Symposium: Transit Point: Mitteleuropa

Event Time

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, September 9, 2016 - 9:00pm


Rudolph Hall See map
180 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

The symposium Transit Point: Mitteleuropa is convened to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Oskar Hansen, Open Form featuring the career of the prolific postwar Polish architect, artist and educator by placing him in the context of Mitteleuropa with its strong multi-cultural, intellectual artistic legacy. The symposium highlights that the region has historically served as a transit point for people of different cultural backgrounds and nationalities, providing a fertile ground for the convergence of different artistic mediums as well as intellectual and interdisciplinary exchanges.

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Thursday, September 8

12:30 Gallery Talk: Aleksandra Kędziorek

6:30 Keynote lecture: Łukasz Stanek, Socialist Architecture Goes Global

Friday, September 9

9:30 Transnational networks and political visions (moderator: Kevin Repp, Beinecke)

Marci Shore (Yale), The Cosmopolitan Utopia of Central Europe

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen (Yale), Team 10 Magazines and Meetings: communicating architecture across borders

David Crowley (Royal College of Art, London), Architecture as Futurology in Eastern Europe in the 1960s and 1970s

11:00 Trans-medial art + architecture (moderator: Nicola Suthor, History of Art):

Gabriela Świtek (University of Warsaw, Poland), “Years Later… ”: Oskar Hansen’s Open Form and the Horizon of Expectations

Vladimir Kulić (Florida Atlantic University, USA), Bogdan Bogdanović’s Open Meaning

Alina Serban (Bucharest, Romania), SIGMA: Architectures of Space 1969-1983
from Algorithmic Structures to Sensible Acts of Perception

This symposium is supported in part by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, and the Brendan Gill Lectureship Fund.  The Yale School of Architecture is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems.  Credit earned by attending this symposium will be reported to CES Records for AIA members.  Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.

Hastings Hall is equipped with assisted hearing devices for guests using hearing aids that have a “T” coil.

Transit Point: Mitteleuropa Poster (pdf)