The Aggregate Working Conference, funded by the Clarence Ward Lecture Fund and organized by John Harwood, will take place on campus April 11 and 12.
AGGREGATE is a group of ten architectural scholars from various
universities and colleges that seeks to understand architecture—its
history, theory, and practice—in its full complexity. Our unique
working method is defined by the collection of individual contributions,
which then serve as the basis for collaboratively written essays linking
those individual contributions across temporal, geographical and
disciplinary boundaries. Our current project, a book entitled Governing
by Design: Architecture and Crisis from Modernization to Sustainability,
brings together ten innovative essays on how the architecture of the
19th and 20th centuries engages with issues of managing political,
technical, economic and ecological change.
This working conference will bring all ten members of Aggregate to
Oberlin College for a two-day dialogue with Oberlin faculty and
students. Aggregate members will present individual papers,
collaborative texts, and engage in dialogue with Oberlin faculty members
from disciplines outside of architecture.