Future of History invites theorists, designers, practioners and historians to discuss history and the built environment

The Future of History Conference at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, April 1-2, 2011 features theorists, designers, practitioners and historians in discussion and debate on the role of history in the design of the built environment. The presentations and panel discussions by the international roster of speakers are free and open to the public.

The conference will be held at the University of Michigan Rackham Amphitheatre. Conference presentations, Friday, April 1, 4:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., are concentrated on the theme, Discipline, with discussions on practice and history. Day two of the conference, Sat., April 2, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., will include discussions on operative, globalization, environment and pedagogy.

Future of History is the fourth and final conference in a series of events (previous conferences including Future of Design, Fall 2009; Future of Urbanism, Winter 2010; and Future of Technology, Fall 2010) that brings together international experts to provide insight and debate on initiatives past, present and future. Conference presentations and conversations can found on the Taubman College YouTube channel.

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Future of History speakers (in presentation order): Penelope Dean, Mark Foster Gage, Eric Howeler, Timothy Hyde, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Ana Miljački, Simon Sadler, Peter Zellner, Esra Akcan, Susan Buck-Morss, Arindam Dutta, , Ijlal Muzaffar, Dell Upton, Vandana Baweja, Nicholas de Monchaux, Edward Eigen, Ellen Grimes, Janette Kim, Eve Blau, Wes Jones, Derek Collins, William Menking, and George Baird