Interstices 15 (Under Construction)

Moved: On Atmospheres and Affects

November 15, 2013

Final programme and symposium brochure

The programme for the 2013 Interstices Under Construction Symposium ‘Moved: On Atmospheres and Affects’ is available below. Starting 4pm, Friday 22 November, it will run till the afternoon of 24 November 2013, with keynote speaker Professor Gernot Böhme participating at all times.

Download the programme and collection of shortened abstracts here.

New Zealand Registered Architects will accrue 80 CPD points for the entire symposium. Partial allocation of points is available. Please enquire at registration desk.

We’re looking forward to meeting you at the symposium.

Tina, Andrew and Ross.


Friday 22 November 2013
Design Theatre, Conference Centre, The University of Auckland, 22 Symonds Street
4.00 – 5.30pm Panel discussion: “Feeling good: the architecture of ambience”Chair: John Walsh. Participants: Melanie Lochore (Lochore Priest Limited), John Coop (Warren and Mahoney Architects), Malcolm Walker (Malcolm Walker Architects), Pete Bossley (Pete Bossley Architects)
5:40 – 6:00 pm Mihi whakatau, opening address: Dr Moana Nepia and Professor Dianne Brand
6:00 – 7:00 pm Keynote address: “The Aesthetics of Atmospheres – Theory and Applications” Professor Gernot Böhme
7:00 – 8:00 pm Drinks & launch Interstices 14: Immaterial Materialities
8:30 pm Dinner (optional – early registration required)
Saturday 23 November
Design Theatre, Conference Centre, The University of Auckland, 22 Symonds Street.
9:00 – 9:30 am Introduction and overview Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul, Andrew Douglas and  Ross Jenner
9:30 – 10:30 am Grounding atmosphere Chair: Ross Jenner
1. Earthquake weather, floating rocks and other atmospheric anomaliesSarah Treadwell & Laura McLauchlan
2. ReverieMichael Tawa
10:30 – 11:00 am Morning tea
11:00 – 12:30 pm Ephemeral materialsChair: Albert Refiti
1. Making Clouds: Rethinking urban contexts as differential and participatory fieldsHannah Hopewell
2. Contingency & experiential solicitation. From atmospheric awareness to immersive field of experienceIzabela Wieczorek
3. On Disgust and OdourPhilippa Nicole Barr
Move to AUT WG building, Governor Fitzroy Place
12:45 – 1:30 pm LunchTree House, Level 4, Sir Paul Reeves BuildingAUT University, Governor Fitzroy Place
Streams 1&2: Level 6, Sir Paul Reeves Building AUT University, Governor Fitzroy Place
1:30 – 3:00 pm Place effects (S 1)Chair: Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul
1. Art into Nature: Elementalism in Contemporary Public Art and ArchitectureEu Jin Chua
2. Negotiated AtmosphericsAnna Boswell
3. Suspension of PlacePeter Chivers
1:30 – 3:00 pm Embodying (S 2)Chair: Carl Douglas
1. Impressionable Atmospheres:a felt phenomenologyAnthony Brand
2. Found Subjects: the architectural object within a (spatial) knowledge societyMichael Chapman
3. Pleasure in reading traditionMirjana Lozanovska
3:00 – 3:30 pm Afternoon tea
3:30 – 5.00 pm Spinozan after-effects (S1)Chair: Andrew Douglas
1. Constructing atmospheres – a Spinozist’s driftMargit Brünner
2. Designing for affectAkari Kidd & Jan Smitheram
3. Strategic Atmospherics: The Built Pedagogy of Auckland’s ‘Learning Quarter’Sean Sturm & Stephen Turner
3:30 – 5:00 pm Performance milieus (S 2)Chair: Rafik Patel
1. Between architecture and its lived experience. The construction of the interior as tableau vivantPopi Iacovou (by Skype)
2. Digital Atmospheres: Rethinking public place in light of locative and pervasive communication technologiesFarzad Gharaghooshi
3. Cadenced Horizons: Adolphe Appia’s Scenic ArchitectureRoss Anderson
5:00 – 6:00 pm Drinks
7:00 pm Conference DinnerVivace’s, 50 High St, Auckland (included in full registration)
Sunday 24 November
Streams 1&2: Level 6, Sir Paul Reeves Building,  AUT University
9:00 – 10:30 am Conducting (S 1)Chair: Albert Refiti
1. The Political Aesthetics of Police KettlingScott Sørli (by Skype)
2. Boringness and Boredom: the Political Affections of Modern ArchitectureChristian Parreno
3. Inorganic CollectionsCarl Douglas
9:00 – 10:30 am End moves (S 2)Chair: Sarah Treadwell
1. On being moved: memorials, affect and activationAlison Atkinson-Phillips
2. Black Sun: Postnatural atmospheresStephen Loo
3. Affective rememberingLuiza Nader
10:30 – 11:00 am Morning tea
11:00 – 12:30 pm RarefactionChair:  Andrew Douglas
1. Drawing of Breath: a provisional diagram for the reciprocal relations between atmospheres and affectsChris Cottrell
2. Air and Architecture: everything together and simultaneously nothingAinslie Murray
3. The Cultural Production of AtmospheresTim Adams (Non-Refereed Presentation)
12.30 – 12:50 pm Concluding remarksGernot Böhme
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch Yum Char at Jin Hai Wan Chinese Seafood Restaurant‎ (not included in registration)
2:30 – 5:00 pm Pacific Spaces & Sacred Houses
Participants:Albert L. Refiti, Deidre Brown, Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul, Mike Austin, Michael Goldsmith, Jeremy Treadwell, Tēvita Ka’ili, Sean Mallon, Karlo Mila-Schaaf, Hūfanga ‘Okusitino Māhina, Moana Nepia, Karamia Muller, Bruce Moa, Athol Greentree, Sēmisi F Potauaine, Raukura Turei & Elisapeta Heta.