Baumer Series, Antoine Picon

Antoine Picon, Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design, joins the Baumer Series.


Oct 5, 2022



Knowlton Hall, Gui Auditorium
275 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

Antoine Picon is the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology at Harvard Graduate School of Design where he is also chair of the PhD program. He works on the history of the relations between the built environment and technologies and has published extensively on this subject. He is the author of French Architects and Engineers in the Age of Enlightenment (1992), Claude Perrault (1988), L'Invention de l'ingénieur moderne (1992), La Ville territoire des cyborgs (1998), Les Saint-Simoniens (2002), Digital Culture in Architecture (2010), Ornament: The Politics of Architecture and Subjectivity (2013), Smart Cities: A Spatialised Intelligence (2015), The Materiality of Architecture (2021), and other volumes. He is currently preparing a book on cities, nature, technology, and politics.