EXCURSIONS@HOME - Maarten Delbeke

12-11-2020 from 18:00 to 20:00
Microsoft Teams
Wouter Davidts
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EXCURSIONS@HOME - Maarten DelbekeYou are kindly invited to attend the online lecture by Maarten Delbeke on Thursday 12 November, 8PM.

The lecture is the first in the series EXCURSIONS@HOME, in which scholars, architects and artists take us on a journey abroad. Not unlike the 18th century writer Xavier De Maistre, but supported by the newest technologies of global communication, we will travel together, yet each from our own room, to buildings, squares and sites that they cherish and wish to share with us.

You can register for this lecture via: https://eventmanager.ugent.be/maartendelbeke

Bayern - 48°8' N 11°34' E

This excursion is a virtual road-trip through Bayern, in an attempt to understand the diffusion and meaning of rococo in the region's religious architecture. We will zoom in on a few highlights but also look at lesser-known examples. Most likely we will also shortly cross the Swiss border. This road-trip is an exploration, a first acquaintance with both fascinating and uncanny phenomenon.

Maarten Delbeke is professor in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich, and adjunct-professor of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Ghent University. His research and published work focuses on architecture and the visual art in Italy and elsewhere in Europe ca. 1650-1850, and he is an active architecture critic.