Jason Young Lecture: "Skirmishes with the MacroPhenomenal"
Jason Young is associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan, and the Fall 2013 Howard Friedman Visiting Associate Professor of Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. His academic research explores contemporary conditions of American urbanism in a post-city, digitally organized culture. Young was the 2012-13 Helmet F. Stern Professor in the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities where he worked on a book length project titled, Skirmishes with the MacroPhenomenal: Letting Go of the City. The book explores franchise space, digital culture, and the emergence of a “database subject,” a new type of urban subject. Young was a contributing co-editor for Stalking Detroit (Barcelona: ACTAR 2001), an anthology of essays, projects, and photographs offering a thick, analytical description of the city of Detroit during the 1990s. Young has lectured recently on his urbanism research at the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, the ETH Zurich, the Politecnico di Torino in Italy, the University of California at Berkeley, the Universitá Iuav di Venezia, and Clemson University.