As part of continuing research in the Masters program involving re-drawing and analyzing specific precedent projects from the history of architecture, we are presenting a seminar on G.B Piranesi. Described by Manfredo Tafuri as “an architectural banquet of nausea / a denunciation / a semantic void / a formless tangle / a homogenous magnetic field / an unambiguous satire” the work of G.B Piranesi, particularly the redrawing of Rome in the Campo Marzio and his plan Collegio Magnifico occupy something of a talismanic position for architects. Simultaneously impossible to approach, exhaust or resist, these drawings constitute a provocation to our formal and political understanding of the city and the role of architecture within it.
The seminar will include presentations by Dean Desley Luscombe, Teresa Stoppani, Adrian Lahoud, Alina McConnochie, Samaneh Moafi and others. It will run this Tuesday the 24th of May from 6:30 pm. It will be held (appropriately enough) in room 666 in the School of Architecture. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information contact Adrian Lahoud