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Symposium Program [25 April]

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09:30-10:15 Registration/Coffee & Tea [HBS, Lobby]

10:15-10:35 Welcome & Introduction [HBS, Lecture Theatre G.6]

10:35-11:35 Keynote, Professor Peg Rawes, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London [HBS, Lecture Theatre G.6]

11:45-01:00 First Parallel Strand:

Panel 1: FOLLOWING THINGS [HBS, Room G.34]

  1. Heavy Light! A Pragmatic Exploration of Light in Architecture, Sabine Hansmann (Technische Universität Berlin)
  2. The Life of Machines: Material Improvisation Across Urban Transformations in Barcelona-22@, Daniel Torrego (Universidad de Alicante)
  3. Tracing Change: A Material Microhistory, Lenastina Andersson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Panel 2: RE-COLLECTING [HBS, Room G.35]

  1. Protocols for the Permanently Peripatetic: Masterpieces of French Tapestry and the Global Distribution of Museum Practice, Nushelle de Silva (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  2. Not at the Dinner Table: Re-narrating the New York Architect c.1916, Athanasiou Geolas (Cornell University)
  3. Reassembling Dispersed Archives: A Network Perspective to Study the Professional Practice of an Eighteenth-Century Architect, Francesca Favaro (Politecnico di Torino)

01:00-02:00 Lunch/Networking

02:00-03:15 Second Parallel Strand

Panel 3: SITES OF ENCOUTER [HBS, Room G.34]

  1. Precarious Interruptions: Walking, Telling, and Writing the Architectural Encounter in Za’atri Refugee Camp, Aya Musmar (The University of Sheffield)
  2. The Self and the Gaze, Tatjana Crossley (Architectural Association)
  3. Sensing the Site, Cathryn Klasto (The University of Sheffield)


  1. Projecting Decisions: The Role of Architectural Design Practice in the Folds of Decision-making Processes, Elena Todella (Politecnico di Torino)
  2. The Project Promises: From Narration to Contract, Federico Cesareo (Politecnico di Torino)
  3. A Search for a Missing Public: The Case of Factory, Brett Mommersteeg (The University of Manchester)

03:15-03:45 Coffee & Tea/Networking

03:45-05:00 Third Parallel Strand

Panel 5: MEDIATING [HBS, Room G.34]

  1. Stasi as an Architectural Producer: Surveillance and the East German Built Environment 1961-1989, Emine Seda Kayim (University of Michigan)
  2. (In)Visible Cities: Communication of Urban Planning in a Mediatized yet Centralized World – Case of Egypt, Mennatullah Hendawy (Technische Universität Berlin)
  3. Design for Quiet Living: Following Actors and Tracing Actions in Noise-affected Projects, Cristina Calleri (Politecnico di Torino)

Panel 6: RE-PRESENTING [HBS, Room G.35]

  1. Mapping the Intermediary Bucharest, Alexandru Axinte (The University of Sheffield)
  2. Hiding in Plain Sight: The White House Solarium and The Projection of History, Eliyahu Keller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  3. A Philosophical Perspective on Design Representations and Architectural Actions, Edoardo Fregonese (Politecnico di Torino)

05:10-06:30 Roundtable Discussion with Panel Chairs [HBS, Room 1.69/1.70]

Workshop Program [24 April]

10:00-12:15 Morning Workshop

OBJECT LESSONS [HBS, Room 1.69/1.70]

Organized by David Johnson, PhD Student, The University of Manchester

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02:45-05:00 Afternoon Workshop


Organized by Lenastina Andersson, PhD Student, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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