College of Architecture Research Forum: Benjamin Flowers, "The Stadium in Conflict: Soccer Wars, Detention Camps, and Urbanicide”

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    • Thursday January 26, 2012
      10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Architecture Library, West Architecture Building Atrium
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Full Summary: Flowers examines architecture as a form of social activity situated within the intersecting spheres of politics, culture, and economy.

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Benjamin Flowers, "The Stadium in Conflict: Soccer Wars, Detention Camps, and Urbanicide”  View this Lecture

College of Architecture Research Forum

Thursday, January 26, 2012; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Georgia Tech Architecture Library, West Architecture Building

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On Thursday, January 26, Dr. Benjamin Flowers, Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, will be giving a talk entitled "The Stadium in Conflict: Soccer Wars, Detention Camps, and Urbanicide” in the COA Research Forum. The College of Architecture in partnership with the Georgia Tech Library and Archives hosts this monthly research series. Held on the last Thursday of each month during the academic year, a COA faculty member, research scientist, student or colleague talks about his/her research.  The purpose of the series is to provide an informal forum for members of the Georgia Tech community to present their work, explore ideas, and identify opportunities for collaboration. The talks are free and open to the public. The talks are held in the Architecture Library from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.   

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Benjamin Flowers

Associate Professor Benjamin Flowers joined the faculty of architecture in 2005. His work examines architecture as a form of social activity situated within the intersecting spheres of politics, culture, and economy. In other words, his work focuses on the ways buildings are constructed, the ends to which they are used, and the nature of public reaction to them. His research has attracted recognition and funding from Columbia University’s Buell Center for Architecture, Cornell University’s John Nolen Fellowship, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Hagley Museum and Library. His recent publications include Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), which was named a 2010 Outstanding Academic Title in Architecture by Choice Magazine.

In 2008 Flowers was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Architecture. Flowers received his PhD  from the University of Minnesota and his BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He grew up in Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Bulgaria, Romania, and Washington, DC.

Upcoming Research Forums

February 23, 2012:     *Dowell Myers, “Immigration and our Future”

March 29, 2012: Robert Todd, “BreakThru: Virtual Worlds and Social Media for Mentoring STEM”

April 26, 2012              Brian Bowen, Construction History Research

*A guest of the College of Architecture, Dowell Myers, PhD, is a professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California. He is a demographer and urban planner who creates narratives to promote public understanding about pressing issues that affect our common future. His research emphasizes the linkage of demographic data (census, surveys, and projections) to trends in housing, workforce, education, taxpaying, voting, and immigration.

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