Philosophies 2018 SCHEDULE


LOCATION: KTH School of Architecture Stockholm

Osquars Backe 5 Meeting Room Level 6 (please check schedule for other locations!)

Philosophies Course Module One – Environment-Worlds

February 22-23 2018

Thursday 22 February

10.30-12.00 INTRODUCTION

Introduction to the course.

Presentation of your abstracts and constructed contents pages

12.00-13.00 LUNCH


Discussion of theme of environment-worlds.

Presentation of your tasks.

18.00 LECTURE: Karin Reisinger, Reparative, diffractive, connective (views on strained environments)

and Kim Trogal and Valeria Graziano, on Repair

Karin Reisinger teaches at the Vienna University of Technology (Institute of Art and Design), and Feminist Ecologies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Institute of Art and Architecture) after she was postdoctoral fellow in Critical Studies in Architecture at the KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm 2016-17. Karin was key organizer of the conference Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies (2016). Educated in Architecture and Cultural Studies, she pursued her PhD Grass without Roots. Towards Nature becoming Spatial Practice, in the Visual Culture Unit, at the Vienna University of Technology. During her postdoctoral fellowship in Sweden, she investigated the archives and memories of mining societies with methods of feminist political ecologies. She also guest-edited Vol 5(3) of Architecture and Culture, ‘Styles of Queer Feminist Practices and Objects in Architecture’, and Vo 7(1) of the field journal, ‘Becoming a Feminist Architect’, together with Meike Schalk in 2017.

Friday 23 February: WE WILL MEET AT KONSTFACK at 10am, in S1 (Seminar Room 1). Telefonplan T-Bana

10.00-12.00 WORKSHOP: Kim Trogal and Valeria Graziano: Repair Movements and Antiwork Politics

12.00-13.00 LUNCH

13.00-16.00 WORKSHOP: Karin Reisinger on environment-worlds

Conclusion of Module one.


Philosophies Course Module Two – Things

March 22-23 2018

Osquars Backe 5 Meeting Room Level 6

Thursday 22 March

10.30: Introduction to things.

10.45: LECTURE: Marco Armiero, Director of the Environmental Humanities Laboratory

Dr Armiero is an environmental historian (with a PhD in Economic History), working as a the Director of the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory in Stockholm. He is also a Senior Researcher at the National Research Council, Italy. Armiero is one of the founders of the environmental history field in Italy, authoring, among other works, the first Italian textbook on the subject. Armiero’s main topics of study have been environmental conflicts, uses of natural resources, politicization of nature and landscape, and the environmental effects of mass migrations. In English, he has published the book A Rugged Nation. Mountains and the Making of Modern Italy (2011). He has published several articles and special issues in Environment and History, Left History, Radical History Review, and Capitalism Nature Socialism (where he is one of the senior editors). He has edited with Marcus Hall Nature and History in Modern Italy, with Lise Sedrez Environmentalism: Local Struggles, Global Histories, and Views from the South: Environmental Stories from the Mediterranean World (19th -20th cent.). Before moving to the KTH EHL Armiero was a post-doctoral fellow and visiting scholar at Yale University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, the Autonomous University in Barcelona, and the Center for Social Sciences at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-16.00: Discussion of tasks and readings.

18.00 LECTURE: Etienne Turpin, The Same River, Twice: Designing the Anthropocene

Etienne Turpin is a philosopher, founding director of anexact office, his design research practice based in Berlin ​and Jakarta, and ​f​ounding ​r​esearch ​c​oordinator of User Group Inc., a worker-owned cooperative designing open source software for humanitarian coordination and environmental monitoring. He is also ​principal ​c​o-​i​nvestigator of ​Reassembling the Natural, an exhibition-led inquiry into natural histories of the Anthropocene, and ​c​o-editor of the intercalations: paginated exhibition series, published by K. Verlag and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Etienne is ​co-editor of Fantasies of the Library (MIT Press, 2016), Art in the Anthropocene​ (Open Humanities Press, 2015),​ and​ Jakarta: Architecture + Adaptation (Universitas Indonesia Press, 2013), and editor of Architecture in the Anthropocene (Open Humanities Press, 2013).​

Friday 23 March

9.30-12.00: SEMINAR: Etienne Turpin, Philosophy & Design of Environmental Media

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

13.00-16.00: Group seminar.

Conclusion of Module Two.


Philosophies Course Module Three – Thinkables

April 26-27 2018

Osquars Backe 5 Meeting Room Level 6

Thursday 26 April (Meeting Room Level 6)

10.30-12.00: Introduction to thinkables.

LECTURE: Sverker Sörlin, The Environment-A History.

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-16.00: We will join Mejan (Royal Academy of Art) Students for an afternoon event at KTH School of Architecture. Entry Level.

18.00 LECTURE KTH Architecture A108: Isabelle Doucet, Alessandro Armando, concluding with a panel discussion on architectural journals and their contents (Doucet, Armando, Frichot).

Friday 27 April (Meeting Room Level 6)

9.30-10.00 Introduction

10.00-12.00: SEMINAR: Isabelle Doucet Seminar and students presentations

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

13.00-15.00: SEMINAR: Alessandro Armando Seminar and student presentations

15.00-16.00 Conclusion of Module Two.


Philosophies Conclusion-Examination

September 20-21 2018

Osquars Backe 5 Meeting Room Level 6

Thursday 20 September

10.30-12.00: Presentations

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-16.00: Presentations

18.00 Philosophies DINNER

Friday 21 September

10.00-12.00: Presentations

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

13.00-15.00: Presentations.

Reflections on the course.