Architecture and Its Theories

Open seminar

Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 6:30pm followed by drinks at 8:30pm

Place: 33 First floor front and back, Architectural Association, London

Open seminar on architectural theory in conjunction with the launch of special issues of the book and the journal both titled This Thing Called Theoryan outcome of the 12th international conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) ‘This Thing Called Theory’, held in November 2015 at the Leeds School of Architecture.

Proposed schedule:

18:30: Welcome and Introduction

Simos Yannas (AA)

Research and research degrees at the AA

18:35: AHRA presentation

Jonathan Hale (University of Nottingham and AHRA co-founder)

Research and academic networks

18:40: Book series presentation 

Jonathan Hale (University of Nottingham and Routledge Critiques series editor)

Critiques, critical studies in architectural humanities

18:45: Journal presentation

Diana Periton (Architecture & Culture)

Architecture & Culture, what architecture might be and what it can do

18:50: Conference, book and journal presentation

Teresa Stoppani (Leeds Beckett University)

Doreen Bernath (AA and Leeds Beckett University)

This Thing Called Theory

19:00: Architecture and History

Marco De Michelis (Bocconi University Milan and IUAV Venice), The Death of Architecture

19:20: Architecture and Philosophy

Mark Cousins (AA), In Praise of Betrayal

19:40: Architecture and Politics

Pippo Ciorra (University of Camerino and MAXXI Architettura, Rome), Curating Architecture and the (Un)political


20:00: Discussion

Respondents, Marina Lathouri (AA) and Douglas Spencer (AA)

Moderators, Doreen Bernath and Teresa Stoppani


20:30 – 21:30

This Thing called Theory

Book and journal launch and drink reception

Further information is available:


On the conference This Thing Called Theory


On the book  This Thing Called Theory

Edited by Teresa Stoppani, Giorgio Ponzo, George Themistokleous

Abingdon, Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2016


On the journal ‘This Thing Called Theory’

Architecture & Culture Volume 4 Issue 3 (2016)

edited by Doreen Bernath and Braden Engel


Image: Preview of the cover ‘ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE,’ VOLUME FOUR, ISSUE THREE 11/2016, Routledge.