Tower, Slab, Superblock: Paris session

A recording of one of three sessions from a conference discussing social housing.

December 10, 2016

Recorded on December 10, 2016.

In 2016, The Architectural League of New York hosted a conference called Tower, Slab, Superblock examining the history, current status, and prospects of high-rise and superblock residential development. Experts discussed the potential for redevelopment from design and public policy perspectives.

The video includes the following speakers:

  • Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at New York University
  • Javier Arpa, research and education coordinator of The Why Factory at Delft University of Technology
  • Kenny Cupers, associate professor in the History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Basel
  • Frédéric Druot, founder and partner, Frédéric Druot Architecture.


A Parallel History

In an introduction to 1977 book Women in American Architecture, Susana Torre considers cultural assumptions about women as consumers, producers, critics, and creators of space.

1977 Essay