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The Architecture Exchange | Heidegger/Harman seminar series feat. Jonathan Hale & Adam Sharr

15 May 2013

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7.00 pm (doors open at 6.30 pm)

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Free (but limited capacity; booking advised)

Swedenborg House

London, United Kingdom

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  • Nearest underground stations: Tottenham Court Road and Holborn

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Jonathan Hale and Adam Sharr lead the second in a new series of talks, discussing philosopher Graham Harman's radical reading of Heidegger

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THE ARCHITECTURE EXCHANGE represents a new platform for architectural debate in London, aimed at fostering intellectual exchange between architecture and other fields. In this, the first seminar series, philosopher Graham Harman's radical reading of Heidegger is discussed by six eminent architectural thinkers. The second of these intimate talks will take place on 15 May 2013, and will feature Jonathan Hale (Nottingham University) and Adam Sharr (Newcastle University): May 15th: Jonathan Hale, 'Coping without noticing?: Buildings as Tool-Beings' & Adam Sharr, 'A House with one Wall' (7 pm) All talks are free to attend and will take place in Swedenborg Hall. This event is organized by the Architecture Exchange in association with the Swedenborg Society. Doors open 30 minutes before the start time. Admission is free but capacity is limited. Please contact nora@swedenborg.org.uk to book a place. Wine and beer will be available each evening. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Dr Jonathan Hale is an architect, Associate Professor & Reader in Architectural Theory at the University of Nottingham. He is Deputy Head of the Architecture + Urbanism Research Division, Coordinator of the Architectural Humanities Research Group (AHRG) and Course Director for the interdisciplinary MA in Architecture and Critical Theory. Research interests include: architectural theory and criticism; Phenomenology and the philosophy of technology; the relationship between architecture and the body; museums and architectural exhibitions. He is founder and Steering Group member of the international subject network: Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA). Further information http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/people/jonathan.hale Adam Sharr is Professor of Architecture at Newcastle University; Principal of Adam Sharr Architects; Editor of arq: Architectural Research Quarterly (Cambridge University Press' architecture journal, co-edited with Richard Weston); and Series Editor of Thinkers for Architects, published by Routledge. He is leader of the school's 'Design Office' design research consultancy. Before coming to Newcastle, he worked at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, and Nottingham University, having previously worked in practice with Wright and Wright Architects, Dean Hawkes Architect and the conservation practice Carden and Godfrey. Further information http://www.adamsharr.com/research.php OTHER TALKS IN THE SERIES May 1st: Peg Rawes, 'Nonhuman Architectural Ecologies' & Patrick Lynch, 'The Resistance of Things' (7 pm) May 15th: Jonathan Hale, 'Coping without noticing?: Buildings as Tool-Beings' & Adam Sharr, 'A House with one Wall' (7 pm) May 29th: Lorens Holm, 'Architecture and its Objects' & Peter Carl, 'A Punkt in Spice' (7 pm) June 22nd: Graham Harman, 'What Objects Mean for Architecture' + debate with Peg Rawes, Patrick Lynch, Jonathan Hale, Adam Sharr, Lorens Holm, and Peter Carl (5.30 pm)

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