Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity


Date: August 17 – 19, 2006
Venue: Sydney, Australia

Conference organised by the Centre for Social Theory and Design at the University of Technology Sydney, in particular: Dr Tara Forrest, Professor Andrew Benjamin and Dr Charles Rice.

Walter Benjamin’s work remains central to discussions of modernity within the Humanities, Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. This conference will bring together scholars working on all aspects of Benjamin’s work as well as those who deploy the insights of that work in developing projects of their own. In addition, we are particularly interested in papers related to the following themes:

– Benjamin and the city

– The uptake of Benjamin’s thought in architectural theory

– Politics and Benjamin’s oeuvre

– Benjamin’s radio scripts and the technology of radio

– The use of Benjamin’s thinking in theorizing new media

Abstracts of 300 wordsshould be sent to These will be subject to a refereeing process. We also invite proposals for panels of three papers organized around a particular theme. Papers delivered at the conference should be 20 minutes in length.

See for submissions details, registration, and all further information:
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