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PhD Seminar: Georges Teyssot – «Machines Célibataires»

The Architecture Departments of Lusófona University of Lisbon and Oporto are organizing a seminar – Architecture: Design and Research – for the current academic year.

This friday

16 April 2021
15:00 (Lisbon Time)
Georges Teyssot – ” Machines Célibataires”

Please, feel invited to participate:



This seminar looks at certain aspects of technology, illustrating different features of modernity through the consideration of the body in its cultural and social space. Drawing inspiration from various sources, the students are led to rethink the schemas of architecture in terms of the environment for the neo-technical body. Beginning with the notion of “celibate machines”, the conference should lead to a critical reflection on the themes of the prosthetic body as presented by Sigfried Giedion.

Biographical Note

Georges Teyssot is Professor at Laval University’s School of Architecture, Quebec City (QC, CA). He is the author of many books, including Die Krankheit des Domizils (1989), The History of Garden Design (1991, 2000), and The American Lawn (1999). He has written the introduction to the volume of Diller + Scofidio, Flesh: Architectural Probes (1995, 2011). The University of Coimbra has translated and published an anthology of his essays in Portuguese: Da teoria de Arquitectura: doze ensaios (Lisbon, Edições 70, 2010). More recently, he has published a volume entitled A Topology of Everyday Constellations, (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2013), of which he has edited the French version: Une topologie du quotidien, (Lausanne, CH: PPUR, 2016).