Seminar

seminar — Tor Lindstrand @ 22:26

MEXICO 1968

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MODERNITY?
SEMINAR 7 OCTOBER 2011, KTH

In this seminar we will discuss concepts of modernity in relation to the production of space over the last century. From the optimism featured in Le Corbuiser’s manifesto Towards an Architecture, over Reyner Banham’s ambition to update the relationship between engineering and architecture in A Home Is Not A House and ending with Rem Koolhaas description of The Generic City, were architecture, engineering and urbanism implodes under the pressures of capitalism and globalization. We start with looking at a film by Harun Farocki, “The Creators of Shopping Worlds” and after that we will have a discussion were we together try to trace what, if anything, is left of the modern project in our society today. What is our current understanding of the relations between technology and architecture? Is it at all possible to still have a material approach to building in a world of economic abstraction and financial fluidity? Your work is to read the texts and reflect on what connects them and what sets them apart. In what way do they inform us about our contemporary situation?

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