CONF: ThinkingArchitecture: Theory and Philosophy of Architecture International Symposium (Berlin, 29 – 30 May 2015)

ThinkingArchitecture: Theory and Philosophy of Architecture International Symposium
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute for Architecture, May 29 – 30, 2015
Throughout its history architecture has had a major role in philosophy as a metaphor of logical-constructive activity. Since the crisis of modern architecture there has been a notable increase in the instances of architectural theorists turning to philosophy as they widen the critical question of the cultural function of architecture. Hitherto, however, there has been no integrated form of architectural-philosophical reflection that can do justice to the role of architecture as the cultural practice that people use to create a uniquely suitable environment (distinct from the purely natural world) for their needs, both changing and unchanging. The two-day conference will focus on different approaches to this topic by architectural theorists and philosophers and explore the relationship of theory and philosophy.
The symposium will be held on May 29th and 30th, 2015 at the Institute for Architecture of Technische Universität Berlin on the occasion of the publication of the book “Architektur und Philosophie. Grundlagen, Positionen, Perspektiven” (ed. by Jörg H. Gleiter and Ludger Schwarte, Bielefeld 2015).
The conference language is English (May 29th) & German (May 30th).
Free admission, though we kindly ask you for registration: http://thinkingarchitecture.architekturtheorie.tu-berlin.de.
Programme
Fr, 29 May 2015
15.00
Introduction
Jörg H.Gleiter and Ludger Schwarte
15.30
Keynote Lecture
Günter Abel, Different Types of Knowledge in Architecture
16.15
Coffee Break
Panel I
Chair: Daniel Purdy
16.45
Iris Aravot
Architecture As Philosophy
17.05
Petar Bojani
Task of Philosopher
17.25
Felicity Scott
The Work of Theory
17.45–18.30
Panel Discussion
Sa, 30 May 2015
9.30
Presentation of the Book “Architektur und Philosophie” by the Editors Jörg H.Gleiter and Ludger Schwarte
10.00
Coffee Break
Panel II
Chair: Christian Bauer
10.30
Jörg H. Gleiter
Thesen zu einer Kritischen Erkenntnistheorie der Architektur
10.50
Jan Bovelet
Überlegungen zu Architekturphilosophie und Erkenntnistheorie
11.10
Petra Lohmann
Konzepte des Selbstbewusstseins und des Individuums in Architek­turtheorie und Philosophie am Beispiel der Fichte-Rezeption des frühen Schinkel
11.30
Kirsten Wagner
Architektur mit dem Körper denken. Zu einer kritischen Anthropologie der Architektur
12.00
Panel Discussion
13.00
Lunch Break
Panel III
Chair: Martin Düchs
14.30
Ludger Schwarte
Theorie der Grundlegung
14.50
Hannes Böhringer
Zum Beispiel die Tür
15.10
Christoph Baumberger
Was ist Architekturphilosophie?
15.30
Christian Kremer
Grundrisse einer Architekturontologie
16.00
Panel Discussion
17.00
Concluding remarks
Ludger Schwarte and Jörg H. Gleiter

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