Conference Program 2016

*Conference program FINAL.*

\\ Conference Venue: Bamberg University. Day I: Building “U2” (An der Universität 2). Days II and III: Villa Concordia (Concordiastraße 28). //

* Session presentations are 20 min with 10 min of Q&A

** Day I Keynote sessions take place in lecture hall 00.25 (groundfloor of U2 building). Day II and Day III Keynote sessions take place in the conference hall (1st floor of Villa Concordia). All parallel sessions take place in surrounding rooms as noted.

19 July – City Tour and Conference Opening

14:30 – 15:30     Registration, Coffee and Tea (tbc)

16:00 – 18:00     Guided City Tour

                             Meeting point: fountain at Maximilian square (Maxplatz), 96047 Bamberg

19:00 – 20:00     Registration (location: U2, outside lecture hall 00.25)

20:00 – 21:15     Conference Opening (location: U2, lecture hall 00.25), comprising of:

                              Welcome Remarks, by Christian Illies

                             “On the Conference Theme”, by Martin Düchs

                             “Why Architecture Needs Philosophy”, by Tom Spector

                             “Building Thinking Asking: what is the right way to do philosophy of architecture?”, panel debate featuring Karsten Harries and Roger Scruton, moderated by Christian Illies and Martin Düchs

21:15 – 22:00   Drinks Reception


20 July – Day I

8:00 – 9:00     Registration, Coffee and Tea (tbc)

9:00 – 10:30     Aesthetic Education and Design, by Roger Scruton

10:30 – 11:00     Coffee and Tea

11:00 – 12:30       Sessions A1-D1

Session A1
Session B1
Session C1
Session D1
Location: U2/01.30Location: U2/01.33Location: U2/01.36Location: U2/00.26
Chair: Christoph BaumbergerChair: Christian IlliesChair: Tom Spector Chair: Lisa Landrum
The Political Unconscious
of Architecture: the subject in architecture and
, by Alberto Arati
The classical
form - unspoilt
, by Andreas Grüner
An ontological
trap? Towards a
phenomenological anthropology of
, by Fidel Meraz
** SESSION D1 has been MOVED TO B5 on DAY III **
Presence or Meaning
in Architecture: The debate between the
philosophical anthropology of Cassirer and
Heidegger for confronting two different
conceptions of architecture
, by Pau Pedragosa
Being the
difference - new old buildings and
human identity
, by Matthias Warkus
, by Hans Teerds
On the Difference
Naming Makes
, by Ozge Ejder
Atmosphere and Dwelling: human being on
the earth
, by Sandro Gorgone
Speremus! Hominum enim vestigial
video: On Human Making from
Geometry to Architecture
, by Vasilis Ganiatsas
'A potential
earthly immortality': Arendt and
Ruskin on building forever
, by David Garrard
Reflection of a
man in diagramatic and indexical
, by Emilia Jarosova

12:30 – 14:00     Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30     Ethics and Aesthetics – Contemporary Architecture in Search for Social Relevance, by Andres Lepik

15:30 – 16:15     Coffee and Tea

16:15 – 17:45     Sessions A2-D2

Session A2
Session B2
Session C2
Session D2
Location: U2/01.30Location: U2/01.33Location: U2/01.36Location: U2/00.26
Chair:Martin Düchs Chair: Christian IlliesChair: Vassilis GaniatsasChair: Lisa Landrum
Toward a Post-Human
Era? - Computational Architects and the
Becoming of Human Beings
, by Marion Roussel
Santayana on the
human scale in philosophy and
, by Dale Jacquette
[CANCELLED] Building as
inhabiting: Progressive
, by Cristina Dreifuss
Jean Jacques
Rousseau – Pierre Poivre and Jacques
Henri Bernardin de Saint Pierre: From
collecting plants to ordering the
, by Philip Zourgane
Humanism in architecture
through post-humanism and nonanthropocentrism
, by Tom Spector
buildings and cities: Does size matter?
, by Michael Nagenborg
Common ground - Watching
Humans Experiencing Architecture
, by Leonidas Koutsoumpos
Allure of the
Incomplete, Imperfect, and
Impermanent: Designing and
Appreciating “Architecture as Nature”
, by Rumiko Handa
with a human face
, by Christoph Baumberger
(N.N.)Taming the Inhabitants’
Lions: Architectural responses to
the personalisation of housing
, by Pieter Vermaas and Sara Eloy
[CANCELLED] Authenticity
designed from within:
Neurophenomenological reflection on
embodied meaning in architecture
, by Andrea Jelic

18:30 – 20:00     On Durability, by Mari Hvattum

20:00 – 21:00     Get Together (location tba)

  21 July – Day II

9:00 – 9:05        Welcome Address, by poet Nora Gomringer

9:05 – 10:30      Embodiment and Private Languages: the proper task of an articulate architecture, by Nicholas Ray

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee and Tea

11:00 – 12:30      Sessions A3-C3

Session A3
Session B3
Session C3
conference hall (1st floor)library (basement)grotto (basement)
Chair: Christoph BaumbergerChair: Graham OwenChair: Tom Spector
Anthropomimetic to Biomimetic Cities:
The Place of the Human in “Cities like
, by Henry Dicks
The Human in Ludwig
Mies van der Rohe´s concept of authentic
, by Luciana Colombo
Dwelling in a complete and incomplete sense, by Emre Demirel and Gizem Kulak
functions in public spaces
, by Thomas Dworschak
Equipment for Dwelling - Le
Corbusier and the Human Order in Architecture
, by Kevin Berry
Architectural History of
Turkey in the Liminal Space
, by Gizem Güner
[CANCELLED] Human, Society,
Dwelling in the Muslim City
, by Hafsa Al Omari
Modernist architecture in
the image of man: Anthropology’s use in Dutch
, by Stefan Koller
A Study on the
Booming Architecture in Ankara with the
Concept of “Settlement” of Heidegger:
Yeşiltepe Dwellings
, by Eda Balaban Varol

12:30 – 14:00     Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00     Spaces.Structures.Changes: a musical exploration of the conference theme, by pianist and composer Laura Konjetzky

15:00 – 15:45      Coffee and Tea

15:45 – 17:15     Session A4-C4

Session A4
Session B4
Session C4
conference hall (1st floor)library (basement)grotto (basement)
Chair: Nicholas RayChair: Michael NagenborgChair: Christian Illies
Architecture in the
, by Joel Pidel
The Aesthetics of
Humane Architecture
, by Daniel Morales
Deus homo factus est ut
homo fieret Deus
, by Georg Düchs
Rites of way, by Michael YoungTaking a look back and
, by Günter Meyer
Architecture´s Persona: The Quasi Human Being of the Work of Architecture, by Pedro Marques de Abreu and Rita
The relevance
of Daniel Dennetts ‘Intentional Stance’ in
, by Margit van Schaik
Aporia in architectural
, by Aleksandar Kostic
‘Architecture is concealed
to itself': Helmuth Plessner and his influence
on twentieth-century architects
, by Gerry Adler

17:30 – 19:00      The Architecture of Freedom: From Kant to Mies, by Paul Guyer

 19:00 – 24:00    Conference Dinner at Cafe Rosengarten (Domplatz 8)

22 July – Day III

09:00 – 10:30    Why Atmosphere Matters: Architecture and Landscape, by Angelika Krebs

10:30 – 11:00     Tea and Coffee

11:00 – 12:30      Sessions A5-C5

Session A5
Session B5
Session C5
conference hall (1st floor)library (basement)grotto (basement)
Chair: Nicholas RayChair: tbaChair: Vassilis Ganiatsas
Culture, Technology, and
the Parthenon - Japanese Architecture in
Western Writings
, by Beate Löffler
Narrative Form as
an Alternative to built form
, by Ufuk Ersoy
At the
threshold: The First Architecture
, by Michael Djordjevitch
Build Healing Art - The
mental background of an effective architecture
, by Mathias Buß
Anthropology of a Smoke-Filled Room:
Ethnography and the Human at OMA
, by Graham Owen
Philosophies of
dwelling & architecture’s 1970’s turn to the
social sciences. The case of Sieg Vlaeminck
in Flanders
, by Sebastian Loosen
Polyclinics and Polyclitus -
Or, diathesis and the architecture of health in
Britain between the wars
, by Andrew Tripp
Building and
Body in Spenser´s house of
, by Archie Cornish
Humanity and
Inhumanity of Architecture in the Work of
Karel Teige
, by Tomas Hribek

12:30 – 14:00     Lunch Break and Coffee

14:00 – 15:30     Sessions A6-C6

Session A6
Session B6
Session C6
conference hall (1st floor)library (basement)grotto (basement)
Chair: Graham OwenChair: Chair: Martin Düchs
Dwelling between Physis
and Nomos - Heidegger at Todtnauberg
, by Ross Anderson
Architecture and
the Social Question -
Housing Production in the 21st Century
, by Benjamin Busch
Thinking architectural
designing from the Other: – Responsibility is
, by Michael Pracht
Hylomorphism: An Existential and Organic
Approach to Architecture and Materiality
, by Travis Anderson
Forming society:
Collective spirit in 20th century theatre
, by Franz Schmitz
The structure of modern
home:on the evolution of the private and the
gender in the home
, by Mateja Kurir
places and cognitive contexts: an ontological
, by Stefano Borgo and Maria Melone:
Architecture as
Society’s “Heavy Medium of
Communication“: An approach between
philosophical anthropology, cultural
philosophy and social philosophy
, by Joachim Fischer
An Idealistic Work of Art
for the Implicit Human – Analyzing Santiago
Calatrava’s “ArchiScupltures” with concepts
by Baudrillard and Foucault
, by Marc Bonner

15:30 – 16:30     Coffee and Tea

16:30 – 18:00     Ut Architecura Philosophia? Questioning the relationship of architecture and philosophy, by Karsten Harries

18:00 – 18:15      Closing Remarks

18:15 – 20:00     Get Together (location tba)

22 July – Day IV

10:00 – 16:00    Day trip to the Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (Vierzehnheiligen) and Banz Abbey, guided tour by Karsten Harries

Meeting point 10:00 – Markus square (Markusplatz, 96047 Bamberg)

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