Lecture, “In Pursuit of an Architectural Urbanism,” at GSAPP Columbia University, New York, February 15, 2017, 3 pm.

Remarks and moderating panel at The Logistical City symposium organized by Clare Lyster and hosted by the UIC Institute of Humanities, February 7, 2017, 9am-5:30pm.

Lecture, “The City as Visionary Project,” to the Urban Design Program at the Taubman College, University of Michigan, February 3, 2017, 6pm.

Lecture, “In Pursuit of an Architectural Urbanism,” at KU Leuven Campus Sint-Lucas, Brussels, Belgium, October 10, 2016, 6:30pm.

Special guest lecture via live broadcast at the RIBA in London, “Crisis and Chicago’s Speculative Project,” March 8, 2016, 1pm (CST) / 7pm (GMT)

talk _ CITY AS LABORATORY

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Talk “City as Laboratory” and roundtable discussion on “Chicago’s Global History” at the Cultural Center of Chicago, 78 E. Washington, October 16, 2015, 6pm. Continue Reading →

talk _ CROWN HALL ROUNDTABLE

When You’re Having More Than One,” is a roundtable discussion on the state of design criticism; where IIT is hosting UIC faculty, October 3, 2015, 6-7:30pm.

Keynote at the symposium “After Empirical Urbanism” at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, March 1, 2015, 1:30pm.

talk _ EUROPE LECTURE TOUR

“The Export of Metropolitan Architecture” lecture at the AA in London, UK (10/28), the University of Kent, UK (10/29), Hochparterre in Zürich, CH (10/30), the OfficeUS at the Venice Biennale, IT (10/31), and Pro qm in Berlin, DE (11/03).

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“A New Visionary;” lecture at the “Instruments for Urban Production” symposium in conjunction with the book launch of The Petropolis of Tomorrow and hosted at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, April 25, 2014, 6pm.

Gallery Talk on “Chicagoisms” at the Art Institute of Chicago, April 24, 2014, 6pm.IMG_5608

talk _ CHICAGOISMS BOOK LAUNCH

Book launch event with panel discussion and reception at the Graham Foundation, April 5, 2014, 2pm.

Introduction by Sarah Herda (Director, Graham Foundation), followed by a lecture on the publication by Eisenschmidt, talks by Penelope Dean, Ellen Grimes, Sam Jacob, and Mark Linder, and a closing panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Mekinda.

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“The New Visionary,” a talk at the Opening Keynote Session at the AIAS Forum in Chicago: “Prospects for an Evolving Profession,” Fairmont Chicago, December 30, 2013, 4pm.

Lecture on “Chicagoism” at Mies’ IIT Crown Hall, October 25, 2013, 12:30pm.

Gallery Talk, at the occasion of the exhibition City Works: Provocations for Chicago’s Urban Future at the Expo 72 Gallery, September 18, 2013, 5:30pm.2013_09_18_4417 copy (low-res)

talk _ LESS PLANNING, MORE VISION!

Invited speaker at the National Conference of the American Planning Association, Chicago, April 15, 2013 [a talk, intended as a provocation to planning].

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talk _ CITY CATALYST

Public lecture for the official lecture series at John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, November 15, 2012.

talk _ CITIES – GRAND FICTIONS

Keynote lecture at the Manufactured Landscapes conference, Chicago, May 19, 2012.

talk _ CHICAGOISM: A CITY’S VISIONARY ARCHITECTURAL DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

Public lecture at The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, February 7, 2012.

Chicago’s visionary unbuilt projects have proved to be of particular importance for the architectural discourse as a whole. The lecture, therefore, investigates some of the most spectacular proposals and asks what makes the city tick as a laboratory of ideas.

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talk _ URBANISM AND OTHER URBAN PRACTICES

Invited speaker at Symposium on Architectural and Urban History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (organized by Robert Bruegmann), October 28, 2011.

talk _ INFORMAL CITY – FORMS OF ARCHITECTURE

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talk _ INFORMAL {=WITHOUT FORMAT} CITIES

Public lecture hosted by the Center for Architecture in Philadelphia, April 15, 2011.

talk _ THE PLEASURE OF SHOPPING AND OTHER MISDEEDS: WERTHEIM’S PANDEMONIUM OF TRAFFIC AND GOODS

Lecture at Between Experience and Representation: Cities in an Area of Tension, international conference, Radboud University of Nijmegen, Holland, March 10, 2011 (presented in absence).

Lecture, “Theorien der Raumanschauung und die Entstehung einer neuen Metropole,” was cited in Matthias Schirren’s article “Freiheit und Ordnung: Der Philharmonie Osteingang,” in Scharoun, exhibition catalog, 2011.

talk _ NEW RESEARCH

Invited Round table participant at Northwestern University, Chicago, December 3, 2010 (other participants: Barry Bergdoll, Andreas Beyer, Neil Levine, Martin Bressani, Robert Bruegmann, and Harry Mallgrave; organized by David Van Zanten).

talk _ STRANGER THAN FICTION

Speaker at the Once Upon a Place – International Conference on Architecture and Fiction, on the occasion of the Lisbon Triennial of Architecture, Lisbon, Portugal, October 12, 2010.

talk _ THEORIEN DER RAUMANSCHAUUNG UND DIE ENTSTEHUNG EINER NEUEN METROPOLE

Lecture at the August Endell: Die Berliner Jahre, Freie Universität Berlin, Kunsthistorisches Institut, April 24, 2010.  Continue Reading →

talk _ FORMS OF PRACTICE

Invited speaker at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, lecture on the work of Studio Offshore, July 7, 2009.

talk _ FROM URBAN FORMLESSNESS TO INFORMAL PRACTICES: BERLIN, TOKYO, LAGOS

Lecture at the Informal Cities Conference, Royal University College of Fine Arts Stockholm, Sweden, September 6, 2008. Continue Reading →

talk _ SHOPPING FOR A METROPOLITAN ARCHITECTURE: EARLY COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN MODERN BERLIN

Lecture at the SAH Annual Meeting (panel: The Limits of Community), Cincinnati, OH, April 24, 2008.

talk _ TRICKSTERS OF MODERNITY: AUTODIDACTIC APPROPRIATIONS IN ARCHITECTURAL VISIONS OF THE METROPOLIS

Lecture at the SAH Annual Meeting (panel: Creative Misreading), Pittsburgh, PA, April 9, 2007. Continue Reading →

talk _ ARCHITECTURE IN SEARCH FOR A LANGUAGE OF URBAN RESISTANCE

Invited speaker at the Spiegel Symposium, structured around an exhibition of Barry Le Va, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia, PA, March 17-18, 2005 (speakers included David Lewis and Mark Wasiuta, moderated by Detlef Mertins; with keynote lectures by Greil Marcus and Barry Le Va). Continue Reading →