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Published on Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Abstract

This series of lectures aims at exploring how the grand narratives of architectural history are challenged by current concerns raised by colonial and postcolonial studies, gender studies, and the environmental humanities. From the Enlightenment to the present, the speakers will examine discourses which have impacted the very form of architecture, analysing the racial considerations that underlie the theory of styles, or investigating the role French and German colonizations in Africa played in the emergence of modern architecture.

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Presentation

This series of lectures aims at exploring how the grand narratives of architectural history are challenged by current concerns raised by colonial and postcolonial studies, gender studies, and the environmental humanities. We invite those, at the intersection of these approaches, to question history’s objects and actors, its main topics and issues, its usual periodization and geographical areas. By renewing the canonical interpretations foundational to our discipline, we can begin to imagine narratives which are more complex and situated, emancipating and plural, and each with the capacity to shed light on our present time.

From the Enlightenment to the present, the speakers will examine discourses which have impacted the very form of architecture, analysing the racial considerations that underlie the theory of styles, or investigating the role French and German colonizations in Africa played in the emergence of modern architecture. The relationship between modernism, feminism and environmentalism will also be questioned through women architects and planners such as Sibyl Moholy-Nagy or Jaqueline Tyrwhitt, whose humanist, vernacular and bioregional conceptions offer counterpoints to the dominant vision of the postwar period. The environmental predicament will be historicized by showing how it underlies Western architecture and urbanism, including in colonial and postcolonial contexts. These talks, given by prominent historians, will contribute to renewing the histories and theories of architecture that we are writing and teaching.

Program

Mardi 1er mars, 13h15

« The Nature of Organic Nationalism: A Revisionist History of Euro-American Architecture Theory »

  • Charles L. Davis II, associate professor of architectural history and criticism, University of Buffalo.

Lien Zoom

Mardi 8 mars, 13h15

« Déconstruire le genre des pensées, normes et pratiques de l'urbanisme »

  • Lucile Biarrotte, PhD in urban studies, consulting director at TraitClair.

Lien Zoom

Mardi 15 mars, 13h15

« Architecture toxique au Sahara »

  • Samia Henni, assistant professor of history of architecture and urban development, Cornell University.

Lien Zoom

Mardi 22 mars, 13h15

« Sibyl Moholy-Nagy and the Vicissitudes of Modern Architecture »

  • Hilde Heynen, professor of architectural theory, University of Leuven.

Lien Zoom

Mardi 29 mars, 13h15

« Jaqueline Tyrwhitt and East West Dialogue on Urban Planning and Design »

  • Ellen Shoshkes, adjunct associate professor, Portland State University.

Lien Zoom

Mardi 5 avril, 13h15

« Architecture and the Afterlives of Environmental Determinism »

  • Kenny Cupers, professor, University of Basel.

Lien Zoom

Mardi 12 avril, 13h15

« Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements »

  • Jane Mah Hutton, associate professor, University of Waterloo.

Lien Zoom

Mardi 19 avril, 13h15

« Madelon Vriesendorp et l’inconscient de l’Office for Metropolitan Architecture »

  • Anna Rosellini associate professor, University of Bologna and École d'architecture de la ville & des territoires Paris-Est, Université Gustave Eiffel.

Lien Zoom

Mardi 26 avril, 13h15

« Thermal Governance: Air-conditioning Complexes and Climate Change in Urban Asia »

  • Jiat-Hwee Chang, associate professor, National University of Singapore.

Lien Zoom

Mardi 10 mai, 13h15

« Contrôler le Sahara. Les racines coloniales de l’architecture bioclimatique »

  • Paul Bouet, PhD candidate and lecturer, École d'architecture de la ville & des territoires Paris-Est, Université Gustave Eiffel.

Lien Zoom

Event attendance modalities

Full online event


Date(s)

  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 08, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 05, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Keywords

  • histoire, architecture, urbanisme, paysage, environnement, genre

Contact(s)

  • Paul Bouet
    courriel : paul [dot] bouet [at] paris-est [dot] archi [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Paul Bouet
    courriel : paul [dot] bouet [at] paris-est [dot] archi [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Nouvelles histoires », Lecture series, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, March 01, 2022, https://doi.org/10.58079/18dm

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