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International Symposium: ThinkingArchitecture: Theory and Philosophy of Architecture

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On 29 and 30 May 2015 the Department of Architectural Theory at the TU Berlin presented the international conference

ArchitekturDenken: Theorie und Philosophie der Architektur
ThinkingArchitectureTheory and Philosophy of Architecture

For two full days speakers from the USA, Switzerland, Serbia, Luxembourg, Israel and Germany discussed the relationship between the architectural theory and the philosophy of architecture.

The conference marked the publication of

Architektur und Philosophie. Grundlagen. Standpunkte. Perspektiven (ed. Jörg H. Gleiter and Ludger Schwarte, vol. 8 in the series ArchitekturDenken, Bielefeld 2015).

Organisation            

Department of Architectural Theory with Prof. Dr. Jörg H. Gleiter, Dr. Tom Steinert, Dipl.-Ing. Sandra Meireis M.S., Dipl.-Ing. Katrin Ritter, Stefana Dilova

Speakers                 
Günter Abel (TU Berlin), Felicity Scott (Columbia University, New York), Iris Aravot (Technion, Haifa), Daniel Purdy (Penn State University), Petar Bojanić (Belgrade University), Ludger Schwarte (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf), Hannes Böhringer (Berlin), Kirsten Wagner (Hochschule Bielefeld), Christoph Baumberger (ETH Zürich), Petra Lohmann (Universität Siegen), Jan Bovelet (Berlin), Christian Kremer (Luxembourg), Christian Bauer (Hochschule Würzburg), Martin Düchs (Bamberg/Munich)


Focus

Throughout its history architecture has had a major role in philosophy as a metaphor of logical-constructive activity. Since the crisis of modern architecture there has been a notable increase in the instances of architectural theorists turning to philosophy as they widen the critical question of the cultural function of architecture. Hitherto, however, there has been no integrated form of architectural-philosophical reflection, which can do justice to the role of architecture as the cultural praxis that people use to create a uniquely suitable environment (distinct from the purely natural world) for their needs, both changing and unchanging. This two-day conference will focus on different approaches to this topic by architectural theorists and philosophers and explore the relationship of theory and philosophy.

You can find more information about the conference on:
thinkingarchitecture.architekturtheorie.tu-berlin.de

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