In this edition of Night of the Philosophy will be a debate on the theme: Subjective Aesthetics?
On this evening we want to reflect on the nature of the idea of aesthetics in architecture. We have noticed that the topic has become increasingly polarized. Aesthetics is often regarded as something individual and subjective. In education (in Delft) it is therefore often not valid as a design decision. In practice, also, clear pragmatic and rational design decisions prevail over more undefinable and ungraspable aesthetic considerations, due to efficiency of costs and organization of the process.
Five speakers with both a practical and theoretical background will give a short pitch of their vision regarding the topic. These pitches are followed by an informal discussion with the audience. Harm Tilman, editor in chief of the magazine ‘De Architect’ will be the moderator of the night.
Giovanna Carnevali – director of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation
Peg Rawes – senior lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Sascha Glasl – owner and co-founder of the office Space&Matter
Jurjen Zeinstra – acting associate professor at the Architecture of the Interior Chair, TU Delft and owner and co-founder of Zeinstra van Gelderen Architecten
Argus Architecture Student Association – Delft University