Public Conference (in video):

 

Architecture after COVID: A Latourian Perspective
This conference was presented by Albena Yaneva, Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester and Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Group [MARG].

Date and time: April 5, 2022 at 5:45 pm.
Held at: Amphitheatre 1120, Faculté de l’aménagement, Université de Montréal.

Weekly graduate seminar:

 

This seminar was held by Albena Yaneva, Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester and Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Group [MARG].

Date and time: April 6, 2022 from 2:30 to 6:00 pm.
Held at: Next Generation Cities Institute, 2155 Rue Guy, 14th floor, Montreal, Quebec.

 

Presenting PhD Students and Candidates: 

Morteza Hazbei, PhD student, INDI Program, Concordia University
Measuring the unmeasurable: A proposal for parameterizing urban and architectural qualities. 

Aristofanis Soulikias, PhD student, INDI Program, Concordia University
A Touch of Place: Feeling and expressing the city through handmade film animation. 

Fatemeh Mehrzad, PhD student, INDI Program, Concordia University
Social media as a means of exchange to influence, collect and enable social values for urban regeneration.

Moh Abdolreza, PhD student, INDI Program, Concordia University
Where is Homeless? When is Homeless? Time-space analysis of OECD definitions of Homelessness. 

Aurélien Catros, PhD candidate in architecture, Université de Montréal
Thinking through models: The phenomenon of projection in architectural design processes. 

Lucie Palombi, Ph.D. candidate in architecture, Université de Montréal
L’architecte en concours, un écrivain ou un écrivant ?

 

In discussion with :

Dr. Jean-Pierre Chupin, Professor, School of Architecture, Université de Montréal
Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence

Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, Professor, Design and Digital Arts, Concordia University
Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design and Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE), Co-Director and Founder, Next Generation Cities Institute (NCGI)

 

Event organized by: 

Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design Ecology and Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE).

This conference about post-pandemic architecture will be held by Albena Yaneva, Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester and Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Group [MARG].

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised new questions about the interrelationships between architecture, science and society – questions that remained latent in professional practice. Based on a ‘remote ethnography’ experiment and a questionnaire sent to 130 architectural practices worldwide, this conference aims to show the extent of the transformative potential that the crisis has exerted on architects’ practices. This analysis is based on the sociological theory of French philosopher Bruno Latour and provides a redefinition of “agency” and its fluctuations in architectural design in a post-COVID world. The Latourian pragmatic approach allows us to treat human and non-human objects of collective life in a symmetrical way. By re-evaluating the role of techniques, objects and materials in the practices of architects, it allows – by the same token – a new reflection on the social dimension of architecture and the forms of political, social and ethical associations that allow for both urban and planetary living together.

 

The event is organized by the Canada Research Chair in Competitive Architecture and Mediations of Excellence (CRC-ACME) and the inter-university team of the Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle (LEAP)

 

Practical information: 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 5:45 PM in Amphitheatre 3110 of the Faculté de l’aménagement, Université de Montréal

 

If you wish to learn more about Albena Yaneva before attending the conference, feel free to consult her recent and upcoming publications.

Recent books :
The New Architecture of Science: Learning from Graphene. Singapore: World Scientific
Crafting History: Archiving and the Quest for Architectural Legacy, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.

Forthcoming:
Latour for Architects (Thinkers for Architects), London: Routledge.
Architecture after Covid, London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

 

Presentation by : Jean-Pierre Chupin, CRC-ACME Full Professor, Coordinator of the Laboratory for the Study of Potential Architecture.
Information: jean-pierre.chupin@umontreal.ca

 

CRC-ACME: www.crc.umontreal.ca
LEAP: www.leap-architecture.org