Jürgen Pollak, Österreichischer Platz

November 5, 2021

9.00 – 10.00 Arrival and login

10.00 – 10.15 WELCOME
10.15 – 10.30 INTRODUCTION

10.35 – 11.50

ROUND TABLE 1:EMBODIED
Chaired by Marianne Mueller
How can we engage in a renewed understanding of the philosophy and politics of materials?
‘We may now be in a position to think about the origin of form and structure, not as something imposed from the outside on an inert matter … but as something that may come from within the materials, a form that we tease out of those materials as we allow them to have their say in the structures we create.’ Manuel DeLanda, Material Complexity

11.50 – 12.00 Break

12:00 – 13:15

ROUND TABLE 2 – EXTENDED
Chaired by Chrissie Muhr
The fight against climate change forces architects and urban designers to reclaim ownership of these issues. How, as architects and designers, can we become active agents in initiating the shift towards an environmentally mindful and responsible consumption and sourcing of materials in construction?

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:10

ROUND TABLE 3 – AFFECTIVE
Chair TBC
How might a dialectic materialism revolutionize aesthetic and social values?

15.10 – 15.15 Break

15:15 – 16:30

OPEN DISCUSSION AND CLOSING NOTES

From 16:45

INFORMAL GET TOGETHER