End-Of-Year-Reviews

MASTER THESIS GROUP

Ravi Chandar, AUD, Pre-Final Render

13 July - 14 July 2017

SAC@NODE FORUM FOR DIGITAL ARTS

NAXOS HALLE

01 July 2017

End-of-Year-Reviews-2016

Wonseok Chae@German Architecture Museum 2016

Städelschule Rundgang

01 June - 05 June 2017

LECTURE SERIES

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017

27 April - 13 July 2017

End-of-Semester Reviews

First Year Group

09 February - 10 February 2017
Ravi chandar

End-Of-Year-Reviews

MASTER THESIS GROUP

Ravi Chandar, AUD, Pre-Final Render

13 July - 14 July 2017
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SAC@NODE FORUM FOR DIGITAL ARTS

NAXOS HALLE

01 July 2017
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End-of-Year-Reviews-2016

Wonseok Chae@German Architecture Museum 2016

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Städelschule Rundgang

01 June - 05 June 2017
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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

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.

culinary lessons

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

Dean’s Honorary Lecture: FARSHID MOUSSAVI

24 June 2017

The Dean’s Honorary Lecture by Sir Peter Cook is unfortunately cancelled. Instead, Farshid Moussavi will give this year’s honorary lecture. Her lecture on June 29 is therefore rescheduled.

Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina's Seminar with FYG

08 June 2017

SAC kindly welcomes Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina for the third seminar conducted with the FYG. The seminar will be held on the 10th and 11th of June 2017.

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STÄDELSCHULE RUNDGANG 2017

22 May 2017

This year's Rundgang will be celebrated in the framework of the 200 year anniversary of Städelschule. It will start on June 1 and for five days all students of Städelschule open their studios to share their artistic practice with visitors and guests of the Rundgang.

Applications for 2017/18 intake

09 May 2017

SAC has closed its admission process for the upcoming academic year 2017/18. However, at the discretion of the admission committee, outstanding applications can still be considered. Click on our Apply Now section for more information.

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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Current events

Lecture

Liam Young: Hello, City!

30 June 2017 Städelschule Aula

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Past events

Lecture

Johan Bettum: THE GRAMMAR OF THE INEFFABLE

14 June 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Event

Sanford Kwinter in Conversation with Daniel Birnbaum and Johan Bettum

03 June 2017 15:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Lecture

Michael Young: Close Attention

02 June 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Exhibition

Städelschule Rundgang 2017

01 June - 05 June 2017

The Städelschule Rundgang is the school's annual open house exhibition. This year, on occasion of Städelschule’s 200-year jubilee, it takes place from June 1 to 5. SAC will exhibit the work and installations of its students and host events. 

Read more

Lecture

Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén Gª Grinda: MACRONIC

26 May 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Lecture

Sylvia Lavin on The Duck and the Document: True Stories of Postmodern Procedures

19 May 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Workshop

Hélène Frichot

17 May 2017

Hélène Frichot will conduct a seminar with the students of the FYG. The seminar will be dedicated to a discussion of objects and things; a discussion that can be situated in contemporary theoretical discourse under headings such as among others (feminist) new materialism, speculative realism, speculative materialism, object oriented ontology, process philosophy, affect theory.

Lecture

Hélène Frichot: Posthuman Landscapes, Things and Thinkables

16 May 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

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Review

MID-TERM REVIEWS: FIRST YEAR GROUP

15 May - 16 May 2017 Städelschule Aula

The First Year Group will present their speculations on space resulting from Platform Sandbox, a software designed by Damjan Jovanovic and customized by each student. 

Read more
All dates

Latest events

Lecture

Liam Young: Hello, City!

30 June 2017 Städelschule Aula

Read more

Lecture

Johan Bettum: THE GRAMMAR OF THE INEFFABLE

14 June 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Event

Sanford Kwinter in Conversation with Daniel Birnbaum and Johan Bettum

03 June 2017 15:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Lecture

Michael Young: Close Attention

02 June 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Exhibition

Städelschule Rundgang 2017

01 June - 05 June 2017

The Städelschule Rundgang is the school's annual open house exhibition. This year, on occasion of Städelschule’s 200-year jubilee, it takes place from June 1 to 5. SAC will exhibit the work and installations of its students and host events. 

Read more

Lecture

Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén Gª Grinda: MACRONIC

26 May 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Lecture

Sylvia Lavin on The Duck and the Document: True Stories of Postmodern Procedures

19 May 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Workshop

Hélène Frichot

17 May 2017

Hélène Frichot will conduct a seminar with the students of the FYG. The seminar will be dedicated to a discussion of objects and things; a discussion that can be situated in contemporary theoretical discourse under headings such as among others (feminist) new materialism, speculative realism, speculative materialism, object oriented ontology, process philosophy, affect theory.

Lecture

Hélène Frichot: Posthuman Landscapes, Things and Thinkables

16 May 2017 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Read more

Review

MID-TERM REVIEWS: FIRST YEAR GROUP

15 May - 16 May 2017 Städelschule Aula

The First Year Group will present their speculations on space resulting from Platform Sandbox, a software designed by Damjan Jovanovic and customized by each student. 

Read more
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