6:00 pm
online

Lecture evening

Exploring the Effects of Architecture

Three speakers and a moderated discussion will address the question "How does architecture actually work?“.  HANNAH LE ROUX (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg), KENNY CUPERS (University of Basel) and Daniel M. Abramson, Pamela Karimi, Laila Seewang and Meredith TenHoor for the AGGREGATE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY COLLABORATIVE will present their perspectives on the ordering power of built architecture. The evening thus invites us to adopt a point of view in which architectural practitioners fade out and architectural users fade in. ...

6:00-8:00 pm
online

Lecture

Reformatting the Memory Palace: When Everything Exists to End in a Document

Wouter Van Acker

The institutions that we traditionally trust to manage our knowledge – the library, the museum and the university – are being forced in the digital age to redefine what belongs inside and outside their walls, both in a physical and virtual sense. To measure the historical impact of the reformatting of knowledge on these institutions, this lecture will return one century in time and revisit the “Mundaneum” or the institutional vision of the Belgian bibliographer and internationalist Paul Otlet (1868-1944). ...

6:00 pm
online

Lecture series

Built Order: Storing Knowledge

The architecture of the space around us has a considerable influence on our everyday lives. The starting point for the thematic orientation of the lecture series “Built Order. Storing Knowledge” in the 2021/22 winter semester, is the observation that architecture configures knowledge spatially and thus plays a significant role in the modulation, enforcement, canonization and institutionalization of epistemic models. ...

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Workshop (For members only)

Exploring the effects of architecture

How does architecture actually work? Today, the relationships between architectural and non-architectural orders are predominantly explored with a focus on the structuring forces and ideas that influence and shape building plans and implementations. ...

6:00-8:00 pm
online

Lecture

Reading Place

Philippe Viérin

With regard to the theme of this lecture series ‘Built Order. Storing Knowledge' we will talk about re-use projects of mostly monumental heritage. Buildings that carry knowledge of the city. How can we try to activate and interpret this knowledge in a natural way. ...

Werner Oechslin Library Foundation Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Workshop (For members only)

Biased Drawing. “Representation bias” in spatial orders from the 1950s to the 1980s

The workshop's title implies a bias in the practice of drawing, a bias through which the invention of the computer in the post-war period has challenged and changed traditional patterns of spatial order. Information transmission and cybernetic control systems initiated a paradigmatic shift in representation. This new paradigm later became more firmly established as the transition to digital technologies and computer-based processes in art and architecture normalized, after what is now called the "digital turn", at the end of the 1980s. ...