Ghost 13 International Architecture Conference: Ideas in Things

The Ghost Lab is held every summer on architect Brian MacKay-Lyons’s farm located on the coast of Nova Scotia, and has been the research laboratory for MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects since 1994. It has been a meeting place for an international school of architects who share a commitment to landscape, making and community.

From June 14-17, 2011, members of this virtual school will congregate on the Ghost site as speakers for a conference on the theme of “Ideas in Things.” Speakers include: Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa, Deborah Berke, Marlon Blackwell, Wendell Burnette, Ted Flato, Andrew Freear, Vincent James, Rick Joy, Francis Kèré, Richard Kroeker, Tom Kundig, Dan Rockhill, Peter Stutchbury, Brigitte Shim and Patricia Patkau. These architects will embrace both the academy and practice through a commitment to place while resisting the numbing effects of a globalized culture.

A book and a film will document the conference.

Registration for the full conference is $2,500 and sessions are eligible for continuing education credits. Participation is limited to 200 registrants.

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