Studio Hani Rashid "A speculative Architecture for Vienna", April 4
The University of Applied Arts Vienna invites you to the presentation of architectural discussions on places of the future
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 12:30 pm
Afterwards we invite you to a small reception. Please register via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Gerald Bast, President University of Applied Arts Vienna
Dr. Harald Mahrer, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
o. Univ.-Prof. Hani Rashid, Head Studio Hani Rashid, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Location: Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Vienna
Throughout other parts of the world, primarily the West Coast of the USA and large parts of Asia, we are witnessing a widespread, euphoric view of the future, partly as a consequence of the possibilities offered by the digital revolution. Conversely, what we are experiencing in Europe as a whole and in Austria in particular, is a very reserved approach to the future. This has resulted in skepticism towards technology and science. Therefore, right now would be an appropriate time to face these grand societal challenges and approach them with optimism in order to build and shape the years ahead rather than succumbing to complacency, romanticism and fear of change.
Studio Hani Rashid, Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, is engaged with the development of platforms that invite the public to further advance perceptions and visions for the future. The project offers the opportunity for the presentation and interaction of ideas within a combination of agora and library type of space.
Lecture Klaus Bollinger, 7pm
T O D A Y! 7 pm
Lecture by KLAUS BOLLINGER
@ BENE, Neutorgasse 4-8, 1010 Vienna
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
[APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Investigating spatial phenomena in rural and urban Sub‐Saharan Africa
Edited by IoA Institute of Architecture / Baerbel Mueller
Series: Edition Angewandte
BIRKHÄUSER (January 2017)
[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
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
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”.