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Marion Mahony Griffin Symposium

05.07.19-05.04.19

Join us for the symposium on Marion Mahony Griffin in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland

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Marion Mahony Griffin Symposium

05.07.19-05.04.19

TBC

Booking Information

Marion Mahony Griffin Symposium

05.07.19-05.04.19

TBC

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SPEAKERS
Shiben Banerji
Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Shiben Banerji’s research uncovers the global provenance of American urbanism, analyzing the imbrication of urban design in the critique of political and economic liberalism. He is currently pursuing this theme through two book projects. The first, titled Lineages of the Global City, follows the Chicago architects Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin across the mid-Western United States, Australia, and India between 1895 and 1949 to uncover theories of the city as a non-nationalist alternative to empire. The second project, tentatively titled In the Shadow of Sovereignty, examines the formative influence that experiments in communitarian living had on legal reasoning in the United States. Shiben is also actively engaged in inter-disciplinary conversations on formations of globality. For over a decade, Shiben has been actively involved in formulating new ways for government agencies and NGOs to respond to contending demands for justice within Indian cities, first in his role as the Associate Director of the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai and more recently as a Research Fellow in the MIT Urbanization Laboratory.
Anna Rubbo
Adjunct Senior Scholar, Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, Earth Institute, Colombia University
A member of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers (2002-04), Anna Rubbo lead the Global Studio, an action research project to assist urban professionals to work effectively with the urban poor. In 2012, with CSUD and Global Studio colleagues, Rubbo developed the traveling exhibition People Building Better Cities. Shown in 18 cities and 10 countries from 2013-15, including at the UN World Urban Forum in Medellin and at the Union of International Architects congress in Durban. She  has written extensively on design education, most recently  a chapter in Rethinking Architectural Production  (forthcoming Routledge 2019). She has also written on women and development in Colombia, and housing. Rubbo has published widely on American architect Marion Mahony Griffin. In 2016 she developed the exhibition “Marion Mahony Griffin: In Her Own Right” for Elmhurst Historical Museum in Chicago. Anna is co-author, with Michael Taussig, of Esclavitud y Libertad en el Valle del Rio Cauca (UniAndes 2011).
Christopher Vernon
Associate Professor, University of Western Australia
Christopher Vernon teaches design and the history and theory of landscape architecture at the University of Western Australia. He is a leading authority on the lives and works of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, widely lecturing and publishing on the subject. More broadly, his research focusses upon architecture and landscape as collective expressions of identity, especially within the context of designed national capitals such as Canberra, New Delhi and Brasilia.