© Tiergarten, Rhododendron Grove, Photograph by Sandra Bartoli (2015)

Tiergarten, Landscape of Transgression

Lecture Sandra Bartoli| 30.10.2017 | 19h | IKA Augasse

Tiergarten, 210 hectares of forest in the middle of Berlin and the oldest park in the city, is a place where many aspects of ecology, urbanism, heritage, daily culture, and politics are simultaneously present but also visibly transgressed. Over time, Tiergarten has become an island of anomalies that can be read as the radical expression of what is most urban and public in the city. Among many aspects about Tiergarten is that here, human history and natural history are constructed together to shape a model for future environments in an everexpanding sea of urbanization. Here, Tiergarten’s transgression can become a key to shift established ways of talking about the city.


Tiergarten, Landscape of Transgression

Sandra Bartoli| Lecture Series 2017|18

The City’s Future Natural History | Winterterm 2017|18
Sandra Bartoli holds the Endowed Professorship for Visionary Forms of Cities at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, funded by the City of Vienna.

The endowed professorship for Visionary Forms of Cities (“City Culture and Open Space“) financed by the City of Vienna, was installed in 2015 within the study programs of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. It has the objective to artistically, radically and poetically bring forward the debate on city and architecture. The teaching and research beholden with the endowed professorship focuses on the formulation of radical and visionary concepts regarding urban space. A further goal is to intensify the exchange of ideas and knowledge transfer between the city of Vienna and the Institute for Art and Architecture.



The City’s Future Natural History


Sandra Bartoli | Endowed Professorship for Visionary Forms of Cities | Lecture Series Winterterm 2017|18

This series is composed of five lectures in 2017|18:

Lecture_1: 30.10. | Tiergarten, Landscape of Transgression

Lecture_2: 13.11. | Sun, Shit, Compost, and Air

Lecture_3: 27.11. | Worlds of Animals and Humans

Lecture_4: 11.12. | The City's Ecology: Dirt and the Garbage Tree

Lecture_5: 15.01. | The City's Natural History


all lectures start at 7pm

Room AU01.1.15A / 1st floor, core N
Augasse 2–6, 1090 Vienna