17th Feb 2011 9:30am-6:30pm
Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Tilo Amhoff, in collaboration with Dr Katie Lloyd Thomas and Nick Beech, are organising the 8th Architecture&: Interdisciplinary Seminar at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: 'Further Reading Required: Building specifications, contracts and technical literature'.
Further Reading Required opens a discussion about why we might turn to building specifications, contracts, and technical literature with researchers in architectural history and theory, building construction, law, and literature, and with architectural practitioners interested in the effects of working within this framework and in finding openings for its subversion.
Further Reading Required asks how we understand the meaning and value of these documents and what approaches we might take in reading them. What social, material, and discursive histories are made available through these documents? How might we read them not merely for themselves or only for their technical contents, but as historical documents of specific processes, the specification of labour and materials, particular social and material relations, technological developments, or concepts of material and matter? To what extent can these documents offer openings for research that addresses questions that might otherwise remain underexplored?
Thursday 17 February 2011, 9:30am to 6:30pm, Room G01, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
All welcome but booking is essential. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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