Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism
The Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of PUCP is launching POST SCRIPTUM*, a new project about the theory of architecture.
Organized by professors Claudio Cuneo and Vincent Juillerat, the initiative responds to the pressing demand to create a space, across the academic and professional architectural community, for a theory-focused approachto the analysis, questioning and reflection on the contemporary state of architecture.
Devised to mobilize the body of knowledge of faculty academics, researchers and students, POST SCRIPTUM* aims to foster a dialogue fuelled by confrontations of different points of view and to investigate topics of urgent relevance.
The project is structured around key texts on the theory of architecture, as well as specially commissioned texts and responses to them, and will culminate in a roundtable event with invited panellists.
The first event in the POST SCRIPTUM* series, POST SCRIPTUM*: THIS IS NOT A THEORY will address the specifics of theory in relation to architecture, or “architectural theory”.
Pronounced dead at the beginning of this millennium, does theory still exist? What is the history of its construction? How does architectural theory manifest itself, and what are the grounds of its operations? What are the relationships of theory with practice, with the academy, and with the criticism of architecture? Is theory operative?
This event will reconsider the state of architectural theory within the discipline, and outside of it.
The panel will be led by the architectural theorist Teresa Stoppani (Architectural Association School of Architecture, London) and by the architects Marta Morelli and Rodolfo Cortegana, professors at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of PUCP.
The event will take place at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, room T-103, Av. Universitaria N°1801, San Miguel, Lima 32, Perú
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