Jassen Callender

 Jassen Callender

Title:

  • Professor & Interim Director

Contacts:

jcallender@caad.msstate.edu
Office: (662) 325-2202
240 Giles Hall

Overview

Summary:

Jassen Callender is professor and interim director of the School of Architecture. Practitioner, painter, writer, and member of the Society of Architectural Historians, Callender’s educational background ranges from undergraduate training in architecture and philosophy to graduate work in art and art history.

Education:

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Art, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2001
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BARC), Architecture, Mississippi State University, 1994

Research interests:

Sustainable urbanism and, more broadly, the ways meaning is constructed and shared through the built environment.

Biography

Jassen Callender is professor and interim director of the School of Architecture. Practitioner, painter, writer, and member of the Society of Architectural Historians, Callender’s educational background ranges from undergraduate training in architecture and philosophy to graduate work in art and art history.

Publications

Book

  • Architecture history and theory in reverse: From an information age to eras of meaning: Architecture History and Theory in Reverse: From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning. 2017

Book, Chapter

  • Facing Up to the Realities. Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy. Ed. Theodore Ammon. New York, NY: Open Court. 2017
  • Sustainable urban development. International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. 129-133. 2012
  • Continu(c)ity. The Self-Sufficient City. Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. 2010

Conference Proceeding

  • Thresholds of Piazzas.  International Making Cities Livable Council. Volume 120. 2018
  • Making Cities LAST.  International Making Cities Livable Council. Volume 86. 2015
  • The Place of Perception in the Sustainable City.  International Making Cities Livable Council. Volume 57. 2010
  • From Barrier to Threshold: bridging contested spaces.  Environmental Design Research Association. Volume 37, Page 230. 2006
  • Constructing Passages: accommodations for diverse learners in architectural education.  University of Texas San Antonio. Pages 46-53. 2005

Journal Article

Trade Journal/Magazine

Presentations

Abstract

  • "(This Space Intentionally Left Blank.) ." 5th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices , Design Principles and Practices, Rome, IT. 2011
  • "From Surface to Space: Design as the Mediation of Either/Or Thinking." Intersections: 22nd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Ames, IA. 2006

Oral Presentation

  • "The climate for change is now." Paris to Pittsburgh, City of Jackson, Jackson, MS. 2019
  • "David Dowell and Hesse McGraw of el dorado, and Erin Sterling Lewis and Matthew Griffith of in situ studio." Mississippi Celebrates Architecture, AIA Mississippi, Jackson, MS. 2018
  • "IPAL Panel." Educators & Practitioners Conference, Southern Conference of NCARB, Region 3, Orlando, FL. 2018
  • "The Sustainability Delusion: Design Professionals and the Need for Negative Growth." Stir: exploring collaborative ways to approach big issues, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. 2011
  • "Plenary Discussion." Intelligent Cities Forum, Intelligent Cities Initiative, National Building Museum, Washington, DC. 2011
  • "Liquid Space of Matrixial Flesh: Reading Merleau-Ponty and Bracha L. Ettinger Poolside, Randall Johnson." The Experience and Expression of Space: 34th Annual International Merleau-Ponty Circle meeting, International Merleau-Ponty Circle, Mississippi State, MS. 2009
  • "The Intersection of Sustainability and Urban Form." Revitalization and Re-growth: MASLA and APAM 2008 Fall Conference, MASLA and APAM, Jackson, MS. 2008

Paper

  • "Architecture as Fiction." Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity – an Interdisciplinary Critique of the Built Environment, AMPS (Architecture_Media_Politics_Society), University of Arizona. 2018
  • "Thresholds of Piazzas." 54th International Making Cities Livable Conference on Public Place for Community, Democratic Dialogue, Health, and Equity, IMCL, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2017
  • "Immigration: From the Unknown to the Known through the Incertitude of the Void." Spaces & Flows: Third International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Spaces and Flows, Wayne State University. 2012
  • "Wallpaper and the Ether." 4th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Design Principles and Practices, Chicago, IL. 2010
  • "Among Time’s Images." Flesh and Space: Intertwining Merleau-Ponty and Architecture , International Merleau-Ponty Circle , Mississippi State University School of Architecture. 2009
  • "Primacy of Perception in the Making of a Sustainable City." Second Annual Architecture and Phenomenology Conference, Architecture and Phenomenology, Kyoto, Japan. 2009
  • "Double Vision: Architecture and the Striated Art of Seeing." Double Edges: Rhetorics – Rhizomes – Regions, International Association for Philosophy and Literature, London, England. 2009
  • "Seeing in the Sustainable City." Understanding Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities, Portland Center for Public Humanities, Portland, OR. 2009
  • "Quixotic Practicality, Thinking Globally/Building Locally: Close Encounter with the Architecture of Sean Godsell." 32nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Melbourne, AU. 2008
  • "From Spaces to Barriers: How Spatial Inhabitation Enlarges and Contracts Intercultural Ambitions." 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI. 2006

MSU Synergy Areas

Leading Economy: Sustainable/Renewable ProductsSecuring Our Future: Infrastructure