Architecture is widely held to be deeply political. Yet, until recently, political theory has arguably paid rather little attention to the built environment (while architects have often not hesitated to make statements about politics). The panel seeks to open a dialogue among political theorists, theorists of architecture, and historians. It asks what might be said normatively about architecture, but also poses the question what political theorists might learn from debates in architecture and urban planning.
Margaret Kohn (University of Toronto)
Spyros Papapetros (Princeton University)
Till van Rahden (University of Montreal)
Heinrich Wefing (Political Editor of the German weekly Die Zeit)
Bernardo Zacka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Chair and Convenor:
Jan-Werner Müller (Princeton University)