Two very interesting symposiums are coming up respectively at Columbia University and Yale School of Architecture.
Registrations are open for the very expected Permanent Change Symposium about Plastics in Architecture and Engineering at Columbia. Guest speakers include Francois Roche, Greg Lynn, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Mark Goulthorpe, Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley etc. Those very interesting lectures will occur between March 30th and April 1st.
A week earlier, Yale is organizing a symposium entitled Fugitive Geographies that has for ambition to consider the built environment envisioned by a fugitive as both accomplice and obstacle. The schedule allows to consider the various lectures that will occur within this frame. As examples I can distinguish the lecture Fugitive Ontology: Alain Badiou’s ‘Excrescent’ Situation by Becky Vartabedian or The Walls of the War Prison, Reconsidered: Enclosure, Control, and U.S. Military Detention by Richard Nisa.