APT TALK VOL.23 | 践享第二十三期 Kirkbride 疯人院的幽灵

历史建筑的改造再利用在当代城市更新的大背景下已成为常见的项目类型。但当改造的对象是承载特殊功能及灰暗过往的建筑物时,建筑师会面对怎样的策略挑战,又当如何在改造中处理历史与现实语境的断层。本期践谈活动我们有幸请来 Parsons School of Constructed Environments的院长Robert Kirkbride与我们分享Kirkbride精神病医院改造项目背后的故事。


How many ghosts can haunt a building at once? When the building at question is one of the 35 remaining Kirkbride Hospitals for the Insane, which share the burden of a troubled and tragic past, the answer is not simple. There are many ghosts, of various sorts. Despite the noble intent of their creators and generosity of their designs, the asylums often devolved into horrifying dystopias, and given their stigmatizing histories, they are easy targets for demolition. Yet there is a passionate and growing network of preservationists, urban explorers and paranormalists committed to preserving Kirkbride Hospitals. In this talk, Dr. Kirkbride aims to decouple the physical asylums from some of their phantoms to promote their adaptive reuse and avoid repressive and wasteful erasure. Reflecting on their tangible lessons of architectural know-how, sustainability and embodied energy, he will also consider how scholarship and design cross-pollenate one’s practice.

活动时间/Time:11/21/2017(Tuesday) 7:00 PM

活动地点/Location:纽约公共图书馆 NYPL 53rd St.Branch,18 West 53rd Street,New York

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Robert Kirkbride is Dean of Parsons School of Constructed Environments, and Associate Professor of Architecture and Product Design at Parsons School of Design, in New York City. Robert’s work integrates scholarship and design practice, investigating the interplay of physical and mental infrastructures of memory and identity. Dr. Kirkbride directs thearchitectural design atelier, studio‘patafisico’, and is also Spokesperson and a founding Trustee for PreservationWorks, a national 501c3 organization advocating the preservation and adaptive reuse of Kirkbride Plan Hospitals. In addition to contributing the introduction for 2016’s Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, for which he and co-authors Rusty Tagliareni and Christina Mathews received Author Awards from the NJSAA, Dr. Kirkbride designed the Morbid Anatomy Museum with Anthony Cohn in Brooklyn, NY, and authored the award-winning multimedia online book Architecture and Memory, which reconstructs the educational and rhetorical uses of two memory chambers from the Italian Renaissance. Robert has been a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and architect-in-residence at the Bogliasco Foundation in Genoa, Italy. 


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