In late September Matthew Teismann will present the current state of his research on Architectural Allegory at a conference in Serbia. Titled 'Of Crystals, Mirrors, and Globes,' the presentation will explain how the Monster Globe was a spatial construction of knowledge in the nineteenth century that revealed global ramifications of the modern age. James Wyld’s ambitious scheme to respatialize human perception originates in an equally ambitious Great Exhibition of 1851. Is it possible the Monster Globe is likewise both symptomatic of modern imperialism while also emblematic of a not-yet fully realized global space? What does it mean to indicate a particular design - or architectural form - anticipates a broader social change? Through historical texts, philosophical debates, and architectural provocations, Of Crystals, Mirrors, and Globes develops a global model of cartography, narrative, and spatial conception that redefines perception through a hidden architectural impulse.
The conference is titled 'Radical Space in Between Disciplines' and will take place at Novi Sad University between September 21-23, 2015:
What more is to be said about Space? Inexhaustible in its meanings, potentials and inspirational capacities, this phenomenon has captured our attention for centuries. Looking broadly, more than a great number of topics, it unites disciplines and professionals in a constant search for the new answers. By proposed theme Radical Space In Between Disciplines we aim at reaching educators, theorists, architects, designers, theatre practitioners, performers, artists, curators, writers, sociologists and all other professionals interested in this topic, to gather around our mutual interest – to offer opinions, to make statements, to share experiences, ideas and doubts. Seeking a debate on space as a radical, original, fundamental, extreme, yet overwhelming transdisciplinary phenomenon we aim at establishing new creative collaborations alongside a new holistic approach to the spatial perspective.
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