Ten Informants

Ten Informants

Another View on Ecology, Sustainability and Cultural Heritage


LECTURE SERIES 2013|2014

Ecology, Sustainability and Cultural Heritage (ESC) in interaction create a frame of reference in which architectural culture is dynamically embedded: Ecology is the correlation of all organisms and their environments while Sustainability and Cultural Heritage guarantee the continuous evolution of diverse value systems. Thus the central themes of the Institute of Art and Architecture’s platform ESC also determine the coordinates of architectural design and its genealogy.

Our 2013/2014 lecture series explores the potentialities of these themes regarding architecture and its wide range of socio-cultural, political and economical impacts on and within society – seen from the particular perspective of a School of Architecture as part of an Academy of Fine Arts. This includes a critical questioning of the inflationary use of these keywords and their often limited interpretation in regard of technological means (ecology and sustainability) or strictly conservational intentions (cultural heritage), as well as the attempt for a new or different positioning of these terms within the architectural discourse.

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Ten Informants

Another View on Ecology, Sustainability and Cultural Heritage


LECTURE SERIES 2013|2014

Ten Informants from various disciplines (History of Science and Ecology, Synthetic Biology, Visual Arts, Ecological Urbanism, Climate Engineering and Architecture) will present broader or other views on these ubiquitous topics Ecology, Sustainability and/or Cultural Heritage – terms that seem to be familiar for far too long. The diversity of positions and opposing ideas reference the complexity of the themes that are up for discussion here. Questions shall be provoked if, how and why the presented positions and methodologies can or shall be translated into an appropriate reflecting architectural practice – toward an architecture that mirrors its complex relation with nature and the built environment as well as its not-static position within (contemporary) history. (Hannes Stiefel)

Lectures:
28.10.  Sanford Kwinter
04.11.  Vittorio Garatti
18.11.  Volker Gienke
02.12.  Matthias Schuler
20.01.  Toshiko Mori

Sponsored by: HALOTECH Lichtfabrik Innsbruck | Waagner Biro