Dan Monk will offer a lecture entitled "The Geopolitics of Greenwashing" at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan on Thursday, October 8th. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the event. See the Taubman College's events page for details: http://www.tcaup.umich.edu/news_and_events/events/
Daniel Bertrand Monk holds the George R. and Myra T. Cooley Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University, where he is a Professor of Geography and director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. He is the author of 'An Aesthetic Occupation: The Immediacy of Architecture and the Palestine Conflict' (Duke Press, 2002) as well as a number of other studies on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Together with Mike Davis he has edited 'Evil Paradises: The Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism' (New Press, 2007). He is currently completing a monograph entitled "The Era of Euphoria," which focuses on the immediate aftermath of the 1967 Arab Israeli war, and more specifically, on postwar debates as the origins of current consensus about the intractability of this conflict. Dan Monk is also a principal in the Tel-Aviv architectural firm, Piltzer/Monk Architects, one of the most highly premiated practices in Israel. The partnership has built public housing, university buildings, and has focused on urban design projects. They were awarded the Rokah prize for Israeli Architecture by the Municipality of Tel-Aviv in 2006 for the design of the Max Webb Faculty of Languages Building at Tel-Aviv University. Monk now limits his participation in the practice to pro bono work and design in the public interest.