Visiting lecture from Goran Niksic, "Complexity and Contradiction in Diocletian's Palace, Split"

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

Speaker(s): 
Goran Niksic, Conservation Architect for the City of Split, Croatia
Smith Warehouse - Bay 10, 2nd Floor
Location Info

The meaning of Diocletian's Palace has been oversimplified in most of scientific research during the past two centuries. Although the original purpose of this building has recently been established as the imperial manufacture of textiles, the consequences of such new historical approach on the understanding of the architecture have not been contemplated. The well-known interpretation of the Palace as a classical monument is being substituted with an analysis based on Venturi's terms, describing the complexity and contradiction of the building on both formal and functional levels.0x0A0x0ALecture will be held in Room A266 Bay 10 on the second floor of Smith Warehouse from 5:00-6:00pm. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.