Upcoming lecture: Through an Intensive Architecture: the Composition of Silence as an Architectonic Sensation

Photo: Peter Zumthor's Steilneset Memorial in Vardo, Susana Ventura, July 2014

On the 23rd of June, I'll be presenting my paper "Through an Intensive Architecture: the Composition of Silence as an Architectonic Sensation”, at The Place of Silence: Experience, Environment, and Affect International Conference, at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

I’ll be discussing how we compose Silence in architecture, understanding it as an aesthetic and spatial sensation. The Cemetery in Malmö, by Lewerentz, and the Steilneset Memorial in Vardø, by Zumthor, are two of the examples to be analysed where one may find silence as an architectonic sensation, a sensation that fills the interval of an intensive body-space independently of time and seasons. Relevantly, the two examples are connected to certain understandings of death and, nevertheless, both compose a pure sensation of silence in which no trace of melancholy is left and space never becomes sentimental.

For more information, please visit the conference's website.

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