05/18/2017 – 07/16/2017

Museum of Vancouver at Vanier Park in Kitsilano 1100 Chestnut Street

Today about 60% of the Viennese population live in municipally built, owned or managed housing and the city clearly controls its housing market. This is a different condition than exists in the United States where, in most cases, the private market is the provider of housing and is relied upon even to rehabilitate existing neighborhoods and create new communities.

To expand this architectural and urban discussion, the curators invited Vancouver and Vienna based artists and cultural researchers Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber to look at these communal spaces and concepts and speculate on how they resonate within artistic and cultural practices. Their selection of art projects and public works will accompany, reflect upon, and contextualize the selected examples and also shape the format of the exhibition and publication.

The Vienna Model is curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menking, and is brought to Vancouver on the initiative of Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter, Jeff Derksen, Helmut Weber), an artist collective based in both Vancouver and Vienna.


05/01/2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Boston Society of Architects/AIA
BSA Foundation
Fort Point Room
290 Congress Street
Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210-1024, USA

Examples from Elsewhere: Copenhagen and Indianapolis

As Boston begins thinking strategically about its development throughout the 21st century, cities around the world provide case studies for how to achieve excellent outcomes in urban design and community building.

This event is the third in the four-part series of Fulfilling the Promise: Community Building and the Emerald Necklace. Be sure to join the BSA for both conversations in this series that will look at local and international case studies, Examples from Elsewhere: NYC and Washington DC, on Tuesday April 25, 6:00 pm and Examples from Elsewhere: Copenhagen and Indianapolis, on Monday, May 1, 6:00 pm.

Examples from Elsewhere: Copenhagen and Indianapolis
Brian Payne, president and CEO, Central Indiana Community Foundation
Martin Rein-Cano, director, TOPOTEK 1
Kishore Varanasi, urban design principal, CBT Architects

May 1, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public
Where: Fort Point Room, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston

04/27/2017, 7:00 pm

Graz University of Technology
Alte Technik
HS 2, Rechbauerstr. 12/KG
8010 Graz, Austria

Space is experienced not only visually, but with all the senses. Despite this, the design and reception of architecture often barely take haptic, acoustic, and osmic perceptions into account. Consequently, in the architecture discipline there is no continuous discourse on the topic of spatial perception. GAM.13 Spatial Expeditions seeks to fill this gap. The method of the expedition enables an experimental approach and provides the opportunity to gain new insights and perspectives with regard to built space. It explores perceptual techniques from the fields of architecture, the visual arts, music, dance and other related disciplines. GAM.13 therefore represents an expedition into experimental architecture and the unexplored aspects of built space. 

Moderation: Anselm Wagner
About the issue: Irmgard Frank, Claudia Gerhäusser, Franziska Hederer
Greetings: Stefan Peters
Buffet: AZ3 und AZ4





04/05/2017 – 04/26/2017

ARCUB - Centre for Cultural Projects of the Municipality of Bucharest
Lipscani nr. 84 – 90
București 030037

The Goethe-Institut and the Bucharest City Hall represented by ARCUB – the Centre for Cultural Projects of the Municipality of Bucharest invite you to the opening of the exhibition “ACTOPOLIS | The Art of Action”.

All over the world, cities are facing challenges. How can we make a success out of the endeavour to develop and keep the urban space as a common space for society, even during times when it is capitalized and privatized? What is the part played by art, culture, architecture, self-organized action and activism?

During the past few years, artists, architects, philosophers, urbanists and activists from seven different European cities tackled these aspects within the project ACTOPOLIS | The Art of Action. The exhibition sets forth examples of projects from Ankara/Mardin, Athens, Bucharest, Belgrade, Oberhausen, Sarajevo and Zagreb. The materials coming from the over 45 individual projects make up a substantial portfolio of possibilities for transforming and improving the cities we live in. The exhibition (design NODE, Berlin – Oslo and SSW Architekten, Berlin) offers inspiration and concrete impulses to act.

In Romania, the project “Bucharest South. Build your own city!” will be presented at the Goethe-Institut, str. Tudor Arghezi 8-10, Bucharest, between April 6 to 26

Opening: Wednesday, 5th April, 6:30 pm
Exhibition Duration: 6th – 26th April

04/03/2017, 8:30 pm

Bookshop Pro qm
Almstadtstraße 48-50
10119 Berlin

Rural spaces are transforming radically. The once remote countryside is now traversed by global and regional flows of people, goods, waste, energy, and information, linking it to urban systems. At the same time depopulation and economic decline are shaping it. International experts from theory and praxis will discuss these tendencies in a conversation. What role do villages and small towns have in an urbanizing world? Which potentials and challenges are brought forth by these transformations? And how can we design sustainable urban-rural-relations?

Come and join us to talk about these issues and create a (new) vision of the rural.

Discussion with:
Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow (Institute for Sustainable Urbanism, TU Braunschweig)
Doris Kleilein (Bauwelt)
Dirk Neumann (Institute for Sustainable Urbanism, TU Braunschweig)
Prof. Christiane Sörensen (Landscape Architecture, HCU Hamburg)
Prof. Dr. Eckart Voigts (English Seminary, Literary and Cultural Studies, TU Braunschweig)

pro qm – thematische Buchhandlung zu Stadt, Politik, Pop, Ökonomiekritik, Architektur, Design, Kunst & Theorie

03/23/2017 – 06/25/2017

Art Gallery
Barbican Centre
Silk Street London

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945” is the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design.

In the wake of the war, the widespread devastation of Tokyo and other cities in Japan brought an urgent need for new housing, and the single family house quickly became the foremost site for architectural experimentation and debate. In the years following, Japanese architects have consistently used their designs to propose radical critiques of society and innovative solutions to changing lifestyles. Considering developments in residential architecture in the light of important shifts in the Japanese economy, urban landscape, and family structure, The Japanese House presents some of the most exciting architectural projects of the last 70 years, many of which have never before been exhibited in the UK. As well as architectural projects, the exhibition incorporates cinema, photography and art in order to cast new light on the role of the house in Japanese culture.




03/16/2017 – 04/09/2017

Alte Post
Poststr. 1-33 /
Pauls-Reusch-Str. 2
46045 Oberhausen

Cities today face challenges all over the world. How is it possible to expand and preserve urban space as a common area of society even in times of its economic exploitation and privatisation? What is the role of art, culture, architecture, self-organised action and activism in these processes?

These questions were the focus of artists, architects, philosophers, urbanists and activists in seven different European cities in recent years as part of the transnational cooperation project ACTOPOLIS | The Art of Action. The exhibition presents examples of projects from Ankara/Mardin, Athens, Bucharest, Belgrade, Oberhausen, Sarajevo and Zagreb. Materials from the more than 45 individual projects reveal an abundant repertoire of action alternatives for shaping and transforming the cities in which we live.

ACTOPOLIS is a call to action that aims to inspire emulation. The materials presented on 50 panels are supplemented by media stations dedicated to the project’s film and video productions. The “public space” of the exhibition—areas for action between the semi-circular spaces—offers opportunities for local additions, fringe events and workshops.

An exhibition by the Goethe-Institut und Urbane Künste Ruhr. Artistic directors: Katja Aßmann, Angelika Fitz, Martin Fritz. Design: NODE Berlin Oslo. Architecture: Stadelmann Schmutz Wössner Architekten, Berlin

02/22/2017 – 03/15/2017

The Museum of Applied Arts
18 Vuka Karadzica
11000 Belgrade

Nikola Dobrović (1897–1967)—one of the most significant architects of the Serbian and Yugoslav architecture of the 20th century—designed and built quintessentially modern villas, gardens, and hotels in the Mediterranean landscape of the south Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. The photographer Wolfgang Thaler has preserved these buildings in photographs depicting the beauty in decay of these heroic works of international modern architecture and conveying their meaningful Mediterranean resilience. His photographs will be exhibited for the first time in Serbia. 

The book Dobrović in Dubrovnik features these contemporary color photographs by Wolfgang Thaler together with previously unpublished original design drawings as well as black and white photographs of the buildings from the period of their construction. Comprehensive historical, theoretical, and phenomenological readings of events and forms, in two essays by architects Krunoslav Ivanišin and Ljiljana Blagojević respectively, describe a specific yet, by its spirit, universal Venture in Modern Architecture.

Muzej primenjene umetnosti / Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade

02/21/2017, 2:30 pm

University of Palermo
Aula Magna Margherita De Simone
Viale delle Scienze ed. 14

In the book launch at the University of Palermo, the editors Prof. Maurizio Carta, Prof. Jörg Schröder, Maddalena Ferretti, Barbara Lino will present “Territories—Rural-urban Strategies”, in cooperation between the University of Palermo and the University of Hannover. The discussion of the launch is led by Prof. Andrea Sciascia, director of the Department of Architecture of the University of Palermo, and by Prof. Paolo La Greca, President of the Sicilian section of the National Institute of Urban Planning.

The research “Territories—Rural-urban Strategies”, funded by DAAD focuses on innovative planning and design approaches towards rural-urban constellations. The book collects urban and territorial planning, architecture and landscape projects and research for 41 places in Europe, with 32 international contributions from Italy, Germany, and Spain. “Territories” engages in the potentials of rural-urban interfaces for a vision of territorial futures of innovation and resilience. The organisation of the research has been coordinated by Prof. Maurizio Carta, Dipartimento d'Architettura, Università degli Studi di Palermo, and by Prof. Jörg Schröder, Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft, Leibniz Universität Hannover.

In the launch also a new research project will be presented and started: “Dynamics of Periphery”. The aim of this new project in the cooperation of the University of Palermo and the University of Hannover is to explore potentials of marginality in urban and rural contexts: How can the innovative role of polycentric habitat contribute to a refreshed understanding of territorial qualities as incentive for economic growth?  “Dynamcis of Periphery” is part of the University Dialogue Programme of DAAD for 2017-18, financed by the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

02/10/2017 – 02/23/2017

CLB Berlin
Aufbau Haus Moritzplatz
Prinzenstraße 84.2
10969 Berlin

Europan is Europe's largest innovative competition for Architecture and Urbanism. As a European federation of national structures it simultaneously organizes two-year innovative competitions of urban projects followed by implementationss for young under-40 professionals in architectural, urban and landscape design.

The CLB Berlin at Aufbau Haus exhibits the results of Europan 13 / The Adaptable City in Germany and Poland. 

It also hosts the German opening ceremony of Europan 14 / Productive Cities on 24 February, 10 am to 6 pm.


E-Book EUROPEAN URBANITY – THE ADAPTABLE CITY Results of Europan 12 & 13 in Austria

Under the theme of EUROPEAN URBANITY—THE ADAPTABLE CITY, fundamental aspects of a contemporary architecture program and the adaptability of European cities are presented for discussion in this e-book: how do concepts put forward by young competition winners contribute to the positive development of our cities? The publication presents 40 international projects from two competition rounds for nine locations in six Austrian towns and cities: Amstetten, Bruck/Mur, Graz, Linz, St. Pölten and Vienna—six first prizes, nine second prizes, five special mentions and 20 shortlisted projects. In addition, Jens Metz—an architect and urban planner in Berlin and a member of the technical committee of “Europan”—reflects on the concept of adaptability as an innovative driving force for the development of European cities.