This symposium addresses the concept of phantasmagoria, unearthing its various manifestations in the contemporary culture of spectacle and its relevance in architecture today.

Recent Submissions

  • Architecture, Phantasmagoria, and the Culture of Contemporary Capitalism - Panel 

    Cronan, Todd; Johnston, George B.; Marratt, Marisabel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-31)
    Panel discussion on Architecture, Phantasmagoria, and the Culture of Contemporary Capitalism.
  • Haunts: A Eulogy to Phantasmagoria 

    Gilloch, Graeme (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-31)
    My aim in this paper is to rethink and reconfigure the notion of phantasmagoria not as forms of deception and domination (myth, fetishism, illusion, dreaming) but rather as sites of and encounters with ‘gatherings of ...
  • A Specter is Haunting Babel - The Specter of Language 

    Kishik, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-31)
    Urban theology begins with a biblical tale of two cities: Enoch, built by Cain, and Babel, destroyed by God. The fact that the pithy primeval story in Genesis 1-11 finds it necessary to develop separate critiques of ...
  • Culture of Circulation 

    Ockman, Joan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-31)
    Once upon a time, in the days when modern architecture was young, circulation through a building was primarily a functional problem. By the mid-twentieth century, when the monument building morphed into the ...
  • Space After Spectacle: Infrastructure, Indifference and the Phantasmagoria of Transit 

    Spencer, Douglas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-31)
    Andreotti and Lahiji’s The Architecture of Phantasmagoria presents an incisive critique of the discourse of spectacle in architecture. ‘Spectacle’, they note, has become the ‘tired mantra’ of a supposedly critical ...
  • The Gothic Imagination: From Castle to Shipwreck 

    Cohen, Margaret (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-31)
    The gothic is a term designating a style in medieval architecture, which inspired a mode of the imagination in the Enlightenment and Romantic era. This mode found its fullest expression in narrative, popularized by ...
  • Architecture, Phantasmagoria, and the Culture of Contemporary Capitalism - Introduction 

    Andreotti, Libero; Lahiji, Nadir (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-31)
    This symposium addresses the concept of phantasmagoria in architecture, unearthing its various manifestations in the contemporary culture of spectacle. Participants from a variety of fields at the intersection of ...