Material culture is the aspect of social reality grounded in the objects and architecture that surround people. It includes the usage, consumption, creation, and trade of objects as well as the behaviors, norms, and rituals that the objects create or take part in.
This lecture will consist of:
Long Island as hearth for material culture
Long Island the hinterland for New York
Community formation/community inversion
● Worker communities
● Intentional communities
● Residential parks and parkways
Morretti, Moses and you
LI architectural hearths
● England, New England and the FHA
● International Style and hemispheric hegemony
● Modern Mannerism and Post Modernism
● Resiliency - past, present and future
The Construction Hearth: Why is this important?
● Transit Oriented Development and the lesson of Morretti
● Housing Types
● Planning for Resiliency
● Regulatory evolution
● Technology and innovation
1. Material culture study as a source for design and construction patterns.
2. Understanding Long Island material culture contribution to national and international innovation in design and construction.
3. Transit Oriented Development and the lessons of Morretti
4. Going forward - the next contributions of Long Island to the material culture of design and construction.
2 AIA LU's
HSW to be determined