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Conference: ISSUES? Concerning The Projects Of Peter Eisenman

ISSUES? Concerning The Projects Of Peter Eisenman

was a two-day conference organized by the Faculty of Architecture – University of Belgrade and the Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy (CELAP) in Belgrade on November 11-12, 2013.

The conference was focused on the long-standing and outstanding work of architect Peter Eisenman – almost fifty years of his theoretical and educational work and nearly twenty-five years of active participation in architectural practice. The aim was to initiate a critical discussion between architects and theorists, through discussions on issues ranging from the Renaissance to the legacy of problems related to the autonomy of the discipline and the presence of digital technology.

Peter Eisenman

Based on previous experiences, this conference was designed as a series of discussions aimed to induce a new and challenging form of interaction. Instead of the standard presentations model followed by a short discussion between the participants, this conference included a number of sessions which were topical interviews/conversations with Peter Eisenman. In this way, participants were invited to give numerous readings and share their insights with each other and with Eisenman himself.


Peter Eisenman

Yale School of Architecture, New Haven | Eisenman Architects

Jeffrey Kipnis

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Sarah Whiting

Rice School of Architecture, Houston

Cynthia Davidson

Anyone Corporation | Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge

Emmanuel Petit

Yale School of Architecture, New Haven

Preston Scott Cohen

Harvard University, Harvard Graduate School of Design | Principal at Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., Cambridge

Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture (AZPA) | Princeton and Yale Schools of Architecture

Mario Carpo

Yale School of Architecture, New Haven

Manuel Orazi

“Aldo Rossi” Faculty of Architecture in Casena

Jörg H. Gleiter

Technical University of Berlin

Panayotis Pangalos

Technical Institution of Patras | Hellenic Open University

Greg Lynn

Greg Lynn FORM office | University of Applied Arts Vienna | UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture| Yale School of Architecture, New Haven

Gabriele Mastrigli

University of Camerino, Rome

Kim Förster

ETH, Zürich

John McMorrough

The University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning

Djordje Stojanović

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture

Ingeborg M. Rocker

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge

This is a photo selection from the Conference: ISSUES? Concerning The Projects Of Peter Eisenman. All photos from this two-day event are available at our Flickr account:

Photos © Marija Nišić

Conference Program

Monday 11th November 2013.

10:00-10:15 Vladan Djokić
Dean, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
10:15-10:30 Petar Bojanić
Director, University of Belgrade, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory
10:30-11.00 Peter Eisenman
Founder and Principal, Eisenman Architects
11:00-13:00 Session 1: FORM. SPACE
11:00-11:20 Introductory Talk: Preston Scott Cohen
Session Participants:
Peter Eisenman, Sarah M. Whiting, Emmanuel Petit, Jörg H. Gleiter
13:00-15:00 Break
15:00-17:00 Session 2: DIGITAL. ANALOG
15:00-15:20 Introductory Talk: Mario Carpo
Session Participants:
Peter Eisenman, Ingeborg Rocker, Greg Lynn, Preston Scott Cohen,
Djordje Stojanović
17:00-17:30 Break
17:30-19:30 Session 3: DISCIPLINE. AUTONOMY
17:30-17:50 Introductory Talk: Ingeborg Rocker
Session Participants:
Peter Eisenman, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Sarah M. Whiting,
Gabriele Mastrigli

Tuesday 12th November 2013.

10:00-12:00 Session 4: HISTORY: ALBERTI, PALLADIO
10:00-10:20 Introductory Talk: Jörg H. Gleiter
Session Participants:
Peter Eisenman, Panayotis Pangalos, Mario Carpo, Emmanuel Petit
12:00-12:30 Break
Introductory Talk: Gabriele Mastrigli
Session Participants:
Peter Eisenman, Cynthia Davidson, Manuel Orazi, Kim Förster,
John McMorrough
14:30-16:00 Break
16:00-18:00 Session 6: AGAINST EISENMAN
16:00-16:20 Introductory Talk: Jeffrey Kipnis
Session Participants:
Peter Eisenman, Kim Förster, John McMorrough,
Manuel Orazi, Panayotis Pangalos
18:00-18:30 Break
18:30-20:00 Conference Closing Lecture: