Architecture - Enduring, ephemeral

   Architecture: Enduring, ephemeral, moving, dust

2 December 2014

Temporality has become a major subject lately in philosophy, in the social sciences as well as in urban and architectural research. Architecture and society must be seen as deeply intertwined and mutually evolving in time. The trend does not have a simple origin but have materialized from theory as well as practice during the early 2000s: from publications like the translation of Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis into English, to political decisions like the legislation of Urban time plans in Italy through the so called Turco act, as well as in architectural practice and the increasing number of temporary use projects.

In connection to the ResArc course Temporalities (Tendencies in Architectural and Urban Research) we invite all interested to a day of three open lectures by prominent scholars in this field, all of whom have dealt with time and temporalities as issues connected to social and architectural theory.

Albena Yaneva, professor, University of Manchester

Lecture: Slowing Down: Temporality in Building Renovation and the Escape from Perspective

Andrea Mubi Brighenti, aggregate professon, University of Trento

Lecture: Logistic time and eventual time: Envisaging possible applications to urban and architectural research

Teresa Stoppani, professor, Leeds Beckett University

Lecture: Erasure: material and critical

Event poster (pdf).