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+ The Tectonics of the Soul: Architecture, Animism, and Tree Worship

+ The Tectonics of the Soul: Architecture, Animism, and Tree Worship
170 St. George Street, JHB room 100
Time: Dec 3rd, 6:15 pm End: Dec 3rd, 7:30 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Religion, Study of (FAS), Environment, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design
Lecture by Spyros Papetros, Architecture, Princeton University

The Jackman Humanitites Institute is pleased to present

Spyros Papapetros, Architecture, Princeton University

The Tectonics of the Soul: Architecture, Animism, and Tree Worship

Spyros Papapetros is associate professor of history and theory at the School of Architecture and a member of the executive committees of the Program in European Cultural Studies and the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. He studies the intersections between art, architecture, historiography, psychoanalysis, and psychological aesthetics.  He is the author of On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture, and the Extension of Life (University of Chicago Press, 2012), and the co-editor (with Julian Rose) of Retracing the Expanded Field: Encounters between Art and Architecture (The MIT Press, 2014). He is currently completing a second personal book project titled World Ornament: Adornment on a Global Scale. This lecture is part of a third forthcoming book project titled The Prearchitectonic Condition describing the resurgence of interest in prehistory in art and architectural discourses of the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.  For further information, please contact the Jackman Humanities Institute at (416) 978-7415.

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