13th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia:
29 Aug - 25 Nov 2012
29 Aug 2012 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Salon Suisse
Programme Salon Suisse 2012
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
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11.00am: Switching to Analogue: what is the influence of Analogue Architecture on theory and practice today?
Round-table discussion with: Penny Lewis, Quintus Miller, Christoph Gantenbein; Stephen Spier; Stanislaus von Moos. Chaired by Rob Wilson.
What has the legacy of Analogue Architecture been on architectural culture both in Switzerland and internationally? This discussion considers key concepts coming out of Analogue Architecture and its teaching - in attitude to site and the city, to ideas of 'old-new' and 'atmosphere' in architecture – and its connection to the work of Aldo Rossi and Robert Venturi – and seeks to reassess its influence and relevance to theory and practice today.

12.30pm: A Literary Lunch
Presentation of publications associated with the Swiss Pavilion and Salon Suisse. These will include the catalogue of the Swiss Pavilion: Miroslav Šik, Und jetzt das Ensemble!!! and Block magazine, edited by Rob Wilson, Salonnier of Salon Suisse; as well as the launch of several publications of the work of the exhibitors in the Swiss Pavilion: Miroslav Šik, published by Hienz Wirz; Miller and Maranta: Vecchio Ospizio San Gottardo, Park Editions; Knapkiewicz & Fickert, Park Editions.
Accompanied by drinks and sandwiches. Co-hosted with Block magazine.

6.00pm: Mother of All Arts or Master of One? Questioning architecture’s ‘common ground’. 
Readings and round-table discussion with Liza Fior, Tim Kammasch, Joseph Rykwert, Philip Ursprung. Chaired by Irena Murray.
What is architecture's common or shared ground with other disciplines and arts, or to what extent is it an autonomous discipline? And how is this changing or being redefined today? Readings and discussion on the changing ideas and criteria by which the principles of architecture have been drawn, defined, or mythically originated.


Penny Lewis, lecturer in architectural theory and history at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, writer for a variety of publications on a range of cultural issues. She is the founder of the St.Peters Preservation Trust and co-founded the AE Foundation
Quintus Miller, (born 1961, Aarau, Switzerland) was draft assistant to the EPF Lausanne and the ETH Zurich until he founded his own studio Miller & Maranta with Paola Maranta in 1994.
Christoph Gantenbein, 
(born 1971, St. Gallen, Switzerland) studied Architecture at ETH Zurich and established his own practice Christ & Gantenbein with Emanuel Christ in 1998 and after many teaching assignments in Switzerland and abroad, they took up professorships at the ETH Zurich in 2010.
Steven Spier, (born 1959, Montreal, Canada) Professor and Head of the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Ulster. He was founding president and vice-chancellor of the HafenCity University Hamburg. He is an authority on contemporary European, especially Swiss, architecture.
Stanislaus von Moos, (born 1940, Lucerne, Switzerland) Ph.D. at Zurich University, editor of the influential architectural quarterly Archithese, which he founded in 1970. He has organized and co-organized various exhibitions on art and architecture.
Liza Fior, founding partner of muf architecture/art (1995, London). The studio has an international reputation for its site-specific research driven public projects, which negotiate between the built and social fabric; between public and private spaces. 
Tim Kammasch, Lecturing Philosophical Theory of Design and Architectural Theory at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. 1996–1999 Participating in the founding team of trans, architectural review of the Department of Architecture, Zurich ETH.
Joseph Rykwert, (born 1926, Warsaw, Poland) Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of many influential works of architectural criticism and history.
Irena Murray, (born in Prague) Ph.D in Architectural History and Theory from McGill University, serving as curator of exhibitions and publishing on a wide variety of subjects. Her particular expertise is in Modernism and the architecture of Central Europe. She has also taught courses in research methodology and art and architecture librarianship. Dr Murray has served as a consultant to Canadian and American libraries, museums and government departments.