Monday, October 19, 2009

No. 12 Shadows and Atmospheres

This week's readings are more poetic and lyrical than our last few readings. We have two readings: sections 1 - 4 of Peter Zumthor's Atmospheres proposed by Denis McNulty/Dominic Stevens and In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki proposed by Dearbhla MacManus. As In Praise of Shadows is really one long essay, I propose that we read as much as you have time for.

We will be back in the library bar this week, 7.30 Tuesday. As always please email me

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

No. 11 Google Earth & Global Intimacy

To mark our special exhibition reading group session, I have asked Hugh Campbell, who proposed our first text to propose another. Hugh has very kindly proposed "Zoom: Google Earth and Global Intimacy" by Vittoria diPalma published in the collection Intimate Metropolis ed Diana Periton, Vittoria diPalma et al.

This promises to be a really interesting discussion, and as it is our exhibition session we are looking forward to a celebratory atmosphere. It will take place on
Tuesday 12th Oct, 7.30p.m. now what? exhibition space, Unit 14 Block C, Smithfield Plaza.

It would be great if those of you who have attended the reading group before can make it.

As always places are limited so please email to attend.

(Updated version with pictures is available here.)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

No. 10 A Theory of Architecture?

This week's readings are a slight diversion from the previous trend. I am hoping that theses readings although short will premote a debate as to whether the theory or practice of architecture is the more important. The readings are: Theses on Feuerbach by Karl Marx and For (a) theory (of architecture) by Manuel J. Martin-Hernandez. Both readings are proposed by Dearbhla MacManus.

We will be meeting at 7.30 in the Library Bar, Central Hotel, Exchequer St. on Tuesday 6th Oct to discuss these readings. Please email to attend.