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Red Corner Talk / Srdjan J. Weiss + Andreas Rumpfhuber

06 30th, 2010

Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss born in1967, (Subotica) is an architect educated at Harvard University and Belgrade University. He recently collaborated with Herzog & de Meuron architects and is the founder of Normal Architecture Office as well as co-founder of School of Missing Studies, network for cultural and urban research. His recent book „Almost Architecture“, published by Merz&Solitude and kuda.nao explores the roles of architecture vis-à-vis democratic processes, abrupt political changes and architectural appearance of post-communist ideologies. He is an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art_Architecture at Temple University and lectures at Harvard GSD and at Penn School of Design. He is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths College, University of London with a dissertation on the positive spatial aspects of Balkanization.

He exhibited and lectured about his work at the universities and museums in Western Europe, North America and Japan and he published internationally.

Andreas Rumpfhuber is Architect and Researcher with an office in Vienna, Austria. Andreas is member of the Researchers and Artists Collective roundtable.kein.org at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College in London, he was PhD-stipendiate (2005-2008) at the Center for Design Research at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. His PhD-dissertation „Architecture of Immaterial Labour“ will be published in fall 2010 at TURIA+KANT. Andreas was lecturing and teaching amongst others at TU Vienna, TU Graz, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Goldsmiths College, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, he was curating a.o. „Schindler Lecture“ series (2004-2007) at the Austrian Society of Architecture (www.oegfa.at), the Conference „Politics of Designing“ at The Danish Doctoral Schools of Architecture & Design. He is regularly writing for the Vienna Street-Newspaper Augustin, as well as for divers international Architecture/Art magazines and journals such as: Springerin, Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, dérive, Zeitschrift für Stadtforschung, UmBau, Bauwelt.

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