CONFERENCE: Toward a Geography of Architectural Criticism: Disciplinary Boundaries and Shared Territories. Paris, 3-4 April 2017.
This international symposium is part of the ANR research project Mapping Architectural Criticism (http://mac.hypotheses.org), which aims to develop a field of research on the history of architectural criticism, from the last decades of the 19th century to the present day. The symposium intends to debate two key questions related to the geographies of criticism: what are criticism’s disciplinary boundaries and which territories has criticism shared from the last decades of the 19th to the end of the 20th century with other disciplines.
In the first place, the symposium interrogates the overlapping of architectural criticism with different kinds of architectural writing, in particular those pertaining to architectural history and theory, but also those stemming from other disciplines. The symposium is equally aimed at highlighting the relationships, the common terrains, and the conceptual tools that architectural criticism has in common with other genres of criticism, such as art criticism and literary criticism.
The full programme of the symposium can be accessed here.
Monday, 3rd April, 2017 Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, salle Vasari 2 rue Vivienne, 75002, Paris
Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 Académie d’Architecture 9 place des Vosges, 75004, Paris