As a collective cultural achievement, building culture is not a private matter: it is a physical expression of our society. It defines not only the character of our living environment, but also the processes of its creation, adoption, use, and preservation. Our building culture is tightly interwoven with people’s daily lives and influences their coexistence and wellbeing. The question of how we wish to shape this coexistence is relevant not only to those in the fields of architecture and urban planning, but also to large sections of wider society. To mark its twentieth anniversary, IG Architektur is turning its attention to the future. In this volume, it seeks to identify and discuss the topics that will be important to building culture over the coming twenty years.
With contributions by Wojciech Czaja, Jens S. Dangschat, Franz Denk, Matthias Finkentey, Daniel Fügenschuh, Gabu Heindl, Nikolaus Hellmayr, Angelika Hinterbrandner, Kurt Hofstetter, Susanne Helene Höhndorf, Thomas Kain, Wolfgang Kil, Elke Krasny, Ramona Kraxner, Christian Kühn, Isabella Marboe, Karoline Mayer, Maik Novotny, Paul Ott, Katharina Ritter, Reinhard Seiß, Bernhard Sommer, Lukas Vejnik, and Kai Vöckler.