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Under the Influence Symposium
Where:  Boston, US - MIT Department of Architecture - Long Lounge (7-429), Cambridge, MA, 02139 (map it)
When:   Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Sunday, February 24, 2013

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Under the Influence symposium brings together scholars and practitioners of architecture in order to focus on one of the most anxious disciplinary topics: influence. The aim of the symposium is to expand our disciplinary tools for thinking appropriation beyond anxiety or ecstasy (that it might indeed induce) by placing issues of individual and collective authorship, of precedent, originality and reproduction, under a magnifying glass. The symposium invites each of the participants to illuminate a single term - a disciplinary synonym for appropriation - and through that term, the specific strategies, historical, and disciplinary circumstances in which it is enmeshed. Under the Influence participants will examine: Affinity, Allusion, Cliché, Collection, Doppelgänger, Replica, Revision, (Color)Sample, Side Effects, Signature, Thing Rights and Vapor.

Friday, February 22, 2013
6:30pm, Long Lounge 7-429
Keynote:
Mario Carpo, “Self-organization, indeterminacy, and the crisis of modern authorship in contemporary digital design theory”

8:00pm, Keller Gallery 7-408
Exhibition Opening: Fair Use; An Architectural Timeline.

Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:00am – 6:30pm, Long Lounge 7-429
Presentations by Alexander D’Hooghe, Florian Idenburg, Enrique Walker, Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample, Sam Jacob, Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau, Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Ines Weizman, John McMorrough, Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim, Timothy Hyde, Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon. Moderated by Michael Kubo, Ana Miljacki, and Amanda Reeser Lawrence.

For schedule information and updates, visit http://architecture.mit.edu/architectural-design/event/under-influence
Presented by the MIT Department of Architecture. Organized and hosted by Ana Miljacki. Under the Influence symposium is free and open to the public.

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