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Ingenious Architecture: language theory, metaphor and usage in Furetière’s lexicography

Ingenious Architecture: language theory, metaphor and usage in Furetière’s lexicography

Antoine Furetière posits "usage"—of places and words—as crucial to the experience and transmission of architecture. The effectiveness of this transmission, addressed also in Furetière’s...
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...
Robert Somol – Whatever Happened to Picking Fights?

Robert Somol – Whatever Happened to Picking Fights?

Lecture date: 2005-11-09'As an alternative to a critical mode of disciplinarity, current efforts have come to fetishise technique under the various rubrics including 'research',...
Martino Stierli – Learning from Las Vegas

Martino Stierli – Learning from Las Vegas

Lecture date: 2009-05-14Learning from Las Vegas is primarily known for the theory of the decorated shed vs. the duck in contemporary architecture. There have...
Type Vs Typology – Part 1

Type Vs Typology – Part 1

Lecture date: 2014-02-07Sam Jacoby (AAPC): ‘Typal and Typological Reasoning’Larry Barth (AA)Hyungmin Pai (University of Seoul): ‘The Diagrammatic Construction of Type’Discussion: Chaired by Alvaro Arancibia...
From Splines to Lines: Philosophy’s Line – Part 2

From Splines to Lines: Philosophy’s Line – Part 2

Lecture date: 2005-01-25Philosophys Line - the second in an eight-part lecture series which investigates how the line is understood in order to rethink its...
John Outram – The Image and its Enemies

John Outram – The Image and its Enemies

Lecture date: 2006-11-16The Image and its Enemies: An Iconography of Iconophobia, To the 'Now' from Le CorbusierDocomomo Annual Lecture'I divide "Decon", iconically, into four...
Pier Vittorio Aureli – Design Without Qualities: Architecture and the rise of Abstraction – Part 4

Pier Vittorio Aureli – Design Without Qualities: Architecture and the rise of Abstraction –...

Lecture date: 2013-11-20Architecture as Economy: Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand and the Standardisation of DesignAbstraction addresses the process of removal in order to reach the essential datum...
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...
Luce Irigaray – Comment Habiter Durablement Ensemble?

Luce Irigaray – Comment Habiter Durablement Ensemble?

Lecture date: 2000-11-06'The way we live is governed by need, not desire. If desire is to survive, we have to maintain the distinction between...