Promiscuous mixings: disciplinary practices and designed displacements

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Stan Allen argues that the practice of architecture is "marked by this promiscuous mix of the real and the abstract."[1] Asserting architecture's skill in relation to utilization of its own as well as other disciplinary methods, this lecture explores practices and exchanges within the designed displacements of architectural project(ions) sited in an art festival installation. Informed by the writings of Vittorio Gregotti, Elizabeth Grosz, and Mark Linder, positions inside and outside architectural practice are exposed. The material practices of inside adjacent to techniques of outside become promiscuous mixings at disciplinary boundaries. References Gregotti, Vittorio, 1996, "On Technique", chapter in Inside Architecture, Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press. Grosz, Elizabeth, 2001, Architecture from the Outside. Essays on Virtual and Real Space, Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press. Linder, Mark, 2005, "TRANSdisciplinarity" in Hunch: The Berlage Institute Report, 9: 12-15 [1] Allen, Stan, 2009, Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation, New York: Routledge, xvii. Suzanne Ewing is an architect and academic based at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at The University of Edinburgh, also a director of architectural practice, ZONE architects. She is lead editor of Architecture and Field/Work (Routledge, 2011), co-editor-in chief of new journal, Architecture and Culture and, with Igea Troiani, currently working on a book on Visual Methodologies in Architecture.
Period4 Mar 2015
Held atLeeds Beckett University, United Kingdom