JOSEPHINE PRYDE / ACHIM MENGES

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

Josephine Pryde: Just What is Aura Anyway?
Wednesday, 21 November, 19h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt

"Her works are photographs; she is not a photographer but an artist who uses photography" Laura Mulvey on Cindy Sherman, 1991

Josephine Pryde lives and works in London and one of her first longer stays in Germany were half a year at Hochschule der Künste, Berlin during her studies. She makes exhibitions that attempt to display the conditions of their production. Her photographs and sculptures reactivate techniques and concepts from a variety of sources, e.g. the photographs are altered often by darkroom manipulations. Recent exhibitions were Various Small Fires at the Royal College of Art Galleries, London and Hollow Inside, Galerie Neu in Berlin.

She is Guest Professor for Art and Photography at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien and also teaches at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste, Braunschweig.



the Architecture Class presents:

Designed Materiality - Public Lecture Series Winter Semester 2007-8
a series of lectures addressing the contemporary status of architecture in relation to material and design technologies.

Achim Menges: Computational Form and Material Gestalt
Thursday, 22 November, 19h, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Since graduating from the Architectural Association in 2002, Achim Menges has emerged as one of the leading protagonists on the international architectural scene with respect to computerised form generation and material systems. He engages with research on ‘the development of integral design processes at the intersection of evolutionary computation, parametric design, biomimetic engineering and computer aided manufacturing that enable a highly articulated, performative built environment.’ This means that Menges works with semi-automated, computer-based design processes that to a high degree rely on the dynamics of material and natural systems to generate architectural form.
His publications include “Morpho-Ecologies” ( AA Publications, London, 2006) and the three AD Wiley Academy issues “Emergence - Morphogenetic Design Strategies” (London, 2004), “Techniques and Technologies in Morphogenetic Design” (London, 2006) and “Versatility and Vicissitude: Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design” (to be published 2008).

Menges is currently a professor at HfG Offenbach and teaches at the Architectural Association in London in the ‘Emergent Technologies’ programme. He is partner in OCEAN NORTH and ‘the Emergence and Design Group.’

The Städelschule Architecture Class Lecture Series is supported by the Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen.