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Conference on European Urbanisation and Globalisation

The three-day conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation is the first event of the future Master in Architecture – MArch at the University of Luxembourg, organised by Carole Schmit and Bart Lootsma. It presents in each session a mix of internationally leading architects, writers, curators and academics. Its goal is first to open up the panorama of issues the new Master will deal with and then, during debates, raise crucial issues to focus on by research and design work done in the coming years. The University of Luxembourg is a new and rapidly expanding educational and research institution, founded in 2003. In addition to the many new BA and MA courses the University is offering and developing, it has recently decided to initiate an MA in Architecture dealing with European Urbanisation and Globalisation that will start in the fall of 2013. Collaborating with among others the Faculty of Engineering, this Master is situated in the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education and connected to the Research Unit IPSE, Identités, Politiques, Societés, Espace, which is concerned with relevant social issues and developments in a socio-cultural, historical, political, spatial and linguistic perspective. Its research activities do not focus exclusively on Luxembourg but take a broader view to include the level of the Greater Region and Europe at large.

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Mirko Zardini

Mirko Zardini, an architect, is the Director and Chief Curator of the Canadian Centre for Archi- tecture since 2005. His research engages the transformation of contemporary architecture by questioning and relooking at the assumptions on which architects operate today. Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture (2011), his latest exhibition, exposes the excessive […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Hans Ibelings

Hans Ibelings is trained as an architectural historian. He was the editor of A10 new European architecture, which he founded together with graphic designer Arjan Groot in 2004. He has just started The Architecture Observer a multiform tool for architectural criticism. Last year he published European architecture since 1890 (SUN Amsterdam 2011)/Europäische Architektur seit […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Winy Maas

Winy Maas is a Dutch architect, landscape architect, professor and urbanist. In 1991 together with Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries he set up MVRDV. He completed his studies at the RHSTL Boskoop, graduating as a “landscape architect”, and in 1990 he got his degree from the Delft University of Technology. He currently is […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Sonja Beeck

Dr. Sonja Beeck studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen. After 8 years of practice in architectural offices in Cologne and London, she went to New York, Las Vegas and Walt Disney Corp. to research for her PHD: „Theming _a method for semantic programming of space”, which she finished in 2003 at the University of Karlsruhe […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Dietmar Steiner

Dietmar Steiner studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Until 1989 he held a teaching post in architecture history and theory at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Dietmar Steiner has been director of the Architekturzentrum Wien since 1993. In 2002 he curated the Austrian contribution to the Architecture Biennial in […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Agalee Degros

Aglaee Degros is cofounder of Artgineering (2001), an office for research and design at the border between urban planning and infrastructure. In 2010 she was visiting professor of Urban Culture and Public Space at the Vienna University of Technology. She has also been visiting lecturer at TU Delft, Academy of Architecture Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Arnhem, […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Arno Brandlhuber

Arno Brandlhuber is the founder of brandlhuber+ Berlin. He holds the chair of architecture and urban research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg and is directing the nomadic masters program a42.org. He is co-founder of the public seminar Akademie c/o, currently researching on the spatial production of the Berlin Republic.

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Wouter Vanstiphout

Prof. Dr. Wouter Vanstiphout (Heist op den Berg/Belgium 1967) is an architectural historian, founding partner of Crimson Architectural Historians in Rotterdam and Professor of Design & Politics at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. As a practitioner he has directed the renewal of the Dutch Industrial Satellite Town of Rotterdam […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Marjan Coletti

Marjan Colletti is co-founder of the London-based architecture studio marcosandmarjan, which combines experimental practice, research, theory and teaching. The studio is currently working on a 160.000m2 high-rise building in Taipei Taiwan. He is professor at the insititute for experimental architecture.Hochbau at Innsbruck university and a senior lecturer (associate professor) at […] 

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Carole Schmit

Carole Schmit graduated at La Cambre architecture in Brussels in 1997 and received a Post-Graduate Master’s degree at the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam in 2000. She collaborated with Multiplicity Milan from 2000 – 2002 (project USE, Bordeaux 2000-2001 and Chinese connection, Australia 2001-2002) and with Maurice Nio Rotterdam from 2000 – 2002 (edition of […] 

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Matthias Böttger

Matthias Böttger studied architecture and urban planning. His academic career started at the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, continued at University of Stuttgart and from 2007 – 2011 he tought “Art + Architecture” at the ETH Zürich. 2007/2008 he was Visiting Professor for Art and Public Space at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremburg. In 2008 […]

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Michele Brunello

Michele Brunello, architect, lives between Milan and Venice where he is coursing his Ph.D. at the IUAV university and collaborating as associate professor. He is partner in Stefano Boeri Architetti. After having coordinated the project in La Maddalena and Milan 2015 Expo Masterplan, he is now developing the city of innovation “Skolkovo” in Moscow. He […]