Second International Workshop, Bologna (Abstracts)

Actors and Vehicles of Architectural Criticism

Second International Workshop ‘Mapping Architectural Criticism’, organized by Université Rennes 2 and Università di Bologna



Welcome Address (Giovanni Leoni, Dipartimento di Architettura, Università di Bologna)

Introduction (Paolo Scrivano, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Giovanni Leoni, Università di Bologna, Hélène Jannière, Université Rennes 2, Coordinator of the Research Project Mapping.Crit.Arch)

Session 1 Vehicles and Actors: Journals, Newspapers and their Editors
Chair: Paolo Scrivano, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Stephen PARNELL, Newcastle University
Actors of Criticism: How the Editors of AD Magazine shaped Architecture

Jasna GALJER, University of Zagreb
The Role of Architectural Journals between Medium and the Message

Ishraq Z. KHAN, North South University
A Journal and a Newsletter: Criticism and Provocation in a Developing Nation

Carlos MACHADO e MOURA, Faculdade de Arcquitectura da Universita do Porto
From Satire to Criticism: Comics in Architecture Publications in the 1960s and 1970s


Keynote Lecture: Réjean LEGAULT, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Agendas, Actors and Authorship: Reconsidering The New Brutalism. Ethic or Aesthetic?


Session 2 Actors or Vehicles? Institutions, Exhibitions, Competitions
Chair: Anna Rosellini, Dipartimento delle Arti – DARvipem, Università di Bologna

Matthew J. WELLS J., Royal College of Art / Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Knowledge, History, and Work: Critical Positions at the Royal Institute of British Architects 1889-1924

Mathilde SIMONSEN DAHL, Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS-AHO)
The 1924 Form and Color show and the Critique of Architecture Criticism

Ellen VAN IMPE, Centre for Flemish Architectural Archives, Vlaamse Architectuur Instituut (Flanders Architecture Institute), Antwerp
Architectural Exhibitions as Critical Actor in Belgium 1883-1972

Ines TOLIC, University of Bologna
“Borba’: a Daily Newspaper, an Architecture Prize and the Spectacle of Criticism

18.30 Discussion



Session 3 Vehicles: ‘Visual’ Criticism
Chair: Nathalie Boulouch, Université Rennes 2 – Archives de la critique d’art, Rennes

Michele STAVAGNA, Independant scholar, Berlin
Writing through the Eye of an Architect. Erich Mendelsohn’s Visual Criticism

Heliana ANGOTTI-SALGUEIRO, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo
Blending Textual and Visual Rhetoric for a Critical Discourse: Oscar Niemeyer and Marcel Gautherot at Modulo (1955-1962)

Matteo CASSANI SIMONETTI, University of Bologna
Among Criticism, Design and Photography. A Literary and Photographic Way for the Criticism in Shared Works by Vittorio Savi, Aldo Rossi and Luigi Ghirri (1972-1989)


Session 4 Critical Competencies: Non-Canonical Architectural Critics and Criticism
Chair: Anne Hultzsch, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL London and OCCAS, Oslo University

Anna KLOKE, Technische Universität Dortmund
The Manifesto as a Vehicle of Criticism in Architectural Discourse

Lutz ROBBERS, Jade University, Oldenburg
Delirious Realism: The Intermedial Architectural Criticism of Siegfried Kracauer

Erik WEGERHOFF, Technische Universität, München
On Via Gluck: Adriano Celentano as Architectural Critic

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