Geography and Geographying. Notes on the Normative Disposition of Analytical Models / George Papamattheakis

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Lecture @ International Festival of Computer Arts

Live stream: Monday, 23. Nov 2020, 19:00 /

Our planetary mechanism of sensing and data processing has become an indispensable part of understanding the environment. Architect and geographer George Papamattheakis lectures on the descriptive models used and generated by this mechanism and the normative dispositions that influence how we respond to the results of these analyzes. During the talk, the short film “of Earth and Sky” will be screened, a project on the ‘Russian geodesign vernacular’ developed by Alexander Geysman, Olesia Kovalenko, Anna-Luise Lorenz, and George Papamattheakis for Strelka Institute.

George Papamattheakis is an Athens-based architect and geographer, working in the cross-section between research and design. He is mainly interested in the infrastructural space where the built environment is encoded and manifested, but also has a fascination with planetary scale systems and networks, both of which are key forces in contemporary geopower. He studied architecture and urbanism at NTU Athens and ETH Zürich, geography at HU Athens, and graduated from The New Normal research program at the Strelka Institute’s in 2019. His writings were published by Footprint, Log, Clog, Cartha, and Strelka Mag.

The lecture is co-organized by Šum jorunal and MKC Maribor and is part of the main curated program of 26th IFCA – Infrastructure Complex: Altered Earth