Architecture Theory

Lectures Summer Semester 2023

Architekturtheorie II (Dr. Lidia Gasperoni, Klaus Platzgummer, Prof. Dr. Jörg H. Gleiter)

Architekturtheorie II (Dr. Lidia Gasperoni, Klaus Platzgummer, Prof. Dr. Jörg H. Gleiter)
Theorie und Geschichte der Architektur VL Architekturtheorie 3/6 ETCS

Im Zentrum der Vorlesungsreihe stehen die architekturtheoretischen Grundbegriffe. Die Vorlesungen verstehen sich als Einführung in jene aktuelle konzeptionelle Begriffe, wie sie Grundlage für das Verständnis von Architektur sind.

Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen sprechen zu:

„Wandel“ und „Verstrickung“
Dr. Lidia Gasperoni (TU Berlin)

„Forensik“ und „Daten“
Klaus Platzgummer (TU Berlin)

„Verantwortung“ und „Selbsthilfe“
Dr. Friederike Lausch (TU Darmstadt)

„Tektonik“ und „Erhabene“
Dr. Carsten Krohn

„Luft“ und „Körper“
Dr. Tim Altenhof (Univ. Innsbruck)

„Fragment“ und „Material"
Dr. Adria Daraban (TH Köln)

 

Dozent*innen:  Dr. Lidia Gasperoni,  Klaus Platzgummer, Prof. Dr. Jörg H. Gleiter

Zeit: Mi 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Ort: A 151 
Erster Termin: 19.04.2023

Anmeldung: MTS in Moses (Anmeldung erfolgt für das Gesamtmodul) / ISIS

ISIS-Link: https://isis.tu-berlin.de/course/view.php?id=31792

 

Seminars Summer Semester 2023

Wires, Waves, Data (Klaus Platzgummer)

Wires, Waves, Data (Klaus Platzgummer)
Architekturtheorie/ Kritik I - 3 ETCS

Forensics is an epistemic practice situated within the material organizations of events situated among traces: bones, documents, ruins, entire landscapes. The epistemic goal of forensic practitioners is to translate constellations of traces into evidence for the reconstruction of events of crimes potentially make ‚things‘ public.1 As sites where traces are inscribed or as traces as such, infrastructures, buildings, territories - architectures - often, even if only tacitly, unfold an agency in forensics.

The seminar focuses on a selection of historical and contemporary examples of architecture-related forensic practices, their sites of operation, the techniques involved, and their institutional or counter-institutional role, among other aspects. Reading discussions lead to different theories of knowledge and circle around concepts such as epistemic advantage, epistemic oppression, and epistemic injustice.

Lecturer: Klaus Platzgummer

Time: compact seminar
Location: tba
First session: April 18, 2PM info session at FG Architekturtheorie

Enrollment: First session

ISIS-Link: https://isis.tu-berlin.de/enrol/index.php?id=34401

 

Forensics: Crimes, Evidence, Publics (Klaus Platzgummer)

Forensics: Crimes, Evidence, Publics (Klaus Platzgummer)
Architekturtheorie/Kritik II - 3 ETCS

Forensics is an epistemic practice situated within the material organizations of events situated among traces: bones, documents, ruins, entire landscapes. The epistemic goal of forensic practitioners is to translate constellations of traces into evidence for the reconstruction of events of crimes potentially make ‚things‘ public.1 As sites where traces are inscribed or as traces as such, infrastructures, buildings, territories architectures an agency in forensics.

often, even if only tacitly, unfold

The seminar focuses on a selection of historical and contemporary examples of architecture-related forensic practices, their sites of operation, the techniques involved, and their institutional or counter-institutional role, among other aspects. Reading discussions lead to different theories of knowledge and circle around concepts such as epistemic advantage, epistemic oppression, and epistemic injustice.

Lecturer: Klaus Platzgummer

Time: Mo 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: A201a
First session: 17 April 2023

Enrollment: First session 

ISIS-Link: https://isis.tu-berlin.de/enrol/index.php?id=34269

Architecture Inside Out (Shuli Beimel, Prof. Dr. Jörg H. Gleiter)

Architecture Inside Out - On Interior Design (Shuli Beimel, Prof. Dr. Jörg H. Gleiter)
Architekturtheorie/ Theorie II - 3 ETCS

„Outside and inside form a dialectic of division,“ writes the French Philosopher Gaston Bachelard. „Open closed open. That‘s all we are,“ posits the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai in describing the life cycle of a person from the moment he enters the world to the moment he departs from it. In the seminar we shall examine the interior spaces as a theoretical and physical space. One of the

particularities of designing interior spaces is that the architect operates within a given space that is usually predefined by the building envelope and various elements related to the building‘s systems like the structural frame, electrical wiring, water, and other infrastructures. In the seminar, we will review a number of case studies by way of walking tours around the city of Berlin. We will try to expand our professional toolbox by analyzing and studying the phenomena that materialize within these spaces.

Lecturer: Shuli Beimel, Prof. Dr. Jörg H. Gleiter

Time: May 24 - May 31 2023, taught hours tbd, compact seminar
Location: Case studies by way of walking tours / online
First session: April 18, 6PM info session, online: ZOOM

Enrollment: First session

ISIS-Link: https://isis.tu-berlin.de/enrol/index.php?id=34406

 

Radical Nature (Olaf Asaf, Prof. Aaron Sprecher, Prof. Dr. Jörg H. Gleiter)

Radical Nature - On the Politics of Landscape
Architekturtheorie/Philosophie - 3 ETCS

Otherness stands at the core of the Berliner cultural landscape. Both acting above and underground, at the center and the periphery, the landscape of Berlin constitutes a topological system of narratives, each defining a specific approach to a technologized nature, or as the French philosopher Gilbert Simondon defines it, „a second nature.“ In this seminar, we will review and analyze a series of postwar landscapes that have contributed to the emergence of Berlin‘s manifold identities. These ecologies will be reviewed in terms of their correlation to political and environmental regimes and technological and scientific models. Bridging theories and field studies, this seminar elaborates on Simondon‘s notion of techno-aestheticism, which spans nature‘s formal and sensorial dimensions as a technical object. Our group will first investigate the relationship between technological systems in/on nature across a series of readings discussed in the first part of the seminar (12-15 June). We will confront these theoretical manifestoes with specific case studies in the city. Each team of two students will look into a specific precedent before an on-site group visit in the second part of the seminar (15-21 June). The seminar will conclude with a general presentation and a roundtable discussion.

Lecturer: Olaf Asaf, Prof. Aaron Sprecher, Prof. Dr. Jörg H. Gleiter

Time:  June 12 - June 22 2023, taught hours tbd, compact seminar
Location: Berlin, walking tours
First session: April 18, 4PM info session, online: ZOOM

Enrollment: First session

ISIS-Link: https://isis.tu-berlin.de/enrol/index.php?id=34405

Drawn pedagogies drawn for times of crisis (Dr. Lina Toro)

Drawn pedagogies drawn for times of crisis
Architekturtheorie/Theorie I - 3 ETCS


Understanding is the opposite of describing, and in order to understand it is necessary to observe. Furthermore, the quality of understanding depends on the quality of observation». In other words, the result of the observation not only requires an active observer but certain specialization (a scientific language) to represent the reality that he/she wants to convey.

Drawn pedagogies drawn for times of crisis recognize drawings as a way of thinking specific to architecture. This seminar builds a context and a conceptual framework where the books Learning from Las Vegas (1972) and Made in Tokyo (2001) are shown as potential pedagogical projects: for practicing a sensitivity towards the existing, and for reacting objectively to a convulsive reality through records and procedures, all of them supported by drawings. The observations of their authors not only provoked transgressive theories for the architectural discipline, but also transferred a specific way of knowledge derived from the combined thinking, consequence of teaching, practicing, and doing research in architecture.

This course trains and opens an exploratory path to discover some urban phenomena through observations of the existing landscape. Drawing will be understood as an independent tool (alternative to writings and oral discourses), powerful enough to trigger debate, produce arguments, and most importantly, raise hypotheses to imagine new scenarios for today.

Lecturer: Dr. Lina Toro

Time: Mo, 18:00 - 20:00 pm
Location: A201a
First session: 17.04.2023

Enrollment: First session

ISIS-Link: https://isis.tu-berlin.de/enrol/index.php?id=34025

TYPOLOGIES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE (Prof. Dr. Rainer Hehl, Dr. Lidia Gasperoni)

TYPOLOGIES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE (Prof. Dr. Rainer Hehl, Dr. Lidia Gasperoni)
ArchitekturKommunikation - 6 ETCS

TYPOLOGIES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE builds up on the research and design proposals from the WS 2022 M-Arch T Studio with the objective to realize a publication project in digital and print format. The seminar explores editorial practices, including text writing, layout and graphic development on the backdrop of the question how we can develop a typological language in the Age of the Anthropocene. With a further focus on knowledge derived from landscape architecture, Typologies in the Anthropocene assembles theoretical, epistemological and imaginative knowledge into a comprehensive compendium for design activism.

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Rainer Hehl, Dr. Lidia Gasperoni

Time: Wed., 12:00-16:00 pm
Location: A701
First session: Wed., April 26th, 12am

Enrollment: First session

 

Krise +/- Prozess (Hannah Elisabeth Mareeke Folkea Tatjes)

Krise +/- Prozess (Hannah Elisabeth Mareeke Folkea Tatjes)
X-Tutorials Berlin University Alliance - 3 ETCS

Zwischen Atomwaffen und Ressourcenmangel, zwischen alarmierenden Klimakatastrophen und fehlender Tourist:innenbespaßung während einer globalen Pandemie; zwischen Warlords, autoritären Staaten, Volksbegehren und Bürgerkriegen - in einer Realität, die sich schneller multipliziert als wir Social Media Accounts erstellen können, sammeln sich Fragmente einer persistierenden Gegenwart.
Das Tutorium widmet sich im Rahmen der Architektur und Stadtplanung dieser Gegenwart unter dem Aspekt der Krise; zwischen Störung und System. Es steht die Frage im Vordergrund, wie interdisziplinäre Recherche und (Gegen-)Planung innerhalb komplexer globaler, perfekter wie katastrophaler Systeme ermöglicht werden kann.
Ziel ist die gemeinsame Erarbeitung von kritischen Werkzeugen für angehende Architekt:innen, Stadtplaner:innen und Sozialwissenschaftler:innen, wendet sich jedoch in gleichem Maße an Student:innen anderer Disziplinen, die Interesse an den Themen und Methoden haben.

Dozentin: Hannah Elisabeth Mareeke Folkea Tatjes 

Zeit: Mi 11:00 - 15:00 Uhr
Ort: hybrid (Zoom / Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben!)
Erster Termin: 05.04.2023 (online)

Anmeldung: 1. Veranstaltung / Berlin University Alliance X-Tutorials Berlin University Alliance