Statement of PLANTA

Talking Architecture #1
Energy, Time and Place

The first edition, held at the Kiefer Pavilion at PLANTA in November 2013, addressed the perspectives of Energy, Time and Place.


How should architects better close material cycles?
Why has self-sufficiency become a mandatory requirement of architecture?


Architecture should deal with time rather than space.
How should architects approach the theme of time from social and political relations that architecture raises?


How is the architecture established in a site?
How can architecture fit into a place?

John Palmesino

Architect and urban planner born in Switzerland. Founder, together with Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, of Territorial Agency.
Currently responsible for the Master’s degree of the Goldsmiths Research Architecture Centre, University of London.

Kees Kaan

Founder of Claus in Kaan Architecten, together with Felix Claus. Subsequently, in 2014, KAAN Architecten together with Vincent Panhuysen and Dikkie Scipio.

Lindsay Bremner

Award-winning architect, writer, lecturer and teacher. Director of Architectural Research at the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

Xiangning Li

Vice Dean and Director of International Programs and Full Professor in History, Theory and Criticism at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at Tongji University.

Zine-Eddine Seffadj

Professor of Architecture and Art History at the University of Continuing Education in Algeria. He works as a stage architect for the Algerian Ministry of Culture and is responsible for government exhibitions.

The Space

The first edition was held at the Kiefer Pavilion in November 2013.