April 5, 2019 - Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC) - Lecture Series programme summer semester 2019
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April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019

Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC)

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Lecture Series programme summer semester 2019
March 28–June 27, 2019

Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC)
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 public lecture and events programme for the summer semester 2019. The annual series contributes to Städelschule's postgraduate Master of Arts in Architecture programme and includes world-renown architects and theorists, emerging names within the discipline, as well as authorities from related fields.

The programme culminates with the Dean’s Honorary Lecture which is given by a world renown architect or theorist every year. The Städelschule Architecture Class is proud to announce that this year’s lecture will be given by Thom Mayne of Morphosis based in Los Angeles.

Mayne is the principal of Morphosis and holds the 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize. In 1972, he was one of the founders of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). More recently, Mayne was a member of former President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH), a national programme initiated in 2012 that provided arts education to USA’s bottom five percent performing public schools. Meanwhile, the work of Morphosis has become praised worldwide, and currently the office designs projects on five continents. Morphosis has received 27 Architecture Awards, over a 100 American Institute of Architects (AIA) honours and recognitions, and has been the subject of 33 monographs. 

SAC introduced its Dean’s Honorary Lecture in 2006 in conjunction with its End-of-Year Reviews, which this year takes place in the German Architecture Museum. 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; 2018: Wolf D. Prix.

The summer series programme also includes the second of three conferences addressing architecture, art and Virtual Reality. The conference, Breaking Glass II, focuses on the virtual image as the building block in the digitally produced realm of Virtual Reality. The conference takes place in the art centre Mousonturm in Frankfurt.

The full series is:

March 28: Wolfgang Gollwitzer - StudioGA: "Design to Build"
April 2: Lucia Melloni - Max Planck Institute, Institute for Empirical Aesthetics: “Perceiving: On how we construct reality”
April 11: Götz Stockmann - Formalhaut: “Erosion of Spatial Border”
May 1–5: Exhibition: “Narratives in Boundless Space” (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm) 
May 4: Conference: "Breaking Glass II — The Virtual Image” (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm)
May 9: Wolfgang Tschapeller: “On Architecture"
May 16: Jeffrey Kipnis: "A Forecast for Architecture till 2050: What’s Left? And What’s Right?”
May 21: Florian Busch - Florian Busch Architects: “The Other Side of the Moon”
May 27: Anna Neimark - First Office: “A Postconceptual Position”
May 29: Michael Osman: “Modernism’s Visible Hand”
June 4: Manuelle Gautrand: “Beyond the Programme”
June 26-27: Master Thesis Reviews (German Architecture Museum)
June 26: Thom Mayne: Dean’s Honorary Lecture (German Architecture Museum)

For more detailed information please visit SAC’s website

Applications to Städelschule Architecture Class’ postgraduate Master of Arts in Architecture programme for the academic year 2019-20 are welcome. Deadline: May 15.

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