professional expectations regarding the most pressing issues of our contemporary world."- Jean-Pierre Chupin, Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence, Université de Montréal, Canada
"This volume offers a fascinating and long overdue insight into the origins and preoccupations of some of the major global centres of architectural research. These are the doctoral research programmes in architectural design and humanities that tend to set the agenda - and the standards - for everyone else to follow. This collection will provide a valuable resource for all architectural researchers looking to raise their game." -Jonathan Hale, Professor of Architectural Theory, Departmentof Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, UK
"The interviews presented here explore the speculative range of PhD programs in Architecture, each an intellectual ecosystem for students, many of whom will become teachers. These insights into the role of scholarship, teaching, and learning about the built environment have never been more crucial." - Gray Read, Director of the Masters of Arts in Architecture program at Florida International University, U.S.A.
"During epistemic changes in the nature of thought and in the status of truth, it is highly fitting to ask about the role and import of doctoral education for the discipline of architecture. More than ever, the profession invites a critical, yet integrated, review of its history, ambitions, and contested territories. To this end, InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection on Doctoral Research in Architecture is a work of careful transcription that sets the stage for educating architectural educators of the twenty-first century with inspired teachings, polemics, and debate."- Franca Trubiano, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A