Thursday 13 March 2014, 2-5pm
Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

A symposium exploring architects' preoccupation with technology across periods and regions, via issues of process, symbolism and the body.

Elizabeth Darling, Oxford Brookes University
From the Cockpit to the Domestic Interior: technology as motif
 and practice in the work of Wells Coates

Barbara Penner, Bartlett, UCL
Technophilia comes Home: Alexander Kira, Ergonomics, and the Bathroom

Tim Anstey, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Things that move: Domenico Fontana, the technology of process and definitions of the architectural work

Serafina Cuomo (Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck) and Joel McKim (Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck) will respond to the papers.

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