Colonial Networks an...

In my continuing work on a book manuscript on architecture and racial politics during the late-Fascist era in Italy, I am writing about the organization and displays of the Italian Overseas Exhibition. This politically charged representation of Italy”s colonies was held in the...

Architecture and War

Written by Associate Professor Brian L. McLaren While in Rome this past fall, when I was not teaching or preparing for lectures, field trips or studio, I spent my time on my current research project, which examines the architecture of the late-Fascist period in Italy. My work in Rome was a...

Lesson(s) of Rome

The Lesson of Rome is for wise men, for those who know and can appreciate, who can resist and can verify. Rome is the damnation of the half-educated. To send architecture students to Rome is to cripple them for life. The Grand Prix de Rome and the Villa Medici are the cancer of French...

Thesis Studio, Autum...

It is always quite interesting to take a look at thesis projects in any architecture program to gauge the concerns of students, and perhaps even predict where the attention of our discipline may eventually move. Indeed, the thesis work of architecture students—which often tackles complex and...

Architecture and Col...

As the optimism of the Arab Spring that seized large areas of North Africa and the Middle East now fades into a much more murky fall, it seems a good time to reflect on some of the changes that have been going on in that part of the world and the manner in which architecture and urban space...