Post-Modern? 6th Rencontres de l’EDAR - Interdisciplinary PhD seminar
The mission of the Rencontres de l’EDAR is to provide a 'snapshot' of current doctoral research and improve intellectual debate within the Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City.
The 6th Rencontres de l'EDAR will bring to light the problematic of modernity, its legacies and its overcoming, based on the subjects, methods and scientific results of EDAR's research. How does PhD research at EDAR resonate, directly or indirectly, with the debate on the different status of knowledge according to the notions of modernity, postmodernity, and transition? How does it bear witness to the decline of grand narratives as well as their resurgence?
The seminar will take place on June 3rd, Friday between 8:40-18:30 at AAC 231. It will be also broadcasted on Zoom (Meeting ID: 669 3419 5973).
8:40 Introduction 1
Welcome and Morning Introduction by Elena Cogato Lanza, EDAR Program Director, and Nicola Braghieri (LAPIS EPFL)
Giuseppe Galbiati (TSAM EPFL), Architecture in tension: between aesthetics and data (or art and science)
Vasileios Chanis (LAPIS EPFL), From “Eternality” to “Sustainability”: Revisiting the notion of Time in “Non-Pedigreed” Architecture
Marine Villaret (Lab-U EPFL), Vers une convergence du projet territorial de biodiversité et des continuités écologiques
Debate with Javier Contreras (HEAD HES-SO Genève) and Florence Graezer Bideau (CDH EPFL)
10:30 Coffee break
Sıla Karataş (Lab-U EPFL), Houses take on housing blocks. Marshall Plan’s cooperative housing for ‘free labor'
Shyam Sunder Sirimalla (Lab-U EPFL), Theorizing the Socio-spatial paradigm and its relations with Mobility, Ecology and Digital technologies
Tanguy Auffret Postel (TEXAS, EPFL), Beyond the modern and postmodern envelope
Debate with Corentin Fivet (SXL EPFL) and Paolo Tombesi (FAR EPFL)
13:30 Introduction 2
Elena Cogato Lanza, (Lab-U EPFL) and Nicola Braghieri (LAPIS EPFL)
Phi Nguyen (Lab-U EPFL-HEAD), Impromptu Conservation. Inhabiting Huế: dwelling and preserving
Célia Kupfer (SXL EPFL), Obsolete? The reuse of discarded modern-architecture concrete in new projects
Anna Karla de Almeida (Lab-U EPFL), One hundred years of Company Town: the case of Dalmine, Italy
Debate with Sarah Nichols (THEMA EPFL) and Franz Graf (TSAM EPFL)
Anne-Marlène Ruede (eSpace EPFL), Simulacr(e)ating the Natural World
Thomas Paturet (LAPIS), Après l’Histoire : simuler le passé
Vitor Pessoa (CEAT EPFL), Postmodern condition of design process(es): on collaborative design
Marie Trossat (LASUR EPFL), Quantity vs. quality: why we need to reconsider the social ambition of the modern movement
Debate with Paolo Tombesi (FAR EPFL) and Alfredo Thiermann (IA EPFL)
17:00 Coffee break
Giovanni Galli (University of Genova), …Post-Modern?
For the full program and presentation, please consult the FILE in the right column.
- Informed public
- EDAR Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City
- Elena Cogato Lanza, EDAR Program Director