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Spatio-Temporal Tales Symposium | Fri 28 & Sat 29 October 2022

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Online Symposium: 28-29 October 2022
CAVA | Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts
Deadline for Abstracts: 29 July 2022

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome: Richard Koeck (10 min)
Introduction: Hamid Khalili & AnnMarie Brennan (20 min)

09:30 – 11:00 Session I. Moving Images (90 min)
Chair: Hamid Khalili
The Story of Cinematic Architecture at Queen’s: Design Pedagogies of Digital Narrative Practices l Gul Kacmaz Erk
Traces under the Surface l Zhuozhang Li & Ziwen Sun
Puzzling: The puzzle film as architectural program l Sean Pickersgill Space Tripping (a cinematic pedagogy for architecture) l Toby Reed

11:00– 11:15 BREAK (30min)

11:15 – 12:30 Session II. Virtual/Digital Narratives (75 min)
Chair: Richard Koeck
Gleaning and Maintaining digital narratives of urban places in Melbourne l Hannah Lewi & Sophie Adsett
Consumed by Building: OnSite as an ergodic learning tool for Architecture l Andrew Lymn-Penning Meta Immersive Practices l Patrick Macasaet
Garden and Landscape Design and Virtual Entertainment Media: Histories of Animation, Immersion, and Illusion l Miriam Engler
Q&A Session 2

12:30 – 12:45 BREAK (30 min)

12:45 – 14:00 Keynotes: Maureen Thomas, François Penz (50 min)
01:15-01:30 Q&A


9:00 – 10:15 Session III. Representation, Thoughts and Histories (75 min)
Chair: AnnMarie Brennan
Digital sketching – Unlocking narrative dimensions and pedagogic possibilities l Ralph Saull
Carto(graphies) of Disquiet | A Geometric Dis/assemble and Re-assemble of Mental Space l Bea Marti
Q&A Session 3

10:15 – 10:30 BREAK (15 min)

10:30 – 11:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A (55 min)

Zoom Links
Day 1: https://liverpool-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/92301246023?pwd=ZnMyL3lnQTRlMmRYUU1SYU9TZGkwQT09Zoom Link

Day 2: https://liverpool-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/98485369756?pwd=YXpBVkVwTGUwNHJRYVNxTENmN2s1dz09

We are fortunate to have two highly acclaimed keynote speakers; both pioneers in the field of architecture and the moving image.

Keynote Speaker: Maureen Thomas
Screenwriter and story-architect Maureen Thomas, Professor Emeritus, Norwegian Film School and former Head of Screen Arts, National Film & Television School UK, researched spatially-organised narrativity and screen dramaturgy as a Senior Research Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge. She co-founded the Cambridge University Moving-Image Studio (later Digital Studio, Department of Architecture), where she co-designed, -directed and -supervised the Cambridge MPhil and PhD in Architecture and the Moving Image, which included the submission of practical moving-image work for examination. She has published widely on screen language/storytelling and narrative expressive space. Recent publications include: Penz, F. & Thomas, M. (2020). Cinematics in architectural practice. In I. Troiani & H. Campbell (Eds.), Architecture & filmmaking (pp 335 -356).

Keynote Speaker: Prof François Penz
Prof Penz is the former Head of the Department of Architecture [2017-2019] at the University of Cambridge, Emeritus Professor of the Department of Architecture and a Fellow of Darwin College, University of Cambridge. His AHRC project ‘A Cinematic Musée Imaginaire of Spatial Cultural Differences’ (2017-2020) expanded to China and Japan in particular, many of the ideas developed in his monograph ‘Cinematic Aided Design:  An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture’ (Routledge 2018).  He recently co-edited ‘The Everyday in Visual Culture: Slices of Lives’ (Routledge 2022).  As part of his practice based research, he runs film workshops in Venice, in 2021 at the Architecture Biennale, and in 2022 at the European Cultural Academy.

The symposium, Spatio-temporal tales: Design Pedagogies of Digital Narrative Practices at the Centre of Architecture and Visual Arts (CAVA) at the University ofLiverpool is a platform guided by a shared passion for the pedagogy of digital media that can function as means of spatial storytelling about the past, future and realities of the fictive and real architectural and urban spaces; this includes digital practices such as film, animation, video game, VR and AR. 

This symposium seeks to concentrate exclusively on the notion of ‘pedagogy’ which is rarely addressed as the primary concept within the field. It is hoped that the tight focus on pedagogy and charting the education of digital narrative practices will suggest new directions for research in this area, considering both historical and recent advancements. This forum asks: What are the pedagogies, teaching methods, theories and approaches in the context of digital narrative practices? How cant he discipline of architecture inform its own pedagogies, languages and systems for digital narrative practices? How can the emergence of digital narrative practices change architectural education and its structure? What are the pedagogies of digital narrative practices, both now and historically? How can the discipline of architecture and its educational structure assimilate into the screen/virtual oriented culture of the Twenty-first century?  

Spatio-temporal Tales: Design Pedagogies of Digital Narrative Practices aims to demonstrate that these questions and themes are not only relevant from a research perspective, but are posed to address an urgent need within the domain of architectural education and its priorities.

Organiser & Host
CAVA | Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts

University of Liverpool: Dr Hamid Khalili (hamidkh@liverpool.ac.uk)
Prof. Richard Koeck (rkoeck@liverpool.ac.uk) 

University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Design:Dr AnnMarie Brennan (brea@unimelb.edu.au)

ArchDaily: Rumollo Baratto (rumollo@archidaily.com) 

Academic Committee
Dr AnnMarie Brennan
Dr Marc Boumeester
Dr Marco Iuliano
Dr Hamid Khalili
Prof Richard Koeck
Dr Janina Schupp
Dr Zhuouzhang Li

This symposium is supported by the AHRC, Arts & Humanities Research Council.


Mon 17 Oct 2022

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