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MS ACT ARCHITECTURAL THEORY KEYNOTE LECTURE. April 4th 2022 2pm EDT. The Architectural Signifier.MARIO GANDELSONAS,FAIA,Professor, School of Architecture, Princeton University. Architecture seen as a complex “secondary” signifying system involving 2 and 3-dimensional representations is supported by language, it is related to its categories, but with its own organization and specific logic. It is accessible through the subject’s discourse, the architectural discourse, and supported by architectural drawn and built texts. I am going to present a brief description of the notion of signifier as it first appears in structural linguistics and then how it is borrowed and transformed in other fields, such as structural anthropology and psychoanalysis, to finally discuss the notion of the architectural signifier.
Blog | Nov 18, 2021
Borders and cities index more an economic system than the previous modern ideals of socio economic stability, health and equity. These economic systems are measurable in how the city form follows finance (Willis) rather than environmental, urban and architecture parameters. What are the consequences of Capitalism in architecture and urbanism? How can we denaturalize cities as business and present alternative scenarios? In a globalized economy, people cannot move but goods can. How can we disclose implicit and explicit political boundaries in the current neoliberal model? What are the possibilities for a Post-Capitalist Urbanism in the Post-Anthropocene? How is technology enabling or resisting these processes? How is the current Feudal Capitalism in Computation reinforcing or displacing this logic and physical and political borders?
Blog | Oct 23, 2021
This event raises questions concerning the paradigms driving global urban development, within the ongoing transformations triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, and its potential enduring impact on urbanism. Cities and urban citizens worldwide have faced challenges as a result of lockdowns, restrictions on mobility across transnational networks, and the temporary exodus from cities of some of the privileged classes. This event will unpack issues of global wellbeing of the Anthropocene, the planet’s ecology, regionalism and locality, and the economic fallout of these intertwined crises. For several decades, architectural practice, research and education has championed an evolving model of globalization which has been synchronized with the flows of transnational investment and mobility. The years 2020 and 2021 have demonstrated how the paradigms of progress, growth and connectedness are at once on pause, evidenced by curtailed supply chains and global travel, and also accelerated, through the rapid advancement of information and communication technologies. Including participants based in China, Australia, Europe and the US, this event will interrogate how local and regional forces shape conceptions of culture and design practice in a series of distributed contexts.
Blog | Oct 14, 2021
The Fall lecture series at NYIT School of Architecture and Design, aims to facilitate discussion in the field of architecture, design and urbanism and its contribution to ecological, social, and built environments. Women in the field of architecture, interior and urban design bring a unique perspective necessary to design inclusive environments today. The lecture topic is framed around specific challenges confronting female practicing architects around the world. The panelist will discuss their personal experiences as they navigated the profession. They will bring unique perspectives given their non-western cultural and ethnic backgrounds and offer insight to finding opportunities within limitations they may have faced as immigrant practitioners working both in the U.S. and abroad. We will have the chance to gain insight into their design process, professional values, and how they find the balance between all different aspects of their professional and personal experiences. Panelists participating in this event have been invited to share their strategy for addressing a range of topics such as technology, the environment, material, and fabrication within the context of their collective experiences as female practicing professionals. They will address the design and entrepreneurship approach that has paved their career trajectories thus far.