10th Anniversary of Walton Critic Program

The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning has organized a major event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its Walton Critic program.

It will take place October 24-27, 2018 in Washington, DC.

During four intense days, six of the past/present 10 Walton Critics will engage our community through public lectures, design reviews, conversations, and a panel discussion.

The intention of this high-profile reunion is not only to assess the work produced over the past 10 years but also to consider future directions and opportunities. We will do this in the context of our contemporary world vis-à-vis architectural practice, education, and the objectives of the Walton program. 

This event (lectures, round-table, receptions) are all free and open to the public.

The schedule of the lectures is available here.


Stimmungen and Atmospheres: two days conference in Rome

On next 26-27 September, a two days conference on Stimmungen and Atmospheres will take place in Rome at the IISG – Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici.

Gathering scholars from all over Europe, the conference will deal with the difference and similarity between Stimmungen and Atmospheres.

For the full programme click here


“Atmosphere/Atmospheres. Testing a New Paradigm” eds. by T. Griffero and G. Moretti

We are glad to announce that the third volume of the Atmospheric Spaces book series has just been published by Mimesis International: Atmosphere/Atmospheres. Testing a New Paradigm edited by Tonino Griffero and Giampiero Moretti.

This book is the result of a seminar titled Atmosphere/Atmospheres which was held on December 6th, 2016 in the Department of Social and Human Sciences of the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. The participants’ lectures, which focused on the idea of ‘atmosphere’, both in its singular and in its plural connotation as introduced in his works by Tonino Griffero, tried to identify, according to their own area of study, the ways in which that specific notion could be presented in a variety of fields.

Sociology, anthropology, geography, economy, history, musicology and philosophy tried not only to reflect upon the notion of ‘atmosphere’ in an effort to apply it to the principles of their branch of knowledge, but also to achieve, together with other disciplines and through the notion of ‘atmosphere’, a different kind of relationship among each other.