UofT Lecture: Ruinophilia
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design 1 Spadina Crescent
Join Lyndon Neri of Shanghai-based Neri&Hu Design and Research Office for this lecture on the subject of the ruin, the conception of which has long shaped Western architectural historians’ origins narrative dating back to antiquity. Largely skewed by a distinct visual culture and the optics of the “ruin gaze,” the ruin has predominantly been associated with romantic imagery possessing its own metaphysical charm. Neri will present relevant projects from his studio, seen through the critical lens of Chinese art history, to offer alternative representations of the past, readings of site, building and visual memory.