From the perspective of a practicing architect and art historian, explore the legacy of the Aaltos and Artek as pioneers in cross-disciplinary practice that blurred the boundaries between art, interiors, and landscape.

In addition to running his studio based in New York City, Joel Sanders is Professor of Architecture at Yale University. His work has been featured in numerous international exhibitions, including Open House at the Vitra Design Museum, Cut: Revealing the Section and Glamour at SF MoMA, New Hotels for Global Nomads at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the Bienal de São Paulo, Unprivate House at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and 100 Architects of the Year 2012 at the 31st Korean Institute of Architects Convention and Exhibition. Projects designed in his practice belong to the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, SF MoMA, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, and his work has been showcased in numerous publications including Architecture, Interior Design, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Wallpaper, and A+U.

Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. He has studied questions of the politics of cultural representation in architecture, the larger ideological content of nineteenth-century architectural theory, and the changing role of both architecture as a profession and architecture as a cultural product in nineteenth-century European society. In exhibitions at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and at the Museum of Modern Art, where he served as Philip Johnson Chief Curator from 2007 to 2013, Bergdoll has offered a series of exhibitions intended to offer more inclusive visions of subjects from Mies van der Rohe (and his relationship to garden reform and landscape), the Bauhaus, Henri Labrouste, Le Corbusier, Latin American post-war architecture, and most recently Frank Lloyd Wright.