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
Jason Alread, Director of University of Florida School of Architecture

09:45 am – 11:15 am | FAB 105
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Keynote Introduction: Dr. Hui Zou
Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University
“Architecture as Poetic Measure”

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

Carla Brisotto, School of Architecture, University of Florida
“Darkness of Urban Agricultural Drawings: microhistories of cultivation enlightening the ecological shift of the 21st century”

Erum Ahmed, School of Architecture, University of Florida
“Placemaking, human(e) & materiality: in / with / by nature”

Kristel Bataku, School of Architecture, University of Florida
“Expressive Thinking and the Use of Sketching as a Threshold to Fruition”

Bethany Mayhew, School of Architecture, University of Florida
“Choreography of Human Interaction”

12:50 pm – 01:30 pm | ARC 218
LUNCH BREAK

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

Maria Papaioannou, Department of Classics, University of Florida
“A memorial of the city for the passers-by: Artemidorus’ Sacred Precinct on Thera”

Victoria Machado, Department of Religion, University of Florida
“Sacred Springs—An investigation into the religious rhetoric and themes of saving a place”

Bahar Aktuna, School of Architecture, University of Florida
“Standing by the Ruins of Turkish Cypriot Villages in Postwar Cyprus”

02:45 pm – 03:00 pm | ARC 218
COFFEE BREAK

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

Samira Roostaie, School of Architecture, University of Florida 
“Muqarnas in Persian Safavid Architecture: A Poetic Unity”

Xiuyuan Wu, School of Architecture, University of Florida
Jiehua and the Traditional Architectural Representation in China”

Kenneth Silverman, Department of Classics, University of Florida
“Places in Homer: Landscapes and Interior Spaces of the Iliad and Odyssey”

Carissa Nicholson, School of Art + Art History, University of Florida
“Imagining the Ancient Greek House and Democratic Family Values”

04:20 pm – 04:30 pm | ARC 218
COFFEE BREAK

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

Ke (Edward) Sun, School of Architecture, University of Florida
“Interpretation and Representation of Landscape through the Poetic Measure”

William Jordan Colclasure, School of Architecture, University of Florida
“Exits, Embankments, and Enclosure: Finding Poetic Space in the Urban Highway”

Liang (Nathan) Shui, School of Architecture, University of Florida
“The Poetic Nostalgia”

Jiali Wang, School of Architecture, University of Florida
“Measuring Memory”

Nitayaporn (Paris) Sithiprasasana, School of Architecture, University of Florida
“Re(placement) Territories”

05:50 pm – 06:00 pm | ARC 218
CLOSING REMARKS