31 March 2023, 12:00AM
until 1 April 2023, 11:00PM

Frascari Symposium VI: Finishing: The Ends of Architecture

Frascari Symposium

The 6th Frascari Symposium: Finishing: The Ends of Architecture, for which Dr. Paul Emmons, Dr. Marcia Feuerstein, and PhD student Negar Goljan serve as co-curators, will take place from March 31st – April 1st, 2023, at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center. Two of the keynote speakers include practicing architect Billie Tsien (Yale), and architectural theorist David Leatherbarrow (Penn).

The symposium centers on the concept of finishing, stating that “Edward Said’s On Late Style identifies finishing as an awareness of coming to an end, yet without actually arriving there. Nonetheless finishing as a topic evokes the tendency to close down, to terminate, to desist, while remaining stubbornly under-theorized. Help us, then, expand the conceptualization of finishing and explain the practices of finishing in architecture along three currents: the surface, the project, and most broadly, architectural time itself.”

Learn more about the symposium and its submission deadlines on the pages below.

Frascari Symposium VI: Introduction and Deadlines
Thematic Currents
Keynote Speakers
Registration Form
About the Frascari Symposia

We will publish a full program closer to the dates of the event!