FINISSAGE with a guided tour by I oA students and faculty followed by a small reception

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 5 PM (CEST)

Lichthof A
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Vienna

What are we talking about when we refer to research’ in architecture? What is the relationship between design and research? How is research situated and what is its role within a professional practice, an academic institution, or a design project itself? Is research a prelude to design, and is design only an illustration of research? What are the ways, means and tactics of performing research through the medium of design? The I oA Sliver Lecture Series 2021/22, titled Research Cultures, addresses notions related to disciplinary knowledge production by bringing together international designers and architects as researchers to discuss their approaches to conducting research by design. 

This exhibition is our institutional contribution to the lecture series. The research agendas of studio díazmoreno garcíagrinda, Studio Greg Lynn, and Studio Hani_​Rashid, are presented in order to look behind the scenes and to show approaches to research and design as an interconnected affair, exposing the particularities and competencies of each studio within the I oA and the Angewandte.

Our endeavor as curators is to tease out and showcase studio-based design work that speaks about agenda, method, and process as opposed to final projects. While studio reviews often exercise the latter, this exhibition attempts to expose and share processes and discourses among the institute, as well as with a broader audience that is interested in research by design.

Curated by Maja Ozvaldič and Kaiho Yu