Aarhus Conference

TEMA

Thursday 27/4 2017
Kl. 08:30 Turbinehallen ApS

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Kalkværksvej 12

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Arkitekturen er ikke bare progressiv og rational men bærer også en kulturel byrde, som er med til at give arkitekturen karakter, og som formidler kunstneriske ideer, politiske ideologier og kulturelle fortællinger. Arkitektur er både stedsånd, håndværk og sanselighed. Konferencen ‘Architecture as Character’ sætter fokus på, hvordan arkitekturens karakter former en kulturel identitet. Mød en lang række arkitekter, kunstnere, beslutningstagere og kritikere der vil kaste lys over arkitekturen som et filmisk medie, som en ramme for samfundsforandringer eller som et udtryk for lokal identitet.

Architecture has different characters. It is nearly always a set assignment meant to achieve a specific goal and solve a particular task. Architecture is subject to functions, programs, financial frameworks, and regulatory restrictions – as well as other external requirements and expectations. But architecture is also part of our common cultural horizons. Good architecture may overcome restrictive external requirements and satisfy more interests than those which were initially sought. The design may serve additional purposes and be relevant in a wider than expected context. Even as a ruin.       

As a part of the city’s year as host of the European Capital of Culture, the Aarhus Architecture Festival (AAFx) conference, Architecture as Character, is envisioned to debate and reflect on how architectural character forms our culture, identity and awareness.

The sessions will focus on following topics:

Architecture as a provider of identity
Architecture as a gesture of generosity
Architecture as a cultural trajectory
Architecture as a cinematic matrix
Architecture as an instrument of welfare
Architecture as monumentality
Architecture as sensation
Architecture as aspiration – the Future Architecture Platform


Note: The conference will be held in English.

 

Conference Program


       ARCHITECTURE AS CHARACTER

                        


       DAY 1:  
THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH
                        


       DINNER & 
PARTY
                        


       DAY 2:  FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH
       


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