IDEA@UdeM 2013 (International Doctoral Encounters in Architecture @ Université de Montréal)

“Ornament, Algorithms and Analogies: between cognitive and technological operations in architecture”

24-25 May 2013  Montreal, Canada co-organized by Jean-Pierre Chupin (UdeM) and Aliki Economides (Harvard GSD).

Comité scientifique / Scientific committee
Direction / Coordination : Jean-Pierre Chupin (Phd, Professeur, Université de Montréal) + Aliki Economides (Phd candidate, GSD Harvard)

·     Roberto Gargiani, Phd, Professeur et directeur, Section d’architecture, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

·     Steve Fai, Phd, Professor, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University
·     Louis Martin, PhD, Professeur, Département d’histoire de l’art, Université du Québec à Montréal
·     Denis Bilodeau, PhD, Professeur, École d’architecture, Université de Montréal
·     Tracey Eve Winton, Phd, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Waterloo
.     Carmela Cucuzzella, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Computation Arts, Concordia University
·     Nicholas Roquet, PhD, Professeur adjoint, École d’architecture, Université de Montréal
·     Izabel Amaral, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Architecture, McGill University
·     Paolo Amaldi, Phd, Professeur ENSA Versailles
·     Estelle Thibaut,  PhD, ENSA Paris-Belleville

VENDREDI 24 MAI Amphithéâtre 3110,

Faculté de l’aménagement, Université de Montréal

9:00am                          Introduction

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jean-Pierre Chupin (Université de Montréal, Faculté de l’aménagement)

The Current State and Stakes of the Question of Ornament
Aliki Economides (Harvard University Graduate School of Design)

Discussion

10:00am -12:30pmSession 1 Experiments in Methods and Materials

Dressing Nottingham Contemporary: Physical Models and the Design Ethos of Caruso St. John Architects
Pedro Engel (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Programa de Pós Graduação em Arquitetura)

Garish Polychromy as a New Ornamental Component of the Contemporary Architecture
Anne Petit (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes)

Towards a New Grammar of Ornament: Experimentation and the Archive in the Work of Herzog & de Meuron
Bechara Helal (Université de Montréal, Faculté de l’aménagement)

Discussion lead by Carmela Cucuzzella (Concordia University)
Steve Fai (Carleton University)

12:30 – 2:00 pm            Lunch break

2:00 – 4:30 pmSession 2 Structure and Ornament Revisited

The “Naked” Ornament, Between Muscles and Skeleton
Susanne Stacher (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles)

Towards a ‘Rhythmology’ of Architectural Ornament. Between Modeling and
Improvising: Impasses and Hopes for Animation

Olivier Perrier (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon)

Structure and Ornament: Structure as Ornament?
Cornelia Tapparelli (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Discussion lead by Izabel Amaral (McGill University) and
Nicholas Roquet (Université de Montreal)

4:30 – 5:00 pmRefreshment break

5:00 pmKeynote Address

Construction et ornement, de Brunelleschi à Koolhaas
   Roberto Gargiani (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

[7:30pm Dinner ]

SAMEDI 25 MAI Amphithéâtre 3110,
Faculté de l’aménagement, Université de Montréal

10:00am – 12:30pmSession 3 Images, Discourses and Tropes

The notion of “baroque” in contemporary discourses on ornamentation: the case of the digital avant-garde of the 90s
Florence Plihon (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille)

On Excuses and Motifs: Genealogies of Modern Ornaments
Pep Avilés (Princeton University School of Architecture)

Toward a Critical Imageability: Thinking Spatial Disposition Through Protocols of Representation
José Aragüez (Princeton University School of Architecture)

Discussion lead by Louis Martin (Université du Québec à Montréal) and
Denis Bilodeau (Université de Montreal)

12:30 – 2:00 pmLunch break

2:00 – 3:30 pmSession 4 Intersection of Nature and Culture

Figural Provocations for a Digital Age
Alessandro Ayuso (The Bartlett, University College London)

Ornament, Infrastructure and Risk: The Architectural Aftermath of Lisbon, 1755
Marrikka Trotter (Harvard University Graduate School of Design)

Discussion lead by Tracey Eve Winton (University of Waterloo) and
Steve Fai (Carleton University)

3:30 – 4:00 pmRefreshment break

4:00 – 4:30 pmWriting a PhD thesis in architecture…is neither crime, nor ornament!

Jean-Pierre Chupin (Université de Montréal, Faculté de l’aménagement)

4:30 – 5:30 pmRoundtable Discussion on architectural research at the doctoral level

All IDEA@UdeM participants

[7:30pm Dinner ]