Conference: On Power in Architecture #3. Ljubljana, 25-26 September 2019

A Psychoanalytical and Poststructuralist Perspective

After focusing on the materialistic and the phenomenological philosophical perspective, the third and last edition of the symposia series On Power in Architecture focuses on the psychoanalytical and poststructuralist perspective of reflecting on the relation between power and architecture. The third international symposium will bring together renowned philosophers and theorists who will think about the specific intertwinement between power and architecture in contemporary neoliberalism.

Andrew Ballantyne, Elke Krasny, Nadir Lahiji, Robert Pfaller, and Douglas Spencer will talk about micropolitics and architecture, phantasmagoria and capitalist pleasure, iconic shifts in architecture in the 1980s and ’90s, the intertwinement of postmodernist aesthetics and neoliberalism, and the possibilities of an alternative view of power in architecture as the power of capital and the power for capital.

More information on the speakers, the programme of the symposium, a the abstracts of the talks are available here or can be dowloaded here.

This symposium is organized by Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory and is supported by Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana and ERSTE Foundation.

The programme will be in English. Entry is free of charge.

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