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DONALD KUNZE curriculum vitae
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Donald Kunze was born November 18, 1947, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He spent his childhood in Asheville,
graduating with honors from Lee H Edwards Senior High School. With the intention of taking up the profession of
architecture, he studied at the School of Design at North Carolina State University. He married Elaine Lohin in
1970. After three years of professional internship, undertook graduate study in geography, with an interest in gentrification, voluntary community organizations, and perception of place. He pursued doctoral studies at Penn State University, where he expanded his interests to include the study of culture, philosophy, and literary criticism.
Under the direction of Donald Verene, he wrote a dissertation on the philosophy of imagination of Giambattista Vico. He is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Architecture at Penn State University, where he applies interests in art, criticism, theory, and philosophy to issues of general education, architecture theory, and the development of new strategies in architecture and arts education. He continues to teach, advise, and write with the aim of creating new audiences for theory in the arts, literature, and architecture.
Education B. Arch., North Carolina State University, 1970.
M. A. in Geography, Georgia State University, 1974.
Ph. D. in Geography, Pennsylvania State University, 1983. Dissertation: "Thought and Place: The Imagination and Memory of Eternal Places in the Philosophy of Giambattista Vico,” directed by Donald Phillip Verene (revised, published by Peter Lang).
Teaching 1974-1978: Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, PSU; 1980: Instructor, Humanities 2 ("Science, Technology, and Civilization").
1984-1990 Architecture Studio, Theory Seminars, Department of Architecture, PSU.
1990-present: Seminars on art criticism, direction of thesis work, special projects, Department of Integrative Arts and Department of Architecture. Residence and distance education teaching and course development.
1990-present: Academic advising, membership on Graduate and Dissertation Committees, external examiner (PSU, McGill, Penn, Carleton).
Spring 2004: Graduate architecture studio and seminar, University at Buffalo, as Reyner Banham Fellow.
Spring 2008: Graduate architecture studio and seminar, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, as Nadine Carter Russell Fellow.
Periodical: Workshops and lectures to the Ph.D. program, Washington-Alexandria Architectural Center, Virginia Tech, Alexandria, VA.
Current academic rank: Professor of Architecture and Integrative Arts, Emeritus.
Publications Book: (author), Thought and Place: The Architecture of Eternal Places in the Philosophy of Giambattista Vico (New York: Peter Lang, 1987). Revised text available at http://art3idea.psu.edu/locus/thoughtplace.pdf.
Book: (co-editor, with David Black and John Pickles) Commonplaces: Essays on the Nature of Place (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989).
Book in progress (co-editor, with David Bertolini and Simone Brott) Architecture Post Mortem: The Diastolic Architecture of Diastole, Decline, and Death (Farnham, Surry, and London: Ashgate, anticipated Spring 2013).
Book in progress: Atlas of the Obverse (ms. completed Summer 2012). On-line book available at text available at http://art3idea.psu.edu/locus/atlas.pdf.
Book in progress: A Studio Handbook for End Times (ms. begun Summer 2012, projected completion Summer 2013).
Part of Book: "The Topography of Fear: Architecture’s Fourth Walls and Inside Frames," for Architecture and Violence, ed. Bechir Kenzari (Barcelona: Actar, 2011).
Part of Book: "The Master’s House," The Architectural Unconscious, ed. Nadir Lahiji (Farnham UK:
Part of Book: "Why No One Can be Against Sustainability," Chora: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture 6, ed. A. Pérez-Gómez and S. Parcell (Montréal: McGill-Queens Press, 2011).
Part of Book: “Who’s on First?” The Humanities in Architecture, ed. Nicholas Temple, Renée Tobe, Jane Lomholt, Soumyen Bandyopadhyay (London and New York: Routledge, 2010).
Part of Book: “Vichianism after Vico,” encyclopedia article for The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, ed. Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (London: Elsevier, 2009).
Part of Book: “Concealment, Delay and Topology in the Creation of Wondrous Drawing,” Marco Frascari, Jonathan Hale, Bradley Starkey, eds., From Models to Drawings: Imagination and Representation in Architecture (London: Routledge, 2008).
Part of Book: “The Missing Guest: The Twisted Topology of Hospitality,” in Eating Architecture, ed. P.
Singley and J. Horwitz (Cambridge: MIT, 2004), pp. 169-190.
Part of Book: “A Fable about Virtual Form: Lying, Self-Reference, and Mortification in the Age of Computing,” in Architecture and Art in the Space of Media, ed. Omar Calderón, Christine Calderón, and Peter Dorsey (New York: Lusitania Press, 2004).
Part of Book: “Stopstopstopstopstop,” Gravity, Pamphlet Architecture 25, ed. J. Cathcart, F.
Fantauzzi, T. Van Elslander (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003).
Part of Book (exhibition catalog): “Wieder/Zurück! The Gratuitousness of Weight,” Roving Pictures (Buffalo, NY: Burchfield-Penny Art Center, 2003).
Part of Book: “The Luck/Look of Macau,” Culture of Metropolis in Macau, ed. A. Chen (Macau:
Insitituto Cultural, 2001).
Part of Book: "Poché," Plumbing: Sounding Modern Architecture, ed. D. Friedman and N. Lahiji (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1997).
Part of Book: "Architecture as a Site of Reception, Part II: Sea-Food and Vampires," Chora: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture 2, ed. Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Stephen Parcell (Montréal: McGillQueens Press, 1996).
Part of Book: “Criticism as Dimension: The Idiot as Artist / The Idiot as Critic,” The Ends of Theory, ed. J. Herron (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University, 1996).
Part of Book: “Architecture as a Site of Reception, Part I: Dimensionality of the Infra-Thin,” Chora:
Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture 1, ed. A. Pérez-Gómez and S. Parcell (Montréal: McGillQueens Press, 1994).
Part of Book: “Festival Architecture at the End of the World,” in Work+Text (Bloomfield Hills, MI:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1991).
Part of Book: “The Role of Sublime Type in Architecture,” in G. Rockcastle, ed., Type and the (Im)Possibilities of Convention, Midgård Monographs of Architectural Theory and Criticism 2 (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1991).
Article: “Gardens of Forking Paths: Notes on Architecture’s Ingenious Destruction and Recreation of Time,” InForm (Fall 2009).
Article: “Chiasmus, Artificial Memory, and the Arts of Arrangement,” Nexus Network Journal 12, 3 (2010): 377-388.
Article: “Minding the Gap in Architectural Speculation,” Journal of Architectural Education 61:1
(September 2007): 54-61.
Article: “Giambattista Vico’s Big Architectural Adventure,” Built Environment 31, 1 (2005): 49-59.
Article: “From Babel to Hitchcock: Suture, Interpolation, and Absence in the Formation of Architectural Meaning,” Intersight 7, ed. Keith Johnson (2004): 187-200.
Article: “Evan Douglis, The Exhibition as Art Form: Twists and third Forms,” Newsline Online, Columbia University Architecture/Planning Newsletter (Spring 2001): 5.
Article: “Alcestis Backstory,” Potential Architecture Journal (web), www.waac.vt.edu/paj/. 1999.
Article: “Liquid Assets: An Installation by Evan Douglis,” Newsline Online, Columbia University Architecture/Planning Newsletter (Spring 1999): 6.
Article: “A Simetria Interna da Sorte em Macau (The Internal Symmetry of Luck in Macau),” Arquitectura, Revista da Associaçäo dos Arquitectos de Macau 10 (Agosto 1995): 8-12.
Article: “The Thickness of the Past: The Metonymy of Possession,” Intersight, Journal of the School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo 3 (1995): 39-46.
Article: “The Strange Love of Dystopia,” in Art Papers, Atlanta.
Sidebar: commentary, “Emerging Talent: Wesley Wei,” Progressive Architecture (February 1992): 79.
Article: “From Either/Or to Both/And: A Response to 'Architecture, Lamp or Mirror?’” Journal of Architectural and Planning Research (1991), 70-73.
kunze curriculum vitæ 2 Article: “Four Things in the Nature of Architecture,” Intersight, Journal of the School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, 1 (1990): 18-29.
Article: “Skiagraphy and the Ipsum of Architecture,” Architecture and Shadow, Via XI (1990): 62-75.
Article: “Prolegomena to Any Future Dog Architecture,” Fifth Column, The Canadian Student Journal of Architecture 7, 3 (1989): 26-29.
Article: "Architecture as Reading: Virtuality, Secrecy, Monstrosity," Journal of Architectural Education 41 (1989): 28-37.
Articles: “Apotrope” and “Briefly Noted,” in D Libeskind, ed., New Observations, special issue on architecture (1987).
Article: “Commentary on Architectural Education,” Journal of Architectural Education, Jubilee Issue, 40 (1987): 36-37.
Article: (co-authored with Wesley Wei) “The Vanity of Architecture: Topical Thinking and the Practice of Discontinuity,” Via 8 (1986): 54-69.
Review: of The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock, for Journal of Architectural Education 63:1 (October 2009):161-162.
Review: of 5 Codes: Architecture, Paranoia and Risk in Times of Terror, for Journal of Architectural Education 61:3 (February 2008):67-68.
Review: of A Rossi, The Architecture of the City and A Scientific Autobiography, for Environment and Planning B (Planning and Design) 3, 10 (September 1983): 357-58.
Review: of G Tagliacozzo, ed., Vico and Marx: Affinities and Contrasts, for Architecture and Planning B (Planning and Design) 2, 3 (September 1984): 361-62.
Article in Reply: “Commentary on ‘Metaphorical Vision,’” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 73, 1 (March 1983): 153-56.
Article in Reply: “Giambattista Vico as a Philosopher of Place: Comments on the Recent Article by Mills,” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, New Series 8 (1983): 237-48.
Article: “The Interrupted Gaze: Art and Folly in Velázquez’s ‘Las Meninas,’” Les Bonnes Feuilles 7 (Spring 1978): 4-23.
Art Exhibition (co-curator): “Stereognost and Propriocept,” RogerSmith Gallery, New York, October 7-16, 2004. Artists William Anastasi, Dove Bradshaw, Thomas Caggiano, Alexandre Charriol, Jinkee Choi, Ian Curry and Mariko Tanaka, Angela Freiburger & Carla Rocha, Myk Henry, Wendy Jacob, Stephen Lang, Michael Madore, Robert Narraicci, Dennis Oppenheim, Austin Schull, and Marco Scoffi er. Co-Curated with Dr. Kóan-Jeff Baysa, M.D.
Proceedings: “Larger than Life: Immersion and Imagination in the Not-So-Small Worlds Sustained by Scale,” Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meetings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
Proceedings: “Why No One Can Be Against Sustainability: Traversing the Fantasy of Sustenance Reveals a Surprisingly Universal Topology of Desire,” Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meetings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
Proceedings: “Surrealist Gardens: The Uncanny as a Model for a Pedagogy of Performance,” Proceedings of the Annual Meetings of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, 2009.
Proceedings: “Concealment, Delay, and Topology in the Creation of Wondrous Drawing,” Critiques:
Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities, Proceedings of Architecture and Humanities Research Association, (London: Routledge, Forthcoming).
Proceedings: “The Symptomatic Discourse,” Contemporary Discourses in Architecture, Proceedings of an international conference sponsored by the Department of Architecture, Lebanese-American University (Beirut: Lebanese-American University, 2004).
Proceedings: “Center Everywhere, Periphery Nowhere: A Screen Theory of Architecture,” Contribution and Confusion: Architecture and the Influence of Other Fields of Inquiry, Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference, Helsinki, Finland (Washington DC: ACSA, 2004).
Proceedings: “Theory of the Metropolis,” La Città Nuova, proceedings of ACSA International Conference, Rome (Washington DC: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 1999).
Proceedings: “Kynical Utopia: Architectural Machines as Enlightenment Critique,” in G Sacarro and E Battisti, eds., Space, Time, and Simultaneity in Utopia (Rome: University of Rome, 1992).
Proceedings: “Image Against Representation: Vico's Architecture of the Sublime,” in A Chen and J Robinson, eds., Reflections on Representation, Proceedings of “Reflections on Representations” (Buffalo: School of Planning and Architecture, SUNY Buffalo, 1991).
Proceedings: “The Delirium of History,” Proceedings of the Semiotic Society of America, 1988.
kunze curriculum vitæ 3 Proceedings: "The Role of the Monster in Architectural Production and Interpretation," Proceedings of the Semiotic Society of America, 1985.
Part of Report: “A Symbolism of the Center: The Cultural Significance of the Courthouse, Its Grounds, and Its Place in the Townscapes of Pennsylvania,” and “Symmetries of Time and Style: The Historic Significance of the Courthouse in Pennsylvania,” in R. Corbelletti, ed., Study of the County Courthouses of Pennsylvania (University Park, PA: Department of Architecture, PSU, 1981).
In-House Publication: “Preface to Study in the Ecological Neighborhood,” Design and Community, (Raleigh, NC: School of Design, NCSU, 1970).
Exhibition Text: “Stereognost and Propriocept,” for exhibition by the same name, RogerSmith Gallery, New York, October 7-16, 2004.
Exhibition Text: Exhibition Notes for Catalog of Art Exhibition, “Dermatome: Invisible Skin Mapping,” Curated by Ko’an-Jeffry Baysa, MD, CherryDeLosReyes Gallery, Los Angeles, 2002.
Exhibition Text: Exhibition Catalog notes on the work of Wesley Wei, Faarm Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Spring 2000.