Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:30 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
South Asia Center presents
Between Worlds: Joseph Allen Stein in the US and India
The architect Joseph Allen Stein fled the US in 1950 because
of the blacklist. Three years later he was teaching in Calcutta and starting
arguably the largest architecture and engineering firm in the country, where he
would work for 45 more years. Stein’s
buildings are monuments of newly independent India, although his legacy, and
that of fellow Indian and foreign architects from those decades, is now
threatened by enormous political and social changes.
Lawrence Chua, Assistant Professor of Architecture at
Syracuse University, will be the discussant.
Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning
Chusid is an architect and planner with current research interests that include
the fate of historic resources in areas of cultural exchange and conflict, the
conservation of modernist architecture in India (especially the work of Joseph
Allen Stein), historic cements, and sustainable development. Chusid has
consulted on public policy, resource conservation, and urban design for diverse
communities such as Shanghai, China; Sevastopol, Ukraine; Levuka, Fiji; and
Bastrop, Texas. He has also consulted on building and landscape preservation
for numerous museums including the Huntington and Hearst Castle. Chusid
received his A.B. in environmental design and his M.Arch. from the University
of California–Berkeley in 1978 and 1982, and has taught at Harvard, the
University of Southern California, the University of Texas at Austin, and
Cornell University, where he has been the chair of the department of City and
Regional Planning since 2017.
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