bpenner - technophilia - kiraThursday 13 March 2014, 2-5pm, Keynes Library (room 114), 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

A symposium exploring architects’ preoccupation with technology across periods and regions, via issues of process, symbolism and the body.

Tim Anstey, Oslo School of Architecture and Design – Things That Move: Domenico Fontana, the Technology of Process and Definitions of the Architectural Work

Elizabeth Darling, Oxford Brookes University – From the Cockpit to the Domestic Interior: Technology as Motif and Practice in the Work of Wells Coates

Barbara Penner, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL – Technophilia Comes Home: Alexander Kira, Ergonomics, and the Bathroom

Serafina Cuomo (History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck), and Joel McKim (Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck) will respond to the papers