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Date | 21.05.2013, 7.00 p.m.
Venue | Academie of Fine Arts Vienna, Studio Building, Lehargasse 6-8, 1060 Vienna, Prospekthof

On Urban Mobilities
Gregor Stratil-Sauer, MA18, department of city development (Wien)
Aglaee Degros (Rotterdam), Socrates Stratis (Nicosia)

Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Institute for Art and Architecture and Europan Österreich, with a special support of the city of Vienna, hosting the Foundation of the Roland Rainer Chair.


Are we able to install 'Stadtplanung' as a durable cultural formation in order to allow the best possible future for a "city" which has to be established as an arena of radical co-existence?

Is it not necessary to discuss incessantly and without compromise 'Stadtplanung' as a cultural project which has been historically dispelled to the realm of technical disciplines?

Can the 'ambiguous figure' of the architect - the generalist for the context - still act as a mediator between humanities, social sciences and technical engineering?

The STÄDTEBAU-QUARTETT is a format of perpetual discussion: It is performed as an open series in English language, aiming to infect Vienna's hyper-ambitious debate about city-planning.

The STÄDTEBAU-QUARTETT is 4 people: Roland Rainer Chair Bernd Vlay (host) welcomes 1 representative of Vienna's planning culture and 2 guests from abroad. The guests will "pro-voke" the debate, putting on the table a hot topic in the international debate of city-planning.

May 21, 2013, 7.00pm
On Urban Mobilities
Gregor Stratil-Sauer, MA18, department of city development (Wien)
Aglaee Degros (Rotterdam), Socrates Stratis (Nicosia)

Aglaee Degros is architect, teacher and researcher, based in Rotterdam, co-founder of Artgineering (w. Stefan Bendiks); 2010/11 she was visiting professor on "Urban Culture and Public Space", TU-Wien; she is member of the Scientific Council of Europan Europe.

Socrates Stratis, based in Nicosia, architect and urbanist, Tenure Track Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus; co-founding member of AA & U for Architecture, Art and Urbanism, an agency for interdisciplinary activities regarding the public domain; he is member of the Scientific Council of Europan Europe.

May 28, 2013, 7.00pm
Is growing growing? How does a city [Vienna] grow?

Robert Temel, researcher (Wien)
Ines Weizman (London), Eyal Weizman (London)

Ines Weizman is architect and critic, teacher at the London Met, Faculty of Architecture & Spatial Design, based in London.

Eyal Weizman is intellectual and architect, professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture - a "laboratory for critical spatial practices".

June 6, 2013, 7.00pm
Campus City,
Open City, Gated City?
Angelika Fitz, curator (Wien)
Didier Rebois (Paris), Kaye Geipel (Berlin)

Didier Rebois is architect, author, and teacher, based in Paris; professor at ENSAPLV, General Secretary of EUROPAN Europe, urban expert at the Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement IVM;

Kaye Geipel is architect, author, exhibition curator and architetural historian. Based in Berlin; vice-editor in chief of the bauwelt-magazine, Berlin;