DAY 2: FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH

⚑  Location:  Aarhus School of Architecture, Store auditorium
Nørreport 20, 8000 Aarhus C
(Note: Different venue!)

Credit: Memorial 1, by Filip Dujardin (Dujardin/VAI)

8.30-10.00       ARCHITECTURE AS A WELFARE INSTRUMENT

Aarhus has an ambitious architectural policy resulting in a fairly high standard of contemporary
buildings accompanying a high density of well-designed modernist post-WWII architecture and
welfare projects. The question is if the city’s great legacy of welfare design is out-of-date and if the
new architectural flagships are more than attempts to brand the city and attract outside attention?

BEAUTY AND BRAVOURE – CRAFT(WO)MANSHIP AND THE CITY.

Christoph Grafe (B)
, Flanders Architecture Institute

Christoph Grafe is an architect, historian, writer, editor and professor. He is the director of the Flemish Architecture Institute in Antwerp. In his recent books Tailored Architecture. Flanders Architectural review 12 (2016) and People’s Palaces: Architecture, Culture and Democracy in post-war Western Europe (2014), he investigates how architecture takes on national identity or culture in the realisation of a democratic society.

 

THE SHAPING OF MODERN AARHUS – SIGNIFICANT ARCHITECTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Kjeld Vindum (DK)
, Associate Professor, KADK School of Architecture.

Architect Kjeld Vindum has lived in Aarhus for many years, and is the former editor of the Danish magazine Arkitekten from 2007 to 2011. He has researched and published on Arne Jacobsen (with Carsten Thau) and on the new wave in Danish architecture (with Kristoffer Weiss). He is part of the current major research project Form til Velfærd/Forming Welfare which focuses on Danish architecture.

PANEL DEBATE with presenters and
Ellen Braae (DK), Professor, Landscape Architect, University of Copenhagen and Vargo Nielsen Palle (DK)

Ellen Braae graduated as an architect and landscape architect from the Aarhus School of Architecture, where she also received her PhD. Ellen Braae’s research focuses on questions related to the preservation and transformation of the post-industrial urban landscape as well as welfare landscapes.

Vargo Nielsen Palle are Brian Vargo, Jonas Snedevind Nielsen and Mathias Palle. After winning the open idea competition for the Aarhus Architecture School in 2016, they established their own architectural practice.

Moderation by Boris Brorman Jensen


10.00-10.30      Coffee Break
  

The New Aarhus Architecture School. Image credit: Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT, Rolvung & Brøndsted arkitekter, Tri-Consult & Steensen Varming

10.30-12.00        ARCHITECTURE AS MONUMENTALITY

What makes architecture a monument? When does architecture express the sublime? Entrances and details
can assist in the creation of a monumentality, in which architecture becomes a mediator of scale, of ideas, of
being, of beliefs, of the living, of presence or of the heroic. In this session, we ask: how can architecture produce
a stimulating monumental atmosphere that confronts us with scales larger than our own?

SENSIBILITY AND THE MONUMENTAL

Todd Saunders (CAN)
, architect, founder, Saunders Architecture

Bringing together dynamic building and material experimentation with traditional methods of craft, Bergen-based Saunders Architecture has worked on cultural and residential projects across Norway, as well as England, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, and Canada. Saunders Architecture was founded by the Canadian architect Todd Saunders in 1998.

MONUMENTAL PERMANENCE

Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez (CH/COL/FR)
, PhD, artist

Tania RUIZ GUTIERREZ was born in Chile, raised in Colombia, and has been living in Paris since 1999. She works independently in video and in the visual arts and completed a PhD in 2004. Her artworks have appeared in several international exhibitions and festivals, with public space being a central subject of her artistic research and practice.

A MONUMENT ON ARCHITECTURE

Vargo Nielsen Palle (DK)
AA-LAB, the Aarhus Architecture Laboratory

Vargo Nielsen Palle focuses on an integrated process, balancing architectural, technical, and economic factors into simple design concepts. They will present the thoughts behind the new Aarhus Architecture School design.

PANEL DEBATE with presenters and
Pippo Ciorra (IT), architect, curator, MAXXI MUSEUM

Pippo Ciorra is an architect, critic, professor, and editor who has published extensively on contemporary Italian Architecture. Besides being author of a number of books and monographic studies, he teaches design and theory at SAAD (University of Camerino) and is the director of the international PhD program “Villard d’Honnecourt” (IUAV). Since 2009, he is Senior Curator of MAXXI Architettura in Rome.

Moderation by Lisa Diedrich


12.00-13.00   Lunch Break

Melancholia, directed by Lars von Trier and production design by Jette Lehmann. (Photo:Zentropa)

13.00-14.30      ARCHITECTURE AS SENSATION

Architecture is felt and sensed. It can be light, sublime, sour or grim. It can be lovely, colorful, or poetic,
uncanny, surprising, or paradoxical. But how do you evoke, frame, or maintain a specific spatial experience?
Is architecture only emotionally rich when is it far beyond functions? And what makes something beautiful?

FRAMING THE BODY

Jette Lehmann (DK)
, Architect, Scenographer, Production Designer

Jette Lehmann graduated as an architect and later became a scenographer in DR – the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Lars von Triers television series Riget/The Kingdom (1994-1997) led her to the film world, and she has worked with several Danish directors such as Thomas Vinterberg, Ole Christian Madsen and Lars von Trier. She has also worked as a production designer on recent series such as Forbrydelsen/The Killing.

THE AESTHETIC SENSATION

Stig L. Andersson (DK)
, professor, founder, design director, SLA

Stig L. Andersson is professor in aesthetic design and founder of SLA, an internationally renowned urban development consultancy working with landscape, urban design and city development. Based in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Oslo it form a multidisciplinary architectural lab that constantly strives to challenge and expand the boundaries of urban space, planning and architecture through numerous realized projects in Denmark, Europe, Asia and the Mid East.

SENSE OF PLACE AND A POSSIBLE FEELING OF AARHUS

Dan Ringgaard (DK)
, Professor of Nordic Literature, University of Aarhus

Dan Ringgaard is newly appointed Professor of Nordic Literature at University of Aarhus and has published various subjects including the book Stedssans (Sense of place) (2010), which was rewarded with the Georg Brandes award.

PANEL DEBATE with presenters and
Alexander Muchenberger, MA Interaction design, Head of Instant City – Smag à la Gellerup

Interaction Designer Alexander Muchenberger is the head of Instant City, which is a both permanent and temporary project that is meant to foster and to host experiments that will have a direct impact on the re-conceptualisation and practice of urban life in the housing area Gellerup and its new urban street. Besides running his own company PUBLICHYGGE, he is part of the Detours collective, which has it base at Institute for (X), at Godsbanen, Aarhus.

Moderation by Lisa Diedrich


14.30-14.45       Coffee break

‘House in a House’ in Bernolákovo, designed by PLURAL,SK. (Photo: Daniela Dostálková)

15.00-16.00      ARCHITECTURE AS ASPIRATIONS – THE FUTURE ARCHITECTURE PLATFORM

Future Architecture is the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing
ideas for the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public. Four young offices from the FAP 2017 call
have been invited to the conference.

Other FAP lectures can be experienced throughout the architecture festivals in Aarhus and Copenhagen April 27th-May 1st.

ADOPTING THE UNIVERSAL

Michal Janák (SK)
, architect, partner, PLURAL

PLURAL is an architecture office based in Bratislava, Slovakia founded in 2009. PLURAL is concerned with conceptual approaches to form. PLURAL perceives architecture as a device for structuring reality. Ideas are translated into very specific forms using basic architectural vocabulary. The result aims to be direct yet responsive, such as their ‘House in a House’ in Bernolákovo.

LIVABLE CITIES AND POETIC DATA

Stephan Gustin
(DK), Architect, founder, Gustin Landskab

Gustin Landscape is a young, dynamic, and creative company founded by Landscape Architect Stephan Gustin in 2004.  The method of the office can be described as a symbiosis of hard work and humor, while combining technology with creative minds. Gustin Landscape, located in Aarhus, works with city planning, master planning, landscape architecture, schools and kindergardens, product design, and architecture for kids.

SUPERMIX IN THE CITY

Holly Lewis (UK)
, Architect, Partner, We Made That

We Made That prepare incisive urban research, develop responsive area strategies, and master plans. They deliver distinctive architecture and public realm projects. All work from the practice is public, and they aim to make imaginative and considered contributions to the built environment through socially engaged design processes. The practice was established in 2006 and has its home in Bermondsey, London, delivering projects across the UK.

SCHÖNHEIT DES GEBAUTEN (THE BEAUTY OF THE BUILT)

Julian Schubert (DE)
, Architect, partner, Something Fantastic

Julian Schubert studied architecture at ETH Zurich, the University of the Arts Berlin, and worked as an architect in Beijing. He is a co-founder of the architectural firm Something Fantastic and the creative agency Belgrad. Something Fantastic’s innovative work has been part of recent exhibitions at the Biennale Architettura di Venezia, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

16.00            CONFERENCE ENDS

Photo: Sonnesgade 11, designed by SLETH.

16.30-19.00       ITALIAN FRIDAY BAR + YAP LECTURE @ SLETH

Note:  Change of Location ⚑