Panel discussion How to architect alternative futures and beyond…?“

On the occasion of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, the I oA, Institute of Architecture of the University of Applied Arts Vienna cordially invites you to join us for a panel discussion, as part of the Biennale Sessions.

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 4:00 to 5:30pm
La Biennale di Venezia, Giardini, Central Pavilion, Sala F

With Lina Ghotmeh (Lina Ghotmeh Architects, Paris), Hanif Kara (AKT II, London; Harvard GSD, Cambridge), Mpho Matsipa (Harvard GSD, Cambridge), Sam Jacob (Sam Jacob Studio, London) in conversation with three selected students from I oA: Jasmy Chieh Hsuan Chen, Katharina Sauermann, Adham Sinan.

Curated by Baerbel Mueller (I oA, University of Applied Arts Vienna; nav_​s baerbel mueller)
With a welcome by Gerald Bast (University of Applied Arts Vienna)
Organized by Roswitha Janowski-Fritsch (I oA, University of Applied Arts Vienna)

The panel discussion How to architect alternative futures and beyond…?” brings together practitioners and theorists from within the architectural field alongside those from the next generation of architects to critically talk through and dream of architecting (verb) in the near future, questioning the roles of researching, narrating, designing and planning architecture, and space-making in the context of a fragile world. Notions of surprise, beauty, connectivity, healing and diversity in architecture will be discussed. How can spatial practices contribute to visionary – while at the same time, tangible – ecological, technological and decolonized futures, from the very local to the planetary, beyond human-centered interests? What radically other perspectives and modi operandi do we need to invent and apply?

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