Let it Pop

The lecture, entitled Let it pop, focuses on the spaces that create a diverse life in which our social bubbles can pop. The lecture presents the last duo of the cycle Dialogue – the Dutch architect Kamiel Klaasse together with the Czech promoter of architecture Adam Gebrian.

On Trials, a Manual on a Collective

How do we speak the law? The enactment of the legal is a social construct brought about before the law and after its fictions. As socialised ghosts, our collective minds register each other’s codes, through methodical patterns of self-elevating humans.

Flows of ideas, flows of matter

Hungarian architectural historian and pedagogue Ákos Moravánszky speak at the lecture entitled Flows of ideas, flows of matter, together with the prominent Swiss architect and theorist Andre Deplazes, co-founder of Bearth & Deplazes Architekten. It outlines the transformation of ideas and forms in architecture.

Forms of Freedom

Swiss architecture theorist Philip Ursprung will have a dialogue with French architect Anne Lacaton, a Pritzker Prize winner from 2021. They will discuss forms of freedom in architecture and selected projects of the renowned studio Lacaton & Vassal.

Liesbeth van der Pol & Spolka

Former Dutch government architect Liesbeth van der Pol lead the discussion together with architect Viktória Mravčáková from the Slovak organization Spolka. They discussed the durability and if the architecture today lead or do not lead to sustainable environment.

Gestures of Emancipation

The strategies used by art in public space include a broad range of artistic approaches. Art can show us more environmental and ethical ways of treating one another. It can offer an opportunity for collective participation and self-expression, for reflecting on history, and for community dialogue. It can influence our social, spatial, and political topologies by promoting new social models or designing and improving the physical infrastructure. However, it can also legitimize economic or political interests that are not beneficial to the general public.

Open Source Estrogen!

How do bodies queer at the molecular level? How is this queering inextricably tied to industrial capitalism? And is there a way out of capitalist ruins, one that has been further exacerbated by the pandemic?

Architecture as permanent change?

Permanent change is the only constant in life, claimed already Heraclitus, and today’s reality seems to confirm his vision of a world in flux. Architects therefore try to distinguish between what appears lasting in their discipline and what is transient and fleeting. But can we speak of metamorphosis as the “essence” of architecture? Can the never-ending cycles of transformation ensure the regeneration of architecture after cycles of crisis?