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Conference: 'Research on Display: The Architecture Exhibition as Model for Knowledge Production'

  • 03:00 - 29 October, 2015
Conference: 'Research on Display: The Architecture Exhibition as Model for Knowledge Production'
Conference: 'Research on Display: The Architecture Exhibition as Model for Knowledge Production', Research on display. Image via Het Nieuwe Instituut
Research on display. Image via Het Nieuwe Instituut

The Jaap Bakema Study Centre's second annual conference, entitled Research on Display: The Architecture Exhibition as Model for Knowledge Production, will begin next month in Delft and Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Featuring presentations and discussions from members of universities around the world—including Ghent, Valencia, London, Warsaw, Paris, Michigan, Yale, Oslo and Zürich—the two-day programme seeks to examine what it means to curate architectural research.

Programme outline:

Laboratories of Architectural Ideas

moderated by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Yale University

Cases of architects curating exhibitions to explore their fascinations and new idea.

  • An Exhibition in Need of a Name: How the ‘Gläserne Kette’ Made its Way into History, Jasper Cepl, Hochschule Anhalt, Dessau
  • ‘Idea as Model’ and Its Discontents, Stefaan Vervoort, Ghent University
  • Alison and Peter Smithson, ‘A Family of Exhibitions’, Ana Ábalos Ramos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • The Case of Hans Hollein, Eva Branscome, University College London

Motors of Research

moderated by Marie-Thérèse van Thoor, TU Delft

Cases of researchers using the exhibition as a driver for their own research project.

  • Reconstructing Oskar Hansen's Strategies of Display, Aleksandra Kedziorek, Musuem of Modern Art, Warsaw
  • ‘Bauhaus, Spain, America’: An Ongoing Research and Exhibition Project, Laura Martinez de Guereñu, IE University Madrid / Segovia
  • Le Corbusier’s Iconology of the Interstitial Space: Thinking, Researching, Exhibiting, Luis Burriel Bielza, ENSA Paris-Belleville
  • Visual Literacy and Social Change? New Brutalist Image 1949-1955, Claire Zimmerman, University of Michigan

Media Environments

moderated by Marten Kuipers, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

Cases of how the exhibition is an environment and/or medium for communication.

  • The Urban Room as a Driver of Planning Imagination, City Foresight and Place-based Decision-making, Dhruv Adam Sookhoo and Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Newcastle University
  • The Discovery of the Photo Model. Researching and Exhibiting the Model Collection of the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Oliver Elser, DAM Frankfurt
  • Theo Crosby’s How to Play the Environment Game, Salomon Frausto, The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, TU Delft
  • Building Exhibitions as Research at the Societal Level, Carola Hein, TU Delft

The Future of Curating

with Kieran Long (V&A Museum), Floor van Spaendonck (Het Nieuwe Instituut), Frank van der Hoeven (TU Delft) and others 

A conversation on Open Access, Virtual Museums and Digital Story-telling, followed by  “In the ‘Zone’ between Theory and Practice: Three Exhibitions by Reima Pietilä, 1960-1972” and the keynote lecture by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Yale University.

Curating Knowledge

moderated by Tom Avermaete, TU Delft

Reflections and speculations on the limits of knowledge production and exhibition making in the context of a postmodern society.

  • Standardization after Speer: the Constructa Building Exhibition in Hannover (1951) as Case Study, Nader Vossoughian, New York Institute of Technology
  • The Swedish Museum of Architecture 1962-1985, Thordis Arrhenius and Christina Pech
  • Exhibiting Architecture as Commodity, Martin Hartung, ETH Zürich
  • Exhibition as Form of Simulation: or Mediating the Postmodern, Léa-Catherine Szacka, AHO Oslo

New Curatorial Approaches

moderated by Dirk van den Heuvel, Jaap Bakema Study Centre

Cases of contemporary curatorial practices that explore new formats.

  • AFRITECTURE: A Platform for Exchange of Knowledge, Andres Lepik, TU München
  • Of No Fixed Form. The Irish Pavilion and the 14th Venice Biennale, Gary Boyd and John McLaughlin, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Jukebox Curating, Jérémie Michael McGowan, AHO Oslo and National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
  • Out of the Box: A Distinctive Approach towards Exhibiting Archives, Giovanna Borasi, CCA Montréal

Exhibitions Reviewed

with Stephan Petermann (OMA/AMO), Max Risselada (TU Delft), Marina Otero (HNI), and other

A conversation on research and architecture exhibitions followed by public lecture by Maarten Gielen / Rotor at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

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