European architectural theory has a long tradition that goes back at least to Vitruvius. The academic institutionalization of architectural theory in Europe, however, is a relatively new phenomenon that only began in 1967 in Germany and Switzerland, and in the United States at the end of the 1970s. In the summer semester of 2019, Architekturtheorie M will deal with this institutionalization, its backgrounds, occasions, and consequences. It also deals with the emergence of new research methods in architecture. Finally, it will be discussed what this institutionalization means for the program of architectural theory at the University of Innsbruck, where architectural theory will only be available from 2007 with its own chair.
Image: Andreas Gurkst Library, 1999