Master Thesis Group1-2. July 2021
The Mid-Term Reviews for Master Thesis Group students will take place on 1-2 July.
The Mid-Term Reviews for Master Thesis Group students will take place on 1-2 July.
Breaking Glass III - Virtual Space is a three-day symposium organized by Städelschule and moderated by professors Johan Bettum and Daniel Birnbaum. This virtual event focuses on the role of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in architecture and art, and brings together speakers from various disciplines, including architecture, art, philosophy and neuroscience, who present their ideas, theories and work in the field of AR and VR.
Information and access to the live stream (no registration required) via:
The symposium will be held in English.
Beatriz Colomina is an architectural theorist, professor of history and theory at Princeton University School of Architecture and the Founding Director of its Program in Media and Modernity as well as its director of Graduate Studies and PhD programme. She has written extensively on questions of architecture and the modern institutions of representation, particularly the printed media, photography, advertising, film and TV. Among her works are Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (1994, AIA 1995 International Book Award); Sexuality and Space (1992, 1993 AIA International Book Award); Architecture Production (1988), Double Exposure: Architecture through Art, Madrid (2006), Domesticity at War (2007) and Clip/Stamp/Fold(2013). She has been on the editorial boards of Assemblage, Daidalos, and Grey Room and lectured at institutions and events throughout the world. She is the recipient of several prestigious grants, including the Chicago Institute for Architecture, SOM Foundation, Graham Foundation, Fondation Le Corbusier, and the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts in Washington.
Marcelyn Gow is principal of servo los angeles, a design collaborative invested in the development of architectural environments integrating synthetic ecologies with shifting material states. servo’s work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Venice Architecture Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Archilab, Artists Space, the SCI-Arc Gallery, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, the Storefront for Art and Architecture and SFMoMA. Gow received her Architecture degrees from the Architectural Association and Columbia University, as well as a Dr.Sc. from the ETH Zurich. Her doctoral dissertation Invisible Environment: Art, Architecture and a Systems Aesthetic explores the relationship between aesthetic research and technological innovation. Gow has lectured internationally and contributed to numerous journals including Perspecta, Via and AD. She is the coeditor of Material Beyond Materials and Onramp 4-7. Gow was the recipient of a 2012 Graham Foundation Grant to Individuals and a 2014-15 City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Visual Artist Fellowship. She is currently the Coordinator of the M.S. Design Theory & Pedagogy Program at SCI-Arc and she teaches design studios and history and theory seminars at SCI-Arc.
Sylvia Lavin is a critic, curator, historian and theorist whose work explores the limits of architecture across a wide spectrum of historical periods. Some recent books include Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects (2018), Kissing Architecture, (2011) and Everything Loose Will Land, 1970s Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, (2013.) She is Professor of Architecture at Princeton University and is currently working on a book about trees.
Andrew Saunders is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and founding principal of Andrew Saunders Architecture + Design, an internationally published, award winning architecture, design and research practice committed to the tailoring of innovative digital methodologies to provoke novel exchange and reassessment of the broader cultural context.
His current practice and research interests lie in computational geometry as it relates to aesthetics, emerging technology, fabrication and performance. He has significant professional experience as project designer for Eisenman Architects, Leeser Architecture and Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.
SAC is presenting a webinar series during Summer Semester 2021.
Mark Wigley is professor of architecture and Dean Emeritus at Columbia University. His books include Konrad Wachsmann’s Television: Post-Architectural Transmissions (Sternberg Press, 2020), Passing Through Architecture: The 10 Years of Gordon Matta-Clark (Power Station of Art: 2019); Cutting Matta-Clark: The Anarchitecture Investigation (Lars Müller, 2018); Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design (written with Beatriz Colomina; Lars Müller, 2016); Buckminster Fuller Inc.: Architecture in the Age of Radio (Lars Müller, 2015); Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire (010 Publishers, 1998); White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture (MIT Press, 1995); and Derrida’s Haunt: The Architecture of Deconstruction (MIT Press, 1993). He has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Drawing Center, Columbia University, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Het Nieuwe Instituut, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Most recently he curated “Passing Through Architecture: The 10 Years of Gordon Matta-Clark” at the Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2019–20).
As of March 15 SAC takes its semester break. The summer semester commences on April 12.
The End-of-Semester Reviews for Master Thesis Group students will take place on 11-12 March.
Katakombe is an event organised by alumni of the Städelschule Architecture Class, inspired by the format of a Salon Talk and an old but lost tradition at the Städelschule to meet professionals, scholars, students and friends to have an interdisciplinary discourse about current work.
The schneider+schumacher Master Thesis Presentation Prize 2020 is made possible through the generous support from the scheider+schumacher Architekten.
Städelschule Architecture Class proudly hosts Sir Peter Cook for this year’S Dean’s Honorary Lecture. Sir Peter Cook is a legend as a practicing architect and teacher. SAC is immensely pleased to be part of Cook’s history as he was a professor in Städelschule from 1984 till 2002.
Sir Peter Cook’s Dean’s Honorary Lecture is generously made possible with the support of Schneider+Schumacher.
Snøhetta (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsnøːˌhɛtɑ]) began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop, and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception. Snøhetta’s work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made. Museums, products, reindeer observatories, graphics, landscapes and dollhouses get the same care and attention to purpose.
Jette Cathrin Hopp is part of the executive management of Snøhetta. She has extensive experience both in complex Norwegian and international projects, leading major international project developments and competitions. She regularly lectures at architectural symposia, conferences and international institutions, sharing Snøhetta´s philosophy and design ideas. Jette Cathrin Hopp is also a jury member for several architecture competitions and prizes. She is regularly invited as a critic to international architecture universities.
The Mollino Set (forthcoming, 2020) is the third in a series of architecture-centered prose works that began with The Clifford Chadwick Clifford Collection (2011) and The Moiré Effect (2012).
Beyond this architecture series, Lytle Shaw’s books include two books of poetry—Cable Factory 20 (1999) and The Lobe (2002), two books documenting his collaboration with the artist J. Blachly—The Chadwick Family Papers: A Brief Public Glimpse (2008) and Selected Shipwrecks (2012), and three critical monographs: Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of Coterie (2006), Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics (2013) and Narrowcast: Poetry and Audio Research (2018). Shaw is professor of English at New York University, and a contributing editor for Cabinet magazine.
This seminar will discuss the relationship between architecture and affect with an emphasis on infrastructure understood as distributed spatial support system. By reframing architecture as ‘organisation space’, to borrow a term from Keller Easterling, an account of the circulation of affect will lead the way to an understanding of architecture as always more than discrete, self-isolated and autonomous form, toward an apprehension of the complex entanglements architecture inevitably participates in, for better and worse.
Philip Ursprung is Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich and principal investigator of the research project “Tourism and Cultural Heritage” at Future Cities Laboratory of the Singapore-ETH Center in Singapore. He is editor of Herzog & de Meuron: Natural History (2002) and Caruso St John: Almost Everything (2008). He is author of Die Kunst der Gegenwart: 1960 bis heute (2010), Allan Kaprow, Robert Smithson, and the Limits to Art (2013), and Der Wert der Oberfläche: Essays zu Kunst, Architektur und Ökonomie (2017).
Countless scholars have meticulously traced the emergence of the modern concept of “form" from Kantian aesthetics to twentieth-century modernism. But what if the concept’s salience in modernist discourses also had to do with more mundane—what might perhaps be called “technical”—concerns? Might such a technical history offer an account of concept that numerous others written in the disciplines of philosophy, intellectual history, or art and architectural history have not already? This talk excavates an alternative history of form from the late nineteenth century onwards, an history in which technologies of scanning and practices of reading play as important a role as familiar milestones of aesthetic modernity.
Katakombe is an evening event organised by alumni of the Städelschule Architecture Class, inspired by the format of a Salon Talk and an old but lost tradition at the Städelschule to meet professionals, scholars, students and friends to have an interdisciplinary discourse about current work.