Current Year Program

Open Research Seminar at the Architectural Association ‘City/Architecture’ PhD Programme Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria Shéhérazade Giudici The seminar focuses on the history of settlements from prehistory to today seen from the perspective of one of the most controversial issues of human history: the process of domestication. By domestication we mean the complex of practices […]

A Seminar series by Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria Shéhérazade Giudici Fall Term 2017 Architectural Association, London, PhD Program ‘City/Architecture’ The seminar will focus on a critical history of domestic architecture from its origins to the present. Why we live in houses? Why has this become the predominant way of living? Why has the history […]

Open Seminars 2010-2011 The Open Seminars aim to question the relationship between the role of historical knowledge and the practice of architecture. Forty years after Manfredo Tafuri’s critique of operative criticism – the tradition of historical research represented by historians such as Nikolaus Pevsner, Sigfried Giedion, Emil Kaufmann, and Bruno Zevi – perhaps the time […]