Historian and the Organism
Ijlal Muzaffar (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) recently gave a talk at the Princeton School of Architecture entitled Historian and the Organism. His presentation formed part of the Princeton Mellon Conference, Historian and the X.
Muzaffar’s presentation examined the rise of “organic” metaphors to describe Third World cities after the Second World War. It argued that this framing was an attempt to depoliticize planning interventions in the Third World and hide their Cold War agendas.