School of Architecture

When

Wednesday 2 September 2020 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Where

School of Architecture Research Zoom Room: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/94016072614

The webinar will be recorded.

Registrations

Registrations for this event are now closed

Architecture does more than establish spatial arrangements that exclude or enclose non-human animals, proscribing their movement and contact with their own kind and other species. It is a cultural and representational practice imbued with history and meaning. Architecture cues and curates the encounter between humans and animals. The research we are each doing has in common the conviction that architecture is a component technology in the shaping of animal identities and multispecies communities. Our shared ambition is to reveal key theoretical and material moments in the longstanding engagement humans have had with other animals through architecture.

Presenters:

Gail Pini will discuss the influence of animal psychology and the idea of the ‘psychotrope’ on the architectural design of Africa House (1965) at Zurich Zoo.
Natalie Lis will reveal how architecture turned the male chicken from gladiator to ghost, and the female hen from mother to machine. 
Professor Sandra Kaji-O'Grady will describe the ways in which novel communities of work and leisure in late capitalism are being formed around the longstanding relationship between two social species, canines and humans.

Enquiries

Please direct all enquiries about this event to:

School of Architecture
+61 7 3365 3537
architecture@uq.edu.au