UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Monday, April 30, 2018 | 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
FAB 105 (Fine Arts B Building) & ARC 218 (Architecture Building), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

SoA Graduate Student Symposium: POETIC|ETHICAL MEASURES OF PLACE & PLACEMAKING
The word ‘measure’ may be traced back to the 14th century, and signifies a “limit, boundary; quantity, dimension; occasion, time” as a spatial and temporal idea. Whether implicit or explicit, measuring is a pervasive guiding act in all realms of life, including the pre-ontological life or everyday life which provides the measure. Furthermore, informing the fields of research, application, and production, the measure both grounds the nature of the fields and takes up a distinctive character and meaning from one area to another. By grounding the mode of living as humans, the poetic measure is a precise kind of measure-taking that differs from the measures of and measuring in modern sciences. The poetic measure deals with the modes of being with one another in the world by both instilling and displaying “the basic capacity for human dwelling” as suggested by the German thinker Martin Heidegger. In that sense, the poetic measure is an ethics-generating, transforming, and defining concept. As an integral part of inhabiting, imagining and making places in the broader sense of dwelling, poetic/ethical measure forms the theme of this year’s Graduate Student Symposium in the School of Architecture at the University of Florida with a keynote lecture by Professor Alberto Pérez-Gómez from McGill University.

09:30 am | FAB 105
OPENING SPEECH

09:45 am – 11:15 am | FAB 105
KEYNOTE LECTURE: “Architecture as Poetic Measure” by Alberto Pérez-Gómez, McGill University

 

11:30 am – 12:50 pm | ARC 218
PANEL 1: VISUAL MEASURES OF PLACE
Chair: Bahar Aktuna | Discussant: Dr. Jessica Aberle

  • Darkness of Urban Agricultural Drawings: microhistories of cultivation enlightening the ecological shift of the 21st century
    Carla Brisotto
  • Placemaking, human(e) & materiality: in / with / by nature
    Erum Ahmed
  • Expressive Thinking and the Use of Sketching as a Threshold to Fruition
    Kristel Bataku
  • Choreography of Human Interaction
    Bethany Mayhew

01:30 pm – 02:50 pm | ARC 218
PANEL 2: ORIGIN, EVENT AND PLACE
Chair: Erum Ahmed | Discussant: Dr. Megan Daly

  • A memorial of the city for the passers-by: Artemidorus’ Sacred Precinct on Thera
    Maria Papaioannou
  • Sacred Springs—An investigation into the religious rhetoric and themes of saving a place
    Victoria Machado
  • Standing by the Ruins of Turkish Cypriot Villages in Postwar Cyprus
    Bahar Aktuna
  • Poetic Places and the Resolution of Political Anxiety: The Kingdom of Prester John
    Graham Gallagher

03:00 pm – 04:20 pm | ARC 218
PANEL 3: POETIC REPRESENTATIONS OF PLACE
Chair: Carla Brisotto | Discussant: Dr. Sara Agnelli

  • Muqarnas in Persian Safavid Architecture: A Poetic Unity
    Samira Roostaie
  • Jiehua and the Traditional Architectural Representation in China
    Xiuyuan Wu
  • Places in Homer: Landscapes and Interior Spaces of the Iliad and Odyssey
    Kenneth Silverman
  • Imagining the Ancient Greek House and Democratic Family Values
    Carissa Nicholson

04:30 pm – 05:50 pm | ARC 218
LIGHTNING TALK: INTERPRETATIONS AND SPECULATIONS OF PLACE
Chairs: Bahar Aktuna | Carla Brisotto

  • Interpretation and Representation of Landscape through the Poetic Measure
    Ke (Edward) Sun
  • Exits, Embankments, and Enclosure: Finding Poetic Space in the Urban Highway
    William Jordan Colclasure
  • Negotiating Boundaries: The Doubled Identity of Community in Place Making
    Jon Wenberg
  • The Poetic Nostalgia
    Liang (Nathan) Shui
  • Measuring Memory
    Jiali Wang
  • Re(placement) Territories
    Nitayaporn (Paris) Sithiprasasana

05:50 pm | ARC 218
CLOSING REMARKS