ARCHITECTURE STEINER CONFERENCE 2013


 ARCHITECTURE STEINER CONFERENCE 2013 is an activity of the Art Group of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain.  The aim of the Art Group is to support the work of the Art Section. The Art Section is active globally and is a part of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland.  Its object is to create a network of practitioners of architecture, sculpture, painting and other visual art forms who are active or interested in the Art Section. Further information from Christian Thal-Jantzen christianthaljantzen@gmail.com

EVENTS

public events

talks

Margaret Colquhoun   Wholeness, an approach to the environment underpinning design

Espen Tharaldsen      "Walls Which Are Not Walls" - Today’s struggle between wholeness and fragmentation in architecture                             

Sunand Prasad           The Sum and the Parts    - exploring how an art of assembly such as architecture can construct genuine ‘wholes’

presentations

Peter Clegg     Wholeness and Fluidity

Organic Architecture

     Pieter van der Ree     Creating Out of a New Awareness of Wholeness 

UK Steiner-inspired projects:  presentations and panel discussion     

     Presenters     Peter Clegg, Nicolas Pople, David Tasker, Sarah Wigglesworth

     Chaired by     Richard Coleman

 

EMERSON COLLEGE MASTERPLAN, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, 2012

legacy lecture series 

RUDOLF STEINER and modern architecture                Nicolas Pople                         

ERIK ASMUSSEN                                                          Filip Henley                                                

IMRE MAKOVECZ                                              Ferenc Salamin 

REX RAAB                                                         Tony Cooper and Christian Thal-Jantzen          

JOHN WILKES                                                   Ian Trousdell  

 

working groups     Three-day intensive sessions

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Espen Tharaldsen      “Walls Which Are Not Walls” - On Steiner's ideas for an organic approach to architecture                             translation and assistance by architect Fritz Wessling

Tony Cooper and Christian Thal-Jantzen          Rudolf Steiner Architecture – how do we find in our own schooling, inspired by Steiner's own buildings, keys to working with present and future challenges?

Christopher Day         Consensus Design on a site-specific project                             

Luigi Fiumara and Lothar Haasis         Gathering Spaces and the social-spiritual dimension  of architecture

Nicolas Pople and David Tasker          Structure Form and Geometry with particular reference to the life and work of the honeybee

 


workshops     

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP     10 to 11 July 2013

Margaret Colquhoun and Margaret Shillan       Looking at Landscape with the Eyes of the Elements

Tony Cooper and Christian Thal-Jantzen          Rudolf Steiner Architecture – how do we find in our own schooling, inspired by Steiner's own buildings, keys to working with present and future challenges?

 

MAIN CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS     11 to 14 July 2013 Single day sessions

Philip Beaven and Sigune Brinch                   Eurythmy

Philip Beaven                                                 The Twelve Senses

Pieter van der Ree                                         Exploring the Future of Organic Architecture

Ian Trousdell                                                  Healing Water

                                                                       Metamorphosis in Nature and the Artistic Process

 

 

delegate’s presentations     Optional short quickfire presentations

exhibitions

     Rudolf Steiner Architecture

     Selected works of contributors

        Gertraud Goodwin         sculpture

        Robert Lord                    colour work

        Margaret Shillan            work inspired by Goethean Science

        Jonathan Soper              coloured glass carving

         

open studios      Healing Water Foundation, Glass Sculpture Studio

excursions     to local Steiner-inspired designs

 

 

 

What the human being sees

What is poured into his environment

Becomes a force in him

In accordance with it he forms himself

-Rudolf Steiner

 

Kindergarten, Bergen, Espen Tharaldsen, 1981 

Waldorf School, Stavanger, Espen Tharaldsen, 1989 

Conference Centre, Jaerna, Espen Tharaldsen, 2009-ongoing