Lecture series about architecture history and theory

Join us every Tuesday in fall 2017

The Tuesday Lectures give an introduction to the history and theory of Western architecture from ancient Greece to our present time in a survey like manner.

Within the individual lectures the focus shifts between the presentation of concepts, phenomena, geographical regions, and exemplary buildings and architects. Specific emphasis is laid on the embedding of Nordic architecture history into a global context.

Each semester, the chronologically organized survey lectures are supplemented by two History in Practice (HIP) lectures, in which architects, curators, historians, and other experts present works that exemplify the relevance of architecture history for contemporary practice.

When:

  • Lectures for 1st-year students start at 14.00
  • Lectures for 2nd-year students start at 10.30

Please note the exceptions on 3 October, 24 October, and 4 December.

Where: Aarhus School of Architecture, Main Auditorium, Nørreport 22, 8000 Aarhus C
Duration: 60 – 90 min
First lecture: 5 September 2017
Last lecture: 4 December 2017

The lectures are open to everyone. Registration not needed.

Programme

5 September 2017

1st year
Why & how? – Introduction to the History of Architecture
Language: English
Professor MSO Ruth Baumeister

2nd year
Space Odysseys: Introduction to the History of Modern Architecture
Language: English
Professor MSO Ruth Baumeister

12 September 2017

1st year
Græsk arkitektur
Language: Danish
Assistant Professor Christoffer Thorborg

2nd year
The Challenge of the Metropolis: New Production – New Aesthetics
Language: English
Research Assistant Naina Gupta

19 September 2017

1st year
Romersk arkitektur
Language: Danish
Teaching Associate Professor Peter Mandal Hansen

2nd year
America High, Broad and Wide
Language: English
Teaching Associate Professor Peter Mandal Hansen

26 September 2017

1st year
Byzantinsk og tidlig kristen arkitektur
Language: Danish
Astrid Steffensen, Aarhus University

2nd year
Adolf Loos mellem klassicisme og kubisme
Language: Danish
Anders Munch, Design Studies, SDU, Kolding

3 October 2017

2nd year (10.30)
Expressionism, Deutscher Werkbund and the Bauhaus
Language: English
Professor MSO Ruth Baumeister

1st year & 2nd year (14.00)
HIP: History through experience, engagement and appropriation
Language: English
HX Urbex, Hong Kong

10 October 2017

1st year
Romansk arkitektur
Language: Danish
Astrid Steffensen, Aarhus University

2nd year
Purism: Le Corbusier before the WWII
Language: English
Professor MSO Ruth Baumeister

24 October 2017

1st year
Gotisk arkitektur
Language: Danish
Astrid Steffensen, Aarhus University

2nd year
No lecture

31 October  2017

1st year
Brunelleschi, Alberti, and 15th-century Italian Humanism
Language: English
Associate Professor Jonathan Foote

2nd year
Elementarism between Mies and De Stijl
Language: English
Jan Fobburg, University of Limerick

7 November 2017

1st year
Michelangelo and Palladio
Language: English
Associate Professor Jonathan Foote

2nd year
Futurism and Rationalism in Fascist Italy
Language: English
Teaching Associate Professor Peter Mandal Hansen

14 November 2017

1st year
St. Peter’s in Rome
Language: English
Associate Professor Jonathan Foote

2nd year
Social Reform & Revolution
Language: English
Teaching Associate Professor Peter Mandal Hansen

21 November 2017

1st year
Architecture as built emotion: 17th century
Language: English
Associate Professor Jonathan Foote

2nd year
Internationalization: Networks and Spectacles
Language: English
Professor MSO Ruth Baumeister

28 November 2017

1st & 2nd year (14.00)
Moving boundaries and limits: The architect Jože Plečnik
Language: English
Tomaz Krusec, Ljubljana

Monday(!) 4 December 2017

1st & 2nd year (14.00)
HIP: Writing + Building. Architectural Discourse Rooted in Practice
Language: English
Ashley Schafer, Cleveland