Everyone is invited to an Open Colloquium on March 6, taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Pit of the Architecture Building. It is organized by Professor Federica Goffi, of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism.

Seven PhD candidates and PhD students will present work covering a wide range of research areas. Professor Stephen Fai will give opening remarks. The event will also celebrate the launch of Goffi’s new book, InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection in Doctoral Research in Architecture.

The free public event will conclude with the opening at 5:30 p.m. of an exhibition in the Lightroom Gallery, titled Concrete Theories: Epistemic Objects and Doctoral Research in Architecture.

Dr. Adam Sharr, head of the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape at Newcastle University in England, will be the critical respondent. Sharr is editor-in-chief of the Cambridge University Press architecture journal, arq: Architectural Research Quarterly; series editor of Thinkers for Architects, published by Routledge; and Principal of Adam Sharr Architects.


10:30 a.m – Opening remarks: Dr. Stephen Fai

10:45 a.m. – Book launch: Dr. Federica Goffi

11:00 a.m. – Miquel Reina Ortiz –The Role of the ‘Detail’ in the Historic City. The ‘Minimal Units of Signification’ of the Historic City of Barcelona

11:40 a.m. – Rana Abughannam – Palestine’s Spatio-Temporal Fragmentation: Mapping the Narrative of Hebron’s Division

12:20 p.m. – Break

2:00 p.m. – Jenan Ghazal – Burj El-Murr, Tower of Bitterness, Tower of Air: The Notorious Case of Lebanon’s Trade Centre

2:40 p.m. – Jorge Rivera-Gutierrez – Ghosts of the Land: Haunted Buildings and the Memory of Place in the Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

3:20 p.m. – Brynne Campbell – Opening up the Conversation on Marketing — POP // CAN // CRIT 2017: Marketing and Promotion of Architecture in Canada 

4:00 p.m. – Katie Graham – From BIM to VR: Defining a Level of Detail to Guide Virtual Reality Narratives

4:40 p.m. – Ryan Stec – The Living Monument: Understanding the Organized Relations to the Design Object Over Time

5:30 p.m. – Exhibition Opening and Reception

This is the inaugural event in a series of Open Colloquia featuring work by  PhD Candidates and PhD Students of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism.

Monday, February 24, 2020 in
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