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Front to Rear: Architecture and Planning during World War II, March 7-8, 2009

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March 7-8, 2009 Prepared under the scholarly direction of Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, the conference was co-organized by NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, and Princeton University’s School of Architecture. It brought together an international group of scholars whose talks investigated a wide range of architectural and planning activities that emerged over the course of World War II in diverse geographical locations. The aim of the conference was to spotlight a still seldom explored, yet critical period in the history of modern architecture and planning.

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Introductory remarks: Stan Allen, Jean-Louis Cohen, Mirko Zardini

Speakers/authors: Lucia Allais, Pep Avilés, Maristella Casciato, Marina Dmitrieva-Einhorn, Carola Hein, Alicia Imperiale, Benoît Jacquet, Paul B. Jskot, Anna Jozefacka, Joy Knoblauch, Roland May, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Edmund Potter, Enrique Ramirez, Vladimír Šlapeta, Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Pieter Uyttenhove, Anna Vallye, Roberto Zancan

Moderators: Jeffry M. Diefendorf, Harmut Frank, Antoine Picon, Anthony Vidler

Closing remarks: Joan Ockman

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