Conference Pau Pedragosa in ESARQ-UIC

Next Tuesday 5 February, inside the programming of the cycle of conferences “Forums Esarq 2013: Atmospheres. The sense of things” That organises The Upper Technical School of Architecture of the Universitat International of Catalonia, ESARQ-UIC, Pau Pedragosa, architect and doctor in Philosophy will give a report under the title “Of the abstraction to the body of the architecture. Crisis of the architecture or the architecture like crisis?”. The act, that will be open to the public, will take place to the 19:00 hours in the Classroom Magna of the Campus Barcelona of the UIC.

Pau Pedragosa, architect and doctor in philosophy, will be the attendant to inaugurate the FORUMS ESARQ 2013 with the conference titled “Of the abstraction to the body of the architecture. Crisis of the architecture or the architecture like crisis?” That versará on the escisión between the technological production and the humanistic understanding of the discipline.

The architecture is struck by a grave crisis. The deep reason of this crisis consists in that the architecture finds  escindida between the two opposite cultures and irreconciliables that define the contemporary world: the technological production and the humanistic understanding. From the technological culture conceives  the architecture like an abstract machine to inhabit that racionaliza and standardises the human life, the second culture comprises the architecture like concrete body that interprets the complexity of the world of the daily life.

The modern movement in architecture, at the beginning of the 20th century, confronted  to this crisis and decided  by the technology, by the machine to inhabit, by the rationalisation of the buildings and of our surroundings, now, in a context of crisis surprisingly seemed to the of does a century, is the moment to compensate the abstract understanding of the inhabit by means of his particularización and concretion.

Pau Pedragosa has been professor in the School of Design EINA and in the European Institute of Design (IED). At present it is professor assistant in the Department of Architectural Composition of the ETSAB. It has specialised  in Phenomenology, Hermenéutica, Aesthetic and Theory of the Architecture.

It is member founder of Grup d’Estudis Fenomenològics of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC), member of the Spanish Society of Phenomenology (SEFE) and of the Organisation of Phenomenological Organisations (OPO) and participates in the project of investigation of the Ministry of Science and Innovation called: Topology of the contemporary urban space.

CONFERENCE OF PAU PEDRAGOSA in ESARQ-UIC
Title: Of the abstraction to the body of the architecture. Crisis of the architecture or the architecture like crisis?
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Hour: 19.00 h
Place: Upper Technical School of Architecture of the Universitat International of Catalonia (ESARQ-UIC) Classroom Magna -C/ Immaculada, 22, 08017 Barcelona

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