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Happy Birthday Karl Marx!

Collection with a View #4 in the Az W courtyard

27.09.2018 – Spring 2019

 

Opening Event 26.09.2018, 19:00

 

2018 is the year of the 200th birthday of Karl Marx (1819–1893). In the series of international reflections on the topical relevance of Marx's ideas the Az W and the IKA provide a special contribution to the history of his impact on architecture.

In Vienna, the names of the two well-known council housing estates Karl Marx Hof and Friedrich Engels Hof bear testimony to the influence that the political revolutionary had on built history. In the 1980s Manfredo Tafuri, founder of a neo-Marxist theory of architecture, ushered in an enduring architectural renaissance of Viennese council housing with his ground-breaking book Vienna Rossa. Previously, Viennese social housing had been ignored by significant historians of modern architecture, such as Leonardo Benevolo, Sigfried Giedion or Henry Russell Hitchcock, because of its traditional, monumental formal vocabulary. It is not the buildings of Red Vienna but those of the New Frankfurt that have become synonymous with modern architecture.

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx!

Collection with a View #4 in the Az W courtyard

27.09.2018 – Spring 2019

 

Opening Event 26.09.2018, 19:00

 

Project team:

Monika Platzer, Head of Collection, Az W
Angelika Schnell, Prof. of architecture theory, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

in collaboration with students:

Fabian Buxhofer, Iklim Dogan, Silvester Kreil, Adrian Man, Flavia Mazzanti, Naomi Mittempergher, Luka Sola