Boston University

Photonics Center
Room 901
8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston
February 13, 2016
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Session 1:
Architecture of Colonialism
Shivani Shedde, Jacobé Huet, Tina Barouti

Session 2:
Expressions of Landscape Architecture
Farshid Emami, Aaron Ahlstrom, Ruth Lo

Session 3:
Religion and Secularism in Architecture
Caroline E. Murphy, Sam Palfreyman, Eric Lin

Hosted by Boston University’s History of Art and Architecture Department

More info:

Ian Stevenson: cis(at)     Silvia Colpani: colpanis(at)     Megan Sherck: sherckm(at)

Tentative Schedule:

8:45-9:00: Coffee and Refreshments

9:00-9:05: Welcome and Introductions

Session 1, Architecture of Colonialism
9:05-9:25: Making (In)Visible: Governance, Representation, and the Making of the Subject in the Kolar Mines, 1873-1950, Shivani Shedde, Yale University
9:25-9:45: Zionism, Nazism and Orientalism: Modern Architecture in 1930s Tel Aviv, Jacobé Huet, Williams College
9:45-10:05: The Corbusian Cycle: French and Algerian Architectural Exchange in the Twentieth Century, Tina Barouti, Boston University
10:05-10:15: Q&A for all session 1 panelists

10:15-10:25: BREAK

Session 2: Expressions of Landscape Architecture
10:25-10:45: The Chaharbagh of Isfahan: Architecture and Urbanism in Safavid Iran, Farshid Emami, Harvard University
10:45-11:05: Green Spaces & Close Quarters: Bromley Park & Housing in Jamaica Plain, Aaron Ahlstrom, Boston University
11:05-11:25: Cultivating Fascism: War Gardens, Ancient Ruins, and Mussolini’s Rome, Ruth Lo, Brown University
11:25-11:35: Q&A for all session 2 panelists

11:35-11:45: BREAK

Session 3: Religion and Secularism in Architecture
11:45-12:05: Artifacts and Relics: Accessing Architectural Origins in theMonasticon Anglicanum (1655), Caroline Murphy, MIT
12:05-12:25: Washington Chapel: Material Symbol of the Twentieth-Century Mormon Return to the Eastern United States, Samuel Palfreyman, Boston University
12:25-12:45: Architecture and Social Media: Comparative Analysis of Facebook and New York Times Headquarters, Eric Lin, Brandeis University
12:45-12:55: Q&A for all session 3 panelists

12:55: Closing remarks