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EM2 ArchiFicture. Episode 2: Revenge of the Post – / Davide Tommaso Ferrando & Giacomo Pala

I regard architecture as a sort of sophisticated bullshit – Peter Cook In its second iteration, the “ArchiFicture” studio will once more speculate on the multiple and different ways in which architecture is being and can be addressed as a fictional discipline, in order to produce original architectural theories, narratives and fictions. “ArchiFicture” is based […]

Studio E4 New Social Housing / Davide Tommaso Ferrando & Bart Lootsma

New Social Housing Against the Background of Individualisation, Globalisation and the Rise of Social Media   On occasion of the IBA (International Building Exhibition) Vienna 2022, the studio research of architecturaltheory.eu this year is dedicated to new forms of social housing. In this context, we aim at interpreting anew what is meant with “social”, as […]

SE M Design Theory / Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen

Fluidity and Eddy in the act of design The concepts of “fluidity” has been recurring frequently in design theory and contemporary art– with particular intensity in the 1990s. The seminar will focus on the debates regarding a dynamic relationship between “fluidity” and “eddy,” or in another word– an observation on a flow of design and […]

Studio Bangkok / Bart Lootsma & Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen

The future of architecture is in Asia, not in Europe. Asian cities are growing at a speed unknown to Europe. Because of this, new urban planning methods, or the lack of them, develop. The growth gives opportunity to innovative architects to manifest themselves. Over the last five years, young Asian architects are among the winners […]

VO Architekturtheorie Zwei / Bettina Schlorhaufer

The course provides students with an insight into the political, ideological and philosophical interrelationships of architecture, urban development and landscape of the first half of the 20th century. The students develop skills on how to derive critical analyses, theoretical strands or approaches from the presented positions. In the winter semester 2018/2019, Architecturaltheory_2 will be presented […]

Studio M1 archiFIcture / Madina Cherchesova & Giacomo Pala

archiFIcture   “the future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed” William Gibson   Architecture is really very much a form of storytelling. The studio will stress out the possibility of using it as a fictional discipline in order to speculate on and imagine new forms of futures. Indeed, we will first study […]

The Legacy of the Austrian Avant-Garde

Cooperation of Innsbruck University Faculty of Architecture & FRAC Centre Orléans Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans 2017/18 | Walking through someone else‘s dream   This exhibition is realized on occasion of the invitation by the FRAC Centre, one of the most prominent architectural museums in the world, to select works from its great collection, which relate to […]

Do You Avant-Garde? / Alexa Baumgartner & Davide Tommaso Ferrando

For the summer semester, the Master’s Studio at Architectural Theory will investigate the phenomenon of architectural avant-garde(s). Coming from the military field, in the 1820s the word “avant-garde” was applied for the first time to fine arts by Henri de Saint-Simon, who believed that artists had the responsibility (and the privilege) of introducing new ideas […]

Unfolding Pavillion 2018 / Venice Architecture Biennale

THE EXHIBITION Again, the Department of Architectural Theory of the University of Innsbruck is represented at the Venice Architecture Biennale. On May 25th, 2018, at 19:00 h., the ’Unfolding Pavilion’, an exhibition and three-days long symposium curated by Davide Tommaso Ferrando, Daniel Tudor Munteanu and Sara Favargiotti, will open its doors to the public. In its […]

Excursion B EX–MOS / Madina Cherchesova & Leonid Slonimskiy

Moscow is the biggest city on the European continent. In the course of time, it has gathered the most radical and unique examples of architecture, from the time of the zars, over Constructivism and Stalinism to contemporary architecture. We will see pompous palaces and avantgarde gems, brutalist social housing and classicist skyscrapers, postmodern ‘weirdos’ and […]

E4 & M2 New Social Housing / Bart Lootsma, Davide Tommaso Ferrando & Bettina Schlorhaufer

New Social Housing Against the Background of Individualisation, Globalisation and the Rise of Social Media   On occasion of the IBA (International Building Exhibition) Vienna 2022, the studio research of architecturaltheory.eu this year is dedicated to new forms of social housing. In this context, we aim at interpreting anew what is meant with “social”, as […]

Exhibition Architecture becomes Region

Exhibition Prösels Castle, Tischlerhaus Architecture becomes Region / Architektur wird Region / Dall’architettura alla regione May 1st until October 31st 2017 Opening: Friday, April 28th 2017, 6 p. m.   How much region can be found in regionalized architecture, i.e. in a typical “Tirolerhaus”? Questions like this constitued the starting point of this publication, in […]