Architects without Architecture? (The new quest for saving the world)

Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director MAK (Vienna, Austria)

Inversing the title of Bernard Rudofsky’s famous exhibition Architecture Without Architects“ Christoph Thun-Hohenstein’s lecture will be dealing with the changing role of architecture since the late 1990s and especially architecture’s new mission to be a driving force for positive change. Looking at this topic from different perspectives (reflecting Thun-Hohenstein’s former positions as director of the Raimund Abraham-designed Austrian Cultural Forum New York and managing director of departure“, the City of Vienna’s agency for creating industries, as well as his new position as director of the MAK), he will be discussing the case for intercreativity and architects’ potential to contribute to social, ecological, and cultural innovations.