On Atmosphere, by Angelika Krebs

ISPA 2016 Keynote lecture, 22 July 2016, 9:00 am. The main claim of my talk will be that when we aesthetically experience architecture and landscape, we see them through the metaphor of human life and move, resonate or sympathize with their “Stimmung” or atmosphere for its own sake. In perfect sympathy, we feel at home…

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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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The Architecture of Freedom: From Kant to Mies, by Paul Guyer

ISPA 2016 Keynote lecture, 21 July 2016, 2:00 pm. For Kant, aesthetic experience requires freedom of the imagination, as does artistic creation.  That artistic creation must leave room for freedom of imagination on the part of the audience is thus a fundamental constraint in all art.  In the case of a mixed art, or “adherent…

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On Durability, by Mari Hvattum

ISPA 2016 Keynote lecture, 20 July 2016, 6:30 pm. Architecture, in most cases, lasts longer than the people building it. But it is not eternal. In an age when the ephemeral and the eternal are offered as the only options, there may be reasons to return to the particular kind of durability pertaining to the…

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Aesthetic Education and Design, by Roger Scruton

ISPA 2016 Keynote lecture, 20 July 2016, 9:00 am. The notion of aesthetic education introduced by Schiller is of particular importance in the practice of vernacular arts like architecture, where the licence afforded to the ‘genius’ is as likely to be destructive as creative. I argue that aesthetic education is an extension, through practice and…

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A new charta of Athens, by Richard Sennett

ISPA 2016 Keynote lecture, 19 July 2016, 7:00 pm. [Abstract to come] Richard Sennett Harvard Citation Guide: Sennett, R. (2016) A new charta of Athens, International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture, [blog] 03 June 2016, Available at: http://isparchitecture.com. [Accessed: 03 June 2016]…

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Deus homo factus est ut homo fieret Deus, by Georg Düchs

« Deus homo factus est ut homo fieret Deus. » The famous word of St. Irenaeus (+ 200) not only gives a summary of Christian doctrine but also an in-nuce formula of an anthropology which can hardly be drafted out more ambitiously. From the birth of God in the human Jesus, anthropology is an integral part of…

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