Presentations from the AA’s Unprimed Canvas symposium are online

The Unprimed Canvas, Architectural Association, 4 February 2011

The Unprimed Canvas, Architectural Association, 4 February 2011

The Architectural Association (AA) has made available the presentations of a symposium, in which I took part. The Unprimed Canvas: Burgeoning fields in practice took place on February 04, 2011 at the Architectural Association (AA). It was organized by Katie Davies and Shaun Murray (thanks again to both). The video files are now available from the AA video archive.

There are two parts (morning and afternoon), i.e. two files. My presentation starts in the middle of the second part. However, you might be interested in watching the whole event, so I post here the links to both (see below).

I have also made available the text that I presented in the second part of my talk. The text is called Re-Initiation and makes part of the practice of my recent Inhabitable Theories research (1). The practice has been dedicated to the development of a new form of discourse as poetry of an architectonic order.

The AA symposium makes a good introduction into a realm of thought that is covered by a new journal called Design Ecologies (see, post related to a call for papers for Design Ecologies). Speculative Realism (2) is obviously to be found in its close neighbourhood, and in fact the line up of speakers for the Unprimed Canvas symposium also included one of its main proponents, Timothy Morton.

The speakers were:

Katie Davies (LiquidFactory), Shaun Murray (Eniatype), Timothy Morton (UC Davies, California) , Bruce McLean, Jon Goodbun, Mathew Emmett, James Moore (University of Falmouth), Benedict Singleton, Kjell Yngve Petersen (IT Copenhagen), Felix Robbins, Claudia Westermann, Bastian Glaessner (Lynn Fox, Blink productions)

The Unprimed Canvas: Burgeoning fields in practice – part 01
The Unprimed Canvas: Burgeoning fields in practice – part 02

(1) I will post some background information on the Initiation text at some other point in another post.

(2) note for the German readers: Speculative Realism and/or Object Oriented Philosophy interestingly also creates an entry for Sloterdijk’s thought into the English thinking world (via Latour, but that’s another story)

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