The Poetic Dimension in Architecture

Sigurd Lewerentz, Baptismal font, St Petri Church, Klippan. Photo: P. Christou, 2007.

“In a violently poetic text (DH) Lawrence describes what produces poetry: people are constantly putting up an umbrella that shelters them and on the underside of which they draw a firmament and write their conventions and opinions. But poets, artists make a slit in the umbrella, they tear open the firmament itself, to let in a bit of free and windy chaos and to frame in a sudden light a vision that appears through the rent – Wordsworth’s spring or Cézanne’s apple, the silhouettes of Macbeth or Ahab.
 
... Art indeed struggles with chaos, but it does so in order to bring forth a vision that illuminates it for an instant, a Sensation.  

... Art is not chaos but a composition of chaos that yields the vision or sensation, so that it constitutes, as Joyce says, a chaosmos, a composed chaos – neither foreseen nor preconceived.”

– Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, What Is Philosophy? Trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Graham Burchell (New York; Columbia University Press, 1994), p 203-204.

LectureDate/time and location
Hermann Czech
Atelier Czech, Vienna, Austria
Tuesday 21 March 2017, 6.30pm
Room CE1-16, first floor, Central House
Adam Khan
Adam Khan Architects, London
Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6.30pm
Room CE1-16, first floor, Central House
Bijoy Jain
Studio Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Wednesday 3 May 2017, 6.30pm
Room CE1-16, first floor, Central House
Eric Parry
Eric Parry Architects, London, Singapore
Thursday 11 May 2017, 6.30pm
Room CE1-16, first floor, Central House
Tom Emerson
6a Architects, London
Friday 19 May 2017, 6.30pm
Room CE1-16, first floor, Central House
Shelly McNamara and Yvonne Farrell
Grafton Architects, Dublin, Ireland
Thursday 25 May 2017, 6.30pm
Room CE1-16, first floor, Central House

Location The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
Central House
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The Poetic Dimension in Architecture lecture series

The Poetic Dimension in Architecture #1 – Hermann Czech

Tuesday 21 March 2017, 6.30pm

"Less" or "More"? Our Postmodern Condition, a lecture by Hermann Czech, as part of The Poetic Dimension in Architecture lecture series.

The Poetic Dimension in Architecture #2 – Adam Khan Architects

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6:30pm

A lecture by Adam Khan, as part of The Poetic Dimension in Architecture lecture series.

The Poetic Dimension in Architecture #3 – Bijoy Jain

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 6:30pm

A lecture by Bijoy Jain, as part of The Poetic Dimension in Architecture lecture series.

The Poetic Dimension in Architecture #4 – Eric Parry

Thursday 11 May 2017, 6.30pm

A lecture by Eric Parry, as part of The Poetic Dimension in Architecture lecture series. Organised by Florian Beigel and Philip Christou for the Architecture Research Unit.

The Poetic Dimension in Architecture #5 – Tom Emerson

Friday 19 May 2017, 6.30pm

A lecture by Tom Emerson, as part of The Poetic Dimension in Architecture lecture series. Organised by Florian Beigel and Philip Christou for the Architecture Research Unit.

The Poetic Dimension in Architecture #6 – Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara

Thursday 25 May 2017, 6.30pm

A lecture by Y Farrell and S McNamara, as part of The Poetic Dimension in Architecture lecture series. Organised by F Beigel and P Christou for the Architecture Research Unit.

The Poetic Dimension in Architecture

A series of lectures organised by Florian Beigel and Philip Christou for the Architecture Research Unit.