Shaping the phenomenal sphere is one of architecture’s fundamental powers. . . .
lecture: Adam FURE, “Dark Phenomenality” with respondent Daniel NORELL.
Draw Point Talk lecture series.
6.00 p.m. / The KTH School of Architecture
114 26 Stockholm, Sweden
Shaping the phenomenal sphere is one of architecture’s fundamental powers. Though its importance wanes in times of conceptualism, phenomenality remains a constituent domain of architectural production. In this lecture, I will discuss a new theoretical project that detaches phenomenological thinking from its destiny of place, memory, and tradition, freeing it to form fresh alignments with new values. This theory will be presented alongside my design work in order to construct what I am callingdark phenomenality (after ecocritic Timothy Morton). Working at a range of scales—objects, installations, and speculative buildings—my work infuses architecture with base aesthetics, raw materiality, and intensive atmospheres that challenge our impulse to aestheticize our natural surrounds.
Adam Fure is an assistant professor at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning and director of SIFT Studio. His design work and installations have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Beijing Biennale, the A+D Gallery in Los Angeles, the Architectural Association in London, and the Grand Rapids Museum of Art.
About Draw, point, talk:
Draw, point, talk asks emerging architects and scholars to present their ongoing work in a public lecture and to articulate a position that charges the following response and discussion. Putting media and thought into productive dialogue, the series challenges a prevailing climate where design is presented without disciplinary argument or where criticism is presented without proposition. Each session addresses a current debate in architecture by delving deep into the particularities of an architectural practice. Hosted four times per year, this curated series of talks invites the public to an ongoing discussion.
Arranged and curated by:
The Stockholm Association of Architects
through Daniel Norell and Frida Rosenberg
More info on the lecture series website: