Architectures of Hiding Symposium

September 24-25, 2021

| Architectures of Hiding |

| Crafting Concealment | Omission | Censorship | Erasure | Silence |


September 24–25, 2021, Carleton University, online


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Everyone is invited to the Architectures of Hiding symposium, hosted by the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism (ASAU).


The free public event takes place online from September 24 to 25, 2021. 


Architectures of Hiding considers apparatuses, modes, temporalities, motives, and materialities in the crafting of architecture—whether for the deployment of coercive power, exclusion, erasure, or as techniques of imagination, resistance, safety, or agency.


Forty contributors from 12 countries will bring diverse perspectives to a timely inquiry into the issue of the opacity of truth to explore the making of architecture as a social, political, and physical construct that conceals as much as it reveals.


The symposium also features keynote lectures by:


-Dr. Donald Kunze, Emeritus Professor, Penn State;

-Dr. Shannon Mattern, Professor of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research;

-Leslie Van Duzer, Professor of Architecture, University of British Columbia.


The inaugural event of the biennial CR|PT|C Agora Symposia & Exhibit series is co-hosted by:


-Rana Abughannam (PhD Candidate, ASAU);

-Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon (Vanier Scholar, ASAU); 

-Dr. Pallavi Swaranjali (Algonquin College);

-Dr. Federica Goffi (Interim Director, Co-Chair of the PhD in Architecture, ASAU);

-Dr. Monica Eileen Patterson (Assistant Director of Curatorial Studies, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University.


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Download the symposium’s poster for sharing with your contacts at this link.