Event Title

Building the Post-Industrial Community: New Urbanism in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Presenter Information

Steven Niedbala, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A155

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-26-2013 4:00 PM

End Date

4-26-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

The conceptualization of the post-industrial era coincided with a revival of communitarian rhetoric in post-industrial theory. My research investigates how the nostalgic tendencies of architecture in the post-war era complements the economic imperatives of post-industrial capital. I use the case of urban development in the former industrial center of Pittsburgh to form a critical perspective upon the intersecting narratives of post-industrialism and post-war architectural history.

Notes

Session III, Panel 12: The Boundaries of Community: Case Studies in Historical Memory, Post-Urbanism, and Contemporary Christianity
Moderator: Daphne Johns, Associate Professor of Sociology

Link to full text thesis at OhioLINK ETD Center:
http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=oberlin1479892713713989

Major

Art History

Advisor(s)

Sarah Hamill, Art History
John Harwood, Art History

Project Mentor(s)

John Harwood, Art History

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Building the Post-Industrial Community: New Urbanism in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Science Center, A155

The conceptualization of the post-industrial era coincided with a revival of communitarian rhetoric in post-industrial theory. My research investigates how the nostalgic tendencies of architecture in the post-war era complements the economic imperatives of post-industrial capital. I use the case of urban development in the former industrial center of Pittsburgh to form a critical perspective upon the intersecting narratives of post-industrialism and post-war architectural history.