This symposium is conceived and organized by the Yale School of Architecture’s M.Arch II ’21 class as a means of exploring speculative design methodologies and alternative forms of engagement with architecture’s past and future.
The titular portmanteau is the outcome of a year-long collective exploration of a range of topics, including questions of architectural labor and material extraction, psycho-spatial crises on global, regional, and domestic scales, and contemporary manifestations of architectural regionalism, technology, and nostalgia. Working across geographical, political, and temporal divides, Retrofuturisms calls into question the institutional norms and unstated assumptions implicit in contemporary design practices.
The inaugural post-professional symposium gathers practitioners, writers, and thinkers for an extended conversation about these long-standing issues, made all the more timely by this year’s unusual circumstances.
The symposium includes five sessions which take place over the course of five days. Please register for each individually:
Monday, March 15 1 PM – Friday, March 19, 2021 6:30 PM
This semester’s symposium is supported in part by the J. Irwin Miller Endowment.
Live captioning is not available but transcipted recordings will be available after the event upon request.
Attendees may earn 1 Learning Unit per session (a total of 5 for the entire symposium) after approval by the American Institute of Architects (email firstname.lastname@example.org with your AIA number). The Yale School of Architecture is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. Credits earned by attending this symposium can be reported to CES Records for AIA Members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA Members are available upon request.