Jacques Rancière: How does Architecture Distribute the Sensible?

Philosopher Jacques Rancière will debate his philosophy of equality, aesthetics, dissensus and the question of how architecture “distributes the sensible” with four architectural theorists: Peggy Deamer, Anthony Vidler, Michael Young and Joan Ockman.

Venue

The Cooper Union,
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium,
41 Cooper Square,
New York, NY 10008

Date

16 Nov 2019

Programme

11:00 – 17:30, Saturday November 16th, 2019

11:00 – 11:30 Joseph Bedford, Architecture’s Distribution of the Sensible

11:30 – 12:00 Peggy Deamer, The (Working) Subject of Architecture

12:00 – 12:30 Anthony Vidler (pre-recorded), Partage de l’utopie

12:30 – 14:00 Break

14:00 – 14:30 Michael Young, The Interruption of the Image

14:30 – 15:00 Joan Ockman, An Apparatus for Emancipated Spectatorship

15:00 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:30 Jacques Rancière, response and presentation

16:30 – 17:30 Roundtable Discussion, + Q & A

Peggy DeamerPLAY

Location

The Cooper Union, New York

Date

2019

Duration

00:00

Biography

Peggy Deamer, an architecture educator, historian, and theorist. She is a professor of history and theory at Yale University and a principal of the firm, Deamer, Architects. Her books include: Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the present and the Politics of Design, and is a founding member of the Architecture Lobby, an advocacy group for the conditions of labor in architectural design. Her current research focuses on the relationship between subjectivity, design and labor in the current economy.

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Anthony VidlerPLAY

Location

The Cooper Union, New York

Date

2019

Duration

00:00

Biography

Anthony Vidler’s work focuses on the history and theory of architecture since the Enlightenment, with a particular expertise in 18th century French Architectural Theory and Post-War Architectural Theory. Vidler is the author of The Writing of the Walls: Architectural Theory in the Late Enlightenment (Princeton Architectural Press, 1987), Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Social Reform at the End of the Ancien Regime (MIT Press, 1990), The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (MIT Press, 1992), Warped Space: Architecture and Anxiety in Modern Culture (MIT Press, 2000), Histories of the Immediate Present: The Invention of Architectural Modernism (MIT Press, 2008), James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive (Yale University Press, 2010), and The Scenes of the Street and other Essays (Monacelli Press, 2011).

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Michael YoungPLAY

Location

The Cooper Union, New York

Date

2019

Duration

00:00

Biography

Michael Young an architect, educator and theorist. He an assistant professor of architecture at the Cooper Union and a visiting professor at Princeton University. He is the founding partner of Young & Ayata. His recent book The Estranged Object: Realism in Art and Architecture, was published in 2015.

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Joan OckmanPLAY

Location

The Cooper Union, New York

Date

2019

Duration

00:00

Biography

Joan Ockman an architecture educator, historian, writer, and editor. She is a senior lecturer at PennDesign, and visiting professor at the Cooper Union. She served as Director of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University from 1994 to 2008. She was associate editor of the architectural theory journal, Oppositions. She is author of many books including, Architourism: Authentic, Exotic, Escapist, Spectacular (Prestel, 2005).

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Jacques RancièrePLAY

Location

The Cooper Union, New York

Date

2019

Duration

00:00

Biography

Jacques Rancière is a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School, professor emeritus at the Université de Paris, VIII, and one of the more significant and influential philosophers of our time. He is the author of: The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation (1987) The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth-Century France (1989); Disagreement: Politics and Philosophy (1998); The Politics of Aesthetics (2004); The Future of the Image (2007); The Emancipated Spectator (2010); Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics (2010); Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art (2013)

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Roundtable DiscussionPLAY

Participants

Joseph Bedford
Jacques Rancière
Peggy Deamer
Anthony Vidler
Michael Young
Joan Ockman.

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