Christian A. Hedrick
United States

Christian A. Hedrick is a recent graduate of MIT’s doctoral program in the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. He is currently a researcher at the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT where he is leading a new research initiative focused on pedagogy and architectural history. The project involves the design and development of online course curricula and other material for instructors teaching subjects related to Islamic art and architecture.  In addition, he is preparing a chapter for an edited text on the World’s Exhibitions and revising his dissertation, Modernism with Style: Form, Meaning and the Origins of Modern Architecture in Berlin, 1780-1870, into a book manuscript. The dissertation examines the reception and interpretation of Islamic architectural forms within German architectural discourse and practice from Karl Friedrich Schinkel through Carl von Diebitsch and has been supported in part by grants from the ARCE (American Research Center in Egypt) and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), among others. Another current project Pilgrimage: From Mobility to Monumentality examines the phenomenon of pilgrimage and its global, historical, architectural implications and is being funded by a grant from the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative.

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