Ringvorlesung Architectural Research

About the lecture series

The lecture series ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH represents an integral part of the Doctoral School of Architecture in Graz. With international and local scholars contributing to the program, the lectures introduce current projects, methods and theoretical positions in the field of architectural research. The lectures are followed by workshops in which the lecturers discuss and exchange ideas with the participants registered for the doctoral program.

Die Ringvorlesung ARCHITEKTURFORSCHUNG bildet einen integralen Bestandteil der Grazer Doctoral School Architektur. Lehrende der TU Graz und internationale Gäste stellen aktuelle Projekte der Architekturforschung hinsichtlich ihrer Konzepte, Methoden und Ergebnisse vor. In Workshops diskutieren die Vortragenden mit angemeldeten TeilnehmerInnen der Ringvorlesung über ihre Zugänge zur Architekturforschung und die sich daraus eröffnenden Forschungsfragestellungen.

Organisation / Leitung: Daniel Gethmann

Lecture Series 2017/18

Antoine Picon: Architecture and the Digital: A Question of Materiality

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

02.10.2017 - 19.00, HS II

Antoine Picon is the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Director of Research at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is also Director of Research at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris and Chairman of the Fondation Le Corbusier. Trained as an engineer, architect, and historian, Picon works on the history of architectural and urban technologies from the eighteenth century to the present. He has published extensively on this subject. Four of his books are devoted to the transition from early-modern societies to the industrial era: French Architects and Engineers in the Age of Enlightenment (1988, English translation 1992), Claude Perrault (1613-1688) ou la curiosité d’un classique (1988), L’Invention de L’ingénieur moderne, L’Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées 1747-1851 (1992), and Les Saint-Simoniens: Raison, Imaginaire, et Utopie (2002).

With La Ville territoire des cyborgs (1998), Picon began to investigate the changes brought to cities and architecture by the development of digital tools and digital culture. His three most recent books are dealing extensively with this question. Digital Culture in Architecture: An Introduction for the Design Profession (2010), Ornament: The Politics of Architecture and Subjectivity (2013), and Smart Cities: A Spatialised Intelligence (2015).

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Tim Ingold: What if the City were an Ocean, and its Buildings Ships?

University of Aberdeen

19.10.2017 - 19.00, HS L

Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, and a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Following 25 years at the University of Manchester, Ingold moved in 1999 to Aberdeen, where he established the UK’s newest Department of Anthropology. Ingold has carried out ethnographic fieldwork among Saami and Finnish people in Lapland, and has written on environment, technology and social organisation in the circumpolar North, the role of animals in human society, issues in human ecology, and evolutionary theory in anthropology, biology and history. In his more recent work, he has explored the links between environmental perception and skilled practice. Ingold is currently writing and teaching on issues on the interface between anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. He is the author of The Perception of the Environment (2000), Lines (2007), Being Alive (2011), Making (2013) and The Life of Lines (2015).

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Alexander Hagner: Edges: Working on Spatial and Social Borders

Graz University of Technology / Carinthia University of Applied Sciences / gaupenraub+/-

16.11.2017 - 19.00, HS VIII

Alexander Hagner is the Endowed Chair for Social Architecture at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and Guest Professor at Graz University of Technology, Institute of Housing. Before graduating in architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 1995, he completed a carpentry apprenticeship. Since 2000 he has been teaching at different academic institutions and design schools. Together with Ulrike Schartner, he founded gaupenraub+/-(https://architektur.se/) in 1999, an open office for architecture, design, and urban strategies which focuses on the development of alternative architecture projects for homeless people, for example, the emergency overnight accommodation VinziRast 2004, the flat share shelter VinziRast-WG 2010, or the VinziRast-mittendrin in 2013. Currently gaupenraub+/- is realising the very low-threshold housing project VinziDorf Wien together with voluntary workers.

His most important awards include the Urban Living Award 2013 and the Bauherrenpreis 2014 for VinziRast-mittendrin. He was also nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2015.

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Deland Chan: Advancing a Human-Centered Approach to Cities: Methods and Approaches of the Stanford Human Cities Initiative

Stanford University

23.11.2017 - 19.00, HS II

Deland Chan teaches in the Program on Urban Studies at Stanford University and leads the Human Cities Initiative. She has spent the past decade working to develop initiatives that advance equitable approaches to urban sustainability, transportation, and public space. At Stanford, Deland teaches project-based studios, Sustainable Cities and International Urbanization, where students collaborate with NGOs and government agencies on sustainability projects. Her research focuses on participatory planning methods and urban sustainability frameworks. Deland completed her undergraduate studies in Urban Studies and Sociology from Stanford University and graduate studies in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. Recent publications: "ICT-Enabled Cross-Cultural Education in Sustainable Urbanization", American Society of Civil Engineers International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, 2017, “Renewing Places for People: Training Human-Centered Designers and Planners to Foster Inclusive Cities”, Future of Places Conference Proceedings, 2015, “Addressing Air Pollution Impacts on Senior Citizens in Beijing, China: The International Urbanization Seminar” in: Abendroth, Lisa M., and Bryan Bell (eds.): Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies. Routledge, forthcoming.

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Angelika Schnell: Research on and with Architectural Design

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

30.11.2017 - 19.00, HS L

Angelika Schnell is professor for architecture theory and history at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She studied theatre science and architecture at the LMU Munich, the TU Berlin and the TU Delft and received her awarded PhD on the theoretical work on Aldo Rossi in 2009. From 1993 until 2001 she worked as an editor of the architecture theory magazine ARCH+ and hold several teaching positions in architectural history and theory at the Technical University Berlin, the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, the University of Groningen, the University of Innsbruck. She is permanent member of the editorial boards of the magazines ARCH+ and Candide (journal for architectural knowledge) and co-editor of the Bauwelt Fundamente, a renowned book series on architecture theory. Among her numerous international publications are: Entwerfen Erforschen. Der “performative turn” im Architekturstudium, Birkhäuser, Basel/Berlin 2016; BIG!BAD? MODERN: (eds.), A research project by the Institute for Art and Architecture, Vienna, Park Books, Zurich 2015; „Den Entwurf entwerfen (To Design the Design)“, in: Margitta Buchert (ed.), Reflexives Entwerfen – Reflexive Design, Jovis, Berlin 2014, 166-187; Die Konstruktion des Wirklichen – Eine systematische Untersuchung der geschichtstheoretischen Position in der Architekturtheorie Aldo Rossis, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart 2009.

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Workshops

Lecture Series 2016/17

Andrew Herscher: Black and Blight

Stanford University/University of Michigan

10.10.2016 - 19.00

Trained as an architect and historian of architecture, Andrew Herscher studies the spatial politics of humanitarian and human rights issues, displacement and migration, collective identity and memory, and contemporary art and architecture. He works both in the academy and in hybrid public collaborations that have included the Detroit Unreal Estate Agency, an open-access platform for the study of urban crisis; the We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective; and Detroit Resists, a coalition of activists, artists, architects, and community members working on behalf of an inclusive, equitable, and democratic city. Among his publications are Violence Taking Place: The Architecture of the Kosovo Conflict, published by Stanford University Press in 2010; The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit, published by the University of Michigan Press in 2012; and Displacements: Architecture and Refugee, forthcoming from Sternberg Press.

Markus Penell: It‘s Baukunst

Graz University of Technology / O&O Baukunst, Berlin

17.11.2016 - 19.00

Markus Penell studied architecture and urban and regional planning in Berlin. Since 1996 he is working at O&O Baukunst. Since 2001 he has been managing the Berlin office and since 2011 he is one of the six managing partners. He is largely responsible for urban development master plans, such as the plan work for downtown Berlin. In addition to various other projects, he was responsible for the district center Think-K in Stuttgart, which combines a master plan from O&O Baukunst by David Chipperfield Architects, Baumschlager Eberle, and KCAP. Currently he is supervising the projects: “Urbane Mitte Gleisdreieck”, Berlin and “Alexander Berlin Capital Tower”, a 150 metres high tower at Berlin‘s famous Alexanderplatz. Markus Penell is currently a Guest-Professor at Graz University of Technology at the Institute of Design and Building Typology. Recent publications: Portfolio O&O Baukunst (Berlin: Jovis, 2015); GrossBigUrban (Institut für Gebäudelehre TU Graz, 2015); O&O Baukunst Issue 2015, Issue 2014, Issue 2013, annual review. Lectures and Teaching (selection): In 2015 Visiting Professor at Graz University of Technology, Institute of Design and Building Typology: “GrossBigUrban – Grossform am Gleisdreieck Berlin”; in 2015 Visiting Professor at Ilia University of Tbilisi, DesignWorkshop “TrolleyStationTbilisi”; in 2014 Bauwelt Congress: “Generation City – Urbanity Without a Concept?”; in 2014 Graz University of Technology, Institute of Design and Building Typology: “Stadtgrazer”; in 2013 International Design Workshop “Neubau Agrartechnisches Institut Potsdam” Potsdam School of Architecture (ehem. FH Potsdam).

Aglaée Degros: Mobility Space, Research and Design

Graz University of Technology

12.01.2017 - 19.00

Aglaée Degros (born in Leuven, Belgium) is the head of the Institute of Urbanism at Graz University of Technology. In the past she has been a visiting professor and guest lecturer at several architecture institutions throughout Europe, including the Academy of Architecture in Arnhem (2015), the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam (2014). She had a professorship of Urban Culture and Public Space at Vienna University of Technology (2010), and was visiting professor at the Vrije University in Brussels. Aglaée Degros is, together with Stefan Bendiks, cofounder of Artgineering (2001), an office for urban planning and infrastructure based in Brussels. Their work has won several awards, such as the Karl Hofer award of the UdK Berlin and Europan 6. Recent publications: A. Degros/M. De Cleene: Brussels, [re]discovering its spaces / Bruxelles, à la [re]conquête de ses espaces / Brussel [her]verovert haar Buitenruimte, 2014; S. Bendiks/A. Degros: Fietsinfrastructuur - Cycle infrastructure, nai010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2013; Artgineering: N4 - toward a living infrastructure!, A16 Editions, Brussels, 2008.

Stephan Gregory: Jesuit Tropics. Spatial Politics of the Jesuit Missions in Colonial Brazil

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

19.01.2017 - 19.00

Stephan Gregory studied medicine in Marburg and Berlin, philosophy and German literature at the Universities of Munich and Vienna. From 1998 to 2004 he worked as a lecturer of Media Theory and Cultural Studies at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart. In 2007 he received his PhD with a thesis on the epistemological policies of 18th century‘s secret societies. From 2010 to 2016 he has been assistant professor for the History of Media and the Media of History at Bauhaus-University of Weimar. He is conducting the research project “Mimesis Tropical” within the DFG research team Media and Mimesis, based in Weimar. In the winter semester 2016-2017 he is a fellow at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) in Weimar. Recent publications include: Media in action. From Exorcism to Mesmerism. In: communication +1, Vol. 4 (2015), Article 3. Available at: scholarworks.umass.edu/cpo/vol4/iss1/3. Rousseaus Experimente. Wie man zur Natur zurückkehrt. In: Maud Meyzaud (ed): Arme Gemeinschaft. Rousseaus Moderne, (Berlin: b_books, 2015), S. 20-48. Leuchtende Luft. Mimesis des Atmosphärischen bei Aretino und Tizian, in: Urs Büttner and Ines Theilen (eds): Phänomene der Atmosphäre. Ein Kompendium, (upcoming, 2017). Cartesian illuminations. Descartes and the Transfers of Light between Physics and Philosophy. In: Ronit Milano and Ruth Lubashevsky (eds): Light in a Socio-Cultural Perspective, (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, upcoming, 2017).

Carlotta Darò: The Geometry of Sound. On Gustave Lyon Acoustician.

Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris Malaquais, ENSAPM

26.01.2017 - 19.00

Carlotta Darò is an Assistant Professor at the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris Malaquais (ENSAPM), France where she is also a member of Laboratoire Infrastructure, Architecture, Territoire (LIAT). She is an art historian whose work explores the impact of sound technologies, telecommunications infrastructures, and media on modern architectural and urban theories. Carlotta Darò obtained her MA from Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy and her MPhil and PhD from Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. She was previously a Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Center for Architecture (2008) and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History & Communication Studies at McGill University (2009-11), both in Montreal, Canada. She has recently published Sound avant-garde in architecture (Les presses du réel, 2013) and Les Murs du Son (Editions B2, 2015), and is the organizer of the international conference on The Architectural Acoustics: Theories, Practices, Cultures at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (October 2016).

Lecture Series 2015/16

Daniel Wetzel: One Archive: One Document

Rimini Protokoll, Berlin

13.10.2015 - 19.00

Daniel Wetzel has studied Applied Theatre Sciences in Giessen and since 2000 has been collaborating with Helgard Haug and Stefan Kaegi, under the label Rimini Protokoll. They work in the field of theatre and related forms, a team of author-directors in constellations of two or three and solo as well. At the focus of their work lies the continuous development of the tools of the theater to allow for unusual perspectives on our reality. They are engaged in various independent forms of artistic research and have received several awards including the Solver Lion of the Venice Theater Biennale, the German National Theater Award Der Faust, the Excellence Award of the Japan Media Arts Festival. Publication: Rimini Protokoll (Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel): ABCD. Edited by Johannes Birgfeld. Berlin 2012. http://www.rimini-protokoll.de/website/de/index.php

Bas Smets: The Invention of Landscape

Graz University of Technology / Bureau Bas Smets, Brussels

03.11.2015 - 19.00

Bas Smets received a master’s degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering from the University of Leuven, and a postgraduate qualification in Landscape Architecture from the University of Geneva. He has taught landscape architecture in the La Cambre School of Architecture in Brussels, in the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Versailles. He regularly gives lectures at a number of institutions, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam and the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris. He is currently guest-professor at the Graz University of Technology at the Institute of Architecture and Landscape.

In 2008, he was awarded the French prize for young landscape architects 'Les Nouveaux Albums des Jeunes Architectes et des Paysagistes'. His office, founded in Brussels in 2007, currently employs 15 architects and landscape architects. Bas Smets works on landscape designs in many countries and has delivered projects in more than different 10 countries. He has been appointed the general commissioner of the 2017 edition of the Biennial of architecture of Bordeaux.

Recent publications include: Bas Smets: Landscape Stories. Brussels 2015; Bureau Bas Smets: Paysages: 3 Expositions. Brussels 2014 J. Desimini/Bas Smets: Territories of Engagement: Interview with Bas Smets. In: Harvard Design Magazine 36 (2013), pp. 38-39; Bas Smets: Brussels. City of Tributary Valleys. In: Marleen Wynants/Goedele Nuyttens (Hg.): Bridges over Troubled Water. Brussels 2012, pp. 241-250. http://www.bassmets.be/practice/publications

Milica Tomić: Returns of Knowledge: Art, Violence and Subjugated Knowledge

Graz University of Technology

19.11.2015 - 19.00

Milica Tomić [born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia] is the head of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Graz University of Technology and professor at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art /NTNU in Norway [2014/15]. She explores different genres and methods of artistic practice that center on investigating, unearthing, and bringing to public debate issues related to political violence, economic underpinnings and social amnesia. Tomić is a founding member of a New Yugoslav art/theory group Grupa Spomenik [2002] and Four Faces of Omarska [2010], and she has participated in international exhibitions such as 24th Sao Paulo Biennale [1998], 49th/50th Venice Biennale [2001/2003]; 8th International Istanbul Biennial [2003]; 15th Sydney Biennale [2006]; After Year Zero /Forensis, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany [2013/2014], Invisible Violence, Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art, Vitoria [2014]; The School of Kyiv - The Biennial [2015].

Marc Hoppermann: Research by Design

UNStudio, Amsterdam

26.11.2015 - 19.00

After his studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf and the Technical University in Vienna, Marc Hoppermann joined UNStudio Amsterdam in 2006. In addition to his project responsibilities as a Senior Architect/ Associate, Marc is heading the Smart Parameter Platform, the office’s knowledge platform for design computing, digital fabrication and Building Information Modeling (http://www.unstudio.com/research/spp/). In addition to the activities as an architect he is an educator in the field of computational design. He held a professorship (interim) at the University of Applied Science in Trier in 2012, where he led the department for digital design and he has taught courses at various universities in Europe. Publications: M. Hoppermann/H. Reuvers/P. Nap: Design to Installation of a free-form roof cladding with a flexible mould. In: Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015: Amsterdam Future Visions; M. Van Veen/M. Hoppermann/A. Dingsté: Innovations in the design and production of a free form shell structure - The building of the public transport terminal Arnhem. In: Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015, Amsterdam Future Visions; G. Fagerström/M. Hoppermann/N. Almeida/M. Zangerl/S. Rocchetti/B. Van Berkel (UNStudio): softBIM: An Open Ended Building Information Model in Design Practice. In: M. Cabrinha/J. K. Johnson/K. Steinfeld (eds.): Synthetic Digital Ecologies: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design. In: Architecture (ACADIA), San Francisco, 2012, pp. 37-46.

Andreas Fuchs: New Adventures in Research and Development

FAT LAB Stuttgart / University of Applied Sciences RheinMain Wiesbaden

03.12.2015 - 19.00

Andreas Fuchs is the founder of FAT LAB, Stuttgart and Professor for building technologies and design at the University of Applied Sciences RheinMain, Wiesbaden. As a result of numerous research and development projects, FAT LAB have been raising emerging topics by presenting various prototypes at international trade fairs. Resulting products and concept studies, e.g. CTB, a micro solar shading design, developed in cooperation with Schüco, have been honored with the Reddot Design Award, iF Design Award, Innovation Award For Glass And Architecture and have been nominated for the German Design Award 2016. Current Publications include: Fuchs, Andreas/Peters, Stefan/Hans, Oliver/Möhring, Jörg: Schüco Parametric System - Uniqueness in Series. In: Oliver Englhardt (Hg.): Proceedings oft he International Conference: Advanced Building Skins, Graz 2015, 31-36; Fuchs, Andreas/Ernst, Frederik: Opak und fugenlos. In: DBZ 9/2015, 60-63; Fuchs, Andreas/Pelzer, Michael: Parametrisches Fassadensystem. In: Glasbau 2014, 314-321.

Lecture Series 2014/15

David Gissen: When Architecture was History

California College of the Arts

30.10.2014 - 19.00

David Gissen is a historian of architecture, landscape and urbanism. His writing and historical projects offer alternative histories of nature and landscape in the built environment. He is the author of the books Subnature (2009), Manhattan Atmospheres (2014), and Territory (2010) and the projects "The Mound of Vendome" (Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2014), "Museums of the City" (Landscape Futures, Nevada Museum of Art), and "Pittsburgh Reconstruction" (2006-10). He is an associate professor of architecture at the California College of the Arts.

Andreas Trummer: Robotic Informed Material Systems

Graz University of Technology

20.11.2014 - 19.00

Andreas Trummer is co-director of the Institute for Structural Design at Graz University of Technology, where he is heading the robotic laboratories. He teaches courses in structural design and structural robotics, as well as design studios related to question of material fabrication and structures. Trummer received his Diplom-Ingenieur degree in Civil Engineering from Graz University of Technology and a Doctoral Degree from Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences.

Trummer’s research shifts significantly form a more engineering prospective to a more design related approach. This research focuses on integration of robotic technology into fabrication and construction processes for structural systems made of concrete and timber. His projects are realized in collaboration with industry partners as well as in collaboration with the faculties of mechanical and civil engineering. Trummer was a research fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2013, where he explored structural ceramic systems, presented in exhibitions in Valencia and Vienna. The latest results are documented in his habilitation thesis, presented in 2014. His most recent publications include: ‘Mill to Fit’ / [En]Coding Architecture (Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, 2014), ‘Mill to Fit: The Robarch’ / Rob Arch – Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design (Wien: Springer, 2013), ‘Beyond Parametric Design’ / advanced building skins (Graz 2012).

Martin Bechthold: Happy Accidents?

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Graz University of Technology

11.12.2014 - 19.00

Martin Bechthold is Professor of Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design (Harvard University), director of the Material Processes and Systems Group (MaPS), and director of the GSD’s Doctor of Design Program. Bechthold’s interdisciplinary research on material systems investigates and develops novel strategies and solutions for construction at multiple scales. Current projects explore design robotics and strategic customization for architectural ceramics, and contribute to integrating questions of life cycle design into sustainable building design. He co-leads the interdisciplinary Adaptive Living Environments (ALivE) group, a research collaboration between the Harvard Graduate School of Design and scientist from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. The group is developing new adaptive material systems based on nano-technologies. Recent work has led to several inventions and publications of novel material systems focused on enhancing building performance and occupant’s experiences. The Wyss Institute recently appointed Bechthold as Associate Faculty.

Bechthold is the co-author of Structures (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2013) and Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (Newark: John Wiley and Sons, 2005) as well as the author of Innovative Surface Structures (Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis, 2008), a book that addresses the increasing conflation of structural design and digital fabrication techniques through the microcosm of thin shells and membranes. His forthcoming book ‘Ceramic Material Systems’ with Birkhäuser will be the first comprehensive review of innovation in ceramic construction systems. Bechthold holds a doctor of design degree from Harvard University, and a Diplom-Ingenieur in Architecture degree from the RWTH Aachen, Germany. At the TU Graz Bechthold is visiting professor at the Institute für Tragwerksentwurf (ITE), co-teaches the studio ‘Ceramic Re:Visions’ and continues his research collaboration with ITE faculty.

Franziska Hederer: On the Oscillating Boundaries of Architecture

Graz University of Technology

18.12.2014 - 19.00

Franziska Hederer works as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Spatial Design at Graz University of Technology. Since 1992 Hederer has been involved in and worked on motion performances in public spaces. In this context she primarily focuses on the notions of the perception and appropriation of space. She experimentally contemplates and investigates this topic which lies at the intersections between architecture, the habitual and ordinary, and research and art.

Hederer studied Architecture at Graz University of Technology (AT) and Delft University of Technology (NL) She holds a Diplom-Ingenieur degree in Architecture from Graz University of Technology and earned her PhD with a dissertation on The Texture of Space: On the Analysis of Spatialities in 2003 at Graz University of Technology. She has been guest lecturer at the Technical University of Liverpool (UK), KTH-Stockholm (SE) and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Her most recent publications include: ‚The Adventure of Arriving’ / Spatial Explorations (Center for Intermediality Studies in Graz 2010), ‚Delimiting Sense and Sensibility’ / Thinking Space (Sulgen/Zürich: niggli Verlag 2010), ‚Positions on the Appropriation of Space’ / Space and Juvenile Labour (Berlin-Wien: LIT-Verlag 2014)

Markus Krajewski: (Re-)Constructing the Conscience. About German Post-War Architecture and its Media

University of Basel

8.1.2015 - 19.00

Markus Krajewski is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is the author of Paper Machines. About Cards & Catalogs, 1548–1929 (The MIT Press, 2011), Der Diener. Mediengeschichte einer Figur zwischen König und Klient (S. Fischer, 2010) [= The Servant. Media History of a Figure between King and Client, Yale University Press 2016], and of Restlosigkeit: Weltprojekte um 1900 (S. Fischer, 2006) [= World Projects. Global Information Before World War I, University of Minnesota Press, 2014]. His current research projects include the problem of planned obsolescence, media and architecture, epistemology of the peripheral, and the history of exactitude in scholarly and scientific contexts. He is also developer and maintainer of the bibliography software synapsen—a hypertextual card index (www.verzetteln.de/synapsen). For further information see: gtm.mewi.unibas.ch.

Christina Vagt: Parts, Wholes, and the City. Buckminster Fuller and the Delos-Symposia

Berlin Institut of Technology

15.1.2015 - 19.00

Christina Vagt teaches cultural and media theories at the Institute of Philosophy, Literature, and the History of Science and Technology at the Berlin Institute of Technology. In 2013 she was visiting professor for media history and media theory at Bauhaus University Weimar, and in 2012 she was visiting fellow and Fulbright scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. She is the author of Geschickte Sprünge. Physik und Medium bei Martin Heidegger (Berlin-Zürich: Diaphanes, 2012) and of numerous essays on cultural technologies, media, and aesthetics. She is the editor of the first German edition of Henri Bergson’s book on Einstein’s theory of relativity: Henri Bergson, Dauer und Gleichzeitigkeit (Hamburg: Philo Fine Arts, forthcoming), and together with Florian Sprenger, she is the co-editor of: “The Afterlives of Systems”, Communication+1, Vol. 3, 2014 (www.communication+1.com)

Lecture Series 2013/14

R. Shane Williamson: Incremental

University of Toronto

24.10.2013 - 19.00

Ardeashir Mahdavi: On the Expanding Horizon of Research in Building Pysics

TU Wien

21.10.2013 - 18.00

Silke Steets: Architecture, Sociologically, Considered

TU Darmstadt

28.11.2013 - 18.00

Johannes Fiedler: Privatisation: On Compounds, Public Space, Surrogates and Private Governance

Addis Ababa University

19.12.2013 - 18.00

Andreas Rumpfhuber: Architecture of Immaterial Labor

Wien

09.01.2014 - 18.00

Petra Petersson / Christina Linortner: Practice Based Research

TU Graz

16.01.2014 - 18.00

Timotheus Vermeulen: Metamodernism

Radboud University Nijmegen

23.01.2014 - 18.00

Lecture Series 2012/13

Brian Cody: Form follows Energy

Technische Universität Graz

29.11.2012 - 19.00

Andreas Lichtblau: Konstruieren von Identitäten. Die Nachverdichtung bestehender Bausubstanz

Technische Universität Graz

17.12.2012 - 19.00

Lukasz Stanek: Henri Lefebvre on Space

Center for Advanced Studies in The Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

10.01.2013 - 19.00

Wolfgang Schäffner: Neue Architekturen des Wissens. Ein interdisziplinäres Labor

Humboldt Universität Berlin

17.01.2013 - 19.00

Jane Rendell: May Mo(u)rn: A Site-Writing.

The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

24.01.2013 - 19.00

Lecture Series 2011/12

Albena Yaneva: Urban Controversies and the Making of the Social

University of Manchester

17.11.2011 - 19.00

Irmgard Frank: Raumdenken

Technische Universität Graz

24.11.2011 - 19.00

Roger Riewe: Verdichtungen und Schichtungen

Technische Universität Graz

1.12.2011 - 19.00

Wolfgang Heusgen: Buddhistisches Kulturerbe – der Wanla-Tempel in Ladakh. Angewandte Forschung: Fakten – Taten – Thesen

Technische Universität Graz

14.12.2011 - 19.00

Adrian Forty: Researching the History of an Idea: Concrete/Beton

The Bartlett School of Architecture

12.01.2012 - 19.00

Fabian Scheurer: Einfach komplex

designtoproduction, Zürich

19.01.2012 - 19.00

Bruno Reichlin: Werkzeuge zu einer kritischen Analyse der Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts

Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio

26.01.2012 - 19.00

Lecture Series 2010/11

Marc Ries: Vom Leben in der bürgerlichen Natur: Das Wohnen

HfG Offenbach

25.11.2010 - 17.30

Stefan Peters: Transparente Experimente

Technische Universität Graz

02.12.2010 - 19.00

Klaus K. Loenhart: Integrale Landschaften. Systeme und Praktiken der Energie- und Rohstoffwende

Technische Universität Graz

17.01.2011 - 19.00

Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner: Curriculum for a Crowded City

ETH Zürich

20.01.2011 - 19.00

Hans Gangoly: WeiterBauProgramme. Die Nachverdichtung bestehender Bausubstanz

Technische Universität Graz

26.01.2011 - 19.00

Christoph Engemann: Schreibende Architekturen. Von der Auflösung des Kommandobüros im digitalen Netz

IKKM Weimar

27.01.2011 - 19.00

Ingeborg M. Rocker: Pitfalls and Potentials of Parametric Design

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

16.03.2011 - 19.00

Lecture Series 2009/10

Hasso Hohmann: Alte Städte in der Neuen Welt

Technische Universität Graz

29.10.2009 - 19.00

Reinhold Martin: Mass Customization: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again

Columbia University New York

12.11.2009 - 19.00

Urs Hirschberg: Memetic Engineering and Transparency

Technische Universität Graz

03.12.2009 - 19.00

Joachim Krausse: Sichtbare und Unsichtbare Architektur. Die Structural Study Associates (Fuller, Kiesler, Lönberg-Holm). New York 1932

IKKM Weimar/Hochschule Anhalt Dessau

10.12.2009 - 19.00

Anna Popelka / ppag: Architektur ist Forschung

ITechnische Universität Graz

21.01.2010 - 19.00

Lecture Series 2008/09

Grigor Doytchinov: Stadtbautypus in Südosteuropa

Technische Universität Graz

06.11.2008 - 19.00

Holger Neuwirth: Frühe buddhistische Architektur im westlichen Himalaya

Technische Universität Graz

27.11.2008 - 19.00

Arie Graafland & Michael Müller: Ökonomie, Kultur und Ästhetik

TU Delft & Uni Bremen

05.12.2008 - 15.00

Anselm Wagner: Reinheit und Schmutz

Technische Universität Graz

11.12.2008 - 19.00

Harald Kloft: Material – Struktur – Form

Technische Universität Graz

12.01.2009 - 14.00

Christian Schmid: Henri Lefebvre und die Produktion des Raumes. Eine Theorie und ihre Anwendung

ETH Zürich

29.01.2009 - 19.00