PriArc

Images of Egypt Workshop

Event Date: 
Mon, 30/01/2017 - 13:00 to Tue, 31/01/2017 - 19:00
Venue: 
Location: 
Oslo, Norway
External Website Address: 

IMAGES OF EGYPT: PRIARC WORKSHOP JANUARY 2017

The PriArc workshops take place twice a year, gathering the research team and distinguished guests. This first workshop takes place at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design 30-31 January 2017 and is dedicated to the topic of replica/copy/quote: the way images and monuments travel, in various media, through time and space. Using Egypt as our primary example, we will study the circulation of Egyptian imagery from Winckelmann to Hassan Fathy and beyond, discussing the effect of this dissemination on European architecture, art, fashion, and fiction. Egypt, disseminated in print, provided modern Europe with a new past. 

Printing the Past. Architecture, Print Culture and Uses of the Past in Modern Europe PriArc

Printing the Past. Architecture, Print Culture, and Uses of the Past in Modern Europe (PriArc) examines the relationship between architecture, print culture, and uses of the past in modern Europe and beyond. Looking primarily at architectural debate from the 18th to early 20th century, we study the ways in which new notions of the past were negotiated and constructed through architecture. This negotiation took place not only in stone but on paper, not least in the illustrated press emerging from the 1830s onwards, spreading architectural texts and images to new audiences in Europe, European colonies, and USA.

Studying architectural debate in the public and professional press, including newspapers, trade journals, museum catalogues and popular magazines, PriArc queries the ways architecture was used to construct, promote and interrogate narratives of historical continuity, patrimony and progress. By means of hitherto neglected historical material, PriArc studies the preconditions of architectural culture in the contemporary world; an urgent task at a time when Europe’s built environment is being rapidly reconfigured, both as a physical structure and a mediated environment.

Based at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), this multidisciplinary humanities project involves researchers from Leiden University, Ghent University, and University College London, as well as designers and curators from Victoria & Albert Museum/Royal Institute of British Architects, London; Musée d’Orsay, Paris; Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo; and the digital media lab Factum Arte, Madrid/Bologna.

PriArc

Maarten Delbeke

Title: 
PI-3
Institution: 
Ghent University
Country: 
Belgium
E-mail: 
maarten.delbeke@ugent.be
Project Title: 
PriArc
Forenames: 
Maarten
Surname: 
Delbeke
Personal Title: 
Prof.

Mari Hvattum

Title: 
PI-1
Institution: 
Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Country: 
Norway
E-mail: 
mari.hvattum@aho.no
Project Title: 
PriArc
Forenames: 
Mari
Surname: 
Hvattum
Personal Title: 
Prof.

Barbara Penner

Title: 
PI-4
Institution: 
University College London
Country: 
United Kingdom
E-mail: 
b.penner@ucl.ac.uk
Project Title: 
PriArc
Forenames: 
Barabra
Surname: 
Penner
Personal Title: 
Prof. Dr.

Caroline van Eck

Title: 
PI-2
Institution: 
Leiden University
Country: 
The Netherlands
E-mail: 
C.A.van.Eck@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Project Title: 
PriArc
Forenames: 
Caroline
Surname: 
van Eck
Personal Title: 
Prof. Dr.
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