Architectural Humanities Research Association

The City 1 of 5: Language, Planning and Politics

Series: Symposium
Date: Saturday 14 May 2011
Time: 10:30
Venue: Lecture Theatre
Running time: 120 mins

The Architectural Association is pleased to host the 8th AHRA Research Student Symposium. The one–day event will provide a platform for PhD candidates to discuss work in progress. The Symposium’s aim is to promote critical debate among presenters, respondents and the audience. The event will conclude with a lecture by Elia Zenghelis.


10.30 Coffee – Registration
10.50 Welcome, Dr Marina Lathouri

11.00–12.30 Session 1
11.00–11.20 Iris Lycourioti, University of Thessaly – N.T.U.A., Greece
Anti-Form: When is space fleeting contigency to see you?
11.20–11.40 Orsalia Dimitriou, Goldsmiths
Public/ Squatted/ Autonomous/ Municipal/ Common Space
11.40–12.00 Amir Djalali, Berlage Institute – T.U. Delft
A Grammar of Common Space

12.00–12.30 Discussion

12.30 Lunch break

1.30–3.00 Session 2
1.30–1.50 Maros Krivy, University of Helsinki
Between planning and non-planning: Use of Culture in transformation of obsolete industrial Space
1.50–2.10 Vilmos Katona, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Regionalism Reloaded
2.10–2.30 Karita Ching-Yeung Kan, Oxford University
Architecture of Show and Control: the spectacular and the vernacular in Chinese cities

2.30–3.00 Discussion

3.00–3.20 Coffee break

3.20–4.50 Session 3

3.20–3.40 Maria S. Guidici, Berlage Institute, The Netherlands
Commonplaces: Rethinking the Architecture of the Street
3.40–4.00 Eva Eylers, AA
The Modern Medical Institution and its Role within the City
4.00–4.20 Ross Adams, London Consortium
‘Validad’ and the Total State: Theological Foundations in the Construction of Liberal Universality
4.20–4.50 Discussion

4.50–5.10 Coffee break

5.10–5.30 Concluding Remarks, Dr Marina Lathouri

5.30–6.30 Keynote Lecture, Elia Zenghelis

All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.

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