National Library of Estonia
June 13–16


Wednesday July 18 2018

  • 13.21–13.21
    URBAN REPRESENTATIONS GROUP. Meeting Room (Nõupidamisruum)

    Curated Urban Visions Workshop
    Miriam Paeslack, University of Buffalo

    Anat Falbel, São Paulo

    Jeffrey Cohen, Bryn Mawr College

     

    Most cities are richly varied, overlaid, constantly evolving and even chaotic assemblages of buildings and spaces that challenge portrayal in their full multivalence. Reduced in scale from their referent, representations distance, distill, edit, crop, and otherwise transform their subject. They become a form of curation of the city and its architecture embodied in a new artifact, usually with distinct purpose. These efforts to represent cities beg a discussion of strategies and media of presentation, as well as aesthetic, cultural, political, or ideological filters that have been applied. This workshop aims to be a venue for such conversations, inviting attendees to offer short presentations that introduce and frame projects within the realm of historical urban representations, and to be active participants in discussions of them.

  • 13.21–13.21
    GENDER GROUP. Auditorium 3107

    On Margins: Feminist Architectural Histories of Migration

    Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, Harvard University

    Rachel Lee, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

    In collaboration with: Katia Frey, ETH Zurich

    Eliana Perotti, ETH Zurich

     

    During this workshop, participants will discuss a set of precirculated texts, including a CfP for a special journal issue which will be co-edited by the organisers. This project works in concert with a growing body of initiatives to write feminist histories of modern architecture through collaborative and intersectional historiographic practices: which redistribute power, co-produce solidarity, and reassess the objects and methods of architectural history. We begin by posing two arguments to architectural historians: first, that the dynamic of a situated and re-situated perspective is foundational to feminist histories of architecture, and second, that feminist historiographical approaches destabilize presumptions of fixity at the heart of the discipline. With the goal of opening the historiography to narratives, perspectives, and practices based on these arguments, we seek histories that employ feminist methods or gather empirical studies of women’s work that emerged from acts and experiences of migration performed individually or collectively—into and out of geographies of control and subjugation, beyond gender or gender framings, across lifeworlds.

  • 13.21–13.21
    HOUSING GROUP. Corner Hall (Nurgasaal)

    Housing Stories as a Methodological Frontier: A Workshop and a Manifesto
    Gaia Caramellino, Politecnico di Milano

    Filippo De Pieri, Politecnico di Torino

     

    In recent years, histories of housing have increasingly been the result of an exchange between different fields of research, such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, the history of material culture, the history of consumption… In fact, the study of housing seems to defy disciplinary barriers and to encourage long-term and cross-cultural comparisons. The third meeting of the Interest Group on Housing aims at exploring the potential interactions – as well as the underlying tension – between these approaches. In more specific terms, it aims at proposing a reflection on the distinct contribution that housing history can bring to a broader, ongoing debate concerning the methodology and public relevance of architectural history. Invited participants to this workshop will be asked to address the topic by discussing to what extent recent research, teaching and public communication experiences in the field of housing history can play a role in exploring/encouraging innovative research approaches to architectural history. The workshop is intended as a collecting writing exercise that will result in the redaction of a position paper that will be submitted to for the publication on “Architectural Histories” soon after the workshop.

  • 13.21–13.21
    POSTMODERNISM GROUP. Small Conference Hall

    Drawing Architecture: 1968 to 1988
    Véronique Patteeuw, ENSAP-Lille

    Léa-Catherine Szacka, University of Manchester

     

    In the postmodern era, architectural drawings took on a new role and significance. They became, not only objects of representation but also works of art in their own right. In other words, from merely a means to an end, drawings became the end itself. The new status and value of the architectural drawing induced a structural change in the profession: From Aldo Rossi to Massimo Scolari, and from Michael Graves to Peter Eisenman, architects on both sides of the Atlantic, started to produce drawings that could be exhibited, sold and collected. The autonomy of the drawing challenged consequently the fine line between architectural representation and artistic oeuvre. This round table will gather scholars, collectors and institutional voices to discuss issues of presentation and representation, real and unreal, object and subject, with a closer look at architectural drawings produced in the two decades spanning between the year 1968 and the year 1988. Each speaker will be invited to briefly present a pair of architectural drawings dating from the period under scrutiny. An open discussion will follow.

     

    Contributors:

    Tina di Carlo, Drawing Matter, London (TBC)

    Maristella Casciato, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

    Jordan Kauffman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University

    Christian Parreno, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

    Stefaan Vervoort, Ghent University, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (TBC)

  • 13.21–13.21
    ARCHITECTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT GROUP. Rare Books and Archives Reading Room

    Open Meeting
    Sophie Hochhäusl, Harvard University

    Torsten Lange, ETH Zurich

     

    The Architecture & the Environment Group will conduct an open meeting. All welcome.

  • 13.21–13.21
    HISTORIES IN CONFLICT GROUP.  Miller Salon

    Open Meeting
    Panayiota Pyla, University of Cyprus

    Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Israel Institute of Technology

     

    The Histories in Conflict interest group will meet in Tallinn to discuss the outcomes of the 2017 EAHN conference in Jerusalem (group members who had not attended the conference are very welcome). We will coordinate future activities of the interest group and introduce new members. All welcome.

  • 13.21–13.21
    WORD & IMAGE GROUP. Cupola Hall (Kuppelsaal)

    Architecture Published Roundtable: Past, Present, Future
    Anne Hultzsch, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design

    Catalina Mejía Moreno, University of Brighton / Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

     

    Architectural publishing is today under threat as never before. The threat to Architectural Association Publications, together with AA Files, epitomizes a trend that has recently seen the decline of institutional involvement in publishing historical, theoretical as well as practice-oriented research. This object-based workshop at EAHN 2018 in Tallinn will aim to focus discussions on the history of publishing architecture to highlight its crucial relevance for contemporary and future architectural cultures. By inviting scholars and practitioners to share specific objects, such as books, journals, pamphlets, postcards, or even blogs, we will debate issues around dissemination, audiences, authorship, editorial policies, printing and digital processes, economies of publishing, as well as the wider influences of making architecture without building. Each contributor will have 5-10 minutes to present her or his choice of object – a publication that they consider as paradigmatic. Possible objects will include Renaissance treatises, a magazine, a historical survey, a manifesto, a photographic travelogue, a journal, an architect’s monograph, a scholarly journal, a blog, and others. Through an object-based discussion, the roundtable aims to address an urgent question: the raison d’être of architectural publication and its possible futures.

    Contributors:

    Petra Brouwer (University of Amsterdam and Editor of Architectural Histories, the EAHN Journal)

    Maarten Delbeke (ETH Zurich)

    Francisco Diaz (Universidad Católica de Chile and Editor of Ediciones ARQ)

    Rute Figueiredo (ESAP – Porto School of Arts)

    Charles Rice (University of Technology Sydney and Editor of The Journal of Architecture)

    Mika Savela (Editor of Arkkitehti, The Finnish Architectural Review)

    André Tavares (ETH Zurich)

    Erik Wegerhoff (ETH Zurich)

  • 13.21–13.21
    LATIN AMERICA MODERN ARCHITECTURE GROUP. Red Meeting Room (Punane rühmaruum)

    Latin American Dialogues
    Horacio Torrent, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Ruth Verde Zein, Mackenzie University, São Paulo

    Ana Estaban Malueda, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

     

    Bonet and Dieste at the Casa Berlingieri: A Successful Encounter on the Shores of the Atlantic
    Ana Esteban Malueda, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid


    Beyond the Mediterranean: Le Corbusier, Lucio Costa, and Vernacular Modernism in Brazil
    Jean-François Lejeune, University of Miami


    Brazil/Portugal: Post-Colonial Urban Migrations Through Architectural Objects
    Ana Vaz Milheiros, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa


    The Center of Brasilia as an Urban Archipelago, 1968-1973
    Helena Bender, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul


    Shaping a National Image: The 1897 Competition for Mexico’s Legislative Palace
    Raquel Franklin, Universidad Anahuac Mexico


    Bruno Zevi, Brazil, Brasilia: Historiographical Constructions in the Post-War World
    Karine Daufenbach, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
    Jose Kos, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina


    The Impossibility of Reconstruction: The Latin American City as an Antithesis of the European One
    Gisela Barcellos de Souza, Federal University of Minas Gerais


    Modern Architectural Culture in Formation: The Principle of Function. European Architects in Rio de Janeiro
    Maria Cristina Cabral, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Rodrigo Cury Paraizo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

  • 13.21–13.21
    POSTGRADUATES GROUP. Art Meeting Room (Kunsti rühmaruum)

    Open meeting
    Miranda Critchley, Bartlett, UCL

     

    This is the inaugural meeting of the Postgraduates group and will serve to discuss the groups aims and objectives as well as any future events.