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Critical theory and the architecture of livability. From refusal to abolition

02DMVRK

A.A. 2021/22

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Doctorate Research in Architettura. Storia E Progetto - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 20
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Boano Camillo   Professore Ordinario ICAR/14 18 0 0 0 2
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
*** N/A ***    
Opening Lecture: Peg Rawes, the Bartlett, UCL, London, Non-human ecologies, and architectural critique Seminar 1: Bernard E. Harcourt, Critique and Praxis. A critical Philosophy of Illusions, Values and Actions. CUP, NY, 2020 Seminar 2: Katherine McKittick, Dear Science, and other stories. Duke University press, 2021 Seminar 3: Fred Moten, Stolen life. Duke University Press, 2018 Seminar 4: Arturo Escobar, Pluriversal Politics: The Real and the Possible. Duke University Press, 2020. Seminar 5: Bonnie Honing, A Feminist Theory of refusal. Harvard University Press, 2021 Seminar 6: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Undrowned. Black feminist lessons from Marine Mammals. AK Press, 2020. Seminar 7: Erin Manning, For the pragmatic of the useless. Duke University Press, 2020 Seminar 8: Achille Mbembe, Out of the dark night. Columbia University Press, NY, 2021 Closing Lecture open to public: Andrew Benjamin, Sidney University, A new critique to inhabit the world
Opening Lecture: Peg Rawes, the Bartlett, UCL, London, Non-human ecologies, and architectural critique Seminar 1: Bernard E. Harcourt, Critique and Praxis. A critical Philosophy of Illusions, Values and Actions. CUP, NY, 2020 Seminar 2: Katherine McKittick, Dear Science, and other stories. Duke University press, 2021 Seminar 3: Fred Moten, Stolen life. Duke University Press, 2018 Seminar 4: Arturo Escobar, Pluriversal Politics: The Real and the Possible. Duke University Press, 2020. Seminar 5: Bonnie Honing, A Feminist Theory of refusal. Harvard University Press, 2021 Seminar 6: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Undrowned. Black feminist lessons from Marine Mammals. AK Press, 2020. Seminar 7: Erin Manning, For the pragmatic of the useless. Duke University Press, 2020 Seminar 8: Achille Mbembe, Out of the dark night. Columbia University Press, NY, 2021 Closing Lecture open to public: Andrew Benjamin, Sidney University, A new critique to inhabit the world
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The idea of this course is to offer reflections on the role of architecture and design as form of refusal in the manifold dimension offered by the reading of different authors that, in different way, could contribute to shed lights to the complicit, dissensual, alternative, distant, abolitionist reading of such a complex cultural term. Reflecting on the tension between refusal and abolition (of canon, of agency, of author, of site, to the limitless of architecture) the lectures wish to engage directly with the role of critical theory, if any, in the shaping, forming and norming of architectural knowledge and design practice. The lectures series will be introduced and concluded by a one opening and one closing session with two guests in discussion with the Professor and then a series of seminars will be held based on reading the suggested author-text and a discussion with will follow in which Professor will attempt to curate a dialogue based on his works and research interests. Titles of the opening and closing sections are pointers and must be discussed with the speakers upon acceptance of the proposal. At the moment the proposal is imagined along 10 sessions of around two hours.
The idea of this course is to offer reflections on the role of architecture and design as form of refusal in the manifold dimension offered by the reading of different authors that, in different way, could contribute to shed lights to the complicit, dissensual, alternative, distant, abolitionist reading of such a complex cultural term. Reflecting on the tension between refusal and abolition (of canon, of agency, of author, of site, to the limitless of architecture) the lectures wish to engage directly with the role of critical theory, if any, in the shaping, forming and norming of architectural knowledge and design practice. The lectures series will be introduced and concluded by a one opening and one closing session with two guests in discussion with the Professor and then a series of seminars will be held based on reading the suggested author-text and a discussion with will follow in which Professor will attempt to curate a dialogue based on his works and research interests. Titles of the opening and closing sections are pointers and must be discussed with the speakers upon acceptance of the proposal. At the moment the proposal is imagined along 10 sessions of around two hours.
In presenza
On site
Presentazione report scritto
Written report presentation
P.D.2-2 - Marzo
P.D.2-2 - March
The opening meeting will be held at Sala DAD, Castello del Valentino (the place of next meetings will be communicated). 14 March 2022 – 9.00-12.00 AM – Opening dialogue Discussion Boano and Trisciuoglio 31 March 2022 – 9.00-12.00 AM – Seminar 1 a. Arturo Escobar, Pluriversal Politics: The Real and the Possible. Duke University Press, 2020. b. Kathryn Yusoff, A Billion Black Antrhopocene or none. University of Minnesota Press, 2018. 12 April 2022 – 9.00-12.00 AM - Seminar 2 a. Frederic Neyrat, The Unconstructable earth. An Ecology of separation, Fordham University Press NY, 2019. b. Yuk Hui, The question concerning technology in China. Essay in Cosmotehnics. Urbanimic, 2016. 29 April 2022 – 9.00-12.00 AM - Seminar 3 a. Katherine McKittick, Dear Science, and other stories. Duke University press, 2021. b. Max Liborion, Pollution Is Colonialism, Duke University press, 2021. 10 May 2022 – 14.30-17.30 PM - Seminar 4 a. Angela Y Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, Beth E., Richie, Abolition, Femimnism, Now. London, Pluto Press, 2022. b. Fred Moten, Stolen life. Duke University Press, 2018. 23 May 2022 – 9.00-12.00 AM - Seminar 5 a. Anna Lowenhaup Tsing, The Mushroom at the end of the world. On the possibility of Life in the capitalist ruin, Princeton University Press, 2016. b. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Undrowned. Black feminist lessons from Marine Mammals. AK Press, 2020. 31 May 2022 - 14.30-17.30 PM – Closing Seminar a. Eli Clare, Exile and Pride, disability, queerness and liberation. Duke University Press, 2015. b. Sara Ahmed, What’s the use?. Duke University Press, 2019
The opening meeting will be held at Sala DAD, Castello del Valentino (the place of next meetings will be communicated). 14 March 2022 – 9.00-12.00 AM – Opening dialogue Discussion Boano and Trisciuoglio 31 March 2022 – 9.00-12.00 AM – Seminar 1 a. Arturo Escobar, Pluriversal Politics: The Real and the Possible. Duke University Press, 2020. b. Kathryn Yusoff, A Billion Black Antrhopocene or none. University of Minnesota Press, 2018. 12 April 2022 – 9.00-12.00 AM - Seminar 2 a. Frederic Neyrat, The Unconstructable earth. An Ecology of separation, Fordham University Press NY, 2019. b. Yuk Hui, The question concerning technology in China. Essay in Cosmotehnics. Urbanimic, 2016. 29 April 2022 – 9.00-12.00 AM - Seminar 3 a. Katherine McKittick, Dear Science, and other stories. Duke University press, 2021. b. Max Liborion, Pollution Is Colonialism, Duke University press, 2021. 10 May 2022 – 14.30-17.30 PM - Seminar 4 a. Angela Y Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, Beth E., Richie, Abolition, Femimnism, Now. London, Pluto Press, 2022. b. Fred Moten, Stolen life. Duke University Press, 2018. 23 May 2022 – 9.00-12.00 AM - Seminar 5 a. Anna Lowenhaup Tsing, The Mushroom at the end of the world. On the possibility of Life in the capitalist ruin, Princeton University Press, 2016. b. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Undrowned. Black feminist lessons from Marine Mammals. AK Press, 2020. 31 May 2022 - 14.30-17.30 PM – Closing Seminar a. Eli Clare, Exile and Pride, disability, queerness and liberation. Duke University Press, 2015. b. Sara Ahmed, What’s the use?. Duke University Press, 2019


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