Stuttgart Talks on Architecture (S.T.o.A) is an event series organized by the IGmA Institute for Principles of Modern Architecture (Design and Theory), University of Stuttgart in cooperation with ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. Concept developed by Prof. Dr. Stephan Trüby, lic. phil. Sandra Oehy and M.A. Philipp Krüpe.

Event #4

Friday, 17 July, 4–9 pm


An online event series hosted by IGmA

Postmodern architecture contains progressive as well as regressive elements, which need to be understood not stylistically but rather politically. On the occasion of this online event series, hosted by IGMA, they will talk about the manifold aspects of this movement and its underlying politics with their guests. Leading up to this conversation, they will revisit their previous talk „Facing Covid-19 – (Politics of) Elements of Architecture“ (with Marianna Charitonidou and Andrea Bagnato).

Their first guest will be Paul-Moritz Rabe from the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism (at 5 pm, in German). Together with Rabe, they visited (besides other right-wing spaces in Munich) the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, which was in the 1980s partially designed by Hans Hollein – under the aegis of the then director Armin Mohler, a far-right philosopher.

At 6 pm Stephan Trüby will talk about PoMo in Stuttgart on Rob Krier, the Staatsgalerie Debate and the Architektur der Zukunft der ArchitekturConference in 1981.

At 7 pm the event will conclude through a collaboration with the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart (ABK) where Marianne Müller (ABK) and Stephan Trüby will engage in conversation with the architectural practice FAT from London about their practical and intellectual work.

Zum Livestream

Event #3

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 07.00 p.m.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/ZXngbI3b9ck

Facing Covid-19 – (Politics of) Elements of Architecture

An Online Live Event with Marianna Charitonidou (Lecturer at GTA, ETHZ) and Andrea Bagnato (Architect and Book Editor), hosted by Stephan Trüby and Philipp Krüpe.

The vast shift to global lockdown as a reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic has caused issues which are in many ways related to space and architecture.

We will talk about the manifold aspects of the affected architectural elements and the underlying politics with our guests Marianna Charitonidou and Andrea Bagnato. Furthermore, the ascending authoritarian spatial orchestration of public space and their implications in the light of IgmA’s ongoing research project ‘Right-Wing Spaces’ shall be discussed.

Dr. Ir Marianna Charitonidou is investigating the architectural element of the balcony. The project is being conducted at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (GTA, Prof. Tom Avermaete, ETH Zürich) and is a continuation of Rem Koolhaas’ project ‚The Elements of Architecture’ (Biennale 2014).

Andrea Bagnato, architect and book editor, will share both historical and current observations on the spatial implications of infectious diseases. In particular, Andrea Bagnato will present his research on the politics of Italian Fascist architecture in relation to health.       

Event #2

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 07.00 p.m.

"Das Buch als Entwurf. Textgattungen in der Geschichte der Architekturtheorie.
Ein Handbuch." (The book as a draft. Text genres in the history of architectural theory. A Handbook.)

Discussion with Prof. Dr. Dietrich Erben (Ed.), Prof. Dr. Klaus Jan Philipp, Prof. Dr. Angelika Schnell and Prof. Dr. Stephan Trüby, moderated by Sandra Oehy

Event #1

Monday, 1 July 2019, 6.30 p.m.

"Zwischen dem Menschlichen und dem Nicht-Menschlichen: Wer hat Angst vor dem Digitalen?" (Between the human and the non-human: Who is afraid of the digital?)

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung
(Dean of the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich)

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