de is the department for architectural theory of the University of Innsbruck, headed by Bart Lootsma. also publishes the websites architecturaltheory.txt and

architecturaltheory.txt is a webzine with publications on architecture and culture : essays, papers, books, research projects , dissertations and habilitations written by the members of and their affiliations. is a video based webzine about architecture and culture and features documentaries, interviews, lectures, symposia and congresses and all of the lecture series at the University of Innsbruck.

M2 Other media, other architecture / Bettina Schlorhaufer & Davide Tommaso Ferrando

This semester, Architecturaltheory’s Master Studio will investigate the way in which social media are changing the production, interpretation and transmission of architecture. According to the “Digital in 2016 report” there are 2.31 billion users of social media around the world, spending an average of two hours per day on their accounts. Accessing social media from […]

Existenzoptimum / Exhibition / Fokus Grupa (Iva Kovač & Elvis Krstulović )

The project Existenzoptimum is the outcome of the Fokus Grupa research into architecture and design practices, informed by socialist and materialist-feminist critique, realized with the support of the Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen fellowship and as a seminar organized at the Architecture Theory department for the students of the Innsbruck Faculty of Architecture. The project developed into a […]

SE Selection of Architectural Theory (EN) / Iva Kovač & Elvis Krstulović

We will debate on utopian architectural proposals for egalitarian social relations; specifically, on their critique regarding the way that gender and class relations are materialised in the living environment. Departing from historical case studies that proposed the architecture for alternative social structures, we will consider its role as an active agent of change rather than […]

Montenegrin Pavilion in Venice 2016 / Bart Lootsma & Katharina Weinberger

The Project Solana Ulcinj, curated by Bart Lootsma and Katharina Weinberger, will be the Montenegrin contribution to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The Montenegrin pavilion will host four projects outlining four different sustainable futures for the former saline “Bajo Sekulic” near Montenegro’s most southern town Ulcinj. The projects will be developed […]

Project Solana Ulcinj / Panoramic Virtual Tour

You can now visit Project Solana Ulcinj, the exhibition in the Montenegrin Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, curated by Bart Lootsma and Katharina Weinberger and commissioned by Dijana Vučinić, through a 360 tour done by Luka Lu Bošković. Installations by ecoLogicStudio, LaaC, LOLA Landscape Architects Marko Stjepčević and Nemanja Miličević. To move through the pavilion, click on the […]

Catalogue Project Solana Ulcinj

Download the complete catalogue of the Project Solana Ulcinj, the Montenegrin contribution to the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, edited by Bart Lootsma, Dijana Vučinić and Katharina Weinberger, with essays by Branimir Gvozdenović, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism Government of Montenegro, Dijana Vučinić, Andrej Nikolaidis, Bart Lootsma, Katharina Weinberger, LAAC, Marko Stjepčević & Nemanja Milićević, […]

Interview with Bart Lootsma on Malaysian BFM radio

On the occasion of his lecture in the PAM lecture series Situations and Scenarios, Bart Lootsma gave an extensive interview on the Malaysian BFM radio. You can hear the interview by clicking one of the two links. Interview Bart Lootsma BFM

Innsbruck in Domus Top 100 2016

For the fourth time in a row, the architectural faculty of the University of Innsbruck has been chosen in Europe’s Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design, which means it is among the 50 best architectural schools in Europe. “This selection has grown to become a respected resource highlighting educational excellencies in the architectural and […]

Interview with Bart Lootsma on archdaily

Interview with Bart Lootsma by beck Quintal on archdaily. Camera Pola Mora, editing Manuel Albornoz. The exhibition “Project Solana Ulcinj,” co-curated by Lootsma and Katharina Weinberger and commissioned by Dijana Vucinic and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, features four proposals for the re-use/re-purposing/re-programming of a former industrial site inMontenegro. With an eye on […]

SE The Architectural Discourse: Methods and Processes (EN) / Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen

[The course will be taught in English.] We are negotiating with the penetration of technology in every single moment of each day through “interface”, in this case interface as means of communication. The common ground of investigation and discussion during this seminar will focus on online media for architecture in order to trace and analyze […]

Project Solana Ulcinj – Public Symposium: THE BRIEF

The Project Solana Ulcinj, commissioned by Dijana Vucinic of the Montenegrin Ministry of Sustainable development and Tourism and curated by Bart Lootsma and Katharina Weinberger, will be the Montenegrin contribution to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The Montenegrin pavilion will host four projects outlining four different sustainable futures for the former […]

Bart Lootsma’s articles distinguished in 2015

Two recent articles by Bart Lootsma on Innsbruck and Tyrol have been selected among the best publications on architecture in 2015. „Bart Lootsma on Innsbruck, City Branding and “Geographical Urbanism”“, an interview with Bernd Upmeyer originally published by MONU Magazine, was selected among the 15 best articles of 2015 by leading architecture web magazine ArchDaily […]