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Architectural Journalism and Criticism

 

The International Committee of Architectural Critics organises together with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Kuwait Society of Engineers and the Kuwait League of Architects the seminar "Architectural Journalism and Criticism". It will take place on 6th & 7th December 2005 in Kuwait City.

 

Program

 

6th December 2005, Tuesday

 

09h00
Seminar Opening

Süha Özkan, Secretary General, Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Osama Al-Duaij, Organizing Committee, Middle East Architecture Forum, Kuwait

Luay Ahmad Al-Saleh, Chairman, Kuwait League of Architects

Adel A. Al-Khurafi, Chairman, Kuwait Society of Engineers

 

10h30  Opening Address

Joseph Rykwert, President CICA - International Committee of Architectural Critics

 

11h00  13h30 
Session I:  History, Context, and Role

 

The history of criticism in architecture; the role, context and purpose of architectural criticism; types of criticism and critics; the role of critics in architectural journals and international and national newspapers and magazines.

 

Chair:
Dennis Sharp, Vice President CICA - International Committee of Architectural Critics

 

Speakers:
Nader Ardalan, Architect, Kuwait/Iran

François Chaslin, Critic, France

Rowan Moore, Director, The Architecture Foundation, UK

Sarita Vijayan, Editor, Indian Architect and Builder, India

 

Discussion:
Darab Diba, Editor, Architecture and Urbanism, Iran

Müge Cengizkan, Editor, Mimarlik, Turkey

Jorge Glusberg, Director, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Buenos Aires

Murtuza Shikoh, Editor, ArchiTimes and A + I, Pakistan

Budi Sukada, Editor, IAI Journal, Indonesia

 

Report: Peter Davey, former Editor, Architectural Review, UK

 

13h30  15h00 
Session II: Nature of Architectural Criticism

 

The nature of architectural criticism; attitudes to and implications of architectural criticism (i.e., objectivity, subjectivity, intuitive, opinionated, promotional, etc.)

 

Chair: Hani Rashid, Architect, USA; member of the 2007 Award Steering Committee

 

Speakers:

Kamran Afshar Naderi, Critic, Memar, Iran

Ali Cengizkan, Editor, METU Journal, Turkey

Luis Fernández-Galiano, Architectural Critic, El País, Spain

Louise Noelle Gras, CICA - International Committee of Architectural Critics, Mexico

 

Discussion:

Jose Lluis Hortet, Director, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona

Suneet Paul, Editor, A+D, India

Jean-Michel Place, Publisher, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, France

 

Report:

Robert Ivy, Editor, Architectural Record, USA

 

 

7th December 2005, Wednesday

 

09h30  11h00 

Session III: Architects & Architectural Criticism

 

Links between the architectural profession and criticism; processes and intellectual pathways leading to the promotion of new values and the validation of "good" architecture; the role of architectural journals in this process.

 

Chair:

Romi Khosla, Architect, New Delhi

 

Speakers:

Trevor Boddy, Architectural Critic, Canada

Hussain Mousa Dashti, College of Engineering, Kuwait University

Ingeborg Flagge, Architectural Critic and Curator, Germany

Andreas Ruby & Ilka Ruby, Critics, Cornell University, USA/Germany

Discussion:
Tarek Mohamed Abdelfatteh, Al-Benna, Saudi Arabia
Omar Akbar, Bauhaus Foundation; member 2007 Award Steering Committee
Mouhsen Maksoud,  Editor, Architectural Creations, Syria
Dina Sattarova, Editor, Design and New Architecture, Tatarstan, Russian Federation
Yasmin Shariff, University of Westminster, UK

Report:
Mohammad Al-Asad, Director, Centre for the Study of the
Built Environment, Jordan

11h00  13h30 
Session IV:  Photography, Media, and Publications

Architectural criticism and the role of media and photography (e.g. architecture on television, film, and Internet.) The future of architectural criticism in publications (i.e., critical books for instruction, education, and/or general readership); architectural and technical journals; monographs; marketing; vanity publications, design manuals, etc.

Chair:
Dogan Hasol, Editor, Yapi, Turkey

Speakers:
Mohammad Abdelbaki, Alem al-Bena, Egypt
Aydan Balamir, METU, Turkey
Mojtaba Sadria, Philosopher, Japan and Iran; member of
the 2007 Award Steering Committee
Nobuyuki Yoshida, Editor, A+U and Japan Architect, Japan

Discussion:
Kamran Adle, Editor, Iranian Journal of Architecture,
Iran
Ole Bouman, Architectural Critic, Volume, The Netherlands
Manuel Cuadra, CICA - International Committee of Architectural Critics, Germany
Timur Turekulov, Editor, Kumbez, Kazakhstan

Report:
Michael Sorkin, Architect, Planner and Critic, USA

14h00  15h00
Session V:  Discussion and Seminar Closing

Chair:
Jassim M. Oabazard, Deputy Chairman, Kuwait Society of
Engineers

Discussion: Comments, remarks, and suggestions for the future

Closing:
Adel A. Al-Khurafi, Chairman, Kuwait Society of Engineers
S
üha Özkan, Aga Khan Award for Architecture

15h00  End of sessions and seminar

 

November 2005

 

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