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University of Applied Arts Vienna


WORKSHOP [Human: Computer] INTERFACE Computer Vision

WORKSHOP [Human: Computer] INTERFACE Computer Vision

WORKSHOP [Human : Computer] INTERFACE Computer Vision, Interactive Systems and Creative Coding 
WHAT: 3-day Workshop on Performative Architecture: facial recognition, body pose, gaze detection algorithms and the real-time manipulation of 3D geometries 

WHEN: 4th / 6th/ 7th / 8th of December 2019

WHO: the team of the FWF PEEK project CO- CORPOREALITY - Responsive spaces in the era of Biomediality (2019-2021)
Dr. Barbara Imhof, Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme, Waltraut Hoheneder, Damjan Minovski (Angewandte)
Robert Trappl, Martin Gasser (Austrian Institute for Artificial Intelligence), Alexander Bismarck, Kathrin Weiland, Neptun Yousefi (University of Vienna, Institute of Materials Chemistry & Research)
We would like to invite all interested students and teachers to the Workshop [Human : Computer] INTERFACE which combines computer vision, interactive systems and creative coding with architecture.

The outcome of the 3-day workshop will provide the basic understanding of facial recognition, body pose, gaze detection algorithms, towards the creation of a concept design for an interactive space stimulated by the physical presence of its inhabitants. The workshop will take place at the Angewandte on the 4th (2-hour introduction) / 6th (whole day) / 7th (whole day) / and 8th (half day) of December


Students are asked to apply to the workshop with a portfolio/website of their most recent works as well as a short statement explaining "why they are interested in participating" and their current year of studies. Please send your application to Deadline Extension: 24. November 2019


IoA Sliver Lecture Series 2019/20

IoA Sliver Lecture Series 2019/20

Greater Futures

Almost all challenges societies around the globe face today are complex, interconnected and placed in a rapidly changing environment. The rhetoric about what is to come is swinging between utopia and dystopia, between nostalgia and techno-utopias. The only fact about the future is that it is inevitable.

The grandfathers of futurism, the Italian Futurists, showed that the future is not only a domain of time but also of ideology. Subsequently the fathers of futures studies developed principles on how to study the future. Hence, according to futures studies scholar Jim Dator: "The future cannot be 'predicted' but alternative futures can be 'forecasted' and preferred futures 'envisioned' and 'invented'- continuously." (Dator, 1996)

Yet, the world as it is has its own impact on the future and according to another futures studies scholar  Ziauddin Sardar the relevance of futures studies resides within the present. According to Sadar the value of change in people's perceptions and motivations, channeled into an evolution of present values and immediate action, can only be judged within its present or immediate future.

Looking at design proposing bigger technological and cultural innovations the lecture series gathers thoughts and approaches also inspiring for the discipline of architecture, aiming for a greater world after tomorrow.

Wideshot Design: November 21, 2019
Brian Boigon, December 5, 2019
Anab Jain, (tba)
Jose Sanchez, April 2, 2020
Alison Clarke, April 28, 2020
Monika Bielskyte, June 2, 2020

All lectures are free of charge and open to the public @
University of Applied Arts
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Vienna


Midterm Reviews Studio Hani Rashid, November 13

Midterm Reviews Studio Hani Rashid, November 13

Starting 9:30 am @ The Square
Guests: Architects Silvia Dainese, Stefano Gris and Zeynep Aksöz

Formulating a trans_active architecture
The studio’s semester topic centered on the future of urban transformations there will be driven by upcoming 2026 Winter Olympics talking place in and between the cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy.


The Making of... H36, A Monolithic Insulating Concrete House, Stuttgart with Matthias Bauer, November 14, 7pm

The Making of... H36, A Monolithic Insulating Concrete House, Stuttgart with Matthias Bauer, November 14, 7pm

House 36 is a crystalline volume of exposed concrete. Both the walls and the roof are made of monolithic insulating concrete and combine the load-bearing structure, the thermal insulation and building services installations in one massive layer. Frameless glass panes are set flush with the outer surfaces, not even rain gutters compromise the clear geometric shape. How did the architects manage to solve these demanding details while at the same time meeting the requirements of building physics? How were the planning and construction processes for this innovative building organised?
Matthias Bauer, principal of MBA/S Matthias Bauer Associates, Stuttgart, will provide information on these questions in the second lecture of this year's series "The Making of Concrete Poetry".

University of Applied Arts Vienna
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, Seminarraum 21
1010 Vienna

Upcoming Lectures „Making of… Concrete Poetry“
MUCEM Marseille, Ultra-High Performance Concrete
Romain Ricciotti, Lamoureux & Ricciotti Ingénierie

Infra-Light Ultra-Structural Concrete Tower, BerlinFrank Barkow, Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Berlin


Structures of Displacement, [a]FA Exhibition & Symposium, Oct.18

Structures of Displacement, [a]FA Exhibition & Symposium, Oct.18

A project by [applied] Foreign Affairs in collaboration with UNIDO and Kieran Fraser Landscape Design, presented in an exhibition curated by Baerbel Mueller and Frida Robles.

An international symposium, Structures of Displacement, with Alessandro Petti / DAAR, Mario Rizzi and Romola Sanyal, moderated by Isin Önol, conceptualized by Baerbel Mueller and Frida Robles

According to the latest UNHCR report (2018), there are 70.8 million displaced people in the world.The tangible and intangible dimensions of (forced) human displacement are complex, whereby each displacement situation has its own very specific structures, while at the same time, it is generated by common underlying parameters. In 2015 and 2016, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq saw a large influx of displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees from areas that were under the control of ISIS.

The exhibition and symposium Structures of Displacement reflects upon a collaboration between [applied] Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) that has resulted in the conception and design of a communal facility implemented next to Erbil's Harsham Camp. Zooming out from this project to a global discourse, Structures of Displacement questions the roles of mapping, planning, architecture, and spatial manifestations within such contexts.

[a]FA team: Alejandra Loreto, Baerbel Mueller, Chien-Hua Huang, Franz Sam, Ilias Klis, Mina Bassam Ahmed Al-Hayawi, Stefanie Theuretzbacher, and Jonathan Paljor

Symposium: October 18, 2019 – 3:00-6:00pm
Exhibiton Opening: October 18, 2019, 6:00pm
Exhibiton: October 18-31, 2019
Film screening and discussion with Mario Rizzi, 
October 19, 4:00 pm
@ IoA, The Square, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna


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