Professor Andrew Shanken’s plenary talk discusses the global scope of teaching architectural history
Professor of Architecture Andrew Shanken spoke at a plenary session at the April conference of Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative members in Miami. His talk, titled “Borobudur and the World,” addressed using the 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple as a launching point for teaching a global-oriented view of architecture. Professor Shanken is an architectural and urban historian with a focus on how cultural constructions of memory shape the built environment, and vice versa. He is a faculty curator of the Environmental Design Archives and on the Faculty Advisory Committee at the Townsend Center for the Humanities and the Global Urban Humanities.
The GAHTC Members’ Conference is a forum for content presentations, teacher-to-teacher workshops on pedagogical techniques, as well as opportunity to collectively discuss GAHTC goals, progress, and imperatives.
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