Das akk, Institut für Architekturtheorie, Kunst- und  Kulturwissenschaften der TU Graz, veranstaltet im WS 2014/15 insgesamt 6 Vorlesungen und 3 Workshops zum Thema Architekturforschung im Zeitraum vom 30.10.2014 bis 16.01.2015.


Ringvorlesung Architekturforschung im WS 2014/15

©: TU Graz - Institut für Architekturtheorie, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften

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.


  • David Gissen: When Architecture was History,
    TU Graz, HS II, 30.10.2014, 19.00 Uhr
    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,
    TU Graz, HS L, 20.11.2014, 19.00 Uhr
    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?,
    TU Graz, HS L, 11.12.2014, 19.00 Uhr
    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,
    Forum Stadtpark, 18.12.2014, 19.00 Uhr
    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,
    TU Graz, HS II, 8.1.2015, 19.00 Uhr
    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,
    TU Graz, HS II, 15.1.2015, 19.00 Uhr
    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)
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