This seminar by Dr Dagmar Motycka Weston opens the second semester of the Architectural History and Theory Seminar Series 2016 - 2017.
Dagmar is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
Her paper considers the possibilities of the genuinely symbolic in modern architecture. It does this by focusing on some aspects of the thematic content of Le Corbusier’s and Paul Otlet’s Musée Mondial.
Of particular interest are the role of nature as a source of the building’s forms and of spiritual renewal, and the perspectivity inherent in its privileging of vision. It briefly reflects on the incompatibility of the symbolic and the instrumental concerns of architectural modernity.
The seminar is free and open to all. If you do not have a University swipe card, please be at the main entrance to Minto House at 5.05pm to be let into the building. If you have any special access requirements, please contact the seminar organisers, Dr Richard Anderson or Dr Alistair Fair.