William Brinkman-Clark Appointed Visiting Scholar

Dr. William Brinkman-Clark will join Spitzer as a visiting scholar during the fall semester, brining his interest in “Movement, Change, and Fixity in Contemporary Architectural Thought and Pedagogy.”

While at Spitzer, he will assist in consolidating a pilot program for a transdisciplinary studio between UNAM and Spitzer, interview Spitzer and other CUNY faculty on their research pertaining to urbanism in the United States and Latin America, and examine the integration of urbanism, design, and history/theory in the Spitzer curriculum. He plans to spend time reading — using Emanuele Coccia’s continuing work on metamorphosis, Angel Alvarez’s Cosmetics: A Philosophy of Physical Appearance, and Catherine Malabou’s ongoing explorations into plasticity — to find ways in which these concepts can be woven into forms of architectural thought and pedagogy that can better address contemporary issues of displacement and change.

He has also collaborated with Dean Gutman in planning “Border Crossings: Architecture and the Americas,” the fall 2022 Sciame lecture series.

Brinkman-Clark received his doctorate in the history and theory of architecture in 2016 from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico, where he is currently professor of philosophy and theory of architecture.