Beyond Architecture on Demand: Rethinking Urban Futures in the Age of Platforms

Peter Mörtenböck (GB / AT)

Peter Mörtenböck is Professor of Visual Culture at TU Wien, Director of the Centre for Global Architecture and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His current work focuses on urban speculation, global resource consumption and new data publics. He is also developing new research around the notion of Building Capital” – how architecture’s capacity to both materialise and signify the production of value is being enlisted in the creation of new geographies of investment. Mörtenböck has served as an external advisor and examiner at numerous universities and art schools. He has published more than 100 essays on contemporary art, architecture and visual culture in international journals such as Grey Room, Architectural Research Quarterly, Architectural Theory Review, Social Text and Third Text. Together with Helge Mooshammer, he is currently working on three major book publications – the edited volumes Data Publics: Public Plurality in an Era of Data Determinacy and Incorporating Informality as well as the forthcoming monograph Building Capital: Urban Speculation and the Architecture of Finance.