University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Los Angeles

Symposium - The Design of Self

Fri, Feb 22 '13 - Sat, Feb 23 '13
Los Angeles, CA, US

The Design of Self

February 22 – 23, 2013

UCLA Royce 314


The idea of “the self” has been central to recent invocations of an authentic embodied experience. This symposium focuses on new methodological approaches to exploring the category of “the self" in architectural history and its relevance to the question: “What is the modern mode of being subjects?” Invited speakers will introduce a critical distance from naturalizing claims to embodied experience by addressing the cultural formation of concepts like habit, the senses, and environment.

Participants include:

Daniel Barber Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Zeynep Celik Alexander Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Irene Cheng Assistant Professor, California College of Arts

Edward Eigen Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate

John Harwood Associate Professor, Oberlin College School of Design

Erika Naginski Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Michael Osman Assistant Professor, UCLA

Aron Vinegar Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

Tijana Vujosevic Assistant Professor, University of Western Australia

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