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See detailPiranesi's Haunt: the fascination for paradoxical spaces in the aesthetics of architecture today.
Dawans, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2013, July 24)

Rem Koolhaas, a major provocative figure on the global scene of architecture theory since 1978—when he published Delirious New York—clearly bases his rhetorics on obsessive patterns such as the loop or ... [more ▼]

Rem Koolhaas, a major provocative figure on the global scene of architecture theory since 1978—when he published Delirious New York—clearly bases his rhetorics on obsessive patterns such as the loop or intertwined spaces claimed as Piranesian. This is notably the case in Euralille, this large urban complex meant to revive the old French industrial city, where the reference to the 18th-century engraver is most obvious in a large destructured hall, in an accumulation of stairs, footbridges and escalators which, on the way out of the railway station, are deliberate reminders of the engravings of imaginary jails that emerged from the Venetian artist’s brain. Of course engraving, painting, photography and cinema have been using similar processes for quite some time to create a dizzying sensation with the spectator. Those high and low angle views of entangled planes based on seemingly paradoxical geometry denote a willingness to use the features of the sublime to create mixed feelings of fascination and anguish or to remind mankind of their mortal condition, in other words, of their finite nature. Romanticism is known to have been quite inspired by this dramatic force. Yet what appeals to us in this revival of an aesthetics of the sublime is that it now crosses a new border as it imposes itself into public space, into city life. If films or 3ds digital games attract informed and consenting viewers, Piranesian spaces—Koolhaas also speaks of Junkspace—impose themselves to all and dramatize the modern man’s anguish without the slightest concern for his opinion. What kinds of ethos and of pathos underlie this contemporary theory of architectural and urban spaces inspired by Piranesi’s or Escher’s engravings? What literary strategies are at play? Why can the same obsessive spatial leitmotivs be found in plane puzzles, in films and in the new urban scenery? What does this aesthetics tell us about man in the 21st century? Can we talk of post-humanism? These are some of the basic questions this paper wishes to address in relation to the symposium’s theme Architecture and Urban Space. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelques considérations sur la préservation de l'authenticité des quartiers résidentiels modernes du nord de Bucarest
Dawans, Stéphane ULg; Houbart, Claudine ULg

in Crisan, Rodica (Ed.) Conservation / Regeneration. The modernist neighborhood (2013)

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See detail"Identical" reconstruction and Heritage Authenticity: introduction to the session
Dawans, Stéphane ULg; Houbart, Claudine ULg; Piplani, Navin

Conference (2012, June 06)

Introduction to the session ""Identical" Reconstruction and Heritage Authenticity", highlighting the most prominent issues of the current debate in an international context.

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See detailLes mégapoles face au défi démographique
Dawans, Stéphane ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2012)

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See detailLe minimum : une nouvelle utopie de l'écriture architecturale contemporaine
Dawans, Stéphane ULg

in Hyppolite, Pierre (Ed.) Architecture et littérature contemporaines (2012)

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See detailLe patrimoine "à l'état gazeux": Comment le tourisme détourne notre conception de l'authenticité
Dawans, Stéphane ULg; Houbart, Claudine ULg

in Le Patrimoine, moteur de développement. Actes du symposium de la XVIIème assemblée générale de l'ICOMOS (2012)

A l’heure où le tourisme constitue un des secteurs économiques essentiels du capitalisme culturel, il est intéressant de s’interroger sur son influence dans notre perception du patrimoine. En témoigne ... [more ▼]

A l’heure où le tourisme constitue un des secteurs économiques essentiels du capitalisme culturel, il est intéressant de s’interroger sur son influence dans notre perception du patrimoine. En témoigne l’intérêt qu’Umberto Eco, Jean Baudrillard, Yves Michaud et Marc Augé ont porté à cette question à partir de la sémiologie, de la sociologie, de la philosophie de l’art et de l’anthropologie des mondes contemporains. C’est dans leur sillage que nous voudrions proposer ici une approche un peu décalée, qui met en évidence un effet plus subtil, pervers et inattendu du problème : celui de l’hyperréalité et de l’importance du faux dans le jeu symbolique qui nous unit à l’histoire et au patrimoine. En effet, il nous semble qu’un phénomène proche du kitsch – et qu’il convient encore de définir – s’insinue progressivement dans nos critères d’évaluation au risque de modifier profondément ce souci d’authenticité qui reste pourtant essentiel en tant qu’idéal régulateur des politiques patrimoniales. Si l’évocation de Disneyland ou du « Jardin des mondes » de Pairi Daiza dans le Hainaut belge a de quoi faire sourire l’expert, le jeu complexe qui s’opère entre faussement authentique ou authentiquement faux n’est pas aussi éloigné qu’on voudrait le croire de grands projets de restauration ou de reconstruction que l’on observe ces dernières années. Il est parfois éclairant de passer par l’épreuve d’une démonstration par l’absurde pour tester utilement les fondements d’une discipline aussi sérieuse que la conservation du patrimoine. [less ▲]

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See detailLearning from Maasmechelen ou la ville comme décor
Dawans, Stéphane ULg; Houbart, Claudine ULg

in Pinto da Silva, Madalena (Ed.) EURAU12 Porto | Espaço Público e Cidade Contemporânea: Actas do 6º European Symposium on Research in Architecture and Urban Design (2012)

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See detailIdentical Reconstruction and Heritage Authenticity
Dawans, Stéphane ULg; Houbart, Claudine ULg

in Gambardella, Carmine (Ed.) Le Vie dei Mercanti. S.A.V.E. Heritage : Saveguard of Architectural, Visual, Environmental Heritage (2011, June 11)

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See detailInterdisciplinary Research in the Field of Conservation: the Role of Analytical Philosophy and Ontology of Art in the Authenticity Assessment
Dawans, Stéphane ULg; Houbart, Claudine ULg

in D'Amato, Claudio (Ed.) Ist International Congress Rete Vitruvio - Architectural design between teaching and research - Proceedings (2011, April)

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See detailLogique et philosophie analytique au service de l'atelier de conservation du patrimoine
Dawans, Stéphane ULg; Houbart, Claudine ULg

in Musso, Stefano F.; Kealy, Loughlin (Eds.) Conservation / Transformation (2011)

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See detailLe culte moderne de la mémoire : patrimoine et philosophie du soupçon
Dawans, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2010, April 23)

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See detailLe vacillement des contours dans l'architecture contemporaine
Dawans, Stéphane ULg

in Lenain, Thierry; Steinmetz, Rudy (Eds.) Cadre, Seuil, Limite. La question de la frontière dans la théorie de l'art (2010)

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See detailBernard Tschumi ou l'éloge de la folie
Dawans, Stéphane ULg

in Mélusine : Cahiers du Centre de Recherche sur le Surréalisme (2009), XXIX

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See detailLa scène globale de l'architecture du nouveau siècle
Dawans, Stéphane ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2008)

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See detailTerritoire en mutation
Dawans, Stéphane ULg

Article for general public (2008)

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See detailThe sense of touch or how phenomenology gives live to architecture
Dawans, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2007, May 14)

Carried by the philosophical mainstream, which had built modernity on the primacy of vision, rationalism, which gradually imposed itself as an academic discourse, soon took architecture on the path of ... [more ▼]

Carried by the philosophical mainstream, which had built modernity on the primacy of vision, rationalism, which gradually imposed itself as an academic discourse, soon took architecture on the path of abstraction. This finally proved Marshall McLuhan right, who in 1962 was legitimately going to suspect that such a bias must imply “a distortion of reality.” In this critical context and with globalisation as a backdrop, Kenneth Frampton will try to evaluate the points of resistance on which a dialectical approach could be based that might lead us out of the double dead-end of regionalism and modernism, with the sense of touch playing a crucial part. In this paper we will briefly consider how this issue was raised and particularly emphasize the prospects that a phenomenology of touch (which, according to the Livre blanc published in 2004 by the Institut de la Cambre does frighten our contemporaries) can offer to architecture and to the teaching thereof. [less ▲]

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