Benjamin Flowers examines architecture as a social activity situated within the intersecting spheres of politics, culture and economy. Looking in particular at skyscrapers and stadiums, he focuses on the ways these structures are constructed, the ends to which they are used and public reactions to them. His is the author of Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century and a professor of architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture. Flowers is currently completing a book on stadia around the world.
Benjamin Flowers is co-sponsored by art+environment: a four-year interdisciplinary program at Pitzer College, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.