Anterooms, Passages and Lobbies: Built Order and the Sub-Spaces of Power
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
online

Lecture (for members only)

Anterooms, Passages and Lobbies: Built Order and the Sub-Spaces of Power

Maren Koehler

In 1954, Carl Schmitt proposed that it is the anteroom (Vorraum) rather than the official state room (Staatszimmer), in which power is negotiated and exercised. This suggestion draws attention to the necessary but often considered secondary sub-spaces, or architectural communications, that enable and provide access to power, rather than to the generally more visible representative spaces of power. What are the architectural implications of such a view? ...

Data Visualization. Are We Ordering Space Through Representation?
7:00-8:30 pm
online

Talk

Data Visualization. Are We Ordering Space Through Representation?

Job Floris / Paul Poinet

What data are used in the planning and design of architecture and what are they supposed to represent? What types of visualizations do architects make use of in their daily routines and what information do they want to make visible? ...

Archived Landscapes and Archival Landscapes: Architectures of Political Record-Keeping in Early Modern Western Europe, 1450-1700
6:00-8:00 pm
online

Lecture

Archived Landscapes and Archival Landscapes: Architectures of Political Record-Keeping in Early Modern Western Europe, 1450-1700

Randolph Head

The materiality of pre-digital documentary sources means that their preservation and organization in archives involved at least two simultaneous and separate architectonic contexts. Archivists sought to place physical documents within ordered spaces in a legible way; at the same time, as conveyers of information, documents were equally part of larger conceptual architectures, which were often spatially conceived in early modern Europe. ...

Power and Archives in the Empires of the Early Modern Age
2:00 pm / 10:00 am
online

Workshop (for members only)

Power and Archives in the Empires of the Early Modern Age

Randolph Head et al.

Organizers of the Workshop: Birgit Emich, Cecilia Cristellon, Sebastian Glunz (Research Group A1)   Wednesday, 7 July 2021 2:00 pm Birgit Emich, Sebastian Glunz, Cecilia Cristellon, (Research Group A1): Welcome…

Spatial Orders: An Introduction to the Digital Humanities
Emotion – Order – Conflict. Theories and Practices of Juridical Center Formation in Italy
6:00-8:00 pm
online

Lecture

Emotion – Order – Conflict. Theories and Practices of Juridical Center Formation in Italy

Brigitte Sölch

In Florence, the Palazzo del Tribunale was opened in 2012, not far from the airport. It is based on plans from the 1970s and, due to its decentralized location and monumentality, is a source of heated debate. Taking this example as a starting point, my lecture examines processes of juridical center formation in Italy from a diachronic perspective. ...

Between Omnipotence and Powerlessness. The Built Order of the National Socialist Extermination Camps
Built Order: Spaces of Power
6:00 pm
online

Lecture series

Built Order: Spaces of Power

The lecture series "Gebaute Ordnung" (Built Order) will investigate spaces of power during the 2021 summer semester. In particular, the speakers will explore how aspects of the architectural and spatial perceptibly interlock with political and social orders. Four evening lectures will touch on the topics of architectures of integration, exclusion and annihilation, representation and legitimation, and the securing of power. ...

The Architecture of European Integration
6:00-8:00 pm
online

Lecture

The Architecture of European Integration

Sebastiano Fabbrini

Although the architectural discourse is often regarded as too Eurocentric and politicized, we have largely ignored the political dynamic that, more than any other, has been transforming the European archipelago over the past seventy years: the process of European integration. ...

Built Orders and World Polities: Mapping the Global Moravian Network
10:00 am
online

Lecture (for members only)

Built Orders and World Polities: Mapping the Global Moravian Network

Jasper Ludewig

How did ‘the global’ emerge as a scale of human society? What types of architecture were used to traverse the physical and cultural distance that this scale engendered? This lecture explores these questions through the prism of the modern Moravian movement. ...

Computer & creativity in the computational field in architecture: from AI research dilemmas to a new design rationality for the built environment
8:30 am
online

Lecture

Computer & creativity in the computational field in architecture: from AI research dilemmas to a new design rationality for the built environment

Oliver Tessmann und Nadja Gaudillière

The research proposes an exploration of the two parallel timelines of AI and computational architecture and their intertwining – analyzing debates and writings to grasp the theoretical issues at play, but also specific examples of programs, tools and projects in order to take the realities of practice into account. ...

Women Writers under Glass: Glass Scenographies as Construction Sites of Female and Artistic Subjectivity
Which Theater for which City? Part 2
6:15 pm
online

Panel Discussion

Which Theater for which City? Part 2

Frankfurt's theater is currently on the verge of setting a course that will shape it significantly well into the 21st century: What should the buildings, in which the city subsidized…

Real Estate Poetry
7:00 pm
online

Lecture

Real Estate Poetry

Marija Marić

Could texts on buildings and cities, written to sell, be considered as a new and unexpected source of poetry? This lecture will discuss the production of architecture in a global…

Under Glass Bells: Passages between literature, architecture, and material culture.
Which Theater for which City? Part 1
6:15 pm
online

Panel Discussion

Which Theater for which City? Part 1

Frankfurt's theater is currently on the verge of setting a course that will shape it significantly well into the 21st century: What should the buildings, in which the city subsidized…

Reframing design: Oswald Mathias Ungers’ City metaphors
4:00-6:00 pm
online

Seminar

Reframing design: Oswald Mathias Ungers’ City metaphors

Cornelia Escher

Cornelia Escher teaches the history and theory of architecture at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. She received her doctorate in 2014 from the ETH Zurich. Subsequently she was a postdoctoral fellow in…

City Metaphors. How Architects and Urbanists Conceptualize Cities
The Corporation and the Conception of Modern Space. Consolidating the Research Perimetral Walls
Architecture_Metaphor
1:00 pm
online

Conference

Architecture_Metaphor

We commonly and ubiquitously use architectural metaphors in both everyday speech as well as various professional contexts. Yet we rarely, if at all, register this connection when we talk, for example, about software architects, thought constructs, pillars of society, the architecture of the brain or the façade a person puts up. ...

Architecture in a Real-Estate-Media Complex
Letters/Architecture
2:45pm-4:00pm
online
in German

Project presentation

Letters/Architecture

Markus Dauss

This study re- and deconstructs discourses that understand architecture as writing, and also illuminates the opposite side of this intermedial metaphor, namely the notion of architecture as an image. With…