The University of Pennsylvania and Slought Foundation hosted the Second International Arakawa and Gins: Architecture and Philosophy Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference brought together over 20 scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to figure out how our species can achieve a reversible destiny. Topics explored included: biotopology – the science of viability, terminological junctions for landing sites, therapeutic applications of landing sites, how not to die by mistake, and growing the architectural body.
Date: April 4-5, 2008
Keynote: Dorothea Olkowski
Speakers: George Quasha + Chuck Stein, Don Ihde, Shaughan Lavine, Scott Faber M.D, Shaun Gallagher, Stanley Shostak, Marie-Dominique Garnier, Trish Glazebrook, James Harithas, Costica Bradatan, Blair Solovy, Lissa Wolsak, Evan Selinger, Miles Orvell, James Sherry, Gary Marcus, Alastair Noble, Gordon Bearn, Bobby + June George, Peter van Eerden, Andrew Levy, Martin Rosenberg, Jondi Keane, Alan Prohm, Reuben Baron, Klaus Benesch, Don Byrd, Robert Kocik, Joan Baron, Russell Hughes, Marta Keane
Installation by: Jondi Keane, Alan Prohm, Shaun Gallagher, Theo Lotz
Performances by: Daria Fain, Kathy Bruce