A New Agenda for Gottfried Semper. Tavola rotonda
Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture
Date: 17 March 2023
A New Agenda for Gottfried Semper
Friday, March 17, 2023
SEMPER OBSERVATORY (ETH / STW)
Three roundtables present new approaches to the architect and theorist Gottfried Semper in recent publications on architecture culture. SEMPER’S LIFE AND TIME addresses how new biographical insights and the time-spanning role of architecture reveal the historicist period to be not an isolated epoch. SEMPER AND MATERIAL CULTURE discusses the mid-nineteenth century’s emphatic interest in material history against the backdrop of the precariousness of a life in exile confronted with a globalized world. EDITING SEMPER is devoted to new research questions in the context of the medium chosen for editing archival material: book and website.
organized by Sonja Hildebrand (USI Mendrisio), Mari Hvattum (AHO Oslo), and Philip Ursprung (ETH Zurich)