Architecture and philosophy Paris 2018-Jun-15-16

Architecture and philosophy Paris 2018-Jun-15-16

Architecture and philosophy
Colloquium at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
Paris, France – 15-16 June 2018

Final Program, English: The potential for the archaic today

Final Program, French: L’archaïque et ses possibles aujourd’hui

This colloquium, organized by the RST PhilAU and the GERPHAU, aims to explore the emergence, perhaps the resurgence, of practices involving recommencing, repetition, and resetting  in the field of architecture, urban planning, landscape. These experiments all share, in spite of the immense differences that separate them, a confidence in these archaic gestures to once again infuse the act of building with meaning and seek references less in the wealth of the learned culture of architecture and the city than in the originary and ahistorical experience of human settlement practices. How to think these emerging figures, how to draw a map? One of the theoretical stakes involved in the colloquium thus consists in better identifying the figures of expression relating to the archaic in contemporary architecture, as well as seeking the more or less conscious patterns of these resurgences.

In order to lend substance to this debate, to map out these initiality experiments and deploy the various meanings they involve, we propose a colloquium at the City of Architecture that will interweave the threads of architecture and philosophy.

This call for papers is addressed to:
– architects, urbanists and landscape designers for whom this notion is invigorating and who wish to present and share their own questions,
– teachers and researchers whose courses and/or research interweave with these initiality experiments,
– philosophers who see in architecture an opportunity to deepen their own thinking about this concept and its relevance.

Please send proposals in French or English for papers maximum 300 words before 31 January 2018 to the following address:

The conference will be conducted in French or English.

The announcement of the selections by the scientific committee will take place around February 20, 2018. In case of selection of the abstract, the organizing committee will keep the speaker informed of the proposed device for its presentation.

The conference will take place in the auditorium of the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine.
Participation in the colloquium is free and registration (mandatory) will be online via the website of the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine.
For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us :

30 November 2017: Call for papers.
31 January 2018: Deadline for proposals
20 February 2018: Selection of papers and response to participants
15 and 16 June 2018: Colloquium at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris.

Xavier BONNAUD, Stéphane BONZANI, Marie-Hélène CONTAL, Philippe MADEC, David MARCILLON, Daniel PAYOT, David VANDERBURGH, Chris YOUNES

Xavier BONNAUD, Stéphane BONZANI, Dimitri SZUTER, Chris YOUNÈS

Conference Announcement as PDF

The potential for the archaic today.Symposium Programm pdf