Semiotics and Architecture: The Dialogical Hope (Past and Future) (March 1)

Circle around the edges of architecture… and dare to envision a space of convergence between the old ages and what is still to unfold.

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ZOOM: IO2S ⚘ Semiotics and Architecture: The Dialogical Hope (Past and Future)

March 1, 2022 / 4pm (CET), 3pm (UTC)

Lecturer: Josep Muntañola Thornberg

Commentator: Isabel Marcos

Chair: William Passarini

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Josep Muntañola Thornberg is Senior Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Director of the Barcelona School of Architecture, 1980-1984. Director of the Department of Architectural Projects, between 1986-1992, and 1999-2010. Doctor Honoris Causa, Lusíada University of Lisbon, June 2005. President of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi.

Isabel Marcos is architect and semiotician. Senior Research fellow of CICS.NOVA – Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, FCSH at the NOVA University of Lisbon. She received a PhD in Semiotics (1996) from the Aarhus University (Denmark) and a PhD in Communication Sciences (2000) from the NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal). Her major publications are Semiotics of space | Spaces of Semiotics (2021); Espace, sémiotique et cognition (2014); La sémiotique de l’espace-temps face à l’accélération de l’histoire (2013), Dynamiques de la ville. Essais de sémiotique de l’espace (2007). She is the author of articles, book chapters, Conference papers, and Guest-editor of international Editions such as Degrés (Spatial Semiotics) and Aracne (Visual Semiotics). She is Vice-President of the International Association for Visual Semiotics (IAVS) and Member of the Executive Committee of the World Association of Semiotics (IASS) – National Representative of Portugal.


This event is part of the activities of the 2022 International Open Seminar on Semiotics: a Tribute to John Deely on the Fifth Anniversary of His Passing, cooperatively organized by the Institute for Philosophical Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, the Lyceum Institute, the Deely Project, Saint Vincent College, the Iranian Society for Phenomenology at the Iranian Political Science Association, the International Association for Semiotics of Space and Time, the Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Semiotic Society of America, the American Maritain Association, the International Association for Semiotic Studies, the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, the International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural Dialogue, Moscow State Academic University for the Humanities and the Mansarda Acesa with the support of the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Government of Portugal under the UID/FIL/00010/2020 project.

Image was designed by Zahra Soltani.

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