Space, Knowledge and Power: The contribution of Michel Foucault’s thought in the studies of architecture, space and territory

This activity proposes a roundtable discussion with invited guests, scholars, writers, historians and theorists, who have employed and developed the Foucauldian thinking in the disciplines of architectural and urban history and theory, critical theory of space and geography. The discussion will be focused on the exploration of approaches to writing critical history that Michel Foucault proposed and the ways in which these have been employed as tools in the investigation of knowledge and power relations as they implicate and are related to issues of space. Hence, architectures, spaces and historical formations that have also been problematized by Michel Foucault in his lectures and writings will become sites of investigation. The aim of this roundtable is to unpack the complexity of Foucauldian thinking through its implications and effects upon studies in architecture and spatial practices.

  • Host City, Country

    London, United Kingdom

  • Dates

    1–15 November 2024 (exact date to be confirmed)

  • Organizing university or institution

    Architectural Association School of Architecture

    History & Theory Studies / MA in History & Critical Thinking Programme

  • Place where the event will be held

    Architectural Association School of Architecture

    History & Theory Studies / MA in History & Critical Thinking Programme

    36 Bedford Square

    London, U.K.

    WC1B 3ES

  • Name(s) of organizer(s)

    Dr. Eleni Axioti

    Professor Dr.Marina Lathouri