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
DAS STÄDTEBAU-QUARTETT 1
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
DAS STÄDTEBAU-QUARTETT 2
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
DAS STÄDTEBAU-QUARTETT 3
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;