Lines of Property

About This Event

The conference consists of pre-circulated papers that will be framed by brief opening remarks from each speaker, with discussion to follow. Each session will allow for 15 minutes per paper including short framing remarks and Q&A related to the theme of the paper. Speakers should limit their formal remarks to 5 minutes, to allow for 10 minutes of discussion. There are 30 minutes at the end of each session for general discussion. At the end of Day 1, we have 45 minutes for general discussion. On Day 2, we ask our commentators to organize their thoughts for the session they moderated, and to comment on those projects individually and in relation to each other. We conclude the event with some thoughts about next steps in the generation of a publication about property, where the conveners imagine themselves as editors of a book or journal special number. These discussions will be continued at SAH Virtual (September 2023) and at a final meeting (virtual) around the end of the year.


  • Eliana Abu Hamdi Murchie (Assistant Dean, Syracuse University)
  • Esra Akcan (Professor, Cornell University)
  • Zeynep Çelik Alexander (Associate Professor, Columbia University)
  • Gregorio Astengo (PHD Candidate, ETH Zurich)
  • Benjamin Bross (Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Marta Caldeira (Senior Lecturer, Yale University)
  • Aaron Cayer (Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of New Mexico)
  • Gabriel Cuellar (Associate Professor-in-Practice, College of Design, University of Minnesota)
  • Peter Christensen (Professor of Art History, University of Rochester)
  • Sonali Dhanpal (RHS Marshall Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London)
  • Gail Dubrow (Professor of Architecture, University of Minnesota)
  • Richard Fadok (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Lisa Haber-Thomson (Lecturer, Harvard University)
  • Elad Horn (PhD candidate, Technion Israel Institute of Technology)
  • Christos-Georgios Kritikos (PhD student, NTUA)
  • Maria Gonzalez-Pendas (Assistant Professor, Cornell University)
  • Christine Macy (Professor, School of Architecture, Dalhousie University)
  • Michael Osman (Associate Professor, UCLA)
  • Anoma Pieris (Professor in Architecture, Melbourne School of Design)
  • Kyle Stover (Lecturer, Cal Poly Pomona)
  • Tijana Vujosevic (Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of British Columbia)
  • Wei Zhao (Assistant Professor, School of Design, Louisiana Tech University)
  • Claire Zimmerman (Associate Professor, University of Michigan)

May 5, 2023, 9 a.m.

Conference Room D, Rush Rhees Library

VAC1: Topics in Architectural History

Activity Audience: Open to the Public

Activity Category: Lecture

Host: University of Rochester