building the imaginary city, 1946-present
by Columbia / Malaquais
About the Book
During the Spring 2010 semester in Paris a collaboration took place between Columbia University’s New/York Paris Program and the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais. Through the coordination of Patrick O’Connor, the two student bodies met over the course of the semester, in seminar format, to consider the development of Paris from an international point of view, in comparison to the native perspective.
This collection of essays by architecture and urban studies students from Columbia University was produced as part of the Architecture, Planning and Preservation course of the New York/Paris program, instructed and edited by Michael Herrman and based upon the “Illusory Cities” chapter of Hypercontextuality: the architecture of displacement and placelessness (Michael Herrman, CNR 2009, Rome).
In conjunction, the essays by architecture students from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais were produced under the guidance of Brent Patterson.