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Islands and Paradigms: on unorthodox ways to read the city

Subject: City and processes
Speaker: Theresa Stoppani
Date: Apr 18, 2011 At 15:30
Address: Science Auditorium, Byblos Campus, LAU, Byblos, Lebanon

LAU's School of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture and Interior Design, in collaboration with the Italian cultural institute in Beirut present a lecture by:

Teresa Stoppani: “Islands and Paradigms: on unorthodox ways to read the city”.

Drawing from Teresa’s recent book Paradigm Islands: Manhattan and Venice, this talk argues that the city and its processes are intellectually understood not only by reference to the urban cultural context but also by drawing categories from other disciplines. An open reading of the city that traverses art theory and history, architectural manifestoes and theory, but also land surveying, cartography, philosophy and cultural studies, can identify a series of ‘figures’ that are ambiguously placed between the representation, the construction and the experience of space in the city.
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 3:30 p.m. science auditorium, Byblos Campus
Teresa Stoppani, PhD in Architecture, has taught at IUAV Venice University and at the Architectural Association in London, and is associate professor in Architecture at the University of Greenwich (London) where she is coordinator of postgraduate Architecture History and Theory. She is currently Visiting Professor of Architecture History and Theory at the University of Technology Sydney.


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