Opening Conference of the 7th edition of the PhD in Architecture of the Contemporary Metropolitan Territories

    17 October | 17.00

    B203 Auditorium | ISCTE - IUL

    Free admission



    Space, Time and Architectures




    Pedro Costa, DINÂMIA'CET-IUL

    Sara Eloy, ISTAR-IUL



    The impact of the cultural and urban policy launched by François Mitterand since 1981 has had strong repercussions in the way the various European states have consolidated their unification project. The global technological and industrial development that took place at the end of the millennium intensified this process, exacerbating the dazzle of new architectural forms and the economic return of investments made in shocking buildings. The geometry of the warped surfaces, which had been experimented analogically by Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis in the Phillips pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World Exposition, was now accessible through the use of sophisticated parameterization and modeling software.

    In the field of teaching and learning architecture all transformations are subject to multiple pedagogical experiences, many of them extreme between full censorship of digital media, or their total incorporation in the processes of academic experimentation.

    Territory ultimately emerges as the receptacle of all these phenomena, as Gidedion attempted to perceive and anticipate in 1938 in the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, still far from the smoothing of space, the acceleration of time, and the impact of digital technologies on production and organization of work in the field of architecture.





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