11 December 2018 16:30Archilectures | Michael Jacob, From Faux Mountains to the Technological Origins of Landscape


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The lecture will present two recent research projects related to Michael Jakob’s teaching activity at Politecnico di Milano: Faux Mountains, that is our fascination with mountains both as form and as a sublime spectacle, and the technological origins of landscape, intended at the same time as landscape representation and landscape experienced.

Michael Jakob teaches History and Theory of Landscape at hepia, Geneva, and aesthetics of design at HEAD, Geneva. He is a visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano, at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio and at the GSD (Harvard). His teaching and research focus on landscape theory, aesthetics, the history of vertigo, contemporary theories of perception and the poetics of architecture.


Politecnico di Milano


11 December 2018


Politecnico di Milano, Edificio 5, Aula 5.03

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 - Milano