Disputed Architectures

MA Architectural History 2016 Symposium + Publication

Bartlett School of Architecture UCL 

Friday 28 October

09.30 – 17.30 Symposium followed by publication launch and drinks

G02, 140 Hampstead Road NW1 2BX

All welcome


09.45              Introduction

09.55-10.35   Professor Adrian Forty (BSA), Architectural Disappointments



Marisa Cortright, Protégeons la terre: The visual logic of terror in Brussels

Miranda Critchley, Reinventing the Prison: HMP Holloway, 1968-1978

Ceren Hamiloglu, Architectural Implications of Turkish Republican Politics in Florya, 1935-1960

Respondent: Dr Ayesha Hameed (Goldsmiths)


11.30-11.50   Dr Douglas Spencer (AA/Westminster), Architecture, Neoliberalism, and the Affective Turn



Felipe Aravena, An Architecture of Technical Assistance: The failed BRECAST project in 1970s Britain and Chile

Corinna Anderson, GOOD LIFE NOW: Family, leisure, and labour in Cedric Price’s Housing Research, 1966-1973

Respondent: Dr Nina Power (RCA)



Joaquín Diez-Canedo, The Magical Mexican Tour: A critique of the Mexican Pueblos Mágicos tourist campaign

Mira Kfoury, La Grande Brasserie du Levant: Beverage industry, drinking sociality, and recent gentrification in Beirut

Respondent: Dr Tariq Jazeel (UCL Geography)


14.00-14.55   Professor Lindsay Bremner (Westminster), Thinking Architecture with an Indian Ocean Aquapelago



Hanan Kataw, The Generative Architecture Manifesto: Investigating the agency of the architect in generative architecture

Tom Ravenscroft, The Architecture of the Internet: Discovering the aesthetics of London’s data centres

Respondent: Douglas Spencer


15.55-16.15   Ayesha Hameed, A Rough History (of the destruction of fingerprints)



Adam Przywara, Rubble of Warsaw, 1939-1949: Histories of architectural remains in the annihilated city

Christos Kritikos, Athens: Listed buildings in decay and projected déjà vus

Valia Rassa, Concept, content, context: Situating the New Acropolis Museum in the Athenian context

Respondent: Shumi Bose (Central St. Martins)


17.00-17.30   Closing discussion

17.30              Drinks and publication launch


Contacts: marisa.cortright.15@ucl.ac.ukm.rawes@ucl.ac.uk