Lang, Deyong address Houston symposium
examining utopian projects from the 1960s


Two Texas A&M architecture professors were among a panel of experts who participated in a University of Houston symposium that examined a time when transformative ideas about the built environment percolated during a period of social unrest and change.

The event, “Concrete Utopias: 1960s Architecture and Urbanism,” which took place at the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture Feb. 17 – 18, included presentations by Peter Lang, associate professor of architecture, and Sarah Deyong, assistant professor of architecture.

Lang lectured about Superstudio, the legendary group of radical Italian designers who produced experimental architecture beginning in the late 1960s.

Deyong’s presentation, “New Beginnings: The Urban Architecture of Team 10,” eyed a group of architects and other invited participants who began meeting in July 1953, challenging doctrinaire approaches to urbanism. The group would later spawn two different movements, New Brutalism and Structuralism.

Other scholars discussed more innovations of the utopian projects put forth during the 1960s and their relevance to today.


- Posted: Feb. 15, 2011 -

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Contact:   Phillip Rollfing, or 979.458.0442.


Peter Lang

Sara Deyong

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