David Gissen is an author, designer and educator based in New York City, where he is Professor of Architecture and Urban History at The New School University/Parsons School of Design. Over the past two decades, David has developed a body of work that reassesses modernist ideals of physiological and biological normality, healthfulness, and stability. This work includes the books The Architecture of Disability (Minnesota, 2023); Subnature (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009); and Manhattan Atmospheres (Minnesota, 2013) and numerous essays and projects. In addition to his role at Parsons, David has held recent distinguished faculty positions as Dean's Visiting Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning; Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architecture at Yale University; and Visiting University Professor at the Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.
Published September 27, 2023
Gissen will cover key concepts behind the book that offers a comprehensive reexamination of the discipline of architecture from the lens of human impairment.