# STUDENTS /// Metaphors in/on Architecture at ESA

Next week will take place in Paris a pretty big event about architecture: Metaphors in/on architecture is a three days long (26 – 27 – 28 NOVEMBER 2009) symposium about architecture and urbanism theory and practice. It have been organised by Andri GERBER at the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture who managed to invite more than twenty speakers from many backgrounds and country of origin like Ingeborg Rocker, Georges Teyssot, or Marcelyn Gow .

The main topics are :

Following youl find the precise program:

Thursday 26.11.2009, Ecole Spéciale d’architecture de Paris

Metaphors as instruments of knowledge


Amphi Cinéma


13:00 – 13:30 Registration


13:30 – 14:30 Welcome by Odile Decq, Dean Ecole Spéciale d’architecture de Paris

Introduction, Andri Gerber, Ecole Spéciale d’architecture de Paris


14:30 – 15:00 Richard Coyne (The University of Edinburgh)

Calibrating Metaphors and Tuning Places


15:00 – 15:30 Holger Schurk (Zürcher Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften, Winterthur)

Diagram, Plan, Metaphor


15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break


16:00 – 16:30 Benedikte Zitouni (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Causality in urbanism : a new take on development or vital processes


16:30 – 17:00 Didier Fiuza Faustino (Bureau des Mesarchitectures, Paris)

“Only fiction can change the world”


17:00 – 17:30 Coffee break


Amphi D


17:30 – 18:30 Round table

Chair: Andri Gerber, Chris Younés



Friday 27.11.2009, Ecole Spéciale d’architecture de Paris


Metaphors in projects

Amphi Cinéma



09:30 – 10:00 Résumé, Andri Gerber


10:00 – 10:30 Gernot Böhme (Darmstadt)

Metaphors in architecture – a metaphor?


10:30 – 11:00 Johannes Binotto (Universität Zürich)

My Home Is My Symptom. On the advantages of a disadvantaged architecture.


11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break


11:30 – 12:00 Bernardo Secchi (Università Iauv di Venezia)

A new urban question


12:00 – 12:30 Stephan Günzel (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Universität Potsdam)

Video Games Spaces as Architectural Metaphors


12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break


14:00 – 14:30 François Roche (R&sie((N)) Paris)

Pour que la verité soit vertigineuse, elle doit choisir… d’avoir infiniment tort


14:30 – 15:00 Marcelyn Gow (S-E-R-V-O / KTH-ABE Stockholm)

Soft Monstrosities


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

Presentation in French:


15:30 – 16:00 Chris Younés (Ecole d’Architecture de Paris la Villette, Ecole Spéciale d’architecture de Paris)

Ambiguïtés métaphoriques


16:00 – 16:30 Philippe Boudon (École d’Architecture de Paris la Villette)


16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break


Amphi D


17:00 – 18:00 Round table (French/English)

Chair : Andri Gerber, Brent Patterson


18:00 Reception



Saturday 28.11.2009, Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art

Metaphors in discourse


10:00 – 10:30 Welcome, by Andreas Beyer, Director Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art

Résumé, Andri Gerber


10:30 – 11:00 Matteo Burioni (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Terminology, theory of metaphors and theory of language, from Alberti to Vignola


11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break


12:00 – 12:30 Susanne Hauser (Universität der Künste Berlin)

Skin: a sensitive shell, an interface


12:30 – 13:00 Caroline Van Eck, (Universiteit Leiden)

The metaphor of the living building


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break


14:30 – 15:00 Elisabeth Bronfen, (Universität Zürich)

Remains of War: Battlefields, Ruins, and the Trick of Commemoration


15:00 – 15:30 Georges Teyssot (Université Laval, Québec, QC, Ca.)

Crystal, Dust, Grass. Metaphors for an Entropic Landscape

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break


16:00 – 16:30 Ingeborg Rocker (Graduate School of Design, Harvard University)

Similarity and Dissimilars: Metaphors Informing Architecture

16:30 – 17:00 Jelle Feringa (TU Delft)

The Promotion of the Architectural Model


17:00 – 17:30 Coffee break


17:30 – 18:30 Round table

Chair : Andri Gerber, Andreas Beyer, Johannes Binotto



Contact registration : Amina Chady / achady@esa-paris.fr / T : 00 33 1 40 47 40 24 / F : 0033 1 43 22 81 16

École spéciale d’architecture 254 boulevard Raspail 75014 PARIS T: 01 40 47 40 47
http://www.esa-paris.fr info@esa-paris.fr M° Raspail lignes 4 et 6 RER Denfert-Rochereau ligne B

2 Comments on “# STUDENTS /// Metaphors in/on Architecture at ESA

  1. Architecture: The Making of Metaphors
    Author: Barie Fez-Barringten
    Date Of Publication: Feb 2012
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    The author’s writings are based on his lecture series presented in 1968 at Yale University called “Architecture: The Making of Metaphors” which was then published in part in Main Currents in Modern Thought, then in many other journals including research into the works of Paul Weiss, Andrew Ortony, David Zarefsky and W. J. J. Gordon.
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  2. By the way,Barie Fez-Barringten Is the originator (founder) of “Architecture: the making of metaphors(architecture as the making of metaphors)”
    First lecture at Yale University in 1967
    First published in 1971 in the peer reviewed learned journal:”Main Currents in Modern Thought”;
    In 1970, founded New York City not-for-profit called Laboratories for Metaphoric Environments (LME) and has been widely published in many international learned journals including Springer publications, MIT, and Syracuse University.
    The book “Architecture: the making of metaphors” has been published in February 2012 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in New Castle on Tyne,UK..He may be invited to speak,etc by emailing:bariefezbarringten@gmail.com


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