MALICIOUS HOUSES: ANIMISM AND ANIMOSITY FROM MIES TO MURNAU

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SPYROS PAPAPETROS

Spyros Papapetros is associate professor of history and theory in the School of Architecture and a member of the executive committees of the Program in European Cultural Studies and the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. He studies the intersections between art, architecture, psychoanalysis, and psychological aesthetics. He is the author of On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture, and the Extension of Life (University of Chicago Press, 2012), the co-editor (with Julian Rose) of Retracing the Expanded Field: Encounters between Art and Architecture (The MIT Press, 2014), and the editor of Space as Membrane by Siegfried Ebeling (Architectural Association Publications, 2010).

SANTIAGO BORJA

Santiago Borja, (Mexico City, 1970) graduated in architecture from the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City and completed a Master’s degree in Theory and Practice of Contemporary Art and New Media at the Paris 8 Univesity, France. He has also participated in several academic programmes at Central St. Martins in London and the National Arts Centre in Mexico.

His current work is based on the intersection between art, architecture and anthropology. His most emblematic projects include Site for Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye in Poissy, France, Fort Da/Sampler in the Neutra-VDL House in Los Angeles, In the Shadow of the Sun at the IMMA in Dublin, Divan at the Freud Museum in London, Décalage at the El Eco Experimental Museum in Mexico City, Halo in the Le Corbusier Pavillon, CIUP Paris. He is currently preparing Thought-Forms for the Sonneveld House in Rotterdam, his participation in the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, and an installation at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Taliesin West, Arizona. He has received the support of numerous institutions including the Jumex Foundation/Collection, The Graham Foundation in Chicago and the Marcelino Botin Foundation in Santander, Spain, amongst others. He is currently a member of the SNCA-FONCA.

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