We warmly invite you to the book presentation of ”The City as a Technical Being – On the Mode of Existence of Architecture.
by Peter Trummer and a Panel Discussion with
Ferda Kolatan, David Ruy, and Peter Trummer

on June 27th, 2024, 19:00
Die Angewandte, IoA SQUARE
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Vienna

With a Welcome by Baerbel Mueller, Dean, I oA, Institute of architecture,
University of Applied Arts Vienna

Panel Discussion with Ferda Kolatan, David Ruy, and Peter Trummer

Peter Trummer Peter Trummer is a professor for urban design and urban planning at the University of Innsbruck and currently the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture. He is a visiting faculty member for the architectural design and architectural theory program at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Ferda Kolatan is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and the founding director of su11 in New York City. David Ruy is an architect, theorist, director of Ruy Klein and Postgraduate Programs Chair, MS Synthetic Landscapes Coordinator at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

The city is our largest artifact on this planet. Throughout its history it has spawned many new kinds of buildings, including the theater, the opera house, the museum, the bazaar, the shopping mall, the high-rise tower, and most recently, buildings like the pencil tower or the village on the roof of a shopping mall. How does the city affect the mode of existence of all these successively new buildings? This question typically has been answered in the discipline of architecture and urban design by looking to social and economic forces or a priori archetypes, understanding these as what give rise to all new urban objects. This book attempts to reverse that convention, arguing for the inner qualities of the city itself as that through which all its forms and functions come into existence.

Publisher: ORO Editions (30. Januar 2024)
ISBN-10 ‏ :1957183551
ISBN-13 978 – 1957183558