08/31/2020, 8:00 pm


Have you heard about Julius Posener, Tel Aviv’s original architectural theorist? Posener, a pioneer of modernist architecture in Israel, was a member of the Architects Circle and editor-in-chief of its magazine, Habinyan. Celebrating the launch of Typisch Posener, a book dedicated to Posener’s life and extensive work, we host a discussion with the author, Katrin Voermanek, Dr. Zvi Efrat, and Dr. Edina Meyer-Maril, one of Posener’s students in Berlin.


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05/07/2019 – 08/18/2019

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St
E1 7QX London

From Ballykinlar in Ireland to Ekumfi-Ekawfo in Ghana, international artist collective Myvillages explore the rural as a space for and of cultural production. Founded by artists Kathrin Böhm, Wapke Feenstra and Antje Schiffers, Myvillages counters the assumption that culture is an exclusively urban phenomena. This exhibition collects material from the course of their career and runs in dialogue with the research and events programme on The Rural hosted by Whitechapel Gallery from 2017-2019. Through long-term approaches embedded within the existing activities of communities, they question who is producing culture,. By committing to work in the rural, their projects subvert established power relationships between the city and the country.


04/09/2019 – 04/14/2019

5vie District
via San Maurilio 11

The big can be understood through the small. When it comes to atmosphere, a room works according to the same principles as a house, a square, or a whole city. “Spatial atmosphere, no matter on what scale, is the result of reduction and materiality,” insists Max Dudler in a discussion with Simone Boldrin.
The Sale e Tabacchi, Hambach Castle, and the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum have gained international renown. Narrating Spaces approaches Dudler’s architecture through the interior spaces and furniture he has designed. Five contributions discuss the atmospheres of the interiors, the physical appropriation of the spaces, and the sensuality of the way they are furnished. Light and shadow, geometries, materials, and surfaces unfold in a photographic essay by Stefan Müller that makes it possible to visually experience their special atmospheres and haptic elements.


04/02/2019, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

University of Prishtina
Modelarium, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Filipa Višnjiča bb
38220 Kosovska Mitrovica

Book Presentation: Troch, Pieter & Janssens, Thomas. Layers of Time in the Urban Landscape: Visions of Socialist Urbanity in Mitrovica (Berlin, jovis verlag, 2018).

This book represents a unique cooperation of photography and history to document the legacies of socialist urban transformation in Mitrovica. It forcibly shows that the material remnants of socialist urbanity are more than passive leftovers of a lost age. They continue to give meaning to post-socialist, post-industrial, and post-conflict lives in the city.

Public debate: The book presentation will serve as an occasion for debate between academics (history, sociology, architecture) and civil society on the legacy of socialist urbanisation in Kosovo. Participants will share thoughts on failures and successes of socialist urbanisation, on the place of socialist urban infrastructure in contemporary urban development, and the memory of urban life under socialism.

Prof. Dr. Vjollca Krasniqi (University of Prishtina, Faculty of Philosophy)
Prof. Dr. Arta Basha-Jakupi (University of Prishtina, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture)
Prof. Dr. Florina Jerliu (University of Prishtina, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture)
Dr. Pieter Troch (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies)


The event is organized in partnership between forumZFD Kosovo Program, Prof. Dr. Vjollca Krasniqi (University of Prishtina) and Dr. Pieter Troch (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg)

03/29/2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk
Highway NY 11976
United States

Grids and Threads is a minimalist meditation on the concept of white space and its perception. The book is inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Three Standard Stoppages in which three imaginary measuring devices underline the arbitrariness to qualify and quantify something. With an introduction written by Parrish Art Museum director Terrie Sultan and arts writer Jacoba Urist, this monograph documents the latest project by award-winning artist and photographer Bastienne Schmidt. Part one features bird’s-eye photographs of constructed installations of colorful fabric and thread in snow. The second part consists of mixed media works on Arches paper, where punched grid of 8 x 8 inches is divided into one square inch spaces, which draw light and shadow onto the white paper. The idea of creating a series of never-ending variation of white squares in a reductive process is related to the artistic search of Agnes Marin and Robert Ryman. The square grid in white is a quiet reflection on the concept of a minimal space; the variations, of what happens inside of the squares, play with the thought of absolute freedom and absolute constraint.



02/15/2019 – 05/19/2019

Kunsthaus Graz
Lendkai 1
8020 Graz

The solo exhibition by Jun Yang is dedicated to fundamental questions of artistic work: what significance do original works, unique pieces, series and reproductions have in art today? How is artistic practice defined when exchanged with others?

At the beginning of 2018, The Monograph Project by Jun Yang was published, a monograph totalling six volumes about the artist and his work, which – in a sort of paradoxical reversal – challenges monographic conventions and biography. For the format, cover and even spelling of the artist’s name changes from volume to volume. This evokes various artists, which is precisely what interests Yang: to break the narrative of authentic, brilliant creators – a narrative that has proven particularly well-suited to the branding of an artist and his/her work.

The solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Graz links up to this. The exhibition, like the monograph, becomes itself the subject of artistic investigation. Besides the presentation of Yang’s works, the exhibition reflects authorship, constructions of identity and allocations of roles. In this, cooperation with others plays a special role. Alongside this, from February 15th, 2019, the Neue Galerie Graz addresses issues of the reproducibility of art, the significance of the original work, the one-off work and reproduction, in the exhibition titled Too Much Is Not Enough.

With works from:
Erwin Bauer, siren eun young jung, Lee Kit, Oliver Klimpel, Paul McCarthy/Mike Kelley, Michikazu Matsune, Yuuki Nishimura, Yuki Okumura, Koki Tanaka, Maja Vukoje, Jun Yang und Bruce Yonemoto.

More information and programme

Opening: 14.02.2019, 7.30pm
In cooperation with Art Sonje Center, Seoul and Neue Galerie Graz
Curated by: Barbara Steiner and Jun Yang
Assistance: Alexandra Trost, Michaela Humpel

12/04/2018 (9:00 am) – 12/05/2018 (4:45 pm)

Wiener Wohnen
Rosa-Fischer-Gasse 2
1030 Vienna

Which legal and financial conditions are necessary in Europe to increase investment in affordable housing? Which benefits does affordable housing provide for European cities and the economy?

Representatives of the EU institutions, politicians from different European cities, housing experts, housing providers, tenants’ representatives and scientists will discuss these questions comprehensively. The findings of the EU Urban Agenda – Housing Partnership will be presented. The City of Vienna will offer study visits to present the Viennese model of social housing.


The Vienna Model 2—Housing for the City of the 21st Century will be available from November 2018

09/21/2018 – 11/11/2018

BOZAR / Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Bruxelles

Climate change causes an important rise in the sea level, which is a major threat for coastal areas and small islands all over the globe. Even in urban areas at higher levels and inland, the growing quantities of rainwater in combination with spreading urbanization can also cause a major flood risk for entire city areas, something that is happening more often than before.

The 2nd Edition of the Brussels Urban Landscape Biennial dives into the growing problem of floods in urban areas. How to deal with the evacuation of rainwater in an integrated manner? Can landscape architecture generate answers for these complex challenges? What are the limits of the current way of addressing this question? Through workshops, research by design, an exhibition, a colloquium, curated walks and lectures, the two-month BULB festival tries to sensitize the broader public to the importance of water in the urban landscape. Instead of considering water as a threat, it will be approached as a vital and structuring element in the urban landscape.

At the main BULB exhibition at the Centre for Fine Arts, the Bureau Bas Smets, JNC International and Taktyk will be presenting their vision.

Workshop leader: Architecture Workroom Brussels.

Marco Ranzato, the editor of "Water vs. Urban Scape—Exploring Integrated Water-Urban Arrangements” will give a lecture during the Biennial

07/15/2018 – 01/13/2019

Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

„Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged—from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist “social condensers”—is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state.[...]"

Vladimir Kulić, one of the authors of „Modernism In-Between – The Mediatory Architectures of Socialist Yugoslavia" is guest curator of this exhibition.


06/27/2018, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Librairie Volume
47, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth
75003 Paris

Thresholds are an–often overlooked–anthropological constant found in every era and every culture. From the spatial understanding of Greek antiquity to the establishment of the private sphere in the 18th century and the transparency of modern architecture, the threshold has always been a central architectural element. Like a visual symbol of a boundary or a transition, thresholds divide spaces, but are also a connecting element, opening up ways through and across, which have a subtle influence on one’s own perception of space.
It is only in recent decades that thresholds have lost significance as part of our everyday experience with architecture. What remains is a growing emptiness between people and the spaces in which they live.
Sensual City Studio not only provides an inspiring overview of this important architectural stylistic feature from all eras and cultures, but also shows in particular: thresholds can and must be rethought and rebuilt. In this respect, this book is a plea for the renaissance of the threshold and therefore also a manifesto for a human architecture.

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* Sensual City Studio, founded by Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti, in association with the philosopher Philippe Simay and the architect Estefania Mompean, is a laboratory of ideas, creation and urban foresight. It brings together a network of professionals from the worlds of art, architecture and urban planning, as well as the social sciences. Working at different levels, from design to urban planning, the studio analyses changes in architecture and large modern cities in order to predict the effect that they will have. Sensual City Studio seeks to develop a sensitive, humanist approach to the city, combining sustainable development and new technologies in a quest for innovation and urban delight. The result is a preliminary analysis, procedure and stance which inform the architectural design process.