We are delighted to announce the details of the 14 ESALA Research Seminars scheduled for the second semester of 2016 - 2017.
Seminars take place at 1pm on Wednesdays in either the Elliot Room, Minto House (Chambers Street), or Lecture Hall B, David Hume Tower (George Square). See individual listings for details, as this semester features a number of special events, including an 'In conversation' event (on Thursday 16th February) with this year's George Simpson Visiting Professors, Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu.
Everyone is welcome; please contact Dr Katerina Antonopoulou, Simpson Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture, if you have any questions or do not have a University staff/student card (for access).
18th January 2017
Spatial Justice: the violence of space
25th January 2017
Dark Futures: the loss of night in the contemporary city?
1st February 2017
Devices of Indeterminacy
15th February 2017
Vertical noir: Histories of the future in urban science fiction
Thursday 16th February 2017
Wang Shu | Lu Wenyu
1st March 2017
Public spaces and urban collective cultures
15th March 2017
Black and Blight
22nd March 2017
Friday 24th March 2017
Tina Di Carlo
29th March 2017
Architectural Adjacencies: the dérive, mapping and 2.5D
5th April 2017
Walmer Yard: Housing
Thursday 6th April 2017
The Enchantment of Things: Architects (dis)engagement with Space
3rd May 2017
10th May 2017
Collections: Buildings and Drawings
About the ESALA Research Seminar series
A vibrant research culture of inquiry and investigation runs through ESALA’s various subject areas. Our seminar series supports this by bringing scholars engaged in important research to ESALA in order to present their work and discuss it with the school community.
Recognising the rich interdisciplinarity of research interests across ESALA, the series welcomes speakers from a wide range of fields. Recent presentations range across topics that include: the etchings of Alexander Brodsky; the geological turn in contemporary art and philosophy; site-specific robotic fabrication; building materials and national identities; the urban photography of Thomas Struth; architectural globalisation in the late Cold War; time, space and the infrastructure of high-frequency trading; underwater architectures; the neoliberal baroque; and cinema and boredom.
Last semester we welcomed the following eight guest speakers:
28th September 2016
Affect and Individuation: Architecture and Experience in the Culture of Neoliberalism
5th October 2016
Cultures of Forecasting, Nature, and the Uncertainty of the Future
12th October 2016
Waiting for something to happen: cinema and endurance
19th October 2016
Architecture and Resistance: Within or against?
26th October 2016
Reading Material: inscription, erasure, reconnaissance
2nd November 2016
Andrea Branzi and the "Città senza Architettura": From the No-Stop City to Weak Urbanization Models
9th November 2016
Pixel Versus Line: From the Digital Image to the Architectural Surface
16th November 2016
Marks on the Land, Crossing Currents: Identity and Australian Architecture
Last year, we welcomed 23 guests to speak to us over the course of two semesters, including Geddes Visiting Fellows, Anuradha Mathur (University of Pennsylvania), Dilip da Cunha (Harvard University) and Mark West (University of Manitoba), and Simpson Visiting Professor, Barry Bergdoll (Columbia University).
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This article was published on 18/01/2017