The Ordering of Social Relations through Building – Part 1

Lecture date: 2011-03-16

Concrete Geometries Research Cluster Event

Held in the form of a public conversation or seminar, this event will explore architecture as an ‘ordering of social relations through building’, both through the presentation of provisional definitions and the interrogation of found case studies.

Akademie c/o is a public seminar, founded by Arno Brandlhuber, Silvan Linden (architect, büro für konstruktivismus, and co-founder of 042.org), Katharina Gebbers (curator) and Christian Posthofen, currently researching the spatial production of the Berlin Republic. The seminar promotes a broader understanding of architectural issues. Its core thesis defines architecture as an ‘ordering of social relations through building’. Held in the form of a public conversation or seminar, this event will explore this thesis, both through the presentation of provisional definitions and the interrogation of found case studies. The event is organised by the Concrete Geometries Research Cluster which collects, promotes and discusses work that critically explores the immediate relationship between spatial form and social processes.

Arno Brandlhuber holds the chair of architecture and urban research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg and directs the Masters programme 042.org. His practice, brandlhuber+ Berlin, extends from the Neanderthal-Museum, Düsseldorf to multi-usable structures such as the Kölner Brett, Cologne and currently the HybridHouses (IBA Hamburg).

Christian Posthofen is a philosopher with a focus on epistemology. He has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg, is CEO at Walther König Books and editor of the Kunstwissenschaftliche Bibliothek.

Marianne Mueller is AA Diploma Unit Master (on sabbatical) and Director of the Concrete Geometries Research Cluster, which explores the immediate relationship between spatial form and social processes.

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