Chantal Mouffe: How is Architecture Political?

Political Theorist Chantal Mouffe's agonistic theory of politics is discussed by four architectural thinkers: Pier Vittorio Aureli, Reinhold Martin, Ines Weizman and Sarah Whiting.

Venue

The Architectural Association
32–37 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

Date

06 Dec 2014

Programme

14:00 – 19:00 Saturday, December 6th 2014

14:00 – 14:30 Joseph Bedford, How is Architecture Political?

14:30 – 15:00 Pier Vittorio Aureli, Can Architecture be Political?

15:00 – 15:30 Reinhold Martin, Polis = Oikos

15:30 – 16:00 Ines Weizman, Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence

16:00 – 16:30 Sarah Whiting, The Projective, Judgment, and Legibility

16:30 – 17:00 Half-Hour Break

17:00 – 17:30 Chantal Mouffe, response and presentation

17:30 – 19:00 Roundtable discussion, + Q & A

Pier Vittorio Aureli - Can Architecture be Political?PLAY

Location

London

Date

2014

Duration

22:59

Biography

Pier Vittorio Aureli is an architect, co-founder of Dogma and teacher at the Architectural Association. He is the author of The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (2011), and The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Architecture (2008).

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Reinhold Martin - Polis = OikosPLAY

Location

London

Date

2014

Duration

28:46

Biography

Reinhold Martin is Associate Professor of Architecture in the GSAPP, Columbia University, where he directs the Temple Hoyne Buell Center. He co-founder of the journal Grey Room and author of The Organizational Complex: Architecture, Media, and Corporate Space (MIT Press, 2003), and Utopia’s Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again (Minnesota, 2010).

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Ines Weizman - Architecture and the Paradox of DissidencePLAY

Location

London

Date

2014

Duration

26:38

Biography

Ines Weizman is a London-based architect and theorist, teaching at London Metropolitan University. She researches and publishes on the ideological spectacles and urban historiography of Soviet-era architecture and is the author of Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence (2013).

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Sarah Whiting - The Projective, Judgment, and LegibilityPLAY

Location

London

Date

2014

Duration

29:29

Biography

Sarah Whiting is Dean of Rice University School of Architecture. She is a partner in WW architects in Houston. She is the series editor of POINT, the polemical series of manifesto books and author of many seminal essays. Her forthcoming book is Superblock Urbanism: Chicago’s Elastic Grid.

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Chantal Mouffe - How is Architecture Political?PLAY

Location

London

Date

2014

Duration

38:19

Biography

Chantal Mouffe is one of the world’s leading political theorists, and director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster. She is the author of Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, (1985) and most recently Agonistics: Thinking The World Politically (2013), On the Political (2005) and The Return of the Political (1993).

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Roundtable Debate - Chantal Mouffe, Reinhold Martin, Ines Weizman, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Sarah WhitingPLAY

Location

London

Date

2014

Duration

1:28:31

Participants

Joseph Bedford (moderator)
Chantal Mouffe
Reinhold Martin
Ines Weizman
Pier Vittorio Aureli
Sarah Whiting

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