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Munroe Center for Social Inquiry
Benjamin Flowers

Benjamin Flowers
Georgia Institute of Technology

"Tyrants and Temples of Culture:
Tales from the Recent Architectural Past"

Tuesday, February 19
4:15 p.m.
Benson Auditorium, Avery Hall
Pitzer College

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.

MCSI's spring public event series examines THE CITY: Issues of Sustainability, Social Stratification, Democratic Public Spheres, Privatization, Cosmopolitanism and the Arts.

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