Teaching and Research Accomplishments (continued)
Ralph Stern has a significant track record of research in the area of History, Theory, and Criticism with presentations in the United States at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, MIT, University of Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Dallas Architecture Forum. In Europe he has lectured at the Architectural Association London, University of Edinburgh, Cambridge University, American Academy in Rome / Bibliotheca Hertziana, Werner Oechslin Foundation, Art Historical Institute of Heidelberg University, Berlin Academy of the Arts, and the Bauhaus University Weimar among many other venues.
His research development at the University of Manitoba reflects a commitment to Indigenous Achievement, thereby complementing and extending his ongoing research on architectural, landscape, and urban representation. In the service of understanding architecture within a matrix of social, cultural, and environmental concerns, his research intersects areas of science and technology, history and aesthetics, memory and identity as well as geographic exploration and environmental exploitation. The addition of an Indigenous perspective together with concerns for decolonization and environmental justice has enriched a multifaceted research agenda.
Ralph Stern has published in numerous international journals, including the AAFiles, Architectura, Kritische Berichte, Daidalos, Bauwelt
, and Cinema Journal
as well as in various anthologies including Out of Ground Zero
(ed. J. Ockman), The Return of Landscape
(ed. D. Valentien), and Die Farbe Weiß
(ed. Klaus J. Philipp). He co-edited a volume on new embassies in Berlin (Foreign Affairs
) and, with Nicole Huber, co-authored Urbanizing the Mojave Desert: Las Vegas
, excerpted in multiple journals. His photographs of processes of urbanization in the American West have been exhibited internationally (DAZ; German Center for Architecture, PURL; Phoenix Urban Research Lab) and he is co-editing an anthology on urban development entitled Visionary Urbanism: Representations of the Postwar American West
. In 2014 he, together with long-term German collaborator Nicole Huber (University of Washington), published a co-authored essay in the anthology entitled Transnationalism and the German City
, also excerpted in Places Journal