Workshop III Verhandlungsräume - Architektur und Alltag in globalem und lokalem Kontext

Verhandlungsräume - Architektur und Alltag in globalem und lokalem Kontext

Workshop / Animation


In englischer Sprache

Festivalzentrum, Karmeliterplatz

herbst-Akademie 2007

What is the relationship between architecture, everyday culture and place? When does form determine use and when does use determine form? In the context of a globalised life-world, generalised typologies and media-disseminated models determine a production of architecture that is geared above all to principles of market strategy. The result is a language of architecture that is independent of place and that no longer requires local contextualisation. This contrasts with approaches that see everyday life and use closely linked to place or that interpret the reference to everyday life in the sense of overarching social or ethical demands. Here again, an aesthetic evolves that is ultimately model-like and exportable.

Exploring the relationship of aesthetic and use based on selected examples of architecture in Graz is the starting point for a discussion of the social performance of architecture. The discursive analysis of differentiated design strategies – from the socially ambitious buildings of the Grazer Schule to the emblematic projects of the Cultural Capital – aims to analyse relationships and dependencies of formal expression and informal appropriation, identifying deficits and potentials, and discussing possible action.

This relationship between aesthetic and use on the basis of selected examples of architecture in Graz is the point of departure for the discussion, that will also focus, above all, on possibilities of action.

Konzept / Idee: ifau
Konzept / Idee: Jesko Fezer
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Kerstin Höger
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Eilfried Huth
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Dorit Margreiter
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: muf architecture art
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Riklef Rambow
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Christian Schmid