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architecturaltheory.eu is the department for architectural theory of the University of Innsbruck, headed by Bart Lootsma. architecturaltheory.eu also publishes the websites architecturaltheory.txt and architecturaltheory.tv.

architecturaltheory.txt is a webzine with publications on architecture and culture : essays, papers, books, research projects , dissertations and habilitations written by the members of architecturaltheory.eu and their affiliations.

architecturaltheory.tv is a video based webzine about architecture and culture and features documentaries, interviews, lectures, symposia and congresses and all of the architecturaltheory.eu lecture series at the University of Innsbruck.

EX Excursion Vienna / Nina Rattensperger, Bart Lootsma

Our excursion takes this semester place in beautiful Vienna! In September, we would like to give you a look behind the scenes in museums and of course at architectural highlights. (Housing) projects of the turn of the century, the 20ies, as well as newer, contemporary projects will be on the program, we are looking forward […]

VO Architectural Theory 1 / Bettina Schlorhaufer

Each lecture is dedicated to a specific topic, e. g.”How the Other Half Lives”, “socialist Utopists”, “Americanness”, “Bentham’s panopticon”, etc. Presentation of the respective theme and the most important participants in the respective discourse in connection with the corresponding major works, the main features, and stations of their reception. Development of a fundamental base for […]

EP Design Studio 3 / Bart Lootsma, Bettina Schlorhaufer, Giacomo Pala, Bettina Siegele

Hypnerotomachia Naturae The term Hypnerotomachia comes from the history of literature. In 1499 an author named Francesco Colonna, whose identity remains mysterious to this day, published a novel entitled “Hypnerotomachia Poliphili”. This is a work that deals with a special kind of love dream – rather the struggle for love in a dream. In his dream, […]

SE Vertiefter Entwurf: Architekturtheorie / Bettina Schlorhaufer

The Exhibitionary Complex Modern civil society was formed under the condition of a new perspective of the state on the citizen. Last but not least, the execution of power played a role in this context. “Negative power” (revenge, execution, torture) was to be transformed into “positive power” (code of law, control).After important construction tasks such […]

SE Curatorial Practices / Nina Tabassomi

The seminar gives insights into exhibition making with special attention to the staging of rooms. How are exhibitions of contemporary art created? How does the programming come about, how does the work with artists proceed, according to which aspects are the decisions for temporary exhibition architecture made and how is it implemented? In addition to […]

EP Design Studio M1 / Bart Lootsma, Eleni Boutsika, Melanie van der Hoorn

Story Telling / Scenario Planning Over the last decade, storytelling has become an important tool in architecture and urbanism and films and moving content in general are increasingly important in the communication of architecture.  According to Jeffrey Inaba, in his editorial to the special issue of Volume dedicated to storytelling, Storytelling has become so important […]

SE Sonderkapitel der Architekturtheorie / Marco Russo

How much theory can architecture take? Or to put it another way: How can philosophical and cultural theoretical approaches help prospective architects in their understanding and handling of architecture? This course is first and foremost a theory clubbing. The aim is to get to know different positions and to reflect and discuss them with regard […]

VO Cultural Studies / Mathieu Wellner

“The work that cultural studies has to do, is to mobilize everything that it can find in terms of intellectual resources in order to understand what keeps making the life we live, and the societies we live in, profoundly and deeply anti-humane.” (Stuart Hall, 1992) In Cultural Studies, cultural, social, political and media phenomena are […]

SE Architectural Criticism / Davide Tommaso Ferrando

Contemporary Practices I  Nowadays, everyone has free and immediate access to architectural works, just as everyone has the free and immediate possibility to say or write something about them. Digital platforms, websites, webzines, blogs, curated archives, Pinterest boards, Instagram profiles, Facebook groups, YouTube channels, Apps, Videogames… all these and other tools have expanded the quantity, […]

SE Gender Studies / Katerina Haller

GenderSpace – Feminist strategies in space production and appropriation of space.The course analyzes the interconnection of gender, race and class along key texts, blogs and artistic interventions in public space.  How is built the city? What are regulations and exclusions – where are gaps? These issues will be reflected along the interdisciplinary gender studies and […]

SE Pre-Diploma / Davide Tommaso Ferrando, Alexa Baugartner, Bart Lootsma

Hypnerotomachia Naturae The term Hypnerotomachia comes from the history of literature. In 1499 an author named Francesco Colonna, whose identity remains mysterious to this day, published a novel entitled “Hypnerotomachia Poliphili”. This is a work that deals with a special kind of love dream – rather the struggle for love in a dream. In his dream, […]

VO Architectural Theory 2 / Bart Lootsma

The course provides students with an insight into the political, ideological and philosophical interrelationships of architecture, urban development and landscape of the first half of the 20th century. The students develop skills on how to derive critical analyses, theoretical strands or approaches from the presented positions. In the winter semester 2018/2019, Architecturaltheory_2 will be presented […]