An insight into the art and relevance of the urban; globalisation crisis and critical regionalism; Paul Ricoeur: »How to become modern, yet still not lose touch with tradition«
The symposium aims to discuss how critical regionalism, which involves architectural theory as well as spatial practice, can help resolve different types of crises in the third millennium. The crises which are, at least in terms of space, becoming increasingly global, be it urban, ecological, economic or health-related crises.
Kenneth Frampton is a British-American architect and an architectural historian who wrote a famous essay, “Towards a Critical Regionalism” (1983), which can nowadays be understood as a response to uncritical postmodern approach. In that essay Kenneth Frampton pointed out, back in 1983, that „universal civilization“ will not be able to solve global problems without taking into consideration „autonomous cultures“.