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Sensing Architecture



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Saturday 29 March 2014
11am — 5pm

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Sensing Spaces

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Li Xiaodong, Sensing Spaces installation

Photo Benedict Johnson

A multidisciplinary symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined’.

The exhibition ‘Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined’ challenges the assumed primacy of the visual in architecture through presenting seven immersive installations designed to resonate with the senses on a variety of levels. This symposium seeks to unpick and develop the ideas, issues, implications and assumptions the exhibition poses.


Session 1: Urban Space and Time

Nicole Sierra (University of Oxford): Labyrinths, Spirals and Mazes: Sensing Ballardian Time Christian Parreno (The Oslo School of Architecture and Design): Boredom and Space: Maxim Gorky’s Coney Island Nick Dunn (Lancaster University): Dark Matter: the Sublime Liquidity of the Nocturnal City

Session 2: Interventions in Form

Stephen Kite (Cardiff University): Shadows of Effect, of Power and of the Unconscious Peter Muir (Open University): Gordon Matta-Clark’s Rhetoric of Movement Kevin Fellingham (University of Cape Town): The Presence of Absence in the Woodland Cemetery: Sigurd Lewerentz and Erik Gunnar Asplund, 1914–1961

Session 3: Inventing Experience

Dervla MacManus (University College Dublin): Portraits of Experience: The Cathedral Photographs of Frederick Henry Evans Will Alsop (architect): An Architectural Experience – An Illusive Sensation Takako Hasegawa (Architectural Association): Choreographing the Visions, a performative talk in collaboration with Chisato Ohno

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● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Saturday 29 March 2014

11am — 5pm

Burlington House

£24. Concessions available.