Dr. Ole W. Fischer Dipl Architect ETH/SIA

Curator & Convenor:


04/10–04/14/2013 Session Chair "Post-Modernism revisited – The presence of the resent past" at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), Buffalo, New York, USA

04/05/2013 Session Chair "Gesamtkunstwerke / Synthesis of the Arts" at the interdisciplinary 12. Internationales Bauhaus Kolloquium / 12th International Bauhaus Colloquium, Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar, Germany.

08/29–11/21/2010 Co-Curator and Co-General Commissioner of the German Pavilion "Sehnsucht" of the 12th International Architectural Exhibition "People meet in Architecture", La Biennale di Venezia 2010, Venice, Italy

11/14/2009 Co-convener and moderator of the international symposium "Materiality & Construction: 5 Positions in Contemporary Swiss Architecture", with Marcel Meili, Dieter Dietz, Harry Gugger, Inès Lamunière and Daniel Niggli
Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, MA, with support of the Swiss Federal Department of Science, Bern, CH, the ProHelvetia Foundation, Bern, CH, Swissnex Boston, Harvard GSD as well as the Harvard GSD European Design Circle.

08/12–11/23/2008 Co-organization and co-curating of the symposia series "Explorations in Architecture", international symposia in Venice, TU Delft, EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich and University of Basel as part of the Swiss Pavilion "Design Explorations" curated by Reto Geiser, 11th International Architectural Exhibition "Out there: Architecture beyond Building", La Biennale di Venezia 2008, Venice, Italy

11/13/2008 Convener and moderator of the symposium "Explorations: Methods" with Preston Scott Cohen, Harry Gugger, Ursula Pia Jauch and Werner Oechslin, part of the lecture series of the Swiss Pavillion at the Biennale di Venezia 2008, curated by Reto Geiser, and in cooperation with the ETH Zurich, Switzerland

10/19–10/20/2008 Co-convener, moderator and respondent of the international colloquium for young researchers and emerging practicing artists/architects "Experiments – Transfer of scientific Methods to Art and Architecture", with Tim Gough, Tim Otto Roth, Toni Kotnik, Deane Simpson, Ronny Hardliz, Amy C. Kulper, Alison Fisher, Andreas Rumpfhuber, Margarete Vöhringer, Christian Waldvogel, Alena Williams, Dorothea Walzer, Elena Garcia & Ivan Ballesteros, Matthias A. Amann,
Seminar Center "Gut Siggen", Oldenburg/Holstein, Germany, with support of the ETH Zurich in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.v.S. Hamburg, Germany.

11/8–11/9/2007 Co-organization of the international symposium "Freedom – Free Time. Loopholes from the Everyday in the Leisure Architecture of Eastern and Western Europe 1960–1980", Moderation of 3rd session (in English)
Chair of architectural theory, Institute gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, CH, with support of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Düsseldorf, D

11/13/2006 Co-Organization of the international discussion forum "UmBildung IV: Architectural Research" with Jeffrey Inaba, Marcel Meili, Josep Lluis Matteo, Chair of architectural theory, Institute gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, CH

05/30/2006 Organization and curating of the discussion platform "MittelBau III: Copy & Paste", with Tom Frantzen, Bernd Schurer and Thomas Galler on the phenomena of the secondary, the architectonic practice of sampling, reuse and readymade
D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, CH, with support of the IKEA Foundation Switzerland

01/27/2006 Organization and curating of the discussion platform "MittelBau II: Critique?" disputation between Andreas Ruby and Marius Babias on the social relevance of architectonic production and reception
D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, CH

01/20/2006 Organization of the international symposium "Precisions. – Architecture between Arts and Science", with Irmgard Lochner / Werner Sobek (ILEK Stuttgart), Reinhold Martin (GSAPP Columbia University New York), Frantisek Lesák (University of Technology Vienna), Antoine Picon (Harvard GSD), Philippe Rahm (AA London/Accademia di Mendrisio), Ákos Moravánszky (ETH Zurich)
Moderation of the panel discussion (in English)
Chair of architectural theory, Institute gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, CH, with support of the Cultural Attaché US Embassy Bern

12/06/2005 Organization of the International discussion forum "UmBildung III: Research und Teaching in Architecture", with Marc Angélil, Christoph Girot, Momoyo Kaijima
Chair of architectural theory, Institute gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, CH

01/21/2005 Founding, organization and curating of the discussion platform "MittelBau I: Setup Future", 5 standpoints on the future of spatial design practice, by Stefan Zweifel, Michelle Nicol, Tran Hin Phu, Harm Lux, Samir Nasr, Finn Canonica
D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, CH

11/2004 Co-organization of the international discussion forum "UmBildung II: Architecture between Theory and Practice", with Andrea Deplazes, Hanni Rashid, Hermann Czech
Chair of architectural theory, Institute gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, CH

11/18/2003 Co-organization of the international discussion forum "UmBildung I: Schools of Architecture – TU Delft, AA London, ETH Zurich", with Arie Graafland (TU Delft), Mohsen Mostafavi (Dean AA London), Dietmar Eberle (Dean ETH Zurich)
Chair of architectural theory, Institute gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, CH

05/21/2003 Co-organization of the international symposium "Stoffwechsel/Metabolism – Between Art und Natural Science", with Iñaki Ábalos, Gernot Böhme, Arie Graafland, Peter Märkli, Ákos Moravánszky, Philip Ursprung
Chair of architectural theory, Institute gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, CH