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Innovation in Tradition / Gareth Kennedy / THE UNCOMFORTABLE SCIENCE (DIE UNBEQUEME WISSENSCHAFT)

Symposium: Innovation in Tradition Gareth Kennedy Artist, Dublin The Irish artist Gareth Kennedy will present in his contribution “Die Unbequeme Wissenschaft” (“The Uncomfortable Science”) first results of a combined research- and exhibition-project. At first “Die Unbequeme Wissenschaft” was part of a year-long research project for the reknown ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum in Bolzano/South Tyrol. Gareth […]

Innovation in Tradition / Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen / RESILIENT SHOE HEELS: OBSERVATIONS ON INNOVATIVE ASPECTS OF BODY MOVEMENT CONTROL AND EVOLVING SHOE FORM

Symposium: Innovation in Tradition Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen Institute for Architectural Theory, History and Heritage Preservation, University of Innsbruck This study analyzes the evolution of resilient heel design as a technology of “modern shoes”. According to the patents published in the nineteenth century, shoe heels demonstrate the idea of “a small machine” that functions between our lower […]

Innovation in Tradition / Bart Lootsma / T-1000

Symposium: Innovation in Tradition Bart Lootsma Head of the Institute for Architectural Theory, History and Heritage Preservation, University of Innsbruck In our culture, until now, images of new and future technologies are almost always cast in recognizable humanoid appearances. Today, we may be at a point in history in which non-human intelligence for the first time […]

Design as Symptom / Peter Crnokrak / Data visualisation as critical art practice

Peter Crnokrak (*1970, PhD) is an internationally renowned graphic artist and the Director of The Luxury of Protest studio in London. Born in Croatia and raised in Canada, he studied computational art at Concordia University, evolutionary biology at The University of Western Ontario and quantitative genetics at McGill University. He has worked as a senior […]

Innovation in Tradition / Bettina Schlorhaufer / “THE ARCHITECT DESIGNED THE GREAT TYROLEAN HOUSE IN ONE DAY…“ MUSCH & LUN AND THEIR INTENTION TO COMBINE REGIONALIZED ARCHITECTURE AND INNOVATIVE BUILDING APPLIANCES – A NEW APPROACH ON THE CONCEPT OF INNOVATION IN ARCHITECTURE

Symposium: Innovation in Tradition Bettina Schlorhaufer Institute for Architectural Theory, History and Heritage Preservation, University of Innsbruck The sentence “The architect designed the great Tyrolean house in one day, …” was not written about the work of the Tyrolean architects and engineers Musch & Lun. The phrase comes from Eric Hobsbawm who mentioned in “The […]

Innovation in Tradition / Bernhard Tschofen / THE TRADITION OF INNOVATION: CONSIDERATIONS ON IRREGULAR MODERNITY AS THE RULE OF EVERYDAY CULTURE

Symposium: Innovation in Tradition Bernhard Tschofen Institut für Sozialanthropologie & Empirische Kulturwissenschaft, Institute of Popular Culture Studies, University of Zürich In contrast to the historical study of art and technology, and also to much of the research done in cultural history, the traditions of ethnographic research have for quite some time paid little attention to […]

Design as Symptom / Paul Bailey / Work Preview

Paul Bailey is an Irish graphic designer, researcher and lecturer based in London. Upon graduating from the MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martins (2008), Paul became Course Director, BA(Hons) Graphic Design, South Essex College (2008-10) and has since worked as Lead Tutor FdA/BA(Hons) Design for Graphic Communication and BA(Hons) Graphic & Media Design at […]

Symptom Design / Andreas Hapkemeyer / Bauten als Zeichen. Architektur der 30er in Bozen

Andreas Hapkemeyer (*1955; Dr. habil.) ist Germanist und Kunsthistoriker. Er ist freiberuflich tätig als Kurator, Autor und Dozent für Germanistik bzw. Kunstgeschichte (Universität Innsbruck) und für Kommunikationswissenschaft (Universität Bozen). Er ist Generalsekretär der International Foundation Manifesta, Amsterdam. 1995 habilitierte er sich in Neuerer deutscher Literatur an der Universität Innsbruck. Von 2000-2006 war er Direktor des […]

Innovation in Tradition / Julia Fleischhack / (UN-)LIMITED DIGITAL EXPERIMENTATION. SOME ANTHROPOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS FROM THE FIELD OF ‘SUPERCOMPUTING’

Symposium: Innovation in Tradition Julia Fleischhack Institut for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology Ethnologie at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Switzerland’s flagship computers for research now belong to “the most powerful computer in Europe” (CSCS Press release: March 2014). With the recent upgrade of their supercomputer ‘Piz Daint’ in March 2014, the ‘Swiss National Supercomputing Centre’ in Lugano […]

Innovation in Tradition / Alexa Baumgartner / EXPANDING TRADITIONS: ABOUT BODIES AND ARCHITECTURE

Symposium: Innovation in Tradition Alexa Baumgartner Institute for Architectural Theory, History and Heritage Preservation, University of Innsbruck The discussion about gender and sexuality in architecture is influenced by the dualistic model: woman and man, interior and exterior, object and subject, emotional and rational, body and mind, nature and technology, tradition and innovation. Since at least […]

Design as Symptom / Tatsuma Padoan / Beneath Signs

This paper intends to investigate the functioning and efficacy of visual design in everyday urban life, by exploring the strategies of prescription and negotiation of behaviours employed by a particular corpus of subway posters. In September 1974 the Tokyo Metro subway company spread a series of posters which invited, in a humoristic style, to respect […]

Symptom Design / Jan Bovelet / Architecture as language – semiotic componential analysis of architecture a la Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks gilt als einer der Hauptvertreter der Architekturtheorie der Post-Moderne. Sein Buch “The Language of Post-Modern Architecture” von 1977 kann quasi als eines der theoretischen Gründungsdokumente der Postmoderne gelten. In diesem Buch grenzt er die postmoderne Architektur kultur- und architekturgeschichtlich von der architektonischen Moderne ab, dem er den Begriff der Post-Moderne aus der Literaturwissenschaft […]