Theory of Architecture

Moise Architectural Seminar

30 August – 1 September 2021
Moise Palace – Cres, Croatia

curated by Petar Bojanić, Alessandro Rocca, Giulia Setti, Snežana Vesnić

M.A.S. is a platform to share experience, ideas, desires, among faculties, fellows and candidates engaged in research about architectural design and theory.
The two sessions focus on two main aspects of research and dissemination.
In session 1, researchers make presentations of their work in journals, magazines, books, and other media: Vesper, Villard Journal, Khorein Journal for Architecture and Philosophy, Fuoco amico, Ex libris, etc. The particpiants discuss about writing, reading and publishing in architectural research.
In session 2, the focus is on research methodology. A series of short interventions, mostly of research fellows and PhD candidates, will explaine a position, about methods and goals. The discussion will open a debate considering interactions with other disciplines, like history, philosophy, and others, and exploring the relationship between theory and design, in their multiple possible overlappings.
Session 3 sees a meeting with the responsible of the Center for Advanced Studies at University of Rijeka, DeltaLab and a visit of the city.
In the afternoon, the meeting gather the inputs and contradictions emerged in the previous sessions to stimulate some conclusions and research projects.

Participants
Giorgia Aquilar (Research Fellow, Iuav), Nina Bačun (PhD Candidate, University of Zagreb), Petar Bojanic (University of Belgrade), Milica Božić (PhD Candidate, University of Belgrade), Đorđe Bulajić (PhD Candidate, University of Belgrade), Patrizia Cannas (PhD Candidate, UniTs), Pippo Ciorra (Villard PhD Program, Iuav), Milos Cipranic (Research Fellow,
University of Belgrade), Giovanni Corbellini (Politecnico di Torino), Matteo Corbellini (PhD Candidate, Iuav), Gianluca Croce (PhD Candidate, UniTs), Egidio Cutillo (PhD Candidate, UniTs), Mariacristina D’Oria (PhD Candidate, UniTs), Alessandro De Savi (PhD Candidate, Villard), Luca Di Lorenzo (Research Fellow, UniCam), Martina Di Prisco (PhD Candidate, UniTs), Alessandro Di Renzo (PhD Candidate, PoliTo), Vladan Djokic (University of Belgrade), Elena Giaccone (PhD Candidate, PoliTo), Saskia Gribling (PhD Candidate, PoliTo), Spela Hudnik (University of Ljubljana), Luyi Liu (Auid PhD Candidate, PoliMi), Tijana Mačkić (PhD Candidate, University of Belgrade), Morana Matkovic (DeltaLab), Arianna Mondin (PhD Candidate, UniGe), Maroje Mrduljas (University of Zagreb), Alessandra Pelizzari (PhD Candidate, Villard), Alberto Petracchin (Auid PhD Candidate, PoliMi), Giuseppe Ricupero (PhD Candidate, Villard), Alessandro Rocca (Politecnico di Milano), Valentina Rodani (PhD Candidate, UniTs), Kevin Santus (Auid PhD Candidate, PoliMi), Sara Anna Sapone (Auid PhD Candidate, PoliMi), Giulia Setti (Politecnico di Milano), Snezana Vesnic (University of Belgrade), Isabella Spagnolo (Auid PhD Candidate, PoliMi), Renato Stankovic (DeltaLab), Matteo Vianello (PhD Candidate, Villard), Liheng Zhu (Auid PhD Candidate, PoliMi), Luca Zilio (Research Fellow, Iuav)

Scientific Board
Petar Bojanic (DeltaLab, University of Belgrade), Pippo Ciorra (Villard PhD Program, Iuav Università di Venezia), Giovanni Corbellini (Politecnico di Torino), Vladan Djokic (University of Belgrade), Giovanni Durbiano (DeltaLab Head, Politecnico di Torino), Sara Marini (Iuav Università di Venezia), Morana Matkovic (DeltaLab deputy Head), Alessandro Rocca (Auid PhD Program, Politecnico di Milano), Luka Skansi (Politecnico di Milano)

Program

30 August | day 1 “Writing and Reading”
Chair: Petar Bojanić, Alessandro Rocca
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome
Snjezana Prijic Samarzia, rector of University of Rijeka
Giovanni Durbiano, head of DeltaLab
10:00 – 10:30 Introduction
10:30 – 11:00 Vesper. Notes from the City of Gold and Mud | Giorgia Aquilar, Egidio Cutillo, Arianna Mondin, Alberto Petracchin, Luca Zilio
11:00 – 11:30 Fiume Fantastika | Maroje Mrduljaš
11:30 – 12:00 Sayable Space | Giovanni Corbellini
12:00 – 12:30 villardjournal | Luca di Lorenzo, Alessandra Pelizzari

13:00 – 14:30 lunch break

Afternoon session
Chair: Giovanni Corbellini, Spela Hudnik
15:00 – 15:30 Introduction
15:30 – 18:00 Open discussion
Statements by: Patrizia Cannas, Alessandro De Savi, Martina Di Prisco, Kevin Santus, Sara Anna Sapone, Isabella Spagnolo, Matteo Vianello, Liheng Zhu

31 August | day 2 “Research Methods and Goals”
Chair: Pippo Ciorra, Maroje Mrduljas
10:00 – 10:30 Introduction
10:30 – 13:00 Open discussion
Statements by Giorgia Aquilar, Nina Bačun, Milica Božić, Đorđe Bulajić, Matteo Corbellini, Gianluca Croce, Egidio Cutillo, Tijana Mačkić, Alessandra Pelizzari, Valentina Rodani, Sara Anna Sapone, Matteo Vianello

13:00 – 14:30 lunch break

Afternoon session
Chair: Vladan Djokic, Giulia Setti
15:00 – 15:30 Introduction
15:30 – 18:00 Open discussion
Statements by Patrizia Cannas, Alessandro De Savi, Martina Di Prisco, Mariacristina D’Oria, Luyi Liu, Arianna Mondin, Alberto Petracchin, Kevin Santus, Isabella Spagnolo, Liheng Zhu, Luca Zilio

1 September | day 3 “Rijeka visit and wrap-up”
Chair: Ida Križaj Leko, Morana Matkovic, Renato Stankovic
Boat Cres 8:30 to Rijeka 9:55
10:00 – 14:30 Visit to Delta Lab and the city, Rijeka University
Boat Rijeka 14:30 to Cres 15:50

Afternoon session
Chair: Morana Matkovic, Snežana Vesnić
16:00 – 19:00 Wrap-up Seminar

Jörg H. Gleiter

Architecture and Philosophy: Nietzsche, Décadence and the Physiology of Architecture

On 19th February, 2016, Jörg H. Gleiter, Professor and the Head of the department of Architectural Theory, but also the managing director of the Institute of Architecture of Technische Universität Berlin, held a lecture organized by CAS SEE at the University of Rijeka.

In April 1888, in a tempestuous finale after arriving in Turin, Friedrich Nietzsche noted that this was the first city that was more “a paradise for the feet” than for the eyes. On December 16, 1988, he wrote in a letter to Heinrich Köselitz: “Recently I said to myself: to have a place that one does not want to leave, not even to go into the countryside—where one is glad to walk the streets! Earlier I would have thought it impossible.”
Whereas earlier Nietzsche, as the hermit of Sils-Maria, had found his philosophical inspirations, like Plato, walking in open nature, now in Turin he seemed to have switched to the side of Socrates. While Plato had withdrawn from the city to the quiet of the olive groves, i. e. to the groves of Academe, for Socrates, as Nietzsche noted, the whole city, the stoa, the streets, and the agora were places to stimulate his philosophical activity. As one could “walk through high archways for half hours in one breath”, in spring 1888 in Turin, just like Sokrates, Nietzsche enjoyed wandering among the arcades of Turin like a “philosophical flaneur”.
Nietzsche’s discovery of the city took place against the backdrop of his turn away from music as a “separate art” [Sonderkunst] of the nineteenth century and toward architecture as the “leading art” [Leitkunst] of 20thcentury’s modernism. Unnoticed in the 100 years of Nietzsche studies finally we have to take notice of Nietzsche’s belated yet highly significant turn to architecture.

Joerg H. Gleiter (Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil., M. S., BDA) is the head of the department of architectural theory and the managing director of the Institute of Architecture of Technische Universität Berlin. He has studied in Tübingen, Berlin, Venezia, and New York. He was a visiting professor at VIU (Venice International University) in Venice, at Waseda University in Tokyo, at Bauhaus-University in Weimar, and at Libera Università di Bozen-Bolzano in Italy. He is the founder and editor of the book series Architektur Denken, and co-editor of the International Internet Journal for Architectural TheoryCloud-Cuckoo-Land(Wolkenkuckucksheim). JoergGleiter is a two times fellow in residence of Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche at Weimar. Among his publications are Architektur und Philosophie [Architecture and Philosophy] (ed. together with Ludger Schwarte, Bielefeld 2015); Ornament Today. Digital. Material. Structural (in English, ed. by Joerg H. Gleiter, Bolzano 2012); Urgeschichte der Moderne [Primordial History of Modernity] (Bielefeld 2010); Der philosophische Flaneur. Nietzsche und die Architektur [The Philosophical Flaneur. Nietzsche and Architecture](Würzburg 2009).

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