Lecture series: Materiality in the History and Theory of Architecture


Lecture series: Materiality in the History and Theory of ArchitectureThe History and Theory group of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning is hosting a lecture series on "materiality". Over the course of the 2022-2023 academic year, five distinguished scholars will address the theme, presenting research from distinct epochs of architectural history.

Each lecture will take approximately 50 minutes, after which the discussion will be opened to the audience.
For questions or to register for one of the workshops, please write elizabeth.merrill@ugent.be

Lecture Program

Simon Barker (Ghent University)
The processes between use and (re)use: carvers, builders, middlemen, and their roles in the Roman and late antique recycling industry
17 November 2022, 17:00-18:30 – VANDENHOVE

Christine Wall (University of Westminster)
Constructing Concrete: how oral histories reveal and inform architectural production
29 November 2022, 18:00-19:30 – VANDENHOVE

Hannah le Roux (University of Witswaterrand, Johannesburg)
Circulating Asbestos: Afterwards
15 December, 17:00-18:30 – VANDENHOVE

Fabio Barry (Warburg Institute, London)
Lecture: Painting in Stone: Reloaded?
1 March 2023, 17:00-18:30 – VANDENHOVE

Workshop: “Monumenting”: Poetry and Architecture
2 March 2023, 11:00-13:00 – Kleine Vergaderzaal, Rommelaere

Réjean Legault (University of Quebec at Montreal)
Lecture: Brutalism and the Materialities of Postwar Architecture
26 April 2023, 17:30-19:00 – VANDENHOVE
Join Zoom Meeting: https://ugent-be.zoom.us/j/98243833357?pwd=V3JZaGJoaGRjZ1RWbjRJdzhYQTZGdz09

Workshop: The Idea of Brutalism in Postwar Architecture
27 April 2023, 11:00-13:00 – Kleine Vergaderzaal, Rommelaere