Architecture and the Globalization of Knowledge in the 19th Century: Gottfried Semper and the Discipline of Architectural History

Università della Svizzera italiana, Mendrisio, 2-3 June 2015

ISA Istituto di storia e teoria dell’arte e dell’architettura Accademia di architettura Università della Svizzera italiana, Mendrisio

Schedule:

June 2, 2015

9:30
Welcome: Christoph Frank
Introduction: Sonja Hildebrand and Philip Ursprung

ARCHITECTURAL CONTEXTS – Chair: Sonja Hildebrand

10:00
MURRAY FRASER (Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London) – “The Globalising of the London Building World in the Nineteenth Century”

10:45
DIETER WEIDMANN (ISA, Accademia di architettura, Università della Svizzera italiana) – “The Crystal Palace in the View of Gottfried Semper and His Contemporaries”

11:30
Coffee break

12:00
MARI HVATTUM (The Oslo School of Architecture and Design) – “Style and Cosmopolitanism in Nineteenth Century Architecture”

12:45
HENRIK KARGE (Institut für Kunst- und Musikwissenschaft, TU Dresden) – “Gottfried Semper and the Global Perspective in Art History: Correspondences and Divergences”

13:30
Lunch break

TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE – Chair: Philip Ursprung

15:00
CAROLINE VAN ECK (LUCAS, Department of Humanities, Leiden University) – “Primitivism and the Origins of a World History of Artifacts”

15:45
CLAUDIO LEONI (Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London/Institute gta, ETH Zurich) – “Testing Ideas in Gallery Spaces: Museology After the Great Exhibition”

16:30
Coffee break

17:00
KATE NICHOLS (CRASSH, University of Cambridge) – “Reproducing Greece and Rome in 1850s London: Plaster Casts and Design Reform at the Sydenham Crystal Palace”

17:45
SONJA HILDEBRAND (ISA, Accademia di architettura, Università della Svizzera italiana) – “Gottfried Semper at the British Library”

EVENING LECTURE
19:00
ALINA PAYNE (Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University) – “Semper, the Global Turn and Architecture in the Museum”

June 3, 2015
OBJECTS, ORNAMENT, PROJECTIONS – Chair: Michael Gnehm

9:30
ARIANE VARELA BRAGA (Institute of Art History, University of Zurich) – “Anthropological Foundations of Ornament: Owen Jones and Gottfried Semper’s Contributions”

10:15
ELENA CHESTNOVA (ISA, Accademia di architettura, Università della Svizzera italiana) – “”Would These Have Been Ornaments?” Assyrian Archaeology, Popularized Knowledge, and the Writing of Architectural History”

11:00
Coffee break

11:30
BEAT WYSS (Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Medientheorie, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, HfG) – “The Textile Paradigm in Architecture. Semper Curating the Canadian
Department and Its Reflexions in His Essay on Style”

12:15
SPYROS PAPAPETROS (Princeton University School of Architecture) – “Ballistic, Politics, and Parabolic Forms in Semper’s Treatise on Ancient Projectiles”

13:00
Lunch break

GLOBALIZATION, ART, TECHNOLOGY – Chair: Christoph Frank

14:30
PHILIP URSPRUNG (Institute gta, ETH Zurich) – “Traces of Labour: An Imaginary Roundtable with Karl Marx, Herman Melville, Joseph Paxton and Gottfried Semper in London in 1851”

15:15
EMMA LETIZIA JONES (Institute of Art History, University of Zurich) – “Schinkel in London: “Die Ausdehnung der Stadt nimmt nie ein Ende””

16:00
Coffee break

16:30
HANS-GEORG VON ARBURG (Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne) – “Elements of Building in Exile: Semper and Stifter”

17:15
MICHAEL GNEHM (ISA, Accademia di architettura, Università della Svizzera italiana/Institute gta, ETH Zurich) – “Art and Technology: Gottfried Semper on America, Russia, and Europe’s
Place in the World”

18:00
RECEPTION

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