• Inger Louise Berling Hyams (Oplægsholder)

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In architecture school an important part of the educational system is the regular critique or the so-called “pin-up”, where a small panel of professors make judgment and comment on the students work, while the rest of the class observes. This paper uses the situation of the architecture school critique as an example on which basis the application of judgments of the agreeable and beautiful can be discussed. The Kantian distinction between the agreeable [Angenehme] and the beautiful [Schöne] at its core holds the difference between whether we judge something to be agreeable for just ourselves or whether we judge it to have extrapersonal value (beautiful). In architecture questions adhering to the beautiful is particularly relevant because the architect usually creates something that is for someone else and therefore cannot be satisfactory if only agreeable to themselves. The architecture school aims to train the architecture students not only in the technical production of a structure but also in the production of pleasing aesthetic effects. However, how is it possible to educate taste without falling into what David Berger has called not a cultivation, but suppression of an individual’s taste? The discussion of the critique situation as an example aims to shed light on this more general problem.
Periodemaj 2017
BegivenhedstitelAesthetics Unlimited: TASTE - inaugural conference
Grad af anerkendelseInternational


  • Kant
  • architecture education
  • evaluation, aesthetic disciplines