This event brings together several contributors to the recently published book Iteration: Episodes in the Mediation of Art and Architecture who will each present their research, followed by a moderated panel discussion. Speakers will consider the ways in which multiple stages, phases, or periods in an artistic or design process have served to arrive at the final artefact, with a focus on the meaning and use of the iteration. Key questions surround the roles of writing, the use of media, and relationships between object, image, and reproduction. Architecture and objects will be interrogated as unique yet mutable works by examining their antecedents, successive exemplars, and their afterlives – and thus their role as organizers or repositories of meaning. How can a closer look at iteration reveal new perspectives into the production of objects and the production of thought alike?
Professor Zeynep Celik Alexander (Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, USA)
Professor Peter Christensen (discussant) (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Rochester, USA)
Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty (Professor of Art History, University College Dublin, Ireland)
Professor Peter Sealy (Assistant Professor, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design University of Toronto, Canada)
Dr Robin Schuldenfrei (Katja and Nicolai Tangen Senior Lecturer in 20th Century Modernism at The Courtauld)
Organised by Dr Robin Schuldenfrei (Katja and Nicolai Tangen Senior Lecturer in 20th Century Modernism at The Courtauld)