Ghost 13 Ideas in Things

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‘Ghost 13 Ideas in Things’ will be a three-day International Architecture Conference from June 14th- 17th, 2011. Held at architect Brian MacKay-Lyons farm in Nova Scotia, the theme ‘Ideas in Things’ will address the discipline of architecture as a whole and offer a critique of the current separation of the academy and practice, or the mind and the hand. Keynote Speakers for the conference are Kenneth Frampton and Juhani Pallasmaa. Additional speakers include Deborah Berke, Marlon Blackwell, Wendell Burnette, Ted Flato, Andrew Freear, Vincent James, Rick Joy, Francis Kere, Richard Kroeker, Tod Kundig, , Patricia Patkau, Dan Rockhill, Brigitte Shim, and Peter Stutchbury.  A book and a film will document the Conference and participation is limited to 200 registrants.

Additional information about the conference following the break.

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The Ghost Lab, on the farm of Brian MacKay‐Lyons on the Nova Scotian coast of Canada, has been the research laboratory for MacKay‐Lyons Sweetapple Architects since 1994. It has been a meeting place for an international ‘school’ of architects who share a commitment to: landscape, making, and community. 24 members of this virtual school will congregate on the Ghost site as Speakers for a Conference on the theme of ‘Ideas in Things’.

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These Architects operate within the master builder tradition and insist on the unity of our discipline, which embraces both the academy and practice, or the mind and the hand. Through a commitment to place, we represent a resistance to the numbing effects of a globalized culture.

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Sub Themes for the ‘Ideas in Things’ include:
Architectural Responses to: Climate, Material Culture, Community, Landscape
Computer Drawing and Hand Drawing in the Design Process
Regionalism and Globalization
The Academy and Practice
Craft: The Master Builder Today
Tradition and Modernity
Environmentally Sustainable Design
The Curriculum for Architecture Now

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