April 13, 2018 - Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC) - Lecture series summer semester 2018
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April 13, 2018
April 13, 2018

Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC)

Wolf D. Prix. Photo: Manfred Klimek.

Lecture series summer semester 2018
April 18–June 29, 2018

Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC)
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste - Städelschule
Dürerstrasse 10
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–6pm

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The Städelschule Architecture Class proudly presents its guest lecture series for the summer semester 2018. Over the last 12 years, the series has become established as one of the most important in Europe and continuously featured renowned as well as emerging architectural practitioners and theorists, artists and specialists from related fields.

The current lecture series presents amongst others a group of younger architects and artists drawn from the professional and academic sectors. This group represents select experimental tendencies and endeavours within the discipline.

The series includes two major events. The first is a two-day conference, "Breaking Glass—Virtual Reality and Subjectification in the Arts and Architecture," which will feature artists, architects, philosophers and theorists exploring the boundaries of art and architecture in relation to virtual reality and how it affects the formation of the contemporary, human subject.

The second major event in the series is The Dean’s Honorary Lecture. The Dean’s Honorary Lecture was introduced in 2006 in conjunction with Städelschule Architecture Class’ End-of-Year Reviews and sees Städelschule's dean invite an honorary guest to give a lecture on the basis of her merits and contribution to architecture. Since its inception, The Dean’s Honorary Lecture has been given by:

2006: Mark Wigley
2007: Mohsen Mostafavi
2008: Greg Lynn
2009: Brett Steele
2010: Jeffrey Kipnis
2011: Sanford Kwinter
2012: Alejandro Zaera-Polo
2013: Beatriz Colomina
2014: Elizabeth Diller
2015: Benedetta Tagliabue
2016: Bernhard Tschumi
2017: Farshid Moussavi

The Dean’s Honorary Lecture 2018 will be given by Wolf D. Prix, the co-founder, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in Vienna. Since the late 1960s, Prix and colleagues have explored the boundaries of architecture through a wide range of projects that have become highly influential in shaping the discipline. After 2000, and more than 30 years of experimental work, a range of seminal projects—such as the Busan Cinema Centre in Busan (2005–12), the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (2001–14), and the European Central Bank in Frankfurt (2003–14)—places Prix’s architecture amongst the most important worldwide during the last half-a-century.

Wolf D. Prix holds numerous awards including the Great Austrian State Award and the Austrian Decoration of Honour for Science and Art. He is permanent member of the Austrian Art Senate and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts as well as chairman of the Curia for Art since autumn 2014.

The full series is:

April 18
Minsuk Chu: "Challenges"

April 19
Davide Quagliola: "Iconography - Geometry - Nature - Synthesis"

April 26
Kyle Miller: "Errant Trajectories"

May 3
Shajay Bhooshan: "Collaborative, Cumulative, Disruptive"

May 9
Lauren Vasey: "Towards Cyber-Physical Systems"

May 25–26
Conference: "Breaking Glass—Virtual Reality and Subjectification in the Arts and Architecture"

May 30
Dagmar Reinhardt: "Human Robotic Collaborations"

June 7
Kivi Sotamaa: "Sensation"

June 13
Daniel Norell: "In Conversation"

June 27
Wolf D. Prix: Dean’s Honorary Lecture

All lectures take place in Städelschule’s lecture hall at 7pm unless otherwise stated here.

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