The Architecture Class presents:
Public Panel Discussion: "Space and Time in Architecture and Exhibitions"
Monday, 25th January, 18h, Aula
Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.
The modern notions of time and space in architecture are defined in terms of mutual dependency through an unresolved, dialectical hierarchy. One is supposed to follow the other and in this manner make the other legible. However, this relation of intelligibility is problematic since we construe space from systems of projection that far exceed the extensions give in Euclidean space, and the flow and experience of time can be reduced neither to a discrete nor a continueous condition. Nowhere is this unresolved relation between time and space more clear than in exhibitions - whether in art or architecture. These events use narratives and compositional adjacency relations in spatial terms to propose temporally defined relations.
Jeffrey Kipnis, currently a professor at Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University and a visiting professor at Harvard, Colombia and Angewandte Kunst, Vienna is a world renowned architectural critic, educator and author. His work attempts to define and correlate the intellectual, cultural and political role of contemporary architecture – ranging from his writing which include:/ Toward a New Architecture/, /Twisting the Separatrix/ and /Political Space I/, to studies on 20^th century key figures such as Philip Johnson, Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas and Daniel Libeskind, to various exhibitions on architectural drawing and design and his award-winning film on the work of Frank Gehry.
*Ben van Berkel*
Ben van Berkel is the Dean of the Städelschule Architecture Class and the co-founder of UNStudio. He has co-authored a number of books and essays and has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton, Columbia University, Harvard, the Berlage Institute and UCLA. Central to his work is an interest in the integration of construction and architecture. Recent projects include the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart; the restructuring of the station area of Arnhem, The New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion in Battery Park New York, the MUMUTH Music Theatre in Graz and the Raffles City development in Hangzhou, China.
Johan Bettum is a professor of architecture and the program director of the Städelschule Architecture Class. He has also taught at the AA, UCLA, the Berlage Institute, Innsbruck University, the EPFL in Lausanne and Oslo School of Architecture. Bettum has a PhD in fibre-reinforced material systems entitled /The Material Geometry of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites and Architectural Tectonics./ He has written for a number of prominent publications while his work is repeatedly published in Graz Architecture Magazine, Domus and Architecture Design (AD) to name but a few. His practice, ArchiGlobe, focuses on architecture within the context of research and experiments.
Nikolaus Hirsch is a Stiftungsprofessor at the Städelschule who has hold academic positions at the Architectural Association in London, at the Institute of Applied Theater Studies at Giessen University, and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His work includes the award-winning Dresden Synagogue, the Hinzert Document Center, and numerous exhibition architectures such as “Making Things Public” at the ZKM (curated by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel), “Frequencies-Hz” at Schirn Kunsthalle and "Indian Highway" (Serpentine Gallery, 2008). Hirsch´s ongoing research in institutional models has resulted in projects such as the Bockenheimer Depot Theater (with William Forsythe), Unitednationsplaza in Berlin (with Anton Vidokle), European Kunsthalle, Cybermohalla Hub in Delhi and currently a studio structure for Rirkrit Tiravanija´s “The Land”.