schedule

July 6, 2012

Ethics and Aesthetics of Architecture and the Environment:
Architecture Strand Session Schedule

THREAD 1: Ethico-Aesthetic
Sessions: A1, A3, A5, A9, A11
Chairs (5): Fran Speed / tba/ Vassilis Ganiatsas / Anna-Lena Carlsson / Rumiko Handa

THREAD 2: Everyday

Sessions: A4, A8, A12
Chairs (3): Jessica J. Lee / Kevin Barden / Brian Elliott

THREAD 3: Phenomenology
Sessions: A2, A7
Chairs (2): Jonathan Powers / tba

THREAD 4: Culture and Politic
Sessions: A6, A10
Chairs (2): Lara Schrijver / Rick Fox

[A1] Ethico – Aesthetic / Culture lab / Space 7

Chair: TBA

Fran Speed, Independent Scholar, UK – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: an ethico-aesthetic understanding of architecture and the environment
Carolyn Fahey, University of Michigan, USA – Intention and Architecture

Wolfram Bergande, Weimar University, Germany – The Pleasure and Pain of an Archaic Alliance: on the atopy of subjectivity in occidental architecture- and beyond
Deborah Fausch, Washington University – St. Louis, USA – Aesthetics and Ethics of Everyday Experience

[A2 ] Phenomenology / Claremont tower / 3rd floor / Planning studio

Chair: TBA

Michael Young, HYPERLINK “http://www.ieu.edu.tr/” Izmir University of Economics, Turkey – Architecture of the Two
Mina Yaney, Technical University of Vienna, Austria – Becoming Skin: Cultivating Interfaciality

Anna-Lena Carlsson & Jennie Andersson Schaeffer, Mälardalen University, Sweden – Enacted Creative Spaces: the aesthetic and the poietic elements of embedded, recorded and enacted forms of information in manufacturing industrial environments

[A3] Ethico-Aesthetic / Culture Lab/ SPACE 7

Chair: Rumiko Handa, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA

Emmanuel Petit, Yale University, USA – Ethics versus Aesthetics: Stanley Tigerman
Rick Fox, Stratos Form, USA – Architectural Aesthetics in Jacques Tati’s Playtime and Mon Oncle: towards somatic implacement

David Wang, Washington State University, USA – Kant on Dwelling
Laura Gioeni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy – Sub Specie Aeternitatis –
techno-utopian projects of the 60s and 70s

[A4] Everyday / Claremont Tower / 4th floor / Exhibition Space

Chair: Jessica J. Lee, York University, Canada

Thirayu Jumsai na Ayudhya, Queensland University of Technology, Australia – Architectural Aesthetic Appreciation in the Context of the ‘Everyday’
Felipe Loureiro, Independent Scholar, Brazil – The Transcendence of Architecture: searching for common-ground in architectural experiences

Derya Yorgancioglu, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey – Turgut Cansever’s Ideas on Architecture: an ontological and ethical inquiry in twentieth century Turkish architecture

[A5] Ethico-Aesthetic / Claremont tower / 3rd floor / Planning Studio

Chair: Fran Speed, Independent Scholar, UK

Lara Schrijver, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands – The Ethical Dimension in Architecture: a constant variable

Jonathan Powers, McGill University, Canada – Pleasure, the Will, and the Genesis of Architecture in Filarete’s Libro Architettonico
Stephen Wischer, North Dakota State University, USA – Ethics and Hermeneutics beyond Formal Aesthetics: Anselm Kiefer’s art and the architectural artefact

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[A6] Culture and Politic / Culture Lab / SPACE 4/5

Chair: Rick Fox, Stratos Form, USA

Cristian Hainic, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania – Humans and Monuments: appreciating the human nature of architectural objects
Bela Kerekgyarto, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary – Monumentalism, Integrity and Authenticity: aesthetic and moral aspects in the writings of Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos
Thomas Chung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Commemorating a ‘Picture of Peace’: framing architecture and urban space in Hiroshima

[A7] Phenomenology / Culture lab / SPACE 7

Chair: Jonathan Powers, McGill University, Canada

Jason D. Bailey, Iowa State University, USA – Touch /The Ideal Allusion
Andrea Jelic, University of Rome, Italy – Architecture [Mis]Represented: architectural image of self-referential architecture [against] architecture in a dialogue with phenomenal reality
Tolulope Onabolu, University of Edinburgh, UK – Surfaces of Interiority: the folds in the soul

[A8] Everyday / Culture Lab / SPACE 7

Chair: Kevin Barden, Feldman Architecture, USA

Parul Kiri Roy, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India – The Ritualistic and the Habitual Space: architecture of Santiniketan
Antony Radford, University of Adelaide, Australia – A Little Bit Awkward: bringing the background forward

Ben Sweeting & Thomas-Bernard Kenniff, Bartlett, UK – There Is No Alibi in [Designing]: responsibility and dialogue in the design process
Graham Owen, University of Toronto, Canada – “Down these mean streets a man must go”: ethics in the shadow of aesthetics

[A9] Ethico-Aesthetic / Culture Lab / SPACE 4/5

Chair: Vassilis Ganiatsas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Nathaniel Coleman, Newcastle University, UK – Is Beauty Still Relevant? Is Art? Is Architecture?
Rita Risser, University of British Columbia, Canada – Perfectionism and the built environment

Alexandra Stara, Kingston University, UK – Architecture’s Sensible Character or Wittgenstein’s Missing Preposition
Stefan Koller, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands – Architects on Value: reducing ethics to aesthetics?

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[A10] Culture and Politic / Culture Lab / SPACE 4

Chair: Lara Schrijver, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Francesco Vitale, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy – Jaques Derrida and the Architecture to Come
Peter Mortenbock, Goldsmiths, UK & Helge Mooshammer, Technical University of Vienna, Austria – The Architectural Aesthetics of Counter-Terrorism

[A11] Ethico-Aesthetic / Culture Lab / SPACE 5

Chair: Anna-Lena Carlsson, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Kevin Barden, Feldman Architecture, USA – Architecture of True Ideas
Negin Djavaherian, McGill University, Canada – Architectural Ethics and Aesthetics of Orghast

Vassilis Ganiatsas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece – My End Is In My Beginning: aesthetics within ethics of architectural design
Dario Negueruela del Castillo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain – Architecture and the Built Environment as an Ethical and Aesthetical Cognitive Process in Complex Ecosystems

[A12] Everyday / Culture Lab / SPACE 7

Chair: Brian Elliott, Portland State University, USA

Rumiko Handa, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA – Architecture of the Everyday: theorizing the performance of the incomplete, imperfect, and impermanent
Jessica J. Lee, York University, Canada – Home Environmentalism: Domestic aesthetics and ethical action

Nola Semczyszyn, Franklin & Marshall College, USA – The Aesthetics and Ethics of Representing the Natural World
David Garrard, English Heritage, UK – “In a World Laid Waste by Technique…”: modernity and the problem of ugliness

Ethics and Aesthetics of Architecture and the Environment:
Landscape Strand Session Schedule

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[L1] Beauty & Morality / Culture lab / SPACE 4

Chair: Vera Vicenzotti, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Ian Thompson, Newcastle University, UK – Landscape, Imagination and Morality
David Cooper, Durham University, UK – Human Landscapes, Virtue and Beauty
Isis Brook, Writtle College, UK – Do We Have Ethical and Aesthetic Obligations to Respect Landscapes?

[L2] Aesthetics and Identity / Architecture Building / CRIT 1

Chair: Ron Henderson, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Michael Rios, University of California at Davis, USA – Marginality, Aesthetics and the Prospects for Placemaking
Julia Sulina, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia – Differences in Landscape Appreciation in Pilot Study of Place Attachment and Collective Identity

[L3] Controlled and Uncontrolled Environments / Architecture Building / Graduate Work Space

Chair: Rudi van Etteger, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Elizabeth Cavaliere, Concordia University, Canada – Flooded Focus: the construction and evaluation of photographic meaning in Alexander Henderson’s 1869 Snow and Flood album
Meredith Miller, University of Michigan, USA – Interior Landscapes as Recursive Natures
Rodrigo de la O, Esculea Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain – Looking for Environmental Aesthetics: gardens in the techno-utopian projects of the 60s and 70s

[L4] Local Distinctiveness and the Vernacular/ Culture lab / SPACE 4

Chair: Marie Ülber, University of Weimar, Germany

Lindsay Knapp, Independent Scholar, USA – Aesthetics of Locale: the use of vernacular aesthetic to enhance residential landscape design and preserve the intangibilities of place
Ron Henderson, Pennsylvania State University, USA – The Gravity of Desire
Lei Lixi, Xiangfan University, CH – Mountain-Water City

[L5] Designed Landscapes / Architecture Building / CRIT 1

Chair: Jonathan Maskit, Denison University, USA

Thomas Heyd, University of Victoria, Canada – Aesthetics and Ethics of Botanic Gardens Considered as Micro-landscapes
Angie McDonald, University of Falmouth, UK – Resilient Places? The Restorative Paradigm and the Maggie’s Centre Gardens
Rudi van Etteger, Wageningen University, Netherlands – Premeditated Landscapes: the appreciation of intentionally aesthetic, designed landscapes

[L6] Sustainability, Climate and Justice/ Architecture Building / Graduate Work Space

Chair: Isis Brook, Writtle College, UK

Moirika Reker, Artist, Portugal – “Listen, a wind died. Do you not realize that we are gardeners and not flowers?”
Saskia Vermeylen, Lancaster University, UK and Dan van der Horst, Birmingham University, UK – Landscape and the Aesthetic Justice of Low Carbon Technologies
Daniela Perrotti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy – Agricultural Ethics and Multifunctionality: which role for agro-energy production in the context of sustainable rural development?
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[L7] Art and Aesthetics / Architecture Building / CRIT 1

Chair: David Cooper, Durham University, UK

Marie Ülber, University of Weimar, Germany – Landscape Aesthetics in Relation to Nature and Culture (Böhme’s New Aesthetics)

[L8] Representing Landscapes / Architecture Building / Graduate Work Space

Chair: Ian Thompson, Newcastle University, UK

Jonathan Maskit, Denison University, USA – Natural, Human and Painted Landscapes
Raffele Pe, Royal College of Art, UK – Environmental Sensing and the Notion of Landscape from Mental Framing to Spatial Embodiment
Amy Woodson-Boulton, Loyola Marymount University, USA – Seeing Ethically: beauty and morality in Victorian ideas about nature

[L9] Urbanisms / Architecture Building / CRIT 1

Chair: Michael Rios, University of California at Davis, USA

Vera Vicenzotti, Technical University of Munich, Germany – The ‘Machinic Landscape’ Comments on the Ethical and Aesthetic Dimensions of a Key Concept in Landscape Urbanism
Daniel Coombes, Independent Scholar, New Zealand – From the Visual to the Aesthetic

[L10] Environmental Ethics / Architecture Building / Graduate Work Space

Chair: tba

Richard Kyte, Viterbo University, USA – Love, Land and the Ethics of Place
Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, City College of New York, USA – De-Domestication and the Wild: the ethical use of large feral herbivores for grassland restoration

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[L11] Miscellaneous / Architecture Building / CRIT 1

Chair: Amy Woodson-Boulton, Loyola Marymount University, USA

Tiina Tuulik, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia – How Do We Bury Our Dead?
Trine Riel, Denmark – Are Toxins Evil? Ethics and affects (a video-essay)

Ethics and Aesthetics of Architecture and the Environment:
Professional Practice Workshop
Session Schedule

THREAD 1: Individual and Practice
Session: P1
Chair: Tom Spector

THREAD 2: Institution and Practice
Session: P2
Chair: Tom Spector

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[P1] Individual and Practice Culture Lab / SPACE 5

Chair: Tom Spector, Oklahoma State University, USA

Peter Olshavsky, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA – Ethics of Ubu: self-effacement and the architectural task

Richard Bower, University of Plymouth, UK – What ever happened to ‘Lefebvrean’ Architecture?
Lisa Landrum, University of Manitoba, Canada – Animating Ornaments and Illuminating Asides in the Art of Building: how experience impacts the aesthetics of architecture

[P2] Institution and Practice Culture Lab / SPACE 5

Chair: Tom Spector, Oklahoma State University, USA

Iradj Moeini, Bartlett, UK – On Environmentally-Responsive Design; a Début de Siècle meta-ethics
Martin Düchs, Technical University of Munich, Germany – In Search of Architectural Ethics: “Quans on n’a pas de caractère, il faut bien se donner une method”

Nicholas Coetzer, University of Cape Town, South Africa – Assembling an Armature for Ubuntu; an architecture for “the people”


the conference call

December 13, 2010

The subject of aesthetics is often taken as dealing with questions of mere beauty, where the word ‘aesthetic’ is colloquially interchangeable with beauty and liking. Someone might, for instance, explain their liking the look of a particular object on the basis of its ‘aesthetics’. Interestingly, even within the specialised architecture discourse, the aesthetic is largely discussed on the basis of an object’s appearance. Yet, the aesthetic is not limited and should not be limited merely to the way things look. Any philosophically informed aesthetician, will contest this limited view, saying something along the lines of ‘the aesthetic is everything’. The aim of this conference is therefore in part to address this discursive limitation in architecture and related subjects by broadening the aesthetic discourse beyond questions relating to purely visual phenomena in order to include those derived from all facets of human experience. In taking on the aesthetic in manner that pushes its considerations beyond the realm of mere beauty, questions of ethics often arise. Indeed Wittgenstein is quoted as saying, “ethics and aesthetics are one and the same” (1921: §6.421). Questions as to why, for instance a building’s form takes the shape it does, not only raises the more conventional aesthetic questions but also questions about what purpose or meaning the building serves beyond purely visual stimulation. Does the form for instance relate somehow to a social ideal or economic ideal? And if so, is this ideal something that its inhabitants subscribe to or are even aware of? In an effort to draw thinkers’ attention to the ethical role architecture plays as well as the ethical function architects play, the second part of this conference call addresses this often overlooked dimension of architecture. Calling both philosophers and architects to grapple with questions regarding the ethical and aesthetic qualities of architecture, the hope is to propel the discourse beyond the limitations of a purely visual understanding of the architectural experiences. Such questions might include:

  • what is/ought to be pleasurable architecture and environmental experience?
  • how do/ought our experiences impact the aesthetics of architecture and environment?
  • how do/ought we appreciate architecture and environment?
  • how does/ought the ethical and aesthetic inform the understanding of architecture and environment?
  • what is/ought to be a good architect?
  • what is/ought to be a good architecture?
  • how does/ought architecture embody societal and cultural ethical codes?

Paper Abstracts should clearly address one of the highlighted themes above and be no more than 500 words. Additionally please see the conference’s strand pages for more information about the Ethics and Aesthetics of Landscape and the Ethics and Aesthetics of Professional Practice pages for more information regarding submissions. Please see each strand’s themes and submission guidelines (same deadlines apply throughout).

References: Wittgenstein, L. (1921 ) Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Abdingdon: Routledge.

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Deadlines: Abstracts: 28 October 2011

Notification of Acceptance: ANNOUNCED [please send an email to ispaconference@gmail.com if you have any additional queries]

Full Papers: 30 March 2012 POSTPONED – Papers will be accepted until 30 April due to delay of acceptance review and notification.

Early Registration: 30 April 2012

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Organising Committee: Dr. Carolyn Fahey and Kati Blom

Advisory Board: Prof. Andrew Ballantyne, Dr. Ian Thompson, and Dr. Nathaniel Coleman

Administrative Support: Kim McCartney

Student Support: Rumen Dimov, Erika Fagerberg, Eleanor Gibson, Pattamon Selanon and Paul Wood