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Lecture and Book Launch for Detroit-Moscow-Detroit: An Architecture for Industrialization

January 26, 2024 , 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lecture and Book Launch for Detroit-Moscow-Detroit: An Architecture for Industrialization

FREE EVENT

On behalf of the Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation and the Judy and Stanley Frankel Detroit Observatory, a division of the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, we are pleased to invite you to a lecture and book launch for Detroit-Moscow-Detroit: An Architecture for Industrialization, 1917-1945.

The Detroit Observatory
1398 E. Ann St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

IN-PERSON AND ONLINE: Registration required

The book Detroit-Moscow-Detroit: an Architecture for Industrialization explores spatial development, manufacturing, mass production, and organizational planning across lines that ran from Detroit to Moscow and back. The book shows how capitalist and communist built environments in the twentieth century were co-produced in a period of intense technical exchange between two world wars. Contributors to the book include Richard Anderson, Robert Bird, Oksana Chabanyuk, Christina E. Crawford, Robert Fishman, Christina Kiaer, Evgeniia Konysheva, Mark G. Meerovich, Sonia Melnikova-Raich, Lewis H. Siegelbaum, Maria C. Taylor, Claire Zimmerman, and Katherine Zubovich. Co-editor and contributor Jean-Louis Cohen died just as the printed book reached the publisher’s office. This event is dedicated to his memory.

Co-editors Crawford and Zimmerman will lead this presentation, which will include selected chapter authors from the book.

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Christina E. Crawford is an architectural and urban historian, a trained architect, and Masse-Martin NEH Professor of Art History at Emory University whose research focuses on the transnational exchange of ideas about housing and urban form in the twentieth century. She is the author of Spatial Revolution: Architecture and Planning in the Early Soviet Union (2022), and co-editor of Detroit-Moscow-Detroit: An Architecture for Industrialization, 1917-1945 (2023). New research explores interwar exchanges of housing expertise between the US and Europe, using Atlanta, Georgia as a primary node. She received her PhD and MArch from Harvard University, and her BA from Yale University
Claire Zimmerman joined the Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto in summer 2023, where she directs the PhD Program in Architecture, Landscape, and Design as Associate Professor of Architectural History and Theory. She is the co-editor of Detroit-Moscow-Detroit: An Architecture for Industrialization, 1917-1945 (2023), and recently completed Albert Kahn Inc.: Architecture, Labor, and Industry, 1905-1961 (forthcoming with MIT Press, 2024). She also co-edited the forthcoming Architecture against Democracy: Histories of the Nationalist International (with Reinhold Martin, University of Minnesota Press, 2024). Zimmerman remains affiliated with the University of Michigan, where she taught from 2006-2023.