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KISS Inaugural Lecture, University of Kent: Alan Penn 'Architectural Space and Social Action: How does the built environment relate to human society?'

‘Buildings, or cities, are different from different points of view.’ –A. Penn

On Wednesday, I was in Canterbury for the KISS (Kent Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Studies) Inaugural Lecture given by Alan Penn, Dean of the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. 952 more words

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What is the summary of your PhD thesis?

As I edge ever closer to the submission date of my PhD thesis, I can now relax a bit. I can afford to look back on a bizarre incidence that happened to me on Thursday 29 September, 2016. 948 more words


Reflections on Sensory Theory, Methodology and Experience: Contemporary and Classical Perspectives, Part 3: Sensory Experience

‘Among the Roman’s, until their long decline, we find a powerful sense of civic involvement that connected individuals to the city. The most important pleasures were experienced within a… 1,069 more words

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Reflections on Sensory Theory, Methodologies and Experience: Contemporary and Classical Perspectives, Part 2: Sensory Methodologies

‘What I propose to understand by ‘architecture’ is the production of space at a specific level, ranging from furniture to gardens and parks and extending even to landscapes… This sense of the term corresponds to the way it has been used since the beginning of the twentieth century, which is to say since architects began to design furniture to express their views and present their projects on what is commonly called ‘the environment’ – although I shall be carefully avoiding this expression because it has no precise meaning and has been corrupted by abuse.’ –H. 1,368 more words

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Reflections on Sensory Theory, Methodology and Experience: Contemporary and Classical Perspectives, Part 1: Sensory Theory

‘The truth of space thus leads back (and is reinforced by) a powerful Nietzschean sentiment: ‘But may the will to truth mean this to you: that everything will be transformed into the humanly-conceivable, the humanly-evident, the humanly-palpable! 1,700 more words

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Museum of the City of New York Mellon Curatorial Fellowship 2017-19

Deadline: November 30

Length: 2 years

Comments: “he Museum seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of urban history, American Studies, architectural history, or related fields who wish to gain hands-on experience in curatorial work and to pursue an independent research project related to the Museum of the City of New York’s collections or programs.” Seeking candidates who ” have demonstrated research interests in one or more of the following areas and be interested in pursuing them in relationship to a project in New York City history: History of architecture and the built environment; History of urban political and economic development; … 40 more words

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New article: Rediscovering the “Urban” in Two Italian Tourist Coastal Cities

In che modo le città di mare si re-inventano per far fronte a una serie di cambiamenti sociali ed economici? E’ la domanda a cui io e… 326 more words