20.00 | Auditorium of Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki                                    

Mark Wigley | Ultzon’s Wings: The Mythology of the Global Architect

Ultzon's Wings: The mythology of the Global Architect

The talk will analyze the saga of Utzon’s Sydney Opera House in order to try to grasp the complexity of architectural practice and education in the global field today.

MARK WIGLEY is Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. The author of The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt (1993), White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture (1995; both MIT Press), and Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire (010 Publishers, 1998), he coedited, with Catherine de Zegher, The Activist Drawing: Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond,(MIT Press, 2001). He has curated exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Drawing Center in New York, and the CCA in Montreal.

Beatriz Colomina | Le Corbusier: Towards a New Posthuman Architect

Le Corbusier: Towards a New Posthuman Architect

Air travel was revolutionized in the late1950s with the arrival of commercial jetliners.

Le Corbusier saw the collapse of traditional space and time as nothing less than the emergence of a new kind of human. En route to India, in his favorite airplane seat, he notes: “January 5, 1960. I am settled in my seat by now acquired number 5, –alone, admirable one-man seat, total comfort. In fifty years we have become a new animal on the planet.” This posthuman is an animal that flies, the airline network is its “efficient nervous system,” its web covering the globe. The hyper-mobile architect is a symptom of a globalized society in which humanity will be necessarily transformed.

BEATRIZ COLOMINA is an internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist who has written extensively on questions of architecture and media. Colomina is a professor of history and theory of architecture at Princeton University, where she directs the PhD program. She is also the Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University, which promotes the interdisciplinary study of forms of culture that came to prominence during the last century and looks at the interplay between culture and technology. Her books include Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media, Sexuality and Space,  Architectureproduction, Cold War Hot Houses: Inventing Postwar Culture from Cockpit to Playboy, Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Mafazines,  Doble exposición: Arquitectura a través del arte (Double Exposure: Architecture through Art) (Madrid: Akal, 2006), and Domesticity at War.



Niki Manou,  Anna Tsiflitzikli | Biological Life in Axios’s river estuary The Axios Delta Site: Natura territories and urban adjacencies

Lydia Kallipoliti | EcoZoology

Yota Adilenidou | Water as Engine


Yannis Savvidis |  West Thermaikos coastal  zone

Yannis Tsaras | ALFIOS riverside, an interactive landscape design


Site tour by Eva Katrana


Michael Young


14/7/2011               KEYNOTE LECTURES*                                     

Francois Roche & Stéphanie Lavaux |

R&Sie (n) | Eros [VS] Machinism

19.30 @ Foyer of the New Town Hall of Thessaloniki

Lecture Title: Eros VS Machinism

Eva Franch | Ecologies of Excess

Lecture Title: Ecologies of Excess

Michael Young | Technical Infidelity

Lecture Title: Technical Infidelity



Eva Franch



ecoLogic Studio (Claudia Pasquero & Marco Polletto) | Systemic Architecture// (skype lecture)

Lecture by Ecologic Studio_Systemic Architecture



Andreas Theodoridis & Stella Nikolakaki  [ 207×207 architects ]

* keynote lectures are open to public


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