Reframing design: Oswald Mathias Ungers’ City metaphors
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 the Leibnizpreis research group “Global Processes“ at the University of Konstanz. Her research and publications focus on the history and theory of architecture in the 19th and 20th century, the interrelation of architecture and the arts, the global history of architecture as well as architecture and sociology. Her publications include the book “Zukunft entwerfen“ (gta Verlag 2017) as well as articles in Arch+, the Journal of Urban History and the Journal of Architecture. In 2019 she curated exhibitions at CIVA Brussels (Negotiating Ungers: the Aesthetics of Sustainability, with Lars Fischer) and at the FRAC Centre, Orleans (Homo faber: un recit).
The presentation takes place in the context of our annual theme “Architecture as Metaphor”.