‘Radical & Conservative at Once’
24 September 2013 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio
Speaker: Kathleen James-Chakraborty and Jan Frohburg
“Radical and conservative at once” – On the work of architect Mies van der Rohe in the context of wartime America.
Kathleen James-Chakraborty is Professor of Art History at UCD. A graduate of YaleUniversity, James-Chakraborty earned her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at the University of Minnesota, at the University of California Berkeley, where she was Professor of Architecture, and at the Ruhr University Bochum. James-Chakraborty is a historian of early modern and modern architecture. She is an expert on twentieth-century German and American modernism.
Jan Frohburg studied in Weimar, London, Zurich and Chicago and has practiced and taught architecture in Germany, the U.S. and Ireland. His research interests include design education and the spatial expression of Modernity, focusing on spatial concepts characteristic to the works of Mies van der Rohe.