Research Seminar hosted by the Manchester Architecture Research Group and the Manchester Urban Institute, University of Manchester. (Flyer/poster in the right sidebar.)
Speakers: Christian Schmid (ETH Zurich), Pushpa Arabindoo (University College London), Alvaro Sevilla Buitrago (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Lukasz Stanek (University of Manchester), Anke Hagemann (TU Berlin), Elke Beyer (TU Berlin), Hannes Langguth (TU Berlin), David Mountain (University of Manchester), Amparo Tarazona Vento (University of Sheffield), Amish Sarpotdar (University of Manchester). Organiser: David Mountain (University of Manchester)
The concept of Planetary Urbanization has recently injected energy into urban studies. Through its initiative of expanding the theoretical meaning and political significance of the urban, it has provoked widespread reflection and discussion on key concepts, standpoints, and methods of urban research. This workshop will explore the possibilities of Planetary Urbanization as a concept and research agenda in architectural studies.
In particular, this workshop aims to explore two corresponding lines of inquiry. First, the potential for architectural research to contribute to specifying the political-economic and historical condition of present urbanization processes; in other words, to begin to historicise Planetary Urbanization through reference to the architecture as production of space. The second line of enquiry concerns how Planetary Urbanization could work to expand the concepts and methods of architectural research, for example by interpreting the architectural object within larger territories and longer time periods.
The workshop will take place over the course of the afternoon, and will consist of talks from four invited speakers, three shorter presentations, and short interventions by respondents. There will be three substantive Q&A sessions, which will aim to provide space for an open-ended conversation. The workshop actively seeks to involve scholars at different career stages, and with a variety of research topics and disciplinary backgrounds, and is open to all without registration. Coffee and soft drinks will be served.
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This event is generously supported by Manchester Urban Institute, North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership and artsmethods@manchester.