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Dr. Michael Abrahamson Presents at the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference

Assistant Professor Michael Abrahamson presented the paper “Administrative Reverie: Master Planning as Institutional Dreamwork,” at the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas in September. His paper theorized master planning as a project type undertaken by architects using Richard P. Dober and J. Max Bond’s 1970s designs for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta as a case study. Architects, he concludes in the paper, bring a heroic element to bureaucratic processes, helping institutions articulate their future identity and built environment with drama and audacity. This work will make up part of a coauthored book that Michael is currently writing with Joss Kiely of the University of Cincinnati, titled Master Plan: Soft Power and the Politics of Architectural Expertise

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