Oct 19th 2015

Global History at S. R. Crown Hall

IIT Architecture PhD program hosts annual workshop of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative.

Professor Mark Jarzombek, from MIT, addresses attendees at the weekend GAHTC workshop.

An annual international gathering of architectural historians was hosted by the IIT PhD Program in Architecture over the weekend of Oct. 17. The 2015 workshop of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative, an innovative organization of architectural educators from around the world, met in Chicago to develop curricular approaches for history courses. The local hosting committee was led by Assistant Professor Joseph L. Clarke and included Professor Michelangelo Sabatino and students from the IIT PhD Program in Architecture.

The workshop began on Friday evening, when Sabatino and Clarke participated in “Chicago's Global History,” a public roundtable discussion held in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. On Saturday and Sunday, 60 architectural historians—representing six continents—gathered in S.R. Crown Hall to discuss pedagogical approaches and to develop new course content. The event concluded with a tour of the IIT campus led by Clarke.