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Red Corner Talk / Philippe Rahm + Matthias Böttger

04 14th, 2010

Philippe Rahm, born in 1967 studied at the Federal Polytechnic Schools of Lausanne and Zurich. He obtained his architectural degree in 1993. He works currently in Paris (France) and Lausanne (Switzerland). In 2002, he was chosen to represent Switzerland at the 8th Architecture Biennale in Venice and is one of the 20 manifesto’s architects of the Aaron Betsky’s 2008 Architectural Venice Biennale. He is nominee in 2009 for the Ordos Prize in China and was in 2008 in the top ten ranking of the International Chernikov prize in Moscow. In 2007, he had a personal exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. He has participated in a number of exhibitions worldwide (Archilab 2000, SF-MoMA 2001, CCA Kitakyushu 2004, Frac Centre, Orléans, Centre Pompidou, Beaubourg 2003-2006 and 2007, Manifesta 7, 2008, Louisiana museum, Denmark, 2009). Philippe Rahm was a resident at the Villa Medici in Rome (2000). He was Head-Master of Diploma Unit 13 at the AA School in London in 2005-2006, Visiting professor in Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland in 2004 and 2005, at the ETH Lausanne in 2006 and 2007 and he is currently guest professor at the Royal School of Architecture of Copenhaguen. He is working on several private and public projects in France, Poland, England, Italy and Germany. He has lectured widely, including at Cooper Union NY, Harvard School of Design, UCLA and Princeton.

Matthias Böttger, born 1974, studied architecture and urban planning in Karlsruhe and London. He heads the Berlin-based think-tank “raumtaktik — spatial intelligence and intervention”. 2007/2008 he was Visiting Professor for Art and Public Space at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremburg. In 2008 he was commissioner and curator for the German contribution “Updating Germany— Projects for a Better Future” to the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. 2009 was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. Currently he teaches „Art + Architecture“ at the ETH Zürich and 2010 he runs the exhibition space aut – Architektur und Tirol – in Innsbruck and curates the series aut.raumproduktion.

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