Seminar//STARCHITECTURE & transforming contemporary cities, Paris, June 2015

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The EIREST (Equipe Interdisciplinaire de REcherches Sur le Tourisme) of Université Paris 1 Panthéon -Sorbonne organized a day-long seminar on the relationship between “Starchitecture and Tourism”.

The contribution by Davide Ponzini concentrated on how the use of iconic and spectacular architecture affects diverse planning processes and how problematic urban effects can derive from it.

 

PROGRAM

9.00am Welcome

9.30am “From Monument to Spectacle” – Joan Ockman, Director of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

10.00am General introduction – Maria Gravari-Barbas & Cécile Renard-Delautre

Moderator : Jean-Michel Tobelem, director of Option Culture

Session 1. ARCHITECTS IN GLOBALISATION: TOWARDS A PARADIGM OF GLOBAL ARCHITECT

  • 10.30am “The icon project: architecture, cities, and capitalist globaliIzation.” –Leslie Sklair, Sociologist, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 10.50am « Jean Nouvel, figure française de la Starchitecture » – Cécile Renard-Delautre, Architect, Geographer, EIREST, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • 11.10am “Starchitecture and the Transformation of Contemporary Cities” –Davide Ponzini, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano

11.30am Discussion

12-14.00pm Lunch

Session 2. ICONIC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN SPACES, TOURISM

  • 14.00pm « Starchitecture et espaces de consommation » – Caroline Lamy, Geographer, Director of Magdus and CL Outlet Consulting
  • 14.20pm « La vie des icônes » – Guillaume Éthier, Urban Studies, postdoctoral fellow at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
  • 14.40pm « L’innovation muséale, une manière de réinventer le développement local ? Metz et le Centre Pompidou, Lens et le Louvre » – Édith Fagnoni, Geographer, EIREST, Université Paris 4 Paris-Sorbonne
  • 15.00pm « Architecture, musées, tourisme. La guerre des marques » – Maria Gravari-Barbas, Architect, Geographer, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • 15.20pm “Museums and patronage, what do we build next?” – Pablo Fuentenebro, Geographer, Endeavour Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

15.40pm Discussion led by Vincent Veschambre, Geographer, ENSAL

16.10pm Break

16.30pm

17.15pm Film : « L’expérience du Vide » – Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

Discussion on the film with Alain Moatti, Architect

18.15pm Cocktail