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 Independant Scholar, Paris
Blind spot in the visual field of art-architecture criticism
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Valeria Lattante ABC, Politecnico di Milano
The concept of tradition from T. S. Eliot literary critic to E. N. Rogers architectural theory
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Raúl 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
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Jasna Galjer Department of Art History, University of Zagreb
Cultural exchange as Architecture’s expanded field
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Adrian Anagnost Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University, New Orleans
Critique and Complicity: The Art Critical Lineage of Projective Architecture
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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-)
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Charlotte Ashby Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London
The Archaeology of Finnish Architectural Criticism
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Christina Pech Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Criticism on Display. The Swedish Museum of Architecture and the Production of History in the mid-1970s
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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
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Michela Rosso Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino
Architectural Criticism and Cultural Satire in the 1980s: shared territories and languages
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Kristen Gagnon Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University, Ottawa
Popular Architecture Criticism: A definition, a delineation and a débâcle
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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Lorenzo Ciccarelli Department of Architecture, University of Florence
Giovanni Klaus Koenig (1924-1989): Architectural Criticism between Semiology, Industrial Design and Rail Trains
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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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