Interview with Joan Ockman, May 2008, Buell

Nika Grabar
Academy of Design in Ljubljana


When the interview took place, Joan Ockman was Director of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, where she was also teaching in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She has held visiting teaching appointments at the Graduate School of Fine Arts of the University of Pennsylvania, the Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Yale University School of Architecture. In 2002–2003 she was a Center Fellow at the International Center for Advanced Studies at New York University. She has edited a number of books, amongst others Architecture Culture 1943–1968: A Documentary Anthology and Out of Ground Zero: Case Studies in Urban Reinvention. In collaboration with Berlage Institute she was working on the FORuM project for two years. A series of lectures at the closing event was accompanied by a book launch and an exhibition at Columbia University in New York.




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