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Connectingspaces – Transcultural Aspects of Architecture

Organisational Units
Art and Architecture
Location Venue (1)
Studio Building
Location Address (1)
Lehárgasse 8
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1060 Vienna
Location Room (1)
ground floor, north

The IKA platform Ecology, Sustainability and Cultural Heritage (ESC) was invited by Future Lectures* to setup a seminar to investigate social aspects of sustainability within contemporary societies that are under constant reconfiguration and reconstruction. How does, could and will spatial development and architectural culture reflect existing and emerging social conditions in diverse societal contexts?

Under the title Connectingspaces – Transcultural Aspects of Architecture the a team ob students and teachers of the Institute of Art and Architecture setup an interdisciplinary public discussion in an exhibition setting. This format tries to bridge the gap between panel and audience.

Organized in collaboration with FORUM Umweltbildung, an initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education and Woman's affairs.

*The 2015 Future Lectures will take part at the FH Wieselburg, the University of Klagenfurt and at Academy of fine Arts Vienna.


Three projects are presented and discussed:

Welcome to Vienna -> Gregor Holzinger / Studio Enlightenment, Theory and Practice

Emanzipierter Schutzraum -> Diana Luca-Drogan

Macondo – eine Siedlung in Wien -> dokumentiert und dargestellt über: Filmausschnitte von Sudabeh Mortezai's Macondo , Fotografie oder Interviews [Jan Kubris, Diakonie]

Further other projects will be medially present in the space.


Elke Krasny, Curator, Cultural Theorist, Gabrielle Cram, Curator (Moderation) Gabu Heindl, Architect
Jan Kubis, Socialworker

Johannes Pointl, Urban Design
Regina Freimüller Söllinger, Architect


Concept, Content and Organisation

Anna Krumpholz
Clemens Aniser
Fabian Liszt

Jiri Tomicek Manuela Mandl

Support: Luciano Parodi Hannes Stiefel