Architectures of Hiding Symposium

Architectures of Hiding Symposium

Categories: Lectures and Seminars, Virtual | Intended for

Friday, September 24, 2021 - Saturday, September 25, 2021

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM | Add to calendar

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Maria Cook, 6135202600,



About this Event

Host Organization: Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism
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This two-day symposium is free and open to the public.

Architectures of Hiding considers apparatuses, modes, temporalities, motives, and materialities in the crafting of architecture—whether for the deployment of coercive power, exclusion, erasure, or as techniques of imagination, resistance, safety, or agency.

Forty contributors from 12 countries will bring diverse perspectives to a timely inquiry into the issue of the opacity of truth to explore the making of architecture as a social, political, and physical construct that conceals as much as it reveals.

The symposium also features keynote lectures by:

• Dr. Donald Kunze, Emeritus Professor, Penn State;
• Dr. Shannon Mattern, Professor of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research;
• Leslie Van Duzer, Professor of Architecture, University of British Columbia.

The symposium is the inaugural event of the biennial CR|PT|C Agora Symposia & Exhibit series. It is co-hosted by:

• Rana Abughannam (PhD Candidate, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism);
• Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon (Vanier Scholar, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism);
• Dr. Pallavi Swaranjali (Algonquin College);
• Dr. Federica Goffi (Interim Director, Co-Chair of the PhD in Architecture, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism);
• Dr. Monica Eileen Patterson (Assistant Director of Curatorial Studies, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University.