Industrial Heritage Trails: the Tour

We had an incredibly hearty group of about 27 for 2.5 hours in the pouring rain, on the industrial heritage trails.  Had a great time talking architecture, industrial history, building lifecycles, interpretive techniques, and other topics. Writer and filmmaker Steve

Industrial Heritage Trails: the Tour

We had an incredibly hearty group of about 27 for 2.5 hours in the pouring rain, on the industrial heritage trails.  Had a great time talking architecture, industrial history, building lifecycles, interpretive techniques, and other topics. Writer and filmmaker Steve

A Symposium for Richard Longstreth

I am great admirer of architectural historian Richard Longstreth.  In late May, 2019, many of his students and colleagues gathered to give papers in his honor in Penn Design’s Meyerson Hall.   “The Cultural Practice of Everyday Places.”  My paper was

A Symposium for Richard Longstreth

I am great admirer of architectural historian Richard Longstreth.  In late May, 2019, many of his students and colleagues gathered to give papers in his honor in Penn Design’s Meyerson Hall.   “The Cultural Practice of Everyday Places.”  My paper was

New Life for New England’s Industrial Past

Thank you to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas and to our panel:  Cathy Stanton, as social anthropologist who has written a book about public history practices in Lowell, Massachusetts; Nico Wheadon, the new Director NXTHVN, a mixed-use artist

New Life for New England’s Industrial Past

Thank you to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas and to our panel:  Cathy Stanton, as social anthropologist who has written a book about public history practices in Lowell, Massachusetts; Nico Wheadon, the new Director NXTHVN, a mixed-use artist

Keynote: Embodiments of Space

Thank you to Concordia University’s History Department for asking me to deliver the keynote for the 2018 History in the Making Graduate Student Conference.  It was an opportunity for me to discuss my current book project, Ghost Town: Urban Landscapes in

Keynote: Embodiments of Space

Thank you to Concordia University’s History Department for asking me to deliver the keynote for the 2018 History in the Making Graduate Student Conference.  It was an opportunity for me to discuss my current book project, Ghost Town: Urban Landscapes in

Day of Data

Thank you, Yale Day of Data, for a great day in Kroon Hall.  I learned a lot and really enjoyed it.  My talk was on Urban Data.  Here are a few slides:

Day of Data

Thank you, Yale Day of Data, for a great day in Kroon Hall.  I learned a lot and really enjoyed it.  My talk was on Urban Data.  Here are a few slides:

Excavating the Armory

http://campuspress.yale.edu/excavatingthearmory/ The New Haven Armory is a neglected landmark on Goffe Street, mostly empty since the 2nd Co. of the Governor’s Foot Guard decamped for Branford in 2009.  The Police Department uses part of the basement for eviction storage.  The

Excavating the Armory

http://campuspress.yale.edu/excavatingthearmory/ The New Haven Armory is a neglected landmark on Goffe Street, mostly empty since the 2nd Co. of the Governor’s Foot Guard decamped for Branford in 2009.  The Police Department uses part of the basement for eviction storage.  The

Cultural Heritage at Home and Abroad

Back in April had an opportunity to join an impressive panel to talk about “grand challenges for cultural heritage databases” with an international group gathered in New Haven for the United Nations Global Colloquium of University Presidents.  I had a

Cultural Heritage at Home and Abroad

Back in April had an opportunity to join an impressive panel to talk about “grand challenges for cultural heritage databases” with an international group gathered in New Haven for the United Nations Global Colloquium of University Presidents.  I had a

Historical Wayfinding Signs

Student work from my spring Ghost Town seminar at the Yale School of Architecture cited in this diverse piece on the Oak Street Connector in New Haven.

Historical Wayfinding Signs

Student work from my spring Ghost Town seminar at the Yale School of Architecture cited in this diverse piece on the Oak Street Connector in New Haven.

Filmmaker Puts City Changes in Focus

Thanks to Tom Breen, WNHH Radio (103.5 FM), and the New Haven Independent for the opportunity to link the New Haven Trilogy films to development politics in the Elm City today, written up in the NHI today.  And here’s the

Filmmaker Puts City Changes in Focus

Thanks to Tom Breen, WNHH Radio (103.5 FM), and the New Haven Independent for the opportunity to link the New Haven Trilogy films to development politics in the Elm City today, written up in the NHI today.  And here’s the

Pilgrimage to Rhyolite

Many thanks to the Forum organized by YSOA and Yale History of Art Ph.D. students for the invitation to talk Ghost Town.  Your responses that followed made the talk for me and I look forward to more with this generous

Pilgrimage to Rhyolite

Many thanks to the Forum organized by YSOA and Yale History of Art Ph.D. students for the invitation to talk Ghost Town.  Your responses that followed made the talk for me and I look forward to more with this generous

Screening: On Broadway

Best Video in Hamden, CT, hosted a screening of “On Broadway: A New Haven Streetscape” last week.  A great conversation followed; there is no substitute for the local video store and its people.  Thomas Breen reported the event for the

Screening: On Broadway

Best Video in Hamden, CT, hosted a screening of “On Broadway: A New Haven Streetscape” last week.  A great conversation followed; there is no substitute for the local video store and its people.  Thomas Breen reported the event for the

Center Forum: Ghost Town

Giving a talk on Friday 5 December at the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas School of Architecture – new research on Ghost Town.

Center Forum: Ghost Town

Giving a talk on Friday 5 December at the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas School of Architecture – new research on Ghost Town.

Interactive Crown Street

“Yale Students have a parting gift for Crown Street before they do their summer scoot.  It’s an art exhibit dance party, infused with a fondness for a certain nexus of city nightlife.”  From Jim Shelton’s piece on Interactive Crown Street

Interactive Crown Street

“Yale Students have a parting gift for Crown Street before they do their summer scoot.  It’s an art exhibit dance party, infused with a fondness for a certain nexus of city nightlife.”  From Jim Shelton’s piece on Interactive Crown Street

Ghost Town: representations and reality

I had an opportunity to reflect on my Ghost Town seminar , and the public lecture delivered by photographer Camilo José Vergara, in this piece for “Constructs,” the Yale School of Architecture newsletter.  PDF here:  Rubin_Constructs_Ghost Town

Ghost Town: representations and reality

I had an opportunity to reflect on my Ghost Town seminar , and the public lecture delivered by photographer Camilo José Vergara, in this piece for “Constructs,” the Yale School of Architecture newsletter.  PDF here:  Rubin_Constructs_Ghost Town

On Broadway

My piece in the Yale Daily News about One Broadway:  http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/02/14/rubin-on-broadway/        Here are the first two paragraphs:

On Broadway

My piece in the Yale Daily News about One Broadway:  http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/02/14/rubin-on-broadway/        Here are the first two paragraphs:

Helena, California

The most active settlements in Trinity County, California, are linked by a state highway (SR 299) and anchored by Weaverville, the county seat.  Abandoned mining camps were often organized by the creeks that feed the Trinity River, sites of early

Helena, California

The most active settlements in Trinity County, California, are linked by a state highway (SR 299) and anchored by Weaverville, the county seat.  Abandoned mining camps were often organized by the creeks that feed the Trinity River, sites of early