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On Power in Architecture - Symposium in Ljubljana

Andrew Ballantyne will be a key note speaker at the symposium on 26 September

Date/Time: Thursday 26 September, 10am - 4pm

Venue: Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana

After focusing on the materialistic and the phenomenological philosophical perspective, the third and last edition of the symposia series On Power in Architecture focuses on the psychoanalytical and poststructuralist perspective of reflecting on the relation between power and architecture. The third international symposium will bring together renowned philosophers and theorists who will think about the specific intertwinement between power and architecture in contemporary neoliberalism.  

Andrew Ballantyne, Elke Krasny, Nadir Lahiji, Robert Pfaller, and Douglas Spencer will talk about micro-politics and architecture, phantasmagoria and capitalist pleasure, iconic shifts in architecture in the 1980s and '90s, the intertwinement of postmodernist aesthetics and neoliberalism, and the possibilities of an alternative view of power in architecture as the power of capital and the power for capital.

This symposium is organized by Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory and is supported by Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana and ERSTE Foundation.

Power in Architecture Symposium