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dc.contributor.authorAndreotti, Libero
dc.contributor.authorLahiji, Nadir
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-10T17:29:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-10T17:29:55Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-31
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/56692
dc.descriptionPresented on March 31, 2017 at the 2017 Spring Symposium on Architecture, Phantasmagoria, and the Culture of Contemporary Capitalism in the Architecture Library, Architecture West Building, College of Design at Georgia Tech.en_US
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dc.descriptionProfessor Libero Andreotti is an architect, critic, and historian of European avant-garde movements between the two World Wars and after. He writes on architecture and politics during Fascism and the post-war movements on the 1960s, especially the Internationale Situationniste. A native of Italy and two-time Fulbright scholar, from 1994 to 2011 he was Director of Georgia Tech’s Paris Program at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette in Paris, France. Andreotti’s books include Spielraum: Benjamin et L’Architecture (Paris, Editions La Villette 2011), Le Grand Jeu a Venir: Ecrits situationnistes sur la ville (Paris, Editions la Villette 2007), Situationists: Art, Politics, Urbanism, with Xavier Costa, based on the exhibition he curated at the MACBA in 1996 (Barcelona, ACTAR 1996), and Theory of the Derive and Other Situationist Writings on the City (Barcelona, ACTAR 1996). Professor Andreotti’s essays and projects have appeared in October, Grey Room, Lotus International, Japan Architect, and JAE. His book, The Architecture of Phantasmagoria: Specters of the City, co-authored with Nadir Lahiji, was published by Routledge in November 2016.en_US
dc.descriptionNadir Lahiji is the author of the most recent Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2016) and co-author of The Architecture of Phantasmagoria: Specters of the City (Rutledge, 2016). He has edited a number of books including the recent Can Architecture Be An Emancipatory Project, Dialogues on Architecture and the Left, (Zero Books, 2016), The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture (Bloomsbury, 2015), Architecture Against the Post-Political: Essays in Re-Claiming the Critical Project (Rutledge, 2014). He is an honorary faculty at the university of Canberra. Previously, he has taught at numbers of universities including Georgia Tech, the University of Pennsylvanian, the Lebanese American University.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 23:59 minutes
dc.description.abstractThis 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 architecture, technology, and political philosophy will examine the history of phantasmagoria from the late eighteenth century to the present and the place it occupies in the writings of Marx, Benjamin, Adorno, and others. More specifically, participants will discuss its role in analyses of capitalist commodity fetishism where, along with the notions of the spectral and the fantastic, it is used to question, and occasionally to subvert, the relationship between ‘reality’ and ‘illusion’. Special attention will be paid to the present-day significance of phantasmagoria in an age of tele-technological and communicative capitalism. Just as new technologies, according to Benjamin, reorganized the human sensorium in the 19th century, turning Paris into the interior space of the flaneur, so technical innovations are reconfiguring the most basic conditions of urban experience in our time, generating new forms of ‘hyper-mediated’ subjectivity that transform the city through the force of psychic shock. By bringing a variety of perspectives to bear on this one concept, the symposium will attempt to frame a general critique of the culture of contemporary capitalism.en_US
dc.format.extent23:59 minutes
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesArchitecture, Phantasmagoria, and the Culture of Contemporary Capitalism Symposiumen_US
dc.subjectCityen_US
dc.subjectFetichismen_US
dc.subjectPhantasmagoriaen_US
dc.titleArchitecture, Phantasmagoria, and the Culture of Contemporary Capitalism - Introductionen_US
dc.title.alternativeArchitecture, Phantasmagoria, and the Culture of Capitalismen_US
dc.typeLectureen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. College of Designen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Canberraen_US


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