Day 1 – Thursday, 5 November


13h        Welcome

13.30     Panel 1: Environmental Matters


Juliana Yat Shun Kei, University of Liverpool, UK:

The Environmental Metaphors between Architecture and Ecology c.1965


Christian Vöhringer, Universität Stuttgart, Germany:

Ahh, Landschaft! Metaphorical uses of landscape in office, work and research environments


14.45     Break

15h        Panel 2: Organic Urbanisms


Lina Dima, University of Thessaly, Greece:

Organic City. Modern Aspects of the Biological Metaphor in Architecture and Urbanism


Alejandro Campos, TU Delft, Netherlands:

Analogy versus Metaphor. Aldo van Eyck’s poetic images in-between fields


16.15     Break

16.45     Social Event

Day 2 – Friday, 6 November


12.50    Short welcome to second day

13h        Panel 3: Metaphor as Method


Avishek Ray, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India:

The Highway as a Metaphor. COVID Pandemic and the Politics of Mobility


Peng Xue, University of Edinburgh, UK:

From Metaphor to Paradigm: The Apocryphal Stories of the Mustard Seed Garden Reveals Dashilar as Heterotopic Urbanism


14.15     Break

14.30    Panel 4: Knowledge Foundations


Michael Friedman, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany:

Changes of the Architectural Metaphor in Mathematics during the 19th and the 20th century


Michael Faciejew, Princeton University, USA:

The Documentation Center: A Material Genealogy of ‘Information Architecture’


15.45    Break

16.15     Panel 5: Metaphorical Frameworks


Inés Toscano, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany:

Metaphors at the Top! Denise Scott Brown’s Speculative Feminist Analysis of the Sociology of Architecture


Ingrid Quintana-Guerrero, University of Los Andes, Colombia:

Inmundo: Architectural Metaphors from the Edge of the World

Day 3 – Saturday, 7 November


11.50     Short welcome to third day

12h        Panel 6: Memories of Space


Nadia Falfoul, University of Kairouan, Tunisia:

Disturbing Scenes: Architecture as Metaphor in Women’s Stories


Juno Hoay-Fern Ooi, University of Malaya, Malaysia:

Architecture as Political Spectre: The Rangoon University Student Union (RUSU) Building


13.15     Break

13.30    Panel 7: Constructive Metaphors


Konrad Matyjaszek, Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland:

Concrete Abstractions: Production of Working Architectural Metaphors in the Design Practice of Warsaw’s Socialist Realism (1949-1956)


Mokọ́ládé Johnson, University of Lagos, Nigeria:

Yorùbá Metaphor in Contemporary Public Realm Architecture


Devika Prakash, TU München, Germany:

The Metaphorical ‘Co-Construction’ of the Smart City: Studying urban future as envisioned by India’s Smart Cities Mission


15h        Break

15.30    Closing Remarks

Architecture_Metaphor          International Conference          5-7 November 2020