The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University will be holding the Interpretations: Promiscuous Encounters Syposium taking place Friday, March 23rd from 12:00pm – 8:30pm. Promiscuous Encounters, which is free and open to the public, has two main ambitions: first, to examine the fascinating blurriness and productive interplay between the critical, curatorial and conceptual capacities of architecture, including how and where they intersect and overlap and, second, to expand the definitions of what these terms mean in relation to theory and practice by reexamining the sites of criticality and their modes of operation. More information on the event after the break.
When and where, we might ask, is an architectural practice Critical, Curatorial or Conceptual today? Can we, or would we want to, separate these kinds of practices or are we subject to an inevitable and productive promiscuity?
Promiscuous Encounters will take the form of a day-long, roundtable seminar with invited speakers from multiple backgrounds to open discussion. The seminar is organized as two sessions, each one with four 10-minute presentations addressing a set of questions regarding the Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual in architecture. Everyone attending the event is invited to actively engage in the conversation.
For more information, including a detailed program of events, please visit here.