Dr. Ole W. Fischer Dipl Architect ETH/SIA

List of Visiting Lectures:

 


2016/11/25–27 "Institutionalisierte Kritik? – Über die (Neu)Geburt der Architekturtheorie nach der Moderne [Institutionalized Critique? – On the (re)birth of architectural theory after Modernism]", funded lecture after peer-review at the international and interdisciplinary conference 3rd Forum Architekturwissenschaft "Vom Baumeister zum Master. Architekturlehre 19.-21. Jahrhundert [From the Building Trade to the European Master. Architectural Education 19th to 21st Century]", FU Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

2016/11/24–25 "From Avant-garde to Arrière-garde? – Henry van de Velde’s architectural œuvre before and after WWI", invited lecture at the international and interdisciplinary symposium "Before and After? Continuity or Rupture? Belgian Art around World War I", Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.

2016/11/03–05 "Thinking Critical Architecture", invited lecture on current research in architectural theory at SoA University of Utah at the 1st academic meeting Netzwerk Architekturtheorie [Network of Architectural Theory] "Zum Stand der Dinge in der deutschsprachigen Architekturtheorie [On the State of Affairs in German-speaking Architectural Theory]", TU Graz, Graz, Austria.

2016/04/17–19 "Bauen für den Übermenschen? – Peter Behrens, Henry van de Velde und der Nietzsche-Kult [Building for the Superhuman? – Peter Behrens, Henry van de Velde and the Nietzsche-Cult]", invited funded keynote lecture at the international and interdisciplinary International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) symposium 2016 on the theme of the Darmstädter Künstlerkolonie Mathildenhöhe [Darmstadt Artist Colony on the Mathildenhoehe] "Eine Stadt müssen wir erbauen, eine ganze Stadt! [A City we have to build, an entire City!]", supported by Technical University Darmstadt and State Office for Historical Monuments of the State of Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany.

2016/03/17–19 "Gefangen in der Selbstreferentialität? – Bemerkungen zur digitalen Nachahmung analoger Zeichnungsprozesse [Caught in Self-Referentiality? – Notes on the digital Mimesis of Analogue Drawing Processes]", funded lecture at the international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed conference "Ähnlichkeit: Prozesse und Formen [Similarity: Processes and Forms]", Bibliothek Stiftung Werner Oechslin, Einsiedeln, Switzerland.

2016/03/03 "The City as a Green Archipelago? – O.M. Ungers, Rem Koolhaas and the Reinterpretation of the »Shrinking City«", audit lecture for an assistant/associate professor position in history and theory of architecture at the School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

2015/12/13–16 "Architecture in the Age of Its Digital Reproducibility? – Walter Benjamin, immersion and the digital image", invited lecture at the international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed annual conference of the International Walter Benjamin Society "Spaces, Places, Cities and Spatiality", Tel Aviv & Jerusalem, Israel.

2015/11/19–21 "Architecture in/out of the Boudoir? – Manfredo Tafuri, de Sade and the Dialectic of Enlightenment", invited lecture at the 12th international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed annual conference of the AHRA (Architectural Humanities Research Association) "This Thing called Theory", Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK.

2015/11/19–21"»Architecture or Revolution?«", invited presentation and roundtable discussion at the international symposium "Open City – Existential Urbanism", Irwin S Chanin School of Architecture, Cooper Union, New York, in collaboration with The New Museum New York and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York, New York City, NY, USA.

2015/10/15–17 "The Architecture of Autonomy and the Autonomy of Architecture", invited lecture at the international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed anniversary conference on "Krise und Kritik? / Crisis and Criticism?" of the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur OEGFA (Austrian Society of Architecture), Vienna, Austria.

2015/10/08–10 "Architecture out of the Boudoir? – Autonomy reconsidered", invited lecture at the international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed Annual Fall Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) with the theme "Between the Autonomous and Contingent Object", Syracuse, NY, USA.

2015/06/09 "Die Stadt als grünes Archipel? – O.M. Ungers, Koolhaas, und die Neuinterpretation der »schrumpfenden Stadt«", invited lecture at the Institute of Architectural Theory, Department of Architecture, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria.

2015/05/29 "Thinking Architecture", invited hearing for an associated professor position, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark.

2015/05/20–21 "After Modernity? – Preliminary Thoughts on the Post-Contemporary", invited lecture at the Graz Architecture Lectures 2015, Department of Architecture, Technische Universität Graz, Austria.

2015/05/07–08 "Learning from Benjamin: Architecture, Immersion, and the Digital Realm", invited keynote lecture, moderator and respondant of the second panel on "Visual and Media Theory in Architecture" at the first joint Viennese PhD Symposium in Architecture, organized by Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Universität für angewandte Künste Wien and Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria.

2015/04/15–19 "The Depth of the Surface? – Loos, van de Velde and (Im)Materiality", invited lecture at the international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed 68th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), Chicago, IL, USA.

2015/03/26 "Mies atmospheric", invited lecture for an associated professor position in history and theory of architecture and director of the PhD program, College of Architecture, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.

2015/02/05 "Archipelago Urbanism – O.M. Ungers, Rem Koolhaas and designs for the post-industrial shrinking city", invited lecture at the international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed 9th Biennial Savannah Symposium "The Architecture of Trade", Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, USA.

2014/12/05 "Critical Theory of Architecture?" invited lecture for an assistant/associate/full professor position for theory of architecture at the Department of Architecture, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

07/09–07/11/2014 "What is »Left« in Architecture? – Design between Affirmation, Negation and Revolution", invited lecture at the international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed 2nd Annual Conference of The International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture ISPA themed Autonomy Reconsidered: Ethics in Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft, The Netherlands.

07/03–07/04/2014 "Digital Box vs. Analogue Blob? The Virtualization of Architecture and Its Discontents", invited lecture at the international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed symposium »Das Verschwinden der Architekten« – Architektonische Praxis innerhalb prekärer Entwurfsverhältnisse [»The Vanishing of Architects – architectural practice within precarious design relations], Netzwerk Architekturwissenschaft together with Department of Architecture, Technical University of Innsbruck, Austria.

06/23/2014 "Architektur Denken? [Thinking Architecture?]", invited lecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Hochschule München, Munich, Germany.

05/23–05/25/2014 "Atmosphären und Immersionsräume? – Architektur und das digitale Bild [Atmospheres and Immersive Spaces? – Architecture and the digital image]", invited lecture at the international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed symposium Veränderte Lebenswelt(en). Figurationen von Mensch und Technik [Alterations of the Living World(s). Figurations of Humans and Technology], Institute of Philosophy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany.

05/06/2014 "Down deep – Architecture, Immersion and the Digital Realm?", invited public hearing and audit lecture for a full profesor position in architectural theory at the Institute of Architecture, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Wien, Austria.

03/14/2014 "Mies atmospheric", invited lecture at the School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York, USA.

12/05–12/06/2013 "Discontinued by Mobilization – Henry van de Velde, the Theater in Cologne and Werkbund Reform," invited keynote lecture at the international and interdisciplinary symposium 1914: guerre etavant-gardes / 1914: war and the avant-gardes, Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), Paris, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, and Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris, France.

11/28–11/30/2013 "Im Sog von Nietzsches »Willen zur Macht« – Henry van de Veldes Monumentalprojekte um 1913 [Under the influence of Nietzsche’s Will to Power – Henry van de Velde’s monumental projects around 1913]", invited keynote lecture at the international and interdisciplinary symposium Henry van de Velde 1913: Abgesang des Jugendstils?, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

07/24-7/26/2013 "»All art is erotic« – Adolf Loos, Henry van de Velde, Ornament and Crime", invited peer-reviewed lecture at the international and interdisziplinary symposium "Crimes of Passion – Representing Sexual Pathology in the Early 20th Century", Graduate School Practices of Literature, University of Muenster, Münster, Germany.

07/08/2013 "Architektur denken? – Vorläufige Bemerkungen zu Theorie und Praxis, Forschung und Entwurf in der Architektur, [Thinking architecture? – Preliminary notes on theory, practice and design in architecture]," public audit lecture for full professor position for theory of architecture at the Department of Architecture, Facilty Management and Geoinformation and Dessau Institute of Architecture DIA, Hochschule Anhalt, Dessau, Germany.

06/26/2013 "Henry van de Velde liest Friedrich Nietzsche – Von der Philosophie zur Architektur [Henry van de Velde reads Friedrich Nietzsche – From Philosophy to Architecture]", invited afternoon lecture in correspondance with the exhibition "Henry van de Velde: Ein Universalmuseum für Erfurt", Angermuseum Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany.

06/23/2013 "Von Philosophie zu Form - Nietzsche und van de Velde [From Philosophy to Form – Nietzsche and van de Velde]", invited afternoon lecture, Haus Schulenburg, Gera, Germany.

06/10/2013 "Raum, Konstruktion, Theorie [Space, Construction, Theory]", public audit lecture for a professor position in theory of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany.

05/29/2013 "Learning from Berlin? – Ungers, Koolhaas and the Archipelago City", public audit lecture for an assistant professor position in theory of architecture and society at the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University Munich TUM, Munich, Germany.

05/9–05/13/2013 "Nothing behind the Veil of Truth? – Henry van de Velde, Adolf Loos, Hermann Muthesius and the battle over abstract ornament in modern architecture", invited peer-reviewed lecture at the international symposium 100 years of Abstract Art, Jacobs University of Bremen, Germany.

04/4–04/7/2013 "Insulare Utopien? – Henry van de Velde, Peter Zumthor und das Gesamtkunstwerk [Insular Utopias? – Henry van de Velde, Peter Zumthor and the Total Work of Art]", invited keynote lecture at the international and interdisciplinary 12. Internationales Bauhaus Kolloquium / 12th International Bauhaus Colloquium, Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar, Germany.

02/14–02/16/2013 "Learning from Berlin? – Ungers, Koolhaas, the Archipelago City and Detroit", invited keynote lecture at the international and interdisciplinary annual J. Irwin Miller Symposium "Achtung Berlin", Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, USA.

01/22/2013 "Mies atmospheric? – Notes from the Machine Room of Modernity", public audit lecture for an full professor position in theory of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany.

12/07–12/08/2012 "Theorizing Architectural Utopia", invited lecture at the international and interdisciplinary symposium "Wo leben wir Morgen? Architekturvisionen der Zukunft", Katholische Akademie Schwerte, Schwerte, Germany.

11/23–11/25/2012 "»Diese neue Tafel, oh meine Brüder, stelle ich über euch: Werdet hart.« – Nietzsche Rezeptionen in der Architektur zwischen »grossem Stil« und »halkyonischer Kunst« [»These new tablets, oh my brothers, I put above You: become hard.« – The reception of Nietzsche in Architecture between »Grand Style« and »Halcyonic Art«]", invited peer reviewed lecture at the international and interdisciplinary symposium "Verflüssigungen / Liquefactions", Universität der Künste / University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany.

10/25/2012 "Archipelago Urbanism", invited peer-reviewed lecture at the international interdisciplinary Rocky Mountain European Scholar Conference "Europe in Sickness and in Health", University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

09/19/2012 "Mies atmospheric? – Notes from the Machine Room of Modernity", public audit lecture for an full professor position in history theory and aesthetic of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, Kungliga Konsthögskolan Stockholm (Royal Institute of Art Stockholm), Sweden.

06/21–06/24/2012 "Archipelago Urbanism", invited peer-reviewed lecture at the international interdisciplinary conference "Platzarchitekturen – Kontinuität und Wandel öffentlicher Stadträume vom 19. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart", at the Deutsche Kunsthistorische Institut in Florenz (Max Planck), Florence, Italy.

06/6/2012 "Reflections in mirror glass… Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson and the glass houses", invited guest lecture at the department of history of art, architecture and design of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague (VSUP), Prof. Dr. Jindrich Vybíral, Department of History of Art and Aesthetics, Prague, Czech Republic.

06/4/2012 "In the Shadow of Monumentality", invited lecture at the international symposium "Ein Jahrhundert nationaler Repräsentation: Der Deutsche Pavillon auf der Internationalen Kunstausstellung La Biennale di Venezia 1912 – 2012 [One Century of National Representation: The German Pavilion at the international art exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 1912–2012]" at the Deutsches Studienzentrum in Venedig/ Centro tedesco di Studi Veneziani, Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza, Venezia, Italy, supported by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Cologne, Germany (with support of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Germany).

06/01/2012 "Mies atmospheric? – Notes from the Machine Room of Modernity", public audit lecture for a professor position in history and theory of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, NTNU Trondheim, Norway.

05/24–05/26/2012 "Archipelago Urbanism", evening keynote lecture at the international interdisciplinary conference "The Media of the Metapolis – Reflecting the knowledge base of urban research", Professur Sozialwissenschaftliche Stadtforschung, Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar, Germany.

03/28/2012 "Mies atmospheric? – Notes from the Machine Room of Modernity", public audit lecture for an assistant/associate professor position in history and theory of architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA.

03/23–03/24/2012 "After Modernity – Architecture between Utopia, Nostalgia and Dirty Realism?", invited guest lecture at the international interdisciplinary peer reviewed "Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies", Valparaiso University, IN, USA.

02/16–02/17/2012 "High Rise Emotions – Architectural design as affective practice: Koolhaas, surrealism and the modern metropolis", invited guest lecture at the international interdisciplinary peer reviewed symposium "produktion AFFEKTION rezeption" at the PhD program ProART, Department Kunstwissenschaften, LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany (with support of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany).

02/7/2012 "Mies atmospheric? – Notes from the Machine Room of Modernity", public audit lecture for an assistant professor position in history and theory of architecture at the Department of Architecture, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

11/18/2011 "The Crisis of Criticism? – Notes on the eloquent silence about architecture", invited visiting lecture at the ARC PhD program of the Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California at Berkeley, Prof. Dr. C Greig Crysler, Berkeley, CA, USA.

11/11–11/12/2011 "From liquid space to solid bodies – Architecture between neoliberalism and control society", invited peer-reviewed lecture at the international symposium "Is There (Anti)Neoliberal Architecture?", Institut für Architekturtheorie, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (AKK), Department of Architecture, TU Graz, Prof. Dr. Anselm Wagner, Graz, Austria.

11/08/2011 "Architektur denken? – Vorläufige Bemerkungen zu Theorie und Praxis, Forschung und Entwurf in der Architektur, [Thinking architecture? – Preliminary notes on theory, practice and design in architecture]," public audit lecture for full professor position for theory of architecture at the Department of Architecture, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

11/02–11/04/2011 "Die Krise der Kritik – Vom beredsamen Schweigen über Architektur und Stadt [The Crisis of Criticism – Notes on the Eloquent Silence about Architecture and Urban Space]", invited guest lecture at the international interdisciplinary peer reviewed symposium “Bewertung urbaner Räume – Kommunikative Praxis und diskursive Arrangements in Einstellungen zur Stadt [Judgment of urban Spaces – Communicative Practice and discursive arrangements of attitudes to the city]", Urban Space Research Network (USRN), Prof. Dr. Ingo Warnke, Department of German Studies / Interdisciplinary Linguistics, University of Bremen, Haus der Wissenschaft Bremen, Germany.

10/31/2011 "Architecture and Critique? – Between affirmation and negation", invited guest lecture at the PhD program of the Department Architecture, Urbanism and Planning of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Prof. Dr. Hilde Heynen, Leuven, Belgium.

10/25 – 10/27/2011 "Im Maschinenraum der Moderne [In the Machine Room of Modernity]", invited lecture at the International Symposium Rethinking Mies – The Project of Modernism in the 21st Century in honor of Mies van der Rohe’s 125th birthday, Prof. Axel Sowa, Theory of Architecture, RWTH Aachen, Germany.

10/07/2011 "Slow Architecture? – The Myth of Local Resistance to Globalization in Architecture. A critique", invited lecture at the peer-reviewed ACSA conference Local Identities / Global Challenges, Houston, TX, USA.

09/30/2011 "Reflexionen im Spiegelglas… – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson und die Glashäuser [Reflections in mirror glass… Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson and the glass houses]”, invited peer-reviewed guest lecture at the international symposium Mies 125 – Kulturspeicher und Imagefaktor at the Museum Haus Lange & Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany.

09/20/2011 "Thinking architecture? – Preliminary notes on theory, practice and design in architecture", public audit lecture history and theory of architecture at the Department of Architecture Chalmers University, Goteborg, Sweden.

06/16 – 06/18/2011 "»La trahison des images« – Architektur und das digitale Bild [»La trahison des images – Architecture and the digital Image]", invited lecture at the international interdisciplinary symposium Immersion – Historische und zeitgenössische Perspektiven auf einen Schlüsselbegriff der Kunst- und Medienwissenschaften [Immersion – Historic and contemporary perspectives on a key term of art and media science] Munich Arts Research Centre / Institut für Kunstgeschichte, LMU Munich, Prof. Dr. Burcu Dogramaci, Prof. Dr. Fabienne Liptay, Munich, Germany.

06/07/2011 "After-Image: Postmodernism revisited", invited public lecture at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague (VSUP), Prof. Dr. Jindrich Vybíral, Department of History of Art and Aesthetics, Prague, Czech Republic.

01/25/2011 "Architektur denken? – Vorläufige Bemerkungen zu Theorie und Praxis, Forschung und Entwurf in der Architektur, [Thinking architecture? – Preliminary notes on theory, practice and design in architecture]", public audit lecture history and theory of architecture at the Department of Architecture, Hochschule Technik Wirtschaft Gestaltung Konstanz, Germany.

01/20 – 01/22/2011 "Is the modern project running out of gas? – Preliminary thoughts about energy, architecture and urban space in 20th and 21st Century", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium “Deified - Damned - Depleted: Energy as Symbol, Resource and Consumer Good“, a joint project: "Objects of Energy Consumption", Deutsches Museum München [German Museum Munich], and the Zentralinstitut für Geschichte der Technik, München, at the Kerschensteiner Kolleg, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin, Germany.

10/22 – 10/24/2010 "After Modernity – architecture between utopia, nostalgia and dirty reality? – Comments on the uncertain state of an ancient profession…", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "Utopia today?", organized by the Ecole Spéciale d’architecture Paris, F, in collaboration with the Saline Royale and the Hochschule Technik und Architektur Luzern, CH, Saline Royale Arc-et-Senans, France.

10/19/2010 "Architektur ausstellen? – Präsenz und Repräsentation auf der 12. Architekturbiennale von Venedig 2010 [Exhibiting Architecture? – Presence and Representation on the 12th architectural exhibition, Biennale di Venezia 2010], invited evening lecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar, Professur Geschichte und Theorie der modernen Architektur, Prof. Dr. Carsten Ruhl, Dr. Norbert Korrek in coopration with Horizonte, Weimar, Germany.

09/17 – 09/18/2010 "Auf der Suche nach einer Architektur der Erkennenden? – Henry van de Velde liest Friedrich Nietzsche [Seaching for the architecture of the perceptive? – Henry van de Velde reads Friedrich Nietzsche]", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "Ein Dialog der Künste: Architekturbeschreibungen in der Literatur der Neuzeit/ A dialogue between the Arts: Descriptions of architecture in literature since the Renaissance", Institute of Art History, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

09/01/2010 "Architecture? – (Re)Searching the relationship between the formal and the social", internal presentation of the fellows in residence program, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.

05/12/2010 "Through the eyes of the moving observer – Renaissance, Baroque and the birth of modern architectural history?", invited guest lecture at the Institute of Art History Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic.

05/06–05/08/2010 "Zu Hause bei den Übermenschen? – Friedrich Nietzsche, Henry van de Velde, Peter Behrens und die Suche nach einer »Architektur der Erkennenden« [At home with the Superhumans? – Friedrich Nietzsche, Henry van de Velde, Peter Behrens and the quest for an »architecture of the perceptive«]", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "Heroes, Übermenschen, Superhumans – An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Aesthetics and Politicization of Extraordinary Humans", Institute of Art History, University Siegen, in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen, Germany.

04/30/2010 "Architektur denken? – Vorläufige Bemerkungen zu Theorie und Praxis, Forschung und Entwurf in der Architektur, [Thinking architecture? – Preliminary notes on theory, practice and design in architecture]", public audit lecture for history and theory of architecture at the Department of Architecture, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany.

04/28/2010 "Architecture, Fashion and Occidental Culture? – Adolf Loos and his legacy", invited guest lecture at the Art History Program of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA.

04/22/2010 "Levels of Architectural Criticism", invited visiting lecture at the international symposium" Reflections – A symposium on the relationship between the practices of architectural design and architectural criticism" TU Delft and OASE magazine, Delft, The Netherlands.

03/12/2010 "Objected into the void – Notes on the polemics of Adolf Loos against Henry van de Velde: a cultural-psychological analysis of Modernity", public audit lecture for an assistant professor position in history and theory of architecture at the School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

10/23 – 10/24/2009 "Post-Modern, Post-Strukturalistisch, Post-Kritisch? – Nachdenken über die Figur des »Post« in der zeitgenössischen Architektur / [Post-Modern, Post-Structural, Post-Critical? – Reflection on the figure of »post« in contemporary architecture]", lecture at the international peer-reviewed young researchers symposium "Post-Ismen. Modetrend, Zeitgeist, Programmatik?", University of Muenster with the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation), Muenster, Germany.

10/22 – 10/23/2009 "Archipelago Urbanism – Artistic Strategies in Dealing with dysfunctional urban territories", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "Urban RESET – Freilegen immanenter Potenziale städtebaulicher Setzung / Urban RESET – How to activate immanent potentials of urban spaces", Prof. Dr. Angelus Eisinger, Chair of Urban Design, HCU Hamburg, Germany.

06/08/2009 "Rethinking Architecture? – Preliminary notes on theory, practice and design in architecture," public hearing at the Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.

06/08/2009 "Architektur denken? – Vorläufige Bemerkungen zu Theorie und Praxis, Forschung und Entwurf in der Architektur, [Thinking architecture? – Preliminary notes on theory, practice and design in architecture]", public audit lecture Department of Architecture, Technical University Graz (TUG), Austria.

03/24/2009 "Viel Lärm um Nichts? – Über das Verhältnis von Theorie und Praxis der Architektur [Much ado about nothing? – On the relationship of theory and practice in architecture]", public audit lecture at the University of Applied Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture, Bremen, Germany.

02/26 – 02/28/2009 "Die Immersion der Architektur und die Architektur der Immersion – Die Architektur im Zeitalter ihrer digitalen Reproduzierbarkeit [The Immersion of Architecture and the Architecture of Immersion – Architecture in the age of digital reproduction]", lecture at the annual peer-reviewed symposium of the society of politics and culture of the German Union of Political Sciences, "Die Stadt als Erfahrungsraum der Politik [The city as space of political experience]", Dr. Wilhelm Hofmann, TU Munich, Germany.

02/12 – 02/13/2009 "Structural Ornament and Ornamental Structure? – Notes on the Textile Basis of (Modern) Architecture", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "Meta-textile: Identity and History of a Contemporary Art Medium", la Section d'histoire de l'art de l'Université de Lausanne (UNIL), la Fondation Toms Pauli, le Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (MCBA), le Musée du design et des arts appliqués contemporains (mudac), la Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland.

01/09/2009 "Post-Structural, Post-Critical, Post-Political? – Architekturdebatten nach dem Fall der Mauer [Post-Structural, Post-Critical, Post-Political? – Architectural debates after the fall of the wall]", invited evening lecture as part of the exhibition "Postcapital. Archive 1989 – 2001 by Daniel García Andújar / Technologies To The People", (November 22nd 2008 – January 18th 2009), Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany.

12/12/2008 "Post-Strukturalistisch, Post-Kritisch, Post-Politisch? Vorläufige Bemerkungen zu Architektur und Partizipation [Post-Structural, Post-Critical, Post-Political? – Notes on Architecture, Formalism and Participation]", invited lecture at the international symposium "Architektur ohne Architektur. Auf der Suche nach Lebensformen [Architecture without architecture. Searching for new forms of living]", Prof. Arno Brandlhuber, a42.org / chair for architecture and urban research, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg, Germany.

12/02/2008 "Architektur denken? – Vorläufige Bemerkungen zu Theorie und Praxis, Forschung und Entwurf in der Architektur, [Thinking architecture? – Preliminary notes on theory, practice and design in architecture]", hearing at the University of Applied Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture, Bremen, Germany.

11/13/2008 "Methods in Architectural Design", introduction lecture and moderation of the international symposium and roundtable discussion "Explorations: Methods" with Preston Scott Cohen, Harry Gugger, Ursula Pia Jauch und Werner Oechslin, part of the lecture series Explorations in Architecture: Teaching, Design, Research of the Swiss Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia 2008, curated by Reto Geiser, and in cooperation with the ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

10/31/2008 "Architektur und Wissenschaft [Architecture and the Sciences?]", statement and discussion at the international Pocket-Symposia "Explorations in Architecture: zur Bildforschung in der Architektur [Explorations in Architecture: visual research in architecture]" with Andreas Beyer, Dieter Dietz, Reto Geiser, Matthias Noell, John Palmesino and Martino Stierli, part of the lecture series Explorations in Architecture: Teaching, Design, Research of the Swiss Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia 2008, curated by Reto Geiser, in cooperation with Eikones, University Basel, Switzerland.

10/19 – 10/20/2008 "We are experiments: so let us be one", opening lecture at the international peer-reviewed young research workshop "Experiments" at Gut Siggen, Holstein, organized by Ole W. Fischer and Ákos Moravánszky, ETH Zurich, in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.v.S. Hamburg, Germany.

10/01/2008 "Vom Gedanken zur Form: Das Nietzsche-Archiv in Weimar von Henry van de Velde", invited public lecture at the Chesa Fonio, Sils-Maria, Switzerland.

07/11 – 07/12/2008 "Die Immersion der Architektur und die Architektur der Immersion – Die Architektur im Zeitalter ihrer digitalen Reproduzierbarkeit [The Immersion of Architecture and the Architecture of Immersion – Buildings in the age of Digital Reproductivity]", lecture at the international peer-reviewed annual meeting of the Guernica Society "Politische Raumtypen – Zur Wirkungsmacht öffentlicher Bau- und Stadt-Strukturen im 20. Jahrhundert [Political Types of Space – On the Agency of Public Building and Urban Structures of the 20th Century]", PD Dr. Ernst Seidel, Kunsthistorisches Institut Universität Karlsruhe, Germany.

07/07/2008 "Architecture and beyond? – Preliminary thoughts on research and design", internal presentation of the fellows in residence program, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.

06/29 – 07/02/2008 "Über den »langsamen Prozess des Reifens« – Bewegte Spuren des Rokoko im Werk Henry van de Veldes [On the »slow process of Ripening« – Motion Traces of Rococo in the work of Henry van de Velde]", lecture at the 9th international peer-reviewed Baroque Summer Course “Movement Baroque” at the Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin [Werner Oechslin Library Foundation], Einsiedeln, Switzerland.

06/12 – 06/14/2008 "An Architecture of Local Resistance? – The Myth of Slowing down Globalization through Architecture. A critique", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium “The Thrill of the Still – Analyzing Global Processes between Immobility and Mobility”, postgraduate colleague “Formations of the Global: Globalization from the perspective of cultural sciences“, Philosophische Fakultät, Universität Mannheim, Germany.

06/05 – 06/06/2008 "Architecture and Capitalism", international authors workshop "Handbook of Architectural Theory", organized by Hilde Heynen, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

05/29–05/30/2008 "The birth of the Bauhaus out of the spirit of life reform? Henry van de Velde, Walter Gropius, and the Nietzschean reform culture of »New Weimar«", lecture at the 1st international European Network of Avantgarde and Modernism Studies EAM "Europe? Europe!", Ghent University, Belgium.

05/15 – 05/17/2008 "The Nietzsche-Archive in Weimar – Building the architecture for the perceptive", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "Analogous Spaces – Architecture and the space of information, intellect and action", Ghent University, Belgium.

04/27 – 04/30/2008 "More than Words? – Preliminary notes on theory and design, research and practice in architecture", invited lecture at the 3rd international European Association of Architectural Education EAAE-ENHSA Sub-network Workshop on Architectural Theory "How should the Schools of Architecture be doing the Research and Theory-building to help in charting the Profession's future?", Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal.

04/24 – 04/25/2008 "Architecture between Sciences and Arts?", invited guest lecture at the international symposium "Hertzianism – Electromagnetism in Architecture, Design and Art", Hochschule für Gestaltung HFG Karlsruhe, Prof. Stephan Trüby, Karlsruhe, Germany.

04/23/2008 "Precisions on Precisions", podium discussion and book launch with Andreas Ruby and Nikolaus Kuhnert, Pro QM, Berlin, Germany.

03/13/2008 "Precisions. Architecture between Arts and Sciences?", podium discussion and book launch with Christoph Schläppi and Ákos Moravánszky, Hochparterre Bookshop, Zurich, Switzerland.

02/28 – 03/01/2008 "The philosophy of Peter Eisenman", introduction and moderation to the session at the international symposium "Architektur und der Philosophische Raum / Architecture and Philosophic Space", Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, Germany.

01/25 – 01/26/2008 "Zwischen »Alpenglühen« und »Über-Dokument« – Peter Behrens, Henry van de Velde und die Suche nach einem Nietzsche-Stil", ["Between »Alpenglow« and »Uber-Document« – Peter Behrens, Henry van de Velde and the Search for a Nietzschean Style"], invited guest lecture at the international symposium “Peter Behrens. Maler, Designer, Architekt im Aufbruch der Moderne. Gibt es eine Einheit des Lebens/ des Werkes? [Peter Behrens. Painter, designer, architect at the rise of modernity. Is there an unity of his life/work?],” Prof. Dr. Ullrich Schwarz, School of Architecture, TU Graz, Austria.

12/13 – 12/16/2007 "Vom Gedanken zur Form – Henry van de Velde und Friedrich Nietzsche", ["From Thought to Form – Henry van de Velde and Friedrich Nietzsche"], invited guest lecture at the international symposium "Der späte Nietzsche oder die Frage nach dem Willen zur Macht / The Late Nietzsche or the Question of The Will to Power" at the van de Velde auditorium of the Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche, Dr. Rüdiger Schmidt-Grépály, Classic Foundation Weimar, sponsored by the Federal Secretary of State for the Endorsement of Arts and Media, Germany.

11/15 – 11/16/2007 "The birth of Modernity out of Spirit of Music? – The concept of Programmatic Architecture by Henry van de Velde", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "The Role of the Humanities in Design Creativity", EMMTEC, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.

11/11 – 11/12/2007 "Atmos_Spheres. – Notes on the production of physical presence in the age of digital reproduction", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "Architecture, technology and the Historical Subject", Session Three: Architecture Cinema and »Digital Reproduzierbarkeit«", École National Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, France.

11/06/2007 "Neustart/Re-set", statement and podium discussion at the TU Graz on the occasion of Graz Architecture Magazine GAM.04, Prof. Dr. Ullrich Schwarz, School of Architecture, TU Graz, Austria.

09/20 – 09/22/2007 "Imagining the invisible – Spatial practice in the crisis of criticality, autonomy and representation", lecture at the international peer-reviewed research workshop of the European Science Foundation ESF, "Global Theory, Local Practices, and the Research into Visual Culture", Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania.

06/28 – 07/01/2007 "Masterpieces – Maneuvers between contiguity and autonomy", invited lecture at the international 2nd European Association of Architectural Education EAAE-ENHSA sub-network Workshop on Architectural Theory "Mapping the Field of Architectural Theory", Prof. Dr. Gunnar Parelius, NTNU Trondheim, Norway.

04/23/2007 "Objected into the void – The polemics of Adolf Loos against Henry van de Velde: a cultural-psychological analysis of Modernism", visiting lecture at the Postgraduate Program of Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague (VSUP), Prof. Dr. Jindrich Vybíral, Department of History of Art and Aesthetics, Prague, Czech Republic.

04/19 – 04/22/2007 "Atmospheric Interferences. – On the production of physical presence in the age of digital representation", lecture at the international peer-reviewed 10th International Bauhaus Colloquium Weimar: "The Reality of the Imaginary – Architecture and the Digital Image", Prof. Dr. Gerd Zimmermann, Chair Architectural Design and Theory, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany.

02/24/2007 "Standpunkte in S AM: Deconstruction then und now", invited lecture and podium discussion around Jacques Derrida’s »Point de folie – maintenant l’architecture«, Bernard Tschumi’s Parc de la Villette and deconstruction in architecture, Standpunkte of Reto Geiser as part of the Freezone 2007 at the Swiss Architecture Museum S AM, Francesca Ferguson, S AM Basel, Switzerland.

11/20 – 11/21/2006 "Atmospheres – Architectural Spaces between critical reading and projective practice", lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "Theory Forum 2006: Architecture and Indeterminacy", School of Architecture, Sheffield University, United Kingdom.

11/16 – 11/18/2006 "Für eine Theorie nach der Theorie. – Von der kritischen Lektüre zur künstlerischen Strategie", ["For a Theory after Theory. – From Critical reading to Artistic Strategy"], lecture at the 4th international peer-reviewed colloquium of the Platform for Design Theory "Theorie und Trash. Gestaltung und Unordnung / Theory and Trash. Design and Disorder", University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin, Germany.

11/10 – 11/11/2006 "Aesthetic Radicalism – Preliminary Notes on the Reformulation of a Critical Agenda in Architecture", invited lecture at the 2nd international "Camp of Oppositional Architecture: Theorizing Resistance", hosted by An Architektur and Casco Projects, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

10/05 – 10/07/2006 "Undermining the Canon of Theory?" lecture at the international peer-reviewed research workshop of European Science Foundation ESF, Warburg Haus Hamburg, "The Art Historical Canon and its Functions", Prof. Dr. Charlotte Schoell-Glass, Universität Hamburg, Kunsthistorisches Seminar, Germany.

09/27 – 09/30/2006 "Der »Neue Stil« für den »Neuen Menschen« – Henry van de Velde und seine programmatischen Arbeiten zu Friedrich Nietzsche", ["The New Style for the New Man – Henry van de Velde and his programmatic works dedicated to Friedrich Nietzsche"], lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "Bauen für ein neues Leben – Jugendstilstädte in Europa / Building for a New Life – Art Nouveau Cities in Europe", Prof. Dr. Christian Freigang, Bad Nauheim, Germany.

09/21 – 09/23/2006 "Between the lines. – Architecture as projective product or critical institution," lecture at the 1st international European Association of Architectural Education EAAE-ENHSA Sub-Network Workshop on Architectural Theory and History, "Content and Methods of Teaching Architectural Theory on European Schools of Architecture", University of Limburg, Hasselt, Belgium.

03/16 – 03/18/2006 "»Everybody is Talking about the Weather…« – Immersive and Atmospheric Spaces between Critical Reading and Projective Performance," invited guest lecture at the international Stylos Conference "Projective Landscape", TU Delft, The Netherlands.

12/12/2005 "Im Bewusstheitszimmer des Neuen Weimar – Das Nietzsche-Archiv, ein programmatisches Bauwerk? [In the Chamber of Consciousness of the New Weimar. – The Nietzsche Archive, a Programmatic Work of Art?]", invited guest lecture in the seminar Architekturtheorie III at the Bauhaus University Weimar, Architectural Design and Theory, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany.

09/09/2005 "Henry van de Veldes künstlerische Werke zu Friedrich Nietzsche, [Henry van de Velde’s Artistic Works on Nietzsche]," visiting fellow lecture Klassik Stiftung Weimarer, Prof. Dr. Lothar Ehrlich, Kirms-Krackow-Haus, Weimar, Germany.

07/03 – 07/05/2004 "»...wie die Pflanzen in einem Garten.« – Das Bild des natürlichen Städtebaus bei Henry van de Velde, [»…like the flowers in a garden« – The Idea of an Organic Urban Design by Henry van de Velde],” lecture at the international peer-reviewed symposium "Stadtformen/Urban Forms", Prof. Dr. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Chair of History of Urbanism, Institut gta, Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland.

04/26/2004 "Nietzsche contra van de Velde. Der Künstler und sein Philosoph. Teil 1: Das Nietzsche-Archiv in Weimar als programmatisches Kunstwerk, [Nietzsche contra van de Velde. The Artist and His Philosopher. Part I: The Nietzsche Archive as Programmatic Work of Art]," workshop lecture at the Werkstatt für Kulturgeschichte, ETH Zurich, Collegium Helveticum, Switzerland.