Boxwallahs, New Delhi, 2000 | Foto: DeEgo

Angelika Fitz | Andreas Spiegl

Chair: Marco Russo

Lecture Monday 15.05.2017 | 7pm | Aktsaal

Lecture Angelika Fitz | What Can Architecture Do?

Since 2008 "the crisis" has increasingly become a crucial mode not only to reflect on but also of experiencing the present. Paradoxically, quite a few architects are again gaining in self-confidence at the moment with regards to their capacity to impact on the shaping of society. But just as the major social movements and traditional political parties belong to the past, architecture manages to exist largely without isms. Society no longer asks what architecture should be but what it can do. What does this mean for the endeavours of an architecture museum?

(Lecture will be in German)

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Angelika Fitz | Andreas Spiegl

Chair: Marco Russo

Lecture Monday 15.05.2017 | 7pm | Aktsaal

Angelika Fitz is a cultural theorist and curator in the fields of architecture, art and urbanism. Many of her curatorial projects have been conceived as long-term platforms for knowledge transfer and co-production. 2003 and 2005 she curated the Austrian Contribution to the Architecture Biennial in Sao Paulo. Her recent projects include We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City and Actopolis. The Art of Action. Since January 2017 she is heading the Architekturzentrum Wien as its new director.

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Angelika Fitz | Andreas Spiegl

Chair: Marco Russo

Lecture Monday 15.05.2017 | 7pm | Aktsaal

Lecture Andreas Spiegl | Crisis and Critique: Two Reasons for Self-Assignment (with and without a building ground)

Crises and Critique – two concepts that etymologically share the same ancient-Greek word krinein (separating, reasoning): Stating a critical situation still echoes the same origin of crisis and critique. Crisis detects a situation that is changing and separating from the status quo; and criticizing points to the attempt to change the dominant notion of things in order to enable another perspective for reasoning. Both can provide a cause for a change. In this sense the lecture outlines a concept of architecture that identifies crisis and critique with a reason for designing alternative solutions and transformations with and without a ground – an architecture of acting that is not waiting for orders.

(Lecture will be in German)

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Angelika Fitz | Andreas Spiegl

Chair: Marco Russo

Lecture Monday 15.05.2017 | 7pm | Aktsaal

Andreas Spiegl (*1964) studied art history at the University Vienna, Austria. He is working as Senior Scientist at the Institute for Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna where he was also Vice-Rector for Research and Teaching from 2003 to 2011, since 2015 he is head of the Institute for Cultural Studies. He is mainly working on the intersection of media theories, subject theories and theories of space. He has published a numerous texts on contemporary arts and art theory.

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Angelika Fitz | Andreas Spiegl

Chair: Marco Russo

Lecture Monday 15.05.2017 | 7pm | Aktsaal

IKA Lecture Series Summerterm 2017

Curated by K.Aste, Platform Geography Landscapes Cities | Supported by: Halotech Lichtfabrik | Pema | Ing. A. Sauritschnig Alu-Stahl-Glas GesmbH

27th March | Christophe Girot | Bas Princen | Chair: Kathrin Aste | 7pm | IKA 211a

15th May | Angelika Fitz | Andreas Spiegl | Chair: Marco Russo | 7pm | Aktsaal

22rd May | François Roche | Cristina D.Moreno + Efrén G.Grinda | Chair: Oliver Domeisen | 7pm | Atelierhaus Prospekthof

12th June | Andy Lomas | Matteo Zamagni | Chair: Marjan Colletti | 7pm | IKA 211a