The Scape Effect: spatial theory and The landscape imagination

GUEST LECTURE, HEPIA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, GENEVA, MAY 23, 2016.

 

As part of the Joint Master of Architecture seminar "What is Urban Landscape?", this talk examines the perspectival trope of the "scape" (as in landscape, cityscape, soundscape, mindscape, etc) to understand better how it can be used across different theoretical frameworks in the critique of contemporary urbanism. In particular, the talk reflects on theories of landscape, space, and visuality developed in the fields of critical spatial theory, philosophy, and urban geography, tracing a tension between the concepts of space and scape in the work of Henri Lefebvre, Edward Soja, Jean-Francois Lyotard, and, in a more roundabout way, Deleuze and Guattari.

More details are available on the HEPIA website