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Book launch [Applied] Foreign Affairs, March 29, 7pm

Book launch [Applied] Foreign Affairs, March 29, 7pm

Welcome: Gerald Bast

Panel Discussion: Lesley Lokko, Baerbel Mueller, Barbara Putz-Plecko, Juergen Strohmayer and Christian Teckert

AIL, Angewandte Innovation Lab, Franz-Josef-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna

Investigating spatial phenomena in rural and urban Sub‐Saharan Africa
Edited by IoA Institute of Architecture / Baerbel Mueller
Series: Edition Angewandte
BIRKHÄUSER (January 2017)
ISBN 978‐3‐0356‐0878‐6

[APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS is a laboratory at the Institute of Architecture of the University of Applied Arts Vienna that investigates spatial, infrastructural, environmental, and cultural phenomena in rural and urban sub-Saharan Africa. Projects are based on an interdisciplinary, trans-cultural, and experimental approach. 
The publication documents three of the projects, which took place in Ghana and the DR Congo between 2011 and 2015: Guabuliga - Well by the Thorn Tree / ON OTHER PLANNING in northern Ghana, Staging Apam / ON OTHER ARCHITECTURE at Ghana’s Atlantic coast, and Lubungamode / ON OTHER ARTISTIC RESEARCH in Kisangani, DRC. The work and its impact is presented in its respective context and embedded in a wider discourse: renowned experts write about and discuss the intrinsic topics at hand.
With essays from and conversations with Hannah le Roux, Chief Salifu Mahama Tampurie, Baerbel Mueller, Ann Cassiman, Bernhard Sommer, Joe Osae-Addo, Bernhard Akoi-Jackson, Gerald Bast, Christin Forstinger, Kojo Benedict Quaye Aka Sir Black, Victoria Oyone, Kofi Setordji, Awo Mana Asiedu, Petra Kron, Barbara Putz-Plecko, Klaus Bollinger, Robert Vierlinger, Franz Sam, Jörg Stamm, Manora Auersperg, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Daniel Aschwanden, Neville Mars, Mae-ling Lokko, Akwasi McLaren, Dorine Mokha, Faustin Linyekula, Nikolaus Gansterer, Filip de Boeck, Sammy Baloji, Wolf D. Prix, Virginie Dupray and Peter Sellars…


IoA Sliver Lecture Greg Lynn, March 17, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Greg Lynn, March 17, 7pm


Greg Lynn was an innovator in redefining the medium of design with digital technology as well as pioneering the fabrication and manufacture of complex functional and ergonomic forms using CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery. The buildings, projects, publications, teachings and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced materials and technologies for design and fabrication. As design opportunities today extend across multiple scales and media, his studio Greg Lynn FORM continues to define the cutting edge of design in a variety of fields. His work is in the permanent collections of the most important design and architecture museums in the world including the CCA, SFMoMA, ICA Chicago and MoMA. 
In 2002 Greg Lynn became Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He is a Studio Professor at UCLA’s School of Architecture and Urban Design where he is currently spearheading the development of an experimental research robotics lab.

University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lichthof B
Stubenring 3, 1010 Vienna


IoA Sliver Lecture Theodore Spyropoulos, March 14, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Theodore Spyropoulos, March 14, 7pm

Theodore Spyropoulos is an architect and educator. He is the Director of the Architectural Association’s world renowned Design Research Lab (AADRL) in London. He has been a visiting Research Fellow at M.I.T.’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies working with the Interrogative Design Group and co-founded the New Media and Information Research initiative at the Architec- tural Association. He has taught in the graduate school of the University of Pennsylvania and the Royal College of Art, Innovation Design Engineering Department. He has been an invited collaborator of the Art & Ecology Trans-disciplinary Group, an international cross-disciplinary design group exploring art ecology through urban development organized by the London School of Economics, Royal Society of Arts and Arts Council England.

Theodore directs the experimental architecture and design studio Minimaforms with his brother Stephen Spyropoulos. They have been featured in international media including BBC, BBC radio, Robert Elms Show, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, Guardian, Blueprint, and Icon Magazine. They were named Creative Review’s “One to Watch”.




First Entry Date:

Registration from now on until February 19, 2017
Interviews: February 27, until March 1, 2017

Second Entry Date:
Registration from now on until September 10, 2017
Interviews: September 18 until September 20, 2017

You can ONLY apply in one studio!

If you are interested becoming a student of the Institute of Architecture you can come and visit at any time. During semesterbreak please call in advance! Please inform yourself well about the three design studios of Kazuyo Sejima, Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid and also talk to students about their studio. Don't hesitate, just come and ask!

Admission qualification
Each admission at the University depends on the artistic talent of the candidate as evidenced by the portfolio and a personal interview. Depending on the quality of the material submitted selected applicants will be invited to an interview. The admission is decided by a jury. Requirement for approval is a bachelor (BA) in architecture.

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IoA Sliver Lecture Series 2016/17

IoA Sliver Lecture Series 2016/17

March 14: Theodore Spyropoulos, AADRL
March 17: Greg Lynn, Angewandte, UCLA
March 23: Carlo Ratti, MIT
TBC: Manuel DeLanda, Pratt Institute
May 3: Herwig Baumgertner, SCI-Arc
May 11: Martin Tamke, CITA
May 23: Liam Young, SCI-Arc
June 6: Ruth Schnell, Martin Kusch, Angewandte


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