Mapping Architectural Criticism Third International Symposium. Toward a Geography of Architectural Criticism: Disciplinary Boundaries and Shared Territories. Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Académie d’Architecture, Paris, April 3-4, 2017

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Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
April 3, 2017 to April 4, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Urban History / Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, Cultural History / Studies, Intellectual History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies
 

Mapping Architectural Criticism Third International Symposium

Architectural Criticism 20th and 21st Centuries, a Cartography (ANR-14-CE31-0019-01)

Université Rennes 2, Archives de la Critique d’art – Agence Nationale de la Recherche

 

 

Toward a Geography of Architectural Criticism:  Disciplinary Boundaries and Shared Territories

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Académie d’Architecture, Paris, April 3-4, 2017

 

 

This international symposium is part of the ANR research project Mapping Architectural Criticism (http://mac.hypotheses.org), which aims to develop a field of research on the history of architectural criticism, from the last decades of the 19th century to the present day. The symposium intends to debate two key questions related to the geographies of criticism: what are criticism’s disciplinary boundaries and which territories has criticism shared from the last decades of the 19th to the end of the 20th century with other disciplines.

 

In the first place, the symposium interrogates the overlapping of architectural criticism with different kinds of architectural writing, in particular those pertaining to architectural history and theory, but also those stemming from other disciplines.

The symposium is equally aimed at highlighting the relationships, the common terrains, and the conceptual tools that architectural criticism has in common with other genres of criticism, such as art criticism and literary criticism.

 

 

 

Ce colloque international s’inscrit dans le Programme ANR Mapping Architectural Criticism (2015-2017), dont l’objectif est de développer un champ de recherche sur la critique architecturale des dernières décennies du 19e siècle à aujourd’hui. Il débattra deux questions clé, relatives aux « géographies » de la critique d’architecture : ses frontières disciplinaires et ses territoires partagés, notamment avec la critique d’autres disciplines, depuis les dernières décennies du 19e siècle.

 

Le colloque interroge les frontières et les terrains communs de la critique avec différents types d’écrits sur l’architecture : il vise à mettre en évidence les relations, les terrains communs et les outils conceptuels que la critique architecturale partage avec l’histoire de l’architecture, les théories, mais également avec des écrits émanant d’autres disciplines.

Le symposium met également en lumière les relations, les terrains et les outils conceptuels que la critique architecturale partage avec d'autres « genres » de critique, comme la critique d'art ou la critique littéraire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 3, 2017: Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, salle Vasari

 

09:30 Registration and Welcome Address

09:45 Introduction

 

Session 1. Intellectual Territories: Borrowing Tools and Rhetorics from Other Disciplines Chair: Paolo Scrivano, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

 

10:15 Stefania Kenley Independent Scholar, Paris

Blind Spot in the Visual Field of Art-architecture Criticism

 

10:45 Valeria Lattante ABC, Politecnico di Milano

The Concept of Tradition from T. S. Eliot Literary Critic to E. N. Rogers Architectural Theory

 

11:15 Coffee break

 

11:30 Raúl Martínez Department of History and Theory of Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech. 

Geoffrey Scott’s The Architecture of Humanism at the Inception of Bruno Zevi’s Theoretical Corpus

 

12:00 Jasna Galjer Department of Art History, University of Zagreb

Cultural Exchange as Architecture’s Expanded Field

 

12:30 Adrian Anagnost Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University, New Orleans

Critique and Complicity: The Art Critical Lineage of Projective Architecture

 

 

Session 2. Political and Geographical Boundaries

Chair: Giovanni Leoni, Università di Bologna

 

14:30 Jianfei Zhu University of Melbourne

Towards a New Criticism on Architecture of Contemporary China: The Case of He Jingtang (1938-)

 

15:00 Charlotte Ashby Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London

The Archaeology of Finnish Architectural Criticism

 

15:30 Christina Pech Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Criticism on Display. The Swedish Museum of Architecture and the Production of History in the mid-1970s

 

16:00 Discussion

 

17:00 Key-note Lecture: Marco Biraghi, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, What does it mean architecture?

 

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017: Académie d’Architecture, Paris

 

09:30 Manuelle Gautrand (Présidente de l’Académie d’Architecture): Welcome Address

 

Session 3. Judging Architecture: Professional, Popular or Academic Criticism?

Chair: Réjean Legault, Université du Québec à Montréal

 

09:45 Christina Contandriopoulos Department of Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal

Against the Wall: the Birth of Architectural Criticism in Early 19th Century Paris

 

10:15 Michela Rosso Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino

Architectural Criticism and Cultural Satire in the 1980s: Shared Territories and Languages

 

10:45 Coffee Break

 

11:00 Kristen Gagnon Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University, Ottawa

Popular Architecture Criticism: A Definition, a Delineation and a Débâcle

 

11:30 Detlef Jessen-Klingenberg, Independent Scholar, Germany

Architectural Criticism as Cultural Criticism (“Kulturkritik”) and Professional Criticism (“Fachkritik”). A Case Study on the Example of Werner Hegemann

 

12:00 Discussion

 

12:45 Lunch Break

 

Session 4. Professionalism: the Critic as a Specialist

Chair: Anne Hultzsch, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and Oslo School of Architecture and Design

 

14:15 Laurens Bulckaen and Rika Devos, BATir Department, École polytechnique de Bruxelles

Louis Cloquet (1849-1920): architectural writings of a critical engineer

 

14:45 Irene Lund Faculty of Architecture, Université Libre de Bruxelles – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

 The multiple origins of modernist architecture criticism in the Belgian avant-garde magazine 7Arts (1922-1927)

 

15:15 Patrizia Bonifazio Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano

 “Zodiac” (1957-1973). Art and technique to define architecture in front of the mass production

 

15:45 Lorenzo Ciccarelli Department of Architecture, University of Florence

Giovanni Klaus Koenig (1924-1989): Architectural Criticism between Semiology, Industrial Design and Rail Trains

 

16:30 Roundtable Valéry Didelon (École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais), Réjean Legault (UQAM), Stanislaus von Moos (University of Zurich), Paolo Scrivano (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

 

 

 

Conference Venues

Monday, April 3, 2017

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, salle Vasari

2 rue Vivienne, 75002, Paris

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Académie d’Architecture

9 place des Vosges, 75004, Paris

 

Mapping.Crit.Arch: Architectural Criticism 20th and 21st Centuries, a Cartography.

Research Project, Université Rennes 2, EA 1279 Histoire et Critique des Arts – Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Scientific Coordinator Hélène Jannière

 

Scientific Committee

 

Nathalie Boulouch (Université Rennes 2 and Archives de la critique d’art),

Anne Hultzsch (Bartlett School London, UCL and Oslo School of Architecture and Design)

Hélène Jannière (Université Rennes 2)

Réjean Legault (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Giovanni Leoni (Università di Bologna)

Paolo Scrivano (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

Laurent Stalder (ETH Zurich, gTA)

Suzanne Stephens (Barnard College, Columbia University)

Alice Thomine-Berrada (Musée d’Orsay, Paris)

 

Organizing Committee

Alessandro Benetti

Elsa Besson

Nicolas Bisensang

Guillemette Chéneau-Deysine

Hélène Jannière

EA 1279 Histoire et critique des arts

 

Contact

mappingcritarch@gmail.com

helene.janniere@univ-rennes2.fr

 

Website

http://mac.hypotheses.org/

Contact Info: 

Hélène Jannière