Thursday, 12 December 2013
lecture is the Seventh lecture in the Autumn Public lecture series
2013-2014 "Staging the Message. The Architecture of Communication",
and will be addressed by Stockholm based professor in Philoshopy
Sven-Olov Wallenstein (see link below). In his talk Sven-Olov
Wallenstein will speak about Noopolitics, one of his chapter in his
forthcoming book: Architecture, Critique, Ideology. Essays on
Architecture and Theory.
The livestream of the lecture by Sven-Olov
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Architecture, Critique, Ideology addresses the
past, present, and future of critical theory in architectural
discourse. By means of readings of the writings of Manfredo Tafuri,
the transformations of the image of the city in Robert Venturi and
Aldo Rossi, the legacy of Henri Lefebvre and situationism, the
debates around postmodernism, the projects and writings of Rem
Koolhaas, the dialectic of utopia and heterotopia in Foucault, and
the reemergence of vitalist philosophy in the current discourse of
affectivity and the post-critical, it traces a genealogy of
critical thinking from the 1960s to the present.
Arguing that critical theory must be reframed and opened up to
other traditions, as well as to the notions of consciousness,
experience, and subjectivity that once formed its basis, the book
takes on an urgent task in contemporary philosophy and aesthetic
Sven-Olov Wallenstein is professor of Philosophy. His areas of
research include aesthetic theory, with a particular focus on
visual arts and architecture in modernism, German Idealism,
phenomenology, critical theory, and modern philosophies of desire,
power, and subjectivity. Works in progress include translations of
Diderot's Salons and essays on art, Hegel's Grundlinien der
Philosophie des Rechts, and Adorno's Negative Dialektik and
Ästhetische Theorie (see also iaspis conference on Theodor W Adorno: Aesthetic Theory and Negative
Dialectics, Friday 29 November - Sunday 1 December, Stockholm).
Forthcoming in 2013: Architecture, Critique, Ideology: Essays on
Architecture and Theory; Foucault, Biopolitics, and Governmentality
(ed. with Jakob Nilsson), and an anthology of essays on Heidegger's
philosophy of language and poetry (ed. with Ola Nilsson).
Through 2012 he is part of the research project Making Sense of
aisthesis: The Return of Sensibility, with an investigation of the
genesis of aesthetics in the eighteenth century. From spring 2012,
he is the leader of the research project Space, Power,
Since 2001, he is editor-in-chief of Site Magazine.
Nihilism, Art, and Technology, diss.
(Stockholm: Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 2010).
2nd revised ed. Axl Books, 2011.
Den svenska modernismen vid vägskälet / Swedish Modernism at the Crossroads / Der
schwedische Modernismus am Scheideweg (Stockholm: Axl Books, 2009),
with Helena Mattsson
Swedish Modernism, Architecture, Consumption and
the Welfare State, Helena Mattsson, Sven-Olov Wallenstein
(editors), Black Dog Archtecture, 2010.
Biopolitics and the Emergence of Modern
Architecture (New York: Princeton Architectural Press,
The Silences of Mies (Stockholm: Axl Books,
Essays, Lectures (Stockholm: Axl Books,
Den moderna arkitekturens filosofier
(Gothenburg: Alfabeta, 2004)
Den sista bilden: Det moderna måleriets kriser och förvandlingar
(Stockholm: Eriksson & Ronnefalk, 2002)
Bildstrider: Föreläsningar om estetisk teori
(Gothenburg: Alfabeta, 2001)
Heideggers väg (Stockholm: Thales, 1999),
with Daniel Birnbaum
Image: Times Square New York City, 2013. Roemer van