CANCELLED - Marina Lathouri

Object in-translation: notes toward the immediate future of the architectural project

Series: Tutor Lecture Series
Date: Wednesday 4 May 2016
Time: 18:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 0 mins

Please note: this lecture has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that it can happen at an alternative date in the next academic year. 

Translation, according to Umberto Eco, is a negotiation between different and even opposite systems and beliefs, yet always anchored in space and time. In Emily Apter’s terms, translation is a zone with geographic, socio-political, and psychological dimensions. The talk explores the ways in which architecture and translation meet. If architecture is entangled in a process of material delimitations and economies of living, its multiple cultures and forms become the most acute site of translation and contested representations. I will propose that these have direct bearings on the present, in the light of a new geography of movement – economic and social, when concepts of both subjectivity and citizenship as well as modes of inhabitation are being refashioned, when the boundaries of the personal, the political, the territorial and the constitutional often remain ambiguous.

Marina Lathouri studied architecture, philosophy of art ad aesthetics. She directs the Graduate Programme in the History and Critical Thinking at the AA and lectures at Cambridge University. She writes and teaches on a variety of subjects that lie in the conjunction of history and modernity, writing, the city and political philosophy. Most recently, she co-authored Intimate Metropolis: Urban Subjects in the Modern City (Routledge 2008) and City Cultures: Contemporary Positions on the City (AA Publications 2010) and has published several articles.

Image: Joseph Kosuth, One And Three Chairs, 1965

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