Void and Emotion
in Contemporary Architecture
Lecture by REGINE HESS
May 10, 2023. 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Department of Art History,
DEPT. architectural history,
University of Cologne
17.10.2022 – 10.02.2023
Goethe University Frankfurt
LOEWE Research Cluster:
Architecture of Order.
Practices and Discourses between Design and Knowledge
REGINE HESS (ETH ZUrich)
Racialized Spacemaking of German Exhibitions
The architectural design process aims to create new orders and at the same time is, itself, structured by its practical, technical, social, and legal frameworks. The lecture series in the 2022/2023 summer and winter semester traces this double relation. Each design imagines the future and represents an attempt to create a new spatial – and thus always social – order. This projective access to the unknown and unthought places planning conventions, construction standards, legal requirements and established architectural, urbanistic and social ideas in relation to each other rethinks them, and makes them dynamic. The lecture series asks how design structures the interaction of these different and heterogeneous factors and what roles the conditions, norms, and tools of design play.
© pk-Odessa Co. @sebastianschels
© Ivan Sterzinger
Silke Langenberg, Karl R. Kegler, Regine Hess (eds.), Munich 2022
The Faculty of Architecture at Munich University of Applied Sciences celebrates the 200th anniversary of its founding in 2022. Its predecessor institution, the Staatsbauschule München, is one of the oldest schools of architecture in Germany. The book is dedicated to it with essays by Karl R. Kegler, Silke Langenberg, Christian Schuler, Regine Hess, Christiane Fülscher, Andreas Putz, Ákos Moravánszky, and Reinhold Winkler, an interview with Peter Lanz, as well as historical building plans and photographs by Tania Reinicke, Rainer Viertlböck and Sebastian Schels.
ed. by Regine Hess,
and Monika Platzer
Journal for Art History
and Cultural Studies, 3/2021
With peer reviewed articles by Maja Lee-Voigt, Itohan Osayimwese, Kenny R. Cupers, Ole W. Fischer, Monika Platzer, Regine Hess, Alexandra Klei, Sabine Girg, Mira Anneli Naß, the announcement of the network of Black professionals working in the building industry by Catharina Meier, “Smashing Figures” by Birgit Szepanski, and a conversation by Benjamin Kaufmann and Christian Fuhrmeister.
Lettering “Schande“ applied to the pedestal of the Lueger Memorial in Vienna, 2021 © Schandwache
Questions of canon, visibilities,
Many art and cultural institutions are currently undergoing a transformation process and are subjecting their collections, exhibition concepts and artifacts to a critical revision. This also concerns the reappraisal of their ideational and material genesis, which is determined by the perspective of the Global West. Linked to this is the task to build up a diverse personnel structure that leads to a greater variety of perspectives and positions.
The debate initiated by the board of the Ulmer Verein and the editors of the kritische berichte for the year 2022 would like to contribute to this necessary discussion about the rethinking of institutions.
Curator for colonial past and postcolonial present at Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg
MARINA OTERO VEZIER
Head MA Social Design, Design Academy Eindhoven
Curator for Outreach at Bode-Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Prof. em., TU Berlin
Library University of Bern
Habilitation project located at the School of Engineering and Design at Technical University Munich and funded by German Research Foundation (DFG)
International Building Exhibition Interbau 1957, Berlin, Special Exhibition Hall by Günther Günschel and Karl Otto © Architecture Museum of TU Munich