LECTURE SERIES

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017

27 April - 13 July 2017

End-of-Semester Reviews

First Year Group

09 February - 10 February 2017

End-of-Semester Reviews

Master Thesis Group

13 February - 15 February 2017

End-of-semester reviews

First Year Group

Dave Pigram in jury session.  
© Anna Arlyapova

09 February - 10 February 2017

End-of-Semester Reviews

Master Thesis Group

Efrén Ga Grinda and jury panel in session.  
© Keyur Mistry

13 February - 15 February 2017

CONVIVIUMEPULUM

CULINARY LESSONS

29 October 2016
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LECTURE SERIES

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017

27 April - 13 July 2017
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End-of-Semester Reviews

First Year Group

09 February - 10 February 2017
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End-of-Semester Reviews

Master Thesis Group

13 February - 15 February 2017
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End-of-semester reviews

First Year Group

Dave Pigram in jury session.  
© Anna Arlyapova

09 February - 10 February 2017
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End-of-Semester Reviews

Master Thesis Group

Efrén Ga Grinda and jury panel in session.  
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13 February - 15 February 2017
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CONVIVIUMEPULUM

CULINARY LESSONS

29 October 2016

WELCOME TO SAC!

THE STÄDELSCHULE ARCHITECTURE CLASS (SAC) OFFERS EXPERIMENTAL AND RESEARCH-BASED POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN.

Being a major part of the Städelschule art academy, founded in 1817 and one of the world's foremost art schools, SAC's academic programme offers a two-year postgraduate Master of Arts in Architecture degree. The programme is uniquely devoted to contemporary architectural design. Through its experimental research and the excellence of its students and graduates, the programme continuously explores disciplinary specific problems and the status of architecture within contemporary society. ​Led by its programme director, Prof.Dr. Johan Bettum, SAC currently hosts a total of 65 students.

SAC 2016 FacultY line-up

SAC proudly announces its faculty line-up for the academic year, 2016-17. SAC will offer three second-year, thesis studios led respectively by: Peter Trummer (Architecture and Urban Design); Cristina Moreno and Efrén Grinda of Amid.Cero9 (Advanced Architectural Design); and Johan Bettum and Damjan Jovanovic with Daniel Birnbaum for theory seminars (Architecture and Aesthetic Practice). Bettum and Jovanovic will offer the programme to SAC's First Year Group while Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley will teach history and theory. David Ruy, 'Postgraduate Programs Chair' at SCI-Arc, is a guest tutor at SAC 2016-17 (Read More).

In addition to its own faculty, SAC will have numerous visitors throughout the year - including its annual public lecture series in the summer semester, and the Städelschule will host a special visitors programme for architecture.

SAC expresses its gratitude to Holger Hoffmann and Mirco Becker who in July respectively ended their one- and five-year long tenures at SAC. Hoffmann is a full professor at the University of Wuppertal, and Becker has commenced his new, full professorship at Leibniz Universität Hannover.

APPLICATIONs welcome!

SAC welcomes applications for the academic year 2017-18.

Candidates wishing to study at SAC should have studied architecture for minimum 4 years with a bachelor or master degree. Candidates should also have 1-2 years of work experience (including summer jobs, internships and part-time work). Applications received from candidates with a degree in interior design, engineering or other related fields or with alternative work experience will be considered at the discretion of the admissions committee.

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Städelschule 200 years

In 2017, Städelschule celebrates its 200 anniversary. The celebration will include a series of events and publications which will be announced in due time also on these pages.

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SAC's Culinary Lessons is an ongoing series of salon style conversations about the food and food culture in relation to architecture and the arts. The series is part of Goethe Institute's programme, Performing Architecture, which takes place in conjunction with the Architecture Biennale in Venice. Culinary Lessons includes a culinary performance, Conviviumepulum, in Santa Maria della Misericordia in Cannaregio on October 28-29 as well as a salon gathering of experts within the Istanbul Design Biennial 2016, Are We Human?, which is curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley.

"the städelschule's pedagogy begins where that of most other schools ends - at the point where a program of exploration takes on rigor, risk and clear direction. the work in the städelschule is inspired, radical and bold, but most importantly, it is collective on a remarkably relaxed and intimate level. it is one of the few schools today where speculation is a requirement, not an occasional event."

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"CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IS FULLY SATURATED WITH TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS OF ALL KINDS AND SIMPLY BEGS AN EQUIVALENT ADVANCE IN DESIGN THINKING AND AESTHETIC MAKING."

JOHAN BETTUM

"SAC isn’t about steering young architects in any one particular direction. It concerns itself with providing the best possible balance of essential theoretical and creative knowledge on an individual basis along with pragmatic know-how. The goal is to provide the best possible basis for each individual to prepare for whichever avenue to pursue in the future."

BEN VAN BERKEL

"...only four, five or six schools in the world really define themselves completely in terms of being a kind of experimental laboratory for the future of the discipline, and the städelschule is one of these."

Mark Wigley

SAC Journal

The SAC Journal is a periodical that documents and critically reviews projects and theoretical discussions within contemporary, architectural design culture. The projects and texts published relate to the ongoing interests and ambitions of SAC. The publication series attempts to contribute to the discipline of architecture on a critical and discursive level. Read More

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News

Extended Deadline for Applications

13 April 2017

The deadline for our 2017/2018 intake to SAC has been extended to April 30, 2017. Click on our Apply Now section for further information. We are looking forward to all new applications.

Stefan Wieland Joins SAC Staff

21 February 2017

The artist Stefan Wieland joins SAC to run the in-house workshops. Wieland is a Frankfurt-based artist producing paintings, sculptures and lamps. His work is widely exhibited. Wieland studied at the Städelschule under Thomas Bayrle.

SAC Semester Break

21 February 2017

As of 20. February SAC takes its semester break. The summer semester commences 20. March and ends with final thesis review on 13-14. July.

Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina's Seminar with FYG

06 January 2017

SAC kicks off the start of the new year with FYG seminars by Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina. Seminars are conducted on the 9th and 10th of January 2017.

DAVID RUY

15 December 2016

SAC gladly welcomes back David Ruy as a guest jury for our Midterm Reviews.

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WEIHNACHTSFEIER

08 December 2016

SAC Thanks guests, students and faculty who were involved with the Weinachtsfeier 2016! There are currently a few pieces of sculptures still left to be purchased. Kindly contact us for more information.

Applications for 2017/2018 Intake

24 November 2016

Applications for our 2017/2018 intake are NOW OPEN! Early Bird Deadline: January 15, 2017. Final Deadline: April 15, 2017. Extended Deadline: April 30, 2017. Click on our Apply Now section for more information.

MID TERM REVIEWS (FYG & MTG)

24 November 2016

Mid Term Reviews will commence as the following : 15-16 December 2016 (First Year Group) & 19-20 December 2016 (Master Thesis Group).

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Current events

Lecture

THEODORE SPYROPOULOS: BEHAVIOURS

27 April 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Past events

Trip

FYG Study Trip to Athens

04 April - 11 April 2017

The First Year Group traveled to Athens from April 4 until April 11. Among historical and cultural activities, the excursion included a visit and topical engagement with the documenta 14, which will take place in Athens and in Kassel this year.

Read more

Lecture

Peter Trummer: Lecture Series for First Year Group

27 March 2017 18:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

The next lecture takes place on the 27th of March 2017 at 18:00 in STÄDELSCHULE AULA. The following videos are part of a special Lecture Series catered for the First Year Group.

Read more

Event

Opening: McDonald’s Radio University

02 March 2017 19:00 pm - Mousonturm, Frankfurt

A project by the Japanese theatre artist Akira Takayama and his ensemble Port B. The 'site-specific performance’ is the first station of Takayama's “European Thinkbelt” project series - an utopian plan for a decentralised, mobile university, freely adapted from Cedric Price’s ”Potteries Thinkbelt.” During the current academic year, SAC’s AAP and Takayama are collaborating around the theme, ‘Spaces of Learning.’ Takayama is currently a faculty member at the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of Arts. For more information please visit: www.mru.global

Read more

Trip

AAP maps Duchamp's 'Large Glass' at the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm

18 February 2017

AAP visits the Moderna Museet in Stockholm to map out Marcel Duchamp's 'Large Glass' ('The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even'). The mapping included extensive use of photography and scanning devices. The students and Damjan Jovanovic were hosted at the museum by its director and Städelschule professor, Daniel Birnbaum.

Read more

Review

MTG End-of-Semester Reviews

13 February - 15 February 2017 Städelschule Aula

The Master Thesis Group had its End-of-Semester Review featuring a wonderful review panel. The panel included the return of Mirco Becker to SAC, Benjamin Reynolds and Tobias Nolte.

Read more

Review

FYG End-Of-Semester Reviews

09 February - 10 February 2017 Städelschule Aula

Joining SAC Faculty to review the work of the First Year Group at the end of the winter semester were: Dave Pigram, Adil Bokhari and David Ruy. The students showed a solid and accomplished body of work.

Read more

Workshop

David Ruy Returns to SAC

08 February - 10 February 2017

David Ruy, the coordinator of SCI-Arc postgraduate programme, EDGE - Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture, returns to SAC to engage students in critical discussions about their work. Ruy brings a massive amount of expertise and critical insight and is a SAC faculty member this academic year.

Trip

SAC's AAP Visits ZKM

03 February 2017

AAP visits Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. AAP's host, Bernd Lintermann, is the centre's expert on virtual and augmented reality and introduced AAP to the history of the of these technologies before presenting a series of projects that he has co-authored. Amongst these is, for instance, the current 'Karlsruhe Maptory,' which uses AR to introduce select histories to specific sites in the city.

Read more

Workshop

Benjamin Reynolds

23 January - 26 January 2017

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All dates

Latest events

Lecture

THEODORE SPYROPOULOS: BEHAVIOURS

27 April 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Trip

FYG Study Trip to Athens

04 April - 11 April 2017

The First Year Group traveled to Athens from April 4 until April 11. Among historical and cultural activities, the excursion included a visit and topical engagement with the documenta 14, which will take place in Athens and in Kassel this year.

Read more

Lecture

Peter Trummer: Lecture Series for First Year Group

27 March 2017 18:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

The next lecture takes place on the 27th of March 2017 at 18:00 in STÄDELSCHULE AULA. The following videos are part of a special Lecture Series catered for the First Year Group.

Read more

Event

Opening: McDonald’s Radio University

02 March 2017 19:00 pm - Mousonturm, Frankfurt

A project by the Japanese theatre artist Akira Takayama and his ensemble Port B. The 'site-specific performance’ is the first station of Takayama's “European Thinkbelt” project series - an utopian plan for a decentralised, mobile university, freely adapted from Cedric Price’s ”Potteries Thinkbelt.” During the current academic year, SAC’s AAP and Takayama are collaborating around the theme, ‘Spaces of Learning.’ Takayama is currently a faculty member at the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of Arts. For more information please visit: www.mru.global

Read more

Trip

AAP maps Duchamp's 'Large Glass' at the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm

18 February 2017

AAP visits the Moderna Museet in Stockholm to map out Marcel Duchamp's 'Large Glass' ('The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even'). The mapping included extensive use of photography and scanning devices. The students and Damjan Jovanovic were hosted at the museum by its director and Städelschule professor, Daniel Birnbaum.

Read more

Review

MTG End-of-Semester Reviews

13 February - 15 February 2017 Städelschule Aula

The Master Thesis Group had its End-of-Semester Review featuring a wonderful review panel. The panel included the return of Mirco Becker to SAC, Benjamin Reynolds and Tobias Nolte.

Read more

Review

FYG End-Of-Semester Reviews

09 February - 10 February 2017 Städelschule Aula

Joining SAC Faculty to review the work of the First Year Group at the end of the winter semester were: Dave Pigram, Adil Bokhari and David Ruy. The students showed a solid and accomplished body of work.

Read more

Workshop

David Ruy Returns to SAC

08 February - 10 February 2017

David Ruy, the coordinator of SCI-Arc postgraduate programme, EDGE - Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture, returns to SAC to engage students in critical discussions about their work. Ruy brings a massive amount of expertise and critical insight and is a SAC faculty member this academic year.

Trip

SAC's AAP Visits ZKM

03 February 2017

AAP visits Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe. AAP's host, Bernd Lintermann, is the centre's expert on virtual and augmented reality and introduced AAP to the history of the of these technologies before presenting a series of projects that he has co-authored. Amongst these is, for instance, the current 'Karlsruhe Maptory,' which uses AR to introduce select histories to specific sites in the city.

Read more

Workshop

Benjamin Reynolds

23 January - 26 January 2017

Read more
All dates