Geographies and forms of power, subject to debate in the new edition of 'City and Other Policies'
In October 6th and 7th, the programme for the 2017/2018 edition of City and Other Policies will include conferences and workshops given by architects Blanca Pujals and Léopold Lambert.
Cities and Other Policies is a project born in 2013 that questions the policies that inform government actions, strategies and forms of control over that which is public.
For its 2017-2018 edition, the programme will try to offer a look into architecture as a tool to produce and exercise violence and, therefore, as a physical format that holds information about stories of contemporary conflicts.
The programme takes an approach where architecture is intended to recognise said discipline as a record of events and actions that show –or provide evidence for– the complex nature of the story of the types of violence to which bodies are subjected. The programme will attempt to discover the contexts in which architecture plays a vital role as a witness, agent or apparatus that reveals the geographies of power.
Cities and Other Policies 2017/2018 will have a programme comprising conferences and workshops given by internationally renowned architects such as Blanca Pujals and Léopold Lambert.
Friday, October 6th
Presentation + conference
19:00 ES / EU
After the presentation of the current edition of City and Other Policies, specially invited curator Blanca Pujals shall give a lecture entitled Body Cartographies. She will talk about her research conducted around the relationship between the architectural anthropometric archetypes embedded into the process of design, and the anthropo-biometric criminologists from the 18th Century.
Saturday, October 7th
ARCHITECTURE AS A WEAPON
The architect and writer Léopold Lambert will share in this lecture some of the reflections included in his work Weaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence. The book is an examination of the inherent instrumentalization of architecture as a political weapon.
Saturday, October 7th
THE POLITICS OF BODIES AND SPACE
15:30-19:30 ES / EN
Lambert, a trained architect, is the editor-in-chief of The Funambulist, a magazine dedicated to the politics of space and bodies, associated to a blog and a podcast. In this workshop, he will precisely talk about the research topic of this publication.
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