Behemoth Press and the Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design are pleased to announce a one-day symposium entitled Exquisite Corpse: Architecture Assembled.

Distinguished international practitioners and educators will explore the assembly of contemporary architectural production, from drawing and text to collage and montage. Inspired by the Surrealists’ cadavre exquis, they will examine and question the conventions of authorship, coherency, predictability, individualism, and composition.
Topics will include the history and theory of collage and montage; the architectural plan, from its political and administrative uses to its technical and generative manifestations; drawing as both a reflective and projective tool; the interrelations between text, image, and narration; the influence of everyday routines of architectural design and culture; the architectural drawing in the age of outsourcing; and post-digital representation and new forms of architectural projection.
Participants will include Craig Buckley, Stefano De Martino, Alejandra Celedón Forster, Gabriele Mastrigli, Martino Tattara, Sam Jacob, principal, Sam Jacob, Samuel Stewart-Halevy, and Elia Zenghelis.
Co-convened by Amir Djalali, Hamed Khosravi, Francesco Marullo, the symposium is organized in collaboration with the Chair of Public Building. It is the second public event celebrating the Berlage’s twenty-five-year commitment of creating a climate of intellectual inquiry and considered involvement with the issues and debates that define the discipline and production of the built environment.

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