ON POWER IN ARCHITECTURE | A Materialist Perspective | International Symposium


SAVE THE DATE: 21 September 2017!

International Symposium

Speakers: Mladen Dolar, Hilde Heynen, Teresa Stoppani, Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Venue: Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Pot na Fužine 2, Ljubljana

At the international symposium On Power in Architecture renowned philosophers and architectural theoreticians Mladen Dolar, Hilde Heynen, Teresa Stoppani, and Sven-Olov Wallenstein will examine the topic of power at the intersection of philosophy and architecture.

The symposium will be held in English. Entry is free of charge.

Architecture has served throughout history as one of the most prominent tools of power, functioning as both its representation and its manifestation, embedded as it is within the public and the private realm.

The symposium On Power in Architecture aims to facilitate a critical discussion on the topic, while bringing thinkers and practicioners together to propose concepts to reflect on the intertwined relation between power and architecture.

The lectures will focus mainly on philosophers and theoreticians from a materialist background, taking into consideration among others Freud, Tzonis, Tafuri, Adorno, and Foucault, and will start from a selected architectural case study.

The Slovenian philosopher Mladen Dolar will talk about Power and the Architectural Unconscious, using the renown case of KSEVT in Slovenia, the Belgian architectural theoretician Hilde Heynen will deliver a lecture on Architecture, Power, and Embodiment, taking into consideration 3 contemporary parks. The Swedish philosopher Sven-Olov Wallenstein will talk about Foucault and the Spatialization of Power, while the Italian architect and architectural theorist Teresa Stoppani will focus on Manfredo Tafuri and his critique of Le Corbusier’s urbanistic projects for Algiers.

MORE about the lecturers and their lectures.

Conceived and organized by: Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory in collaboration with Mateja Kurir
Media support by: Radio Študent; Architectuul
Supported by: ERSTE Foundation; Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana; CAS SEE, University of Rijeka