During the course of a year, many significant exhibitions, lectures and conferences take place at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Presevation. The School attemps to present today’s most provocative work through “events’ by world-class figures. These events extend current debates on the changing nature of architecture and our society, exposing material that may prove useful in dealing with the cultural complexities facing contemporary designers.
Columbia Documents of Architecture and Theory compiles selected material from the lectures and conferences that have taken place recently at the School. CalledD for short, Documents presents work by today’s leading theorists and practitioners while questioning the context in which the practice of architecture occurs. Its mandate – to explore architecture’s engagement with culture and history – is developed in two issues annually.