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Aggregate Working Conference This Weekend

The Aggregate Working Conference, funded by the Clarence Ward Lecture Fund and organized by John Harwood, will take place on campus April 11 and 12.

AGGREGATE is a group of ten architectural scholars from various
universities and colleges that seeks to understand architecture—its
history, theory, and practice—in its full complexity. Our unique
working method is defined by the collection of individual contributions,
which then serve as the basis for collaboratively written essays linking
those individual contributions across temporal, geographical and
disciplinary boundaries. Our current project, a book entitled Governing
by Design: Architecture and Crisis from Modernization to Sustainability,
brings together ten innovative essays on how the architecture of the
19th and 20th centuries engages with issues of managing political,
technical, economic and ecological change.
This working conference will bring all ten members of Aggregate to
Oberlin College for a two-day dialogue with Oberlin faculty and
students. Aggregate members will present individual papers,
collaborative texts, and engage in dialogue with Oberlin faculty members
from disciplines outside of architecture.

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Posted by on April 8, 2008 in Uncategorized, Visiting Speaker



Iz Oztat accepted to UN Plaza Program

We have been informed by Nanette Yannuzzi-Macias that Oberlin student Iz Oztat (’05) was accepted to the United Nations Plaza program in its Mexico City venue! A highly sought after seminar/art program that began as an offshoot of Manifest 6, then migrated to a year-long event in Berlin, has now been asked to re-create a condensed version of the Berlin experience in Mexico City. Their hosts will be: PAC – a public association that organizes annual conferences on contemporary art, and Casa Refugio – a municipal institution created in the late 60’s to give shelter to persecuted intellectuals from all parts of the world. The program for Mexico City will be a very intensive back-to-back series of short seminars, screenings and performances taking place every day from March 1st to March 30th, including talks and workshops. Seminar and workshop leaders include: Anselm Franke, Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Nikolaus Hirsch, Chus Martinez, Martha
Rosler, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Jalal Toufic, Jan Verwoert and Tirdad Zolghadr, as well as other contributions by Eduardo Abaroa, Julieta Aranda, Fia Backstrom, Regine Basha, Minerva Cuevas, Nico Dockx, Adriana Lara, Damian Ortega, Hila Peleg, Eduardo Sarabia, Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere.

More information can be found here.

Congratulations, Iz!

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