KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 
 
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Robert Cowherd, PhD

Speaking: Friday, March 8th 2019; General Session

Robert is currently a Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology and an architectural and urban designer and historian focusing on Southeast Asia and Latin America. His teaching and research connect long historical trajectories to global challenges. He is on the Board of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative. His research on design as a catalyst for social transformation in Medellin, Colombia was supported by a Fulbright Scholar Award. His work on the question of reflexivity is the focus of “Notes on Post-Criticality: Towards an Architecture of Reflexive Modernisation” Footprint 3, no. 1 (January 2009): 65–76, https://doi.org/10.7480/footprint/3/1/700. Robert has a PhD in History and Theory of Architecture and an Urban Design Certificate from MIT, and a BArch in from The Cooper Union.

 
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Theodore Touloukian

Speaking: Saturday, March 9th 2019; General Session

Theodore Touloukian is the President and founder of Touloukian Touloukian Inc. Ted has distinguished himself as a design leader who thinks between, across and beyond multiple disciplines. By encouraging the integration of creativity and critical thinking with project collaborators; Ted fosters an environment that develops innovative and integrated design solutions addressing our common challenges.