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:
It's now about 6 years since FAT closed its doors on 20 odd years of architectural activity. Marking the end of their one semester only comeback at ABK Stuttgart, three of FAT’s main protagonists will be in conversation with Stephan Trüby. A conversation reflecting on what it was they did, why they did it, why it had to end, and what relevance their work might have had both then and now.
Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 07.00 p.m.
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.