‘Subversion’ means the undermining of actual or supposed conventions with the aim of insidiously changing existing orders. Particularly at a time when design processes and construction methods are becoming increasingly standardized, the pleasurable questioning of these very rules appears to be a possible way out for architecture as a genuinely creative discipline. For this purpose, architectural practice and research are intertwined with a deliberately speculative approach so that – ideally – projects emerge which not only solve concrete problems, but also formulate general disciplinary questions.
Holger Hoffmann is an architect with a sincere interest in both, practice as well as academia. He currently holds a professorship for ‚Techniques of Representation and Design’ at the University of Wuppertal. Next to that he is a founding partner at ‘one fine day. office for architectural design’. Holger has been teaching at different institutions in Europe and gained professional expertise at UNStudio, Amsterdam, and Bolles+Wilson, Münster. He holds a professional degree in architecture from Münster School of Architecture (MSA), Germany, and a postgraduate diploma from the Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC), Frankfurt. Before studying architecture, he trained as a journeyman mason.
The event is part of the lecture series Order | Disorder. The lecture will take place at Technical University of Darmstadt and will be held in German.