The conference aims to sample how the work of architectural historians, and contemporary architectural scholarship more broadly, relates to the analytical categories and concepts belonging to the Marxist tradition, and to open out new lines of research and theoretical enquiry.
Organised around four thematic fields, the conference looks at various issues and contexts that were relevant for Corboz – in particular for his contributions to the discourse on cities, territories and urbanised landscapes.
The History of Architectural History. Genesis and development of a scientific discipline between national perspectives and European models
The symposium will analyse the genesis and development of architectural historiography within the panorama of historical sciences, especially in relation to the history of art.
Acting Institutions. Agents, Actors, and Authorities in Modern Architecture (between the 1890s and 1930s)
Beyond the conventional agents, the conference emphasises the role of institutions, interest groups, and individual actors in their historical meaning of power networks.
“Multiplicity” investigates the forces that generate uncertainty and change in contemporary architecture by studying the vectors of agency, constraint, and freedom.
The physical presence of the US Navy and Air Force on the Iberian Peninsula forever changed not only Spanish/American relations, but also deeply impacted Spain’s economy, infrastructure and culture.
The purpose of this international conference is to discuss the current research on the history of holiday camps in Europe between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with particular consideration of contemporary reuse and restoration strategies of this architectural heritage.
Taking as a starting point the cities of Brest and Dresden, whose histories reveal common trajectories, the project aims to offer a new perspective that updates the knowledge and historiography of urban history, particularly that of reconstruction.
The confrerence aims to revisit the borders between the copy and the prototype, acts of imitation and of variation, and to examine the knowledge production and preservation processes involved in the act of architectural replication and other attendant phenomena.
Para-Colonial – Colonial – Post-Colonial: Influences and Transactions in the Architecture of Oceania (1840-1990)
The contributions of this conference attempt to link their concrete architectural case studies of buildings, ensembles and urbanist projects with reflections on the influences of and transactions between locals and foreigners, colonials and colonised, and their changing allegiances, even across changing political powers.
By focusing on their continuous appropriation by inhabitants and users in Africa and Asia, this conference and the resulting publication will offer a more differentiated genealogy of global urbanisation and its architecture.
L’art des jardins dans les civilisations de l’Europe et de l’Asie orientale