David Gissen | The Architecture of Disability

Date: November 02, 2022
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Virtual

David Gissen is a New York-based author, designer, and educator who works in the fields of architecture, landscape, and urban design. He recently completed the book The Architecture of Disability: Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes Beyond Access (University of Minnesota Press, in-press)—a work of history, theory, and critical memoir. His previous publications include Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments and Manhattan Atmospheres: Architecture, the Interior Environment, and Urban Crisis. In addition to his writing, he has completed several recent collaborative design projects including “An Archaeology of Disability” at the 2021 Venice Biennale and “Block Party: From Independent Living to Disability Communalism,” exhibited at the Center for Architecture in New York. David has held academic appointments at Yale’s School of Architecture; The Academy of Fine Art, Vienna; Columbia University; MIT; and the California College of the Arts. He is currently Professor of Architecture and Urban History at Parsons School of Design/New School University.