Ut Architectura Philosophia? – Questioning the Relationship of Architecture and Philosophy, by Karsten Harries

ISPA 2016 Keynote lecture, 22 July 2016, 6:30 pm. The topic of this conference “The Human in Architecture and Philosophy” raises the question: just what is the relationship between philosophy and architecture? What do they have to contribute to each other? That both are concerned with the ways human beings relate or should relate to […]

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Spaces.Structures.Changes: a musical exploration of the conference theme, by Laura Konjetzky

ISPA 2016 Keynote presentation, 19 July 2016, 7:00 pm. In her composition “Spaces. Structures. Changes”, the multiple award-winning composer and pianist Laura Konjetzky abducts the audience on a journey through various musical spaces, from pianistic virtuosity to poetic sounds. “Spaces. Structures. Changes” is a varied solo performance for piano which temporarily transforms the grand piano […]

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Embodiment and Private Languages: the proper task of an articulate architecture, by Nicholas Ray

ISPA 2016 Keynote lecture, 21 July 2016, 9:00 am. The phenomenological tradition has contributed much to a deeper understanding of how we receive works of architecture, but it provides little clue to architects as to how they might design. Arts and Crafts architects, such as M. H. Baillie Scott, self-consciously sought to create a “homely” […]

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Ethics and Aesthetics – Contemporary Architecture in Search for Social Relevance, by Andres Lepik

ISPA 2016 Keynote lecture, 20 July 2016, 2:00 pm. As a discipline that shapes the built environment, architecture has a strong influence on both social conditions and development. Growing conflicts, global migration and the explosive growth of informal settlements have forced contemporary architecture into a major crisis of legitimation. It reaches only a small fraction […]

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