Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Disseminating Architecture: Week 1

We will meet next week in the City Assembly House, South William Street at 4pm (28/01) to discuss the exhibition City, Assembled (see also this blog on the development of the exhibition). Over the next two weeks, you will be invited to invigilate at this exhibition for an afternoon and formulate a response to it.

In the meantime, read through The Photographer's Eye and The Nature of Photographs. Both are concise but excellent introductions to photography and the visual language of photography. Look at episodes 1&2 of The Genius of Photography. (All of these are on reserve in Richview Library and referenced  and linked to in our reading list).
Another book that we mentioned today and will refer to during the semester is Silver Cities by Peter Bacon Hales (also on reading list).

For the rest of this semester, we will be meeting in Richview between 11&1 on Wednesdays, apart from 23/02, (and possibly 09/03) when we will meet in NCAD, Thomas Street from 2-5.30pm.

Space Framed + Disseminating Architecture: Photography and the City

Boulevard du Temple, Paris - Louis Daguerre, 1838

Untitled, from the series Paris Street View - Michael Wolf
This year, Space Framed is joining forces with Disseminating Architecture to examine photographic strategies of urban description and dissemination. 
We have a pretty packed schedule over the next new weeks as we dive in, looking at

The City Surveyed
The City Inhabited
The City Constructed
The City Extended.

We will be looking at photographs of the city from Daguerre to Google Street View and everything in between.