November 5, 2021

13–13:15h CET
WELCOME
Chrissie Muhr and Marianne Mueller (Programme Heads AA VS Stuttgart)

13:15–13:30h
INTRODUCTION
Christopher Pierce (AA Visiting School of Architecture) – Hybrid Education

13:35–14:45h
ROUNDTABLE 1 – EMBODIED MATERIAL ACTIONS
How can we build on in a renewed understanding of the philosophy and culture of materials?Which new potentials and relationships emerge and get active?

Speakers:
Sven Pfeiffer (studiosvenpfeifer, Bochum University of Applied Sciences) – MY-CO-X Collective
Marjan van Aubel (Solar Designer, Het Nieuwe Instituut) – Solar Biennale
Chaired by Marianne Mueller

14:45 – 15:00h
BREAK / INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS

15:00 – 16:10h
ROUNDTABLE 2 – EXPANDED MATERIAL AGENCY
How can we become active agents in initiating the shift towards a political, circular and reuse economy of the built environment. From questioning the architectural ethos, building multidisciplinary alliances to a possible political economy of the built environment.

Speakers:
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes (Harvard Graduate School of Design) – Stop Construction Moratorium
John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Territorial Agency, AA School of Architecture) – Oceans in Transformation
Chaired by Chrissie Muhr

16:10 – 16:30h
BREAK / INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS

16:30 – 17:40h
ROUNDTABLE 3 – AFFECTIVE MATERIAL MATTERS
How might a dialectic materialism revolutionize aesthetic and social values? What are forms of cohabitation and solidarity, human and non-human, and how does this shape our notion of materiality?

Galaad van Daele (ETH Zurich, Accattone Magazine) – Material Matters
Ye Jin Lee & Hanna Fastrich (Tropos) – Architecture in the Anthropocene
Kerstin Müller (Zirkular) – Circular Economy and Reuse

17:40 – 18:00h
BREAK / INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS

18:00 – 18:45h
OPEN DISCUSSION AND CLOSING NOTES

From 18:45h
INFORMAL GET TOGETHER