11:00AM – 5:30PM — 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY
Assistant Professor Joseph Bedford and the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech has organized a one-day symposium, How Does Architecture Distribute the Sensible?, in which four architectural theorists (Peggy Deamer, Anthony Vidler, Michael Young and Joan Ockman) will reflect together with Jacques Rancière* on the implications of his work for architecture. The symposium will take place on Saturday, November 16th, 11:00 – 17:30 at The Cooper Union, in the new buildings at 41 Cooper Square. The event is free and doors will open half an hour before.
*Jacques Rancière is one of the leading contemporary philosophers who has written about the modern situation of the arts. His 2004 The Politics of Aesthetics, took the art world by storm and his ideas have been percolating into the world of architecture for the last decade, with conferences and lectures at Yale University School of Architecture, the Royal Academy in London, and the French Society of Architects. In this event, Jacques Rancière will debate his philosophy of equality, aesthetics, dissensus and the question of how architecture “distributes the sensible.”