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Radical Austria / 28.09.2015 Ein Kopf voller Eier: The visionary Friedrich Kiesler

From a “charming, quirky, and charismatic” character to someone with a Napoleon complex, the art collector Armand Bartos introduces his father’s collaborator, architect Friedrich Kiesler.

Radical Austria / 27.09.1992 Blick zurück in die Zukunft: 20 Years Haus-Rucker-Co

Nearing the end of this video collection, we move towards retrospective broadcasts on the Austrian avant-garde. When Kunsthalle Wien creates an overall review of Haus-Rucker-Co’s work in 1992, ORF a matching long feature that spans across their humble beginnings to their radical contributions of the 60s and 70s, and their architectural evolution into the early […]

17.06.1972 Kultur speziell: Low tide in the lagoon

From the lively Piazza San Marco, ORF reports the 36th Venice Biennale titled opera o comportamento (work or behaviour). As the camera pans across buildings and tourists we notice a marble piece by Wortruba.

Radical Austria / 20.10.1970 Kultur aktuell: Architecture – flexible or mobile?

Technology brought change, first in society and families, then in apartments, furniture and lifestyle. Our dwellings resemble cars, and cars look like apartments.

Radical Austria / 22.04.2003 Das Röhren des Jahrhunderts: Zünd-Up – Stirbt noch lange nicht

“World pollution, there’s no solution Institution, electrocution Just black or white, rich or poor Them and us, stop the war”

Architekturtheorie Eins SM 21 / Robert Owen / Bettina Schlorhaufer

Robert Owen – „Universal happiness through universal education“: Robert Owen (1771–1885) war wie viele seiner Zeitgenossen davon überzeugt, dass die Industrialisierung die Welt verbessern und die Arbeiter glücklich und frei machen könnte. Bevor Owen ein wohlhabender Textilunternehmer wurde, befasste er sich mit den Funktionsweisen und dem Betrieb von Maschinen, die in Spinnereien und Webereien eingesetzt wurden, […]

Architekturtheorie Eins SM 21 / Charles Fourier / Bettina Schlorhaufer

Charles Fourier – Utopie vom glücklichen Leben in der „Menschenmaschinerie“: „Man kann das Phalanstère als eine Menschenmaschinerie bezeichnen. Das ist kein Vorwurf, meint auch nichts Mechanistisches, sondern bezeichnet die große Komplikation seines Aufbaus. Es ist eine Maschine aus Menschen,“ schreibt der Philosoph Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) in seinem Passagen-Werk (Bd. 2, S. 772).

Radical Austria / 05.05.1970 Kultur Aktuell: Coop Himmelb(l)au

Dr. Dolf Lindner introduces three architecture students: Wolf Prix, Michael Holzer and Helmut Swiczinsky. With “Gimme Shelter” from the Rolling Stones, nine aircraft lift off the ground and fly away.

Radical Austria / 02.10.2000 Treffpunkt Kultur: Rudi Gernreich

„Anything is an inspiration“, says Rudi Gernreich, following Hollein’s catchphrase “everything is architecture”.

Radical Austria / 16.11.1972 Impulse: Utopia in Architecture (Missing Link)

Angela Hareiter, Otto Kapfinger, and Adolf Krischanitz, also known as Missing Link, curate an episode of the Impulse series showing “utopia in 9 real images”. We go through the routine of a dramatic new genderless humanoid that is shaped from its environment into a colorless prototype.

Radical Austria / 04.05.1972 Austria’s improvement

In this experimental broadcast, ORF engages a total of 39 “cultural creators” to answer the question of whether Austria can be improved. As Alfred Payrleitner reveals in the introduction, it is an attempt to “overcome the deep gap that has opened up for a long time between society and its literary figures, its painters, sculptors […]

Architekturtheorie SM 21 / Radical Austria. Introduction / Bart Lootsma

This lecture introduces the lecture series Architekturtheorie M for the Summer Semester of 2021. The series is dedicated to the Austrian avant-gardes of the Interbellum and from the nineteen sixties and seventies and shows the continuities.