IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna


Cross Over Studio Mid-term Reviews, Nov. 28, 9am

Sarajevo a century of re-construction 1918-2018
With Alfred Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner/Urban-Think Tank,
Jacob van Rijs/MVRDV, Masa Aganovic, University of Sarajevo
Schwanzer-Trakt, 3rd floor


Symposium „Education - An Urban Inquiry", Nov. 23-25

Symposium „Education - An Urban Inquiry", Nov. 23-25

starting Friday, November 23, 11:00 am - 12.45 pm

Gerald Bast, President, Die Angewandte, Introductory Address
Elise Feiersinger, ÖGFA
Herman Hertzberger, Amsterdam, Keynote lecture

Participants: Ulrike Stadler-Altmann, Christian Kühn, Marika Schmidt, Antje Lehn, Michael Zinner, Ute Schaller, Manfred RussoElisabeth Boersma, Christoph Pichler, Hannes TraupmannJean-Philippe Vassal, Jeremy Hoskyn, Simon Henley, Misa Shibukawa, Raphael Eder, Gavin Henderson, Andreas Vass, Piet Eckert, Philippe Bürgler, Rina Shindo, Skarn Chaiyawat, Joke Vermeulen, Ulrich Huhs, Bernhard Sommer, and Matthias Boeckl.

The growth of cities worldwide imposes increasing demands on public infrastructure, and educational buildings constitute one component of that infrastructure. Renowned theorists and design professionals will convene in Vienna this fall to explore architectural responses to these demands.

The Urban Inquiry places special emphasis on careful use of resources, with respect to both life-cycle energy and land use. In addition, it examines how intensified use of educational buildings can contribute to a city’s vibrancy. These endeavors can best be achieved through concepts that incorporate and refurbish existing buildings, or, in the case of new construction, allow for future adaptation and conversion. The themes are both tangible and intangible, and the emphasis is on presenting a synthesis of theory and practice.

The Urban Inquiry aims to provide the basis for public debate on the role of the public sector in the future of educational buildings, and, at the same time, to focus attention on matters of urban design. The symposium seeks to foster the discourse on the future of educational buildings. To this end, lectures will be held on the synergy of design and educational theory, the functional program, typology, and urbanistic aspects. These lectures will be complemented by presentations of buildings demonstrating corresponding principles. Following the lectures and discussions, we will give the invited guests the opportunity to visit Vienna’s newest and finest examples of educational buildings.

A Co-Production of IoA and ÖGFA
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7
1030 Vienna

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IoA Sliver Lecture Peter Mörtenböck, Nov. 22, 7pm

Lecture by Peter Mörtenböck
Beyond Architecture on Demand: Rethinking Urban Futures in the Age of Platforms

Peter Mörtenböck is Professor of Visual Culture at TU Wien, Director of the Centre for Global Architecture and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His current work focuses on urban speculation, global resource consumption and new data publics. He is also developing new research around the notion of “Building Capital” – how architecture’s capacity to both materialise and signify the production of value is being enlisted in the creation of new geographies of investment. Mörtenböck has served as an external advisor and examiner at numerous universities and art schools. He has published more than 100 essays on contemporary art, architecture and visual culture in international journals such as Grey Room, Architectural Research Quarterly, Architectural Theory Review, Social Text and Third Text. Together with Helge Mooshammer, he is currently working on three major book publications – the edited volumes Data Publics: Public Plurality in an Era of Data Determinacy and Incorporating Informality as well as the forthcoming monograph Building Capital: Urban Speculation and the Architecture of Finance.

University of Applied Arts Vienna
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2 
Hörsaal 1
1010 Vienna


Two Open Calls at the Institute of Architecture

University Professor of THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE

University Professor of ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

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IoA Sliver Lecture Andrej Radman, Nov. 8, 7pm

Lecture by Andrej Radman
Generalised Chromaticism: Theory´s Sense and Sensibility

Thanks to the neo-materialist turn, architects have been equipped for breaking with the bad habit of hylomorphic moulding in favour of immanent ontopowerful modulation. To meet the challenges of today – be they economic, social, political or ethical – the architect’s role needs to undergo a fundamental change from a synoptic visionary – a psychological subject whose private meanings and public expressions are supposedly crucial for understanding their work and its effects – to a more humble clinical/critical cartographer of unlimited finity. Traditionally, architects are known to have difficulties understanding order and contingency as co-constitutive. After all, the better part of our technological and aesthetic traditions has been oriented towards structure as stable and homeostatic. However, reality is far more accurately rendered by mapping incorporeal effects than by tracing the ‘physical substrate’ whose very degrees of freedom come to depend on the quasi-causality of these events. What is required is a concept of structure that is not detached from what it structures, a ‘generalised chromaticism’. In the words of Deleuze and Guattari: “Placing elements (…) in continuous variation is an operation that will perhaps give rise to new distinctions, but takes none as final and has none in advance.” Andrej Radman is Assistant Professor of Architecture Theory at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research is devoted to the ecologies of architecture. Radman is a member of the editorial board of the TU Delft peer-reviewed architecture theory journal Footprint. He is also a licensed architect with a portfolio of built and competition-winning projects. In 2002 Radman won the Croatian Association of Architects annual award for housing architecture in Croatia. His latest publication, coedited with Heidi Sohn, is Critical and Clinical Cartographies: Architecture, Robotics, Medicine, Philosophy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017).

University of Applied Arts Vienna
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
Hörsaal 1
1010 Wien


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