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PJ Design Studio 3: Stranger Bodies / Tim Altenhof, Giacomo Pala

Are buildings today imagined as flexible, open systems because our bodies are conceived as interconnected systems? This is the question we will ask through design and its theory.

Architekturtheorie SM 21 / Radical Austria 8. Everything is Architecture / Bart Lootsma

The experimental work by Austrian architecture collectives and designers from the early 1960s to mid-1970s is generally called ‘the Austrian Avant-Garde’. This lecture shows by many examples the mind-expanding, boundary-shifting and socially critical work of these designers as presented in the exhibition Radical Austria, Everything is Architecture in the Design Museum in Den Bosch.

Architekturtheorie SM 21 / Radical Austria 5. Friedrich Kiesler / Bart Lootsma

This lecture deals notably with Friedrich Kiesler’s involvement with the theatre, the cinema, and storefronts as the basis for his later architectural thinking. It also shows the continuities between Friedrich Kiesler’s early involvement with the Viennese Settlement Movement and his ideas on housing.

Architekturtheorie SM 21 / Radical Austria 2. Otto Neurath and the Settlement Movement 1 / Bart Lootsma

An introduction to Otto Neurath as a sociologist, economist, philosopher and planner. On the War Economy and the Economy in Kind, the Vienna Circle, Austro Marxism and the Scientific World View.

Piranesi, or: the (re-)Invention of the Past / Giacomo Pala

A lecture on Giovanni Battista Piranesi by Giacomo Pala: the re-invention of the past. In this lecture, Piranesi’s work is addressed as the result of a combination  between an empirical attitude and an imaginative one: the attempt to understand and give an expression to ancient architecture.

Architekturtheorie SM 21 / Radical Austria 7. All in Otto Neurath’s Ship / Bart Lootsma

About the ambivalent relationship in Austrian architectural thinking between the vernacular and modernity. It seems that one can’t work without the other – as in Neurath’s ship.

Architekturtheorie SM 21 / Radical Austria 4. Otto Neurath: ISOTYPE and City Planning / Bart Lootsma

The development of the International Picture Language ISOTYPE, The Museum for Society and Economy and Otto Neurath’s ideas on planning beyond Vienna.

Architekturtheorie Eins SM 21 / How the Other Half Lives / Bettina Schlorhaufer

How the Other Half Lives In vielen Städten des 19. Jahrhunderts war die unzureichende Wohnungsversorgung ein weit verbreitetes Phänomen. Besonders groß war das Wohnungselend in New York, wo die Bevölkerung bedingt durch die Einwanderungswellen infolge der Großen Depression nach 1873 sprunghaft anstieg.

Guided Tour of the exhibition Radical Austria [ENG SUB] / Bart Lootsma

Take a close look at the Austrian Avant-garde of the 1960s and 70s with curator Bart Lootsma as he guides us through the exhibition “Radical Austria: Everything is Architecture” at the Design Museum Den Bosch.

Architekturtheorie SM 21 / Radical Austria 6. Friedrich Kiesler 2 / Bart Lootsma

This lecture is largely about Kiesler’s relationship to the avantgardes that sought refuge in New York, notably with the Surrealists. Kiesler’s friendship with Marcel Duchamp changes his thinking in many ways.

Architekturtheorie SM 21 / Radical Austria 3. Otto Neurath and the Settlement Movement 2 / Bart Lootsma

On Otto Neurath’s involvement in the Settlement Movement, its development in the nineteen twenties and the origins of Viennese public housing.

Radical Austria: The Movies. Introduction.

Parallel to the exhibition Radical Austria, Everything is Architecture in the Design Museum Den Bosch, on the Austrian avant-garde in art, fashion, design and architecture in the nineteen sixties and seventies, architecturaltheory.tv presents a selection of films on and by the protagonists of the exhibition, originally made for and broadcasted by the ORF.