Le Corbusier, Maison "Murondins," refugee housing, 1940. Full credit below.

DISCUSSIONS Series Lecture: Mary McLeod

September 27, 2017
Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall

Mary McLeod will deliver a lecture titled "To make something with nothing": Le Corbusier's Proposal for Refugee Housing Les Constructions "Murondins" as part of DISCUSSIONS in Architectural History and Theory.

McLeod is a professor of architecture at Columbia University, where she teaches architecture history and theory. She has also taught at Harvard University, University of Kentucky, University of Miami, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. Her research and publications have focused on the history of the modern movement and on contemporary architecture theory, examining issues concerning the connections between architecture and politics. She is co-editor of Architecture, Criticism, Ideology and Architecture Reproduction, and is the editor of and contributor to the book Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living (Abrams, 2003). Presently she is co-editing a website on pioneering American women architects for the Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation.

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Coordinated by Eric Mumford, the Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture, and Igor Marjanović, professor of architecture, the DISCUSSIONS series is aimed at provoking advanced conversations on research in architectural history and theory. For more information about the series, click here.

Image Credit

Le Corbusier, Maison "Murondins," refugee housing, diagram showing system of pisé walls and branch roof supports, 1940. © 2017 Artist Rights Society (ARS) New York/ADAGP, Paris/FLC.