Third International Symposium, Paris (Abstracts)

Toward a Geography of Architectural Criticism:
Disciplinary Boundaries and Shared Territories

Monday, April 3, 2017: Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, salle Vasari

Session 1. Intellectual Territories: Borrowing Tools and Rhetorics from Other Disciplines Chair: Paolo Scrivano, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Stefania Kenley Independent Scholar, Paris
Blind spot in the visual field of art-architecture criticism

Valeria Lattante ABC, Politecnico di Milano
The concept of tradition from T. S. Eliot literary critic to E. N. Rogers architectural theory

Raúl Martínez Martínez Department of History and Theory of Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech.
Geoffrey Scott’s The Architecture of Humanism at the Inception of Bruno Zevi’s Theoretical Corpus

Jasna Galjer Department of Art History, University of Zagreb
Cultural exchange as Architecture’s expanded field

Adrian Anagnost Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University, New Orleans
Critique and Complicity: The Art Critical Lineage of Projective Architecture


Session 2. Political and Geographical Boundaries
Chair: Giovanni Leoni, Università di Bologna

Jianfei Zhu University of Melbourne
Towards a New Criticism on Architecture of Contemporary China: The Case of He Jingtang (1938-)

Charlotte Ashby Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London
The Archaeology of Finnish Architectural Criticism

Christina Pech Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Criticism on Display. The Swedish Museum of Architecture and the Production of History in the mid-1970s


Key-note Lecture: Marco Biraghi Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, What does it mean architecture?


Tuesday, April 4, 2017: Académie d’Architecture, Paris

Manuelle Gautrand (Présidente de l’Académie d’Architecture): Welcome Address

Session 3. Judging Architecture: Professional, Popular or Academic Criticism?
Chair: Réjean Legault, Université du Québec à Montréal

Christina Contandriopoulos Department of Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal
Against the wall: the birth of architectural criticism in early 19th Century Paris

Michela Rosso Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino
Architectural Criticism and Cultural Satire in the 1980s: shared territories and languages

Kristen Gagnon Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University, Ottawa
Popular Architecture Criticism: A definition, a delineation and a débâcle

Detlef Jessen-Klingenberg Independent Scholar, Germany
Architectural criticism as cultural criticism (“Kulturkritik”) and professional criticism (“Fachkritik”). A case study on the example of Werner Hegemann


Session 4. Professionalism: the Critic as a Specialist
Chair: Anne Hultzsch, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Laurens Bulckaen and Rika Devos, BATir Department, École polytechnique de Bruxelles
Louis Cloquet (1849-1920): architectural writings of a critical engineer

Irene Lund Faculty of Architecture, Université Libre de Bruxelles – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
The multiple origins of modernist architecture criticism in the Belgian avant-garde magazine 7Arts (1922-1927)

Patrizia Bonifazio Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano
 “Zodiac” (1957-1973). Art and technique to define architecture in front of the mass production

Lorenzo Ciccarelli Department of Architecture, University of Florence
Giovanni Klaus Koenig (1924-1989): Architectural Criticism between Semiology, Industrial Design and Rail Trains


Roundtable: Valéry Didelon (École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais), Réjean Legault (UQAM), Stanislaus von Moos (University of Zurich), Paolo Scrivano (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)




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