FONDAZIONE PRADA PRESENTS DAY OF STUDY “INSIDE THE MACHINES” AT ITS VENICE VENUE
Fondazione Prada presents “Inside the Machines: a symposium devoted to Machines à penser: Architecture, Art, Philosophy”, day of study that took place on Thursday 4 October 2018 at its Venetian venue.
The day of study is originated from the exhibition “Machines à penser”, curated by Dieter Roelstraete. Speakers of “Inside the Machines” have included: Iñaki Abalos, Spanish architect and architecture critic; Michael Nedo, Director of the Wittgenstein Archive, Cambridge; Susan Philipsz, Scottish artist and recipient of the 2010 Turner Prize, whose sound installation is included in “Machine à penser”; Mark Riley, English artist, writer and Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Roehampton, London, who has displayed three works in the exhibition; Dieter Roelstraete, curator of Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago; Adam Sharr, Head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the Newcastle University, London; Thomas Wallgren, Finnish philosopher and director of The von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives, Helsinki.
The objective of this one-day discursive event was been to bring together representatives from the three fields that intersect in the “Machines à penser” project—artists, architects, philosophers—to discuss the exhibition’s core concern—recalibrating the relationship between thought and place, between insight and isolation—against the broader backdrop of some of the project’s underlying “political” preoccupations: exile and flight, the attention/distraction economy, refuge and shelter, belonging and homelessness.