Liane Lefaivre – Passionate Architecture: ‘Leon Battista Alberti’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili’

Liane Lefaivre – Passionate Architecture: ‘Leon Battista Alberti’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili’

Lecture date: 1997-11-14Arguably the most passionate work ever written about architecture, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili details its hero’s romantic love for buildings. The book charts...
Timothy Morton “The Golden Stain of Time” (Ruskin) (March 7, 2017)

Timothy Morton “The Golden Stain of Time” (Ruskin) (March 7, 2017)

Timothy Morton explains his title by reading the passage where it appears in John Ruskin’s Seven Lamps of Architecture, linking Ruskin’s idea of the...
Norman Klein – Scripted Spaces

Norman Klein – Scripted Spaces

Lecture date: 1998-11-30What do shopping malls, casinos, video games, slot machines, theme parks and Baroque interiors have in common? The cultural critic and historian...
Feminist Theory and Starchitecture

Feminist Theory and Starchitecture

Lecture date: 2015-02-24Hilde Heynen & Martha Thorne in conversation, chaired by Doina PetrescuAA XX 100 Lecture SeriesIn conversation Hilde Heynen, the Belgian historian, and...
The Gesture – Mark Cousins (PART 5/8)

The Gesture – Mark Cousins (PART 5/8)

16 January 2015 Friday LecturesThis year’s Friday lectures follow from the previous three years. The Gesture is considered as a fundamental cultural act, one which...
Mark Foster Gage: The Forces of effervescence (March 28, 2009)

Mark Foster Gage: The Forces of effervescence (March 28, 2009)

Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Mark Gage by discussing the vital issue of the production and autonomy of form in relation to digital conditions. Diaz...
Patrik Schumacher: Parametric semiology (October 10, 2012)

Patrik Schumacher: Parametric semiology (October 10, 2012)

Patrik Schumacher begins with a quick survey of some recently completed and upcoming projects by Zaha Hadid Architects, followed by a review of research...
Symposium on Architecture: Organization or Design?

Symposium on Architecture: Organization or Design?

10/15/2015From cybernetics to systems theory to present-day parametricism, organization has haunted the architectural imagination. Today, many debates about design practice center on data. Given...
Jesse Reiser – Solid State Architecture

Jesse Reiser – Solid State Architecture

Lecture date: 1998 01 28Jesse Reiser is a partner with Nanako Umemoto in the New York -based architectural practice Reiser + Umemoto which has...
Bruce Sterling: Speculative architecture (September 26, 2018)

Bruce Sterling: Speculative architecture (September 26, 2018)

Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Bruce Sterling, explaining that this lecture is part of a residency at SCI-Arc, including masterclasses with students.Bruce Sterling proposes to...