Two presentations on the topic of Ontologies.
Luke Jones: The shifting meaning of poché — originally a term of art in architectural rendering, but growing by degrees into a spatial abstraction and specific design method — is the result of a productive mistranslation. In its original form it would be difficult to imagine anything more innocuous, a mere act of clarification or colouring in. But in its transposition from the bounds of the atelier to the discursive space of theory, and in its adoption within a new American milieu, the term not only acquires a previously absent gravitas, but also a sort of metaphorical depth and mediative agency.
Luke is a partner at Mill & Jones, an architecture and design practice working on small projects across architecture, making, illustration and branding.
Trevor Norris' talk title will be ‘Contact! Contact!’.
In Ecology Without Nature, Timothy Morton's work on ecological thinking, a response to Graham Harman's object-oriented ontology, Morton discusses ‘ambient poetics’, that is, the evocation of nature and environment in textual form. Morton identifies an aspect of ambient poetics which he terms 'the re-mark’ and which refers to ‘aesthetic [and] metaphysical distinctions [...] between inside and outside.’ All nature writing tries to evoke ambience, environment and sense of place by making the written medium seem to disappear (You, me, here, nature, this text, it’s all one thing). The force of the re-mark as an idea is that it draws our attention to a different picture of environment in which background, foreground and medium collapse, and a new sense of nature appears. As Morton suggests, ‘Nature loses its nature when we look at it head on.’
Trevor Norris is the course leader for the Creative Writing and English Literature BA. His teaching and research interests include literary and cultural modernism, ecopoetics and ecocriticism and the work of D.H. Lawrence.
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Cass Research Seminar 2019-20
Research Beyond the Studio
Thursday 31 October 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
This seminar will explore the relationship between the architecture studio and the production of research.
Thursday 14 November 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Two presentations on the topic of participatory making.
(Re)constructing Musics of the Harp
Thursday 21 November 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Two presentations by Mike Baldwin and Lewis Jones.
Thursday 5 December 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Maeve Brennan and Ektoras Arkomanis will discuss restorative practices and ideas in their work, involving the recording of actual, material restorations on film, but also using film.
Refugees + Mental Health
Thursday 16 January 2020, 6.30 to 8pm
A talk by Sandra Denike-Polcher, Dr. Corinna Haenschel and Dr. Domenico Giacco.
CANCELLED: Drawing as Method
Thursday 6 February 2020, 6.30
A talk about drawing as a research method.
Printing and Pedagogy
Thursday 13 February 2020, 6.30
Laura Onions and Emily Evans will explore Printing and Pedagogy.
Architecture and the Culture of Understanding
Thursday 20 February 2020, 6.30
Inaugural seminar of Christian Frost
CANCELLED: Animal Gaze
Thursday 5 March 2020, 6.30pm
A talk by Rosemarie McGoldrick, Associate Teaching Professor in Fine Art.
On Intricacy: The Work of John Meunier the Architect
Monday 9 March, 2020, 6-8pm
Patrick Lynch will introduce John Meunier, his life and his work, and the themes of the book.
Imagination, Form, Fiction
Thursday 12 March 2020, 6.30pm
A talk by Aleks Catina and Dr Sunny Singh.
History of Laundry
Thursday 30 April 2020, 6.30pm
Edwina Atlee will present her paper: Laundry / and the limits of economic rationality.