The Berlage

Final Presentation

Space, Television, and Architecture

Léa-Catherine Szacka

This event will present the results of the spring 2021 proseminar "Space, Television, and Architecture".

The six-part proseminar, taught by Léa-Catherine Szacka, explores the multiple entanglements and manifold cultural relationships between space, television, and architecture. In homage to Sigfried Giedion’s 1941 history of modern architecture and urban planning, it argues that the pandemic has accelerated a shift initiated in the immediate post-war period, when television screens started to enter private interiors. From the kitchen to the street and from the classroom to the bedroom the proseminar examined how television—while changing our ways to relate to the world—also impacted the private and public spaces we inhabit. Students will present a critical reflection in a video essay, advancing an argument on one of the themes of the seminar: obsolescence, immateriality, democracy, continuity, or populism.

Guests include Aslı Çiçek, Davide Tommaso Ferrando, and Vanessa Grossman. With contributions from Jin Young Chang, Maria Christopoulou, Ana Herreros, Maria Finagina, Georgia Katsi, Jacklyn Mickey, Ryan Ridge Rahardja, Nishi Shah, Michael Tjia, and Heng Yu.