Conferenza ART - Guido Zuliani (Cooper Union, NY)
The next lecture of ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar will be delivered by Prof. Guido Zulani on Mai, 13th at 5 p.m.
Guido Zuliani (Cooper Union, NY): One Life. But we are not the same. Observations on the architectural oeuvre of Joghn Hejduk
The whole Ouvre of the American architect John Hejduk, spanning with consistent progression the entire second half of the 20th century, is the result of a long and intense artistic and intellectual journey that extends from the immediate post-war era to the threshold of the new millennium. Hejduk’s unbroken series of highly original and emblematic projects collected in more than 20 volumes, each of them treated as the development of a specific conceptual reflection, constitutes one of the most lucid, intellectually coherent and provocative artistic investigation on the nature, destiny and possibility of architecture, and of the artistic work in general, in the context of late-capitalist society. In his work it is the complementarity of a philosophic and a poetic approach to architecture as theoretical practice that is at the origin of the production of one of the most original body of work in the history of architecture. The talk will develop around the conceptual significance of the series of urban propositions that following Hejduk’s radical critique of architecture’s referent – space as metaphysical ground of the project - defined a fundamental reframing of the meaning of the architect’s work and its objectives. The projects developed between the mid ‘70s and the late’80s, between Venice, Berlin and Riga, question not only the nature and configuration of the architectural project itself, but , and more essentially, its very ontological foundation projected as it is against the background of the city as the site of an irreducible multiplicity, the locus of the multitude.
GUIDO ZULIANI is Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Architectural History at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. Mr. Zuliani has been regularly invited to participate to final juries and thesis juries at institutions such Yale Schoo of Architecture, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, as well as at Princeton University School of Architecture, City College of New York School of Architecture, Università IUAV di Venezia and the Università degli Studi di Trieste. He has lectured in the USA, at the University of Pennsylvania, at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, at Mississippi State University School of Architecture, and in Europe at the Istituto Universitario d'Architettura di Venezia, at the Ecole d'Architecture de Nancy, at the University of Ljubliana and at the Zenobio Institute-Laboratory for the new Urban Landscape. He has been co-designer or project coordinator of many design works, such as a residential building in Piazza Erba in Milano (2010-2019) and the masterplan and the architectural development of the Ex-SoFer area in Pozzuoli (2010).
ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) is a periodic philosophical seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences of the University of Turin and the PhD Program FINO. It is coordinated by Prof. Alessandro Bertinetto.
ART addresses different topics of the contemporary debate in Aesthetics: philosophy of beauty, philosophy of the arts, theory of sensory experience, philosophy of image and imagination, and history of aesthetics.
ART is supported by:
Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sulla Morfologia Francesco Moiso (CIM)
Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale di Logica, Linguaggio e Cognizione (LLC)
Centro Studi Arti della Modernità