Interstices 07
Gen-ius/Gen-ealogy

Edited by A.-Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul and Lucy Holmes

Gen-ius/Gen-ealogy, explores genius and genealogy as common threads within architecture and art. It also features the first English translation, by Laurence Simmons, of Giorgio Agamben’s 2004 essay “Genius”, a text that provided many contributors with a common platform for their reflections on genius and genealogy.

Contents

Introduction

Refereed papers

Thomas Mical
Genius, Genus, Genealogy: Hejduk’s Potential Angels

Guy Châtel
Plan Obus and Vipcity, as from Father to Son

Carl Douglas
Latecomers

Desley Luscombe
Constructing the Architect of the Italian Renaissance

Helene Furján
Signature Effects: John Soane and the Mark of Genius

Mirjana Lozanovska
Mistresses and Others: The “body as subject” in (architectural) discourse

Mark Jackson
Genius Loci

Laurence Simmons
“I AM”: Colin McCahon Genius or Apostle

Non-refereed Papers, Projects, Reviews, Translations

Giorgio Agamben
Genius (translation by Laurence Simmons)

Stephen Appel
Dreamlikeness

Michael Gunder
Planning’s Contradicting Genius within the Twilight against the Empty Night

Lucy Holmes
The Passion of Ignorance

Arapata Hakiwai
Carved Histories: Rotorua Ngäti Tarawhai Woodcarving

John Walsh
Genius and Genealogy

Leonhard Emmerling
Indifference as a Subversive Strategy

Tony Green
landscape/inscape

Moana Nepia
A Marriage of Convenience?