Decon­struc­tion –
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

Deconstruction – Void and Emotion in Contemporary Architecture

Designed Orders

Lec­ture Series
17.10.2022 – 10.02.2023
Goethe Uni­ver­sity Frankfurt

Designed Orders Lecture Series 17.10.2022 – 10.2.2023 LOEWE Research Cluster: Architecture of Order. Practices and Discourses between Design and Knowledge Goethe University Frankfurt

LOEWE Research Cluster:
Archi­tec­ture of Order.
Prac­tices and Discourses between Design and Knowledge


Oth­er­ing Dis­played:
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.

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bau­schule München

Kon­struk­tion und

© pk-Odessa Co. @sebastianschels

Die Fotografie der Aula ist Teil einer Serie der Hochschule München des Fotografen Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels
Silke Langenberg, Karl R. Kegler, Regine Hess (eds.), Staatsbauschule München. Architektur, Konstruktion und Ausbildungstradition, Munich 2022 © Ivan Sterzinger

© 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.

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Racism in

ed. by Regine Hess,
Chris­tian Fuhrmeister
and Monika Platzer

Kritische Berichte.
Journal for Art History
and Cul­tural Stud­ies, 3/2021

Racism in Architecture, ed. by Regine Hess, Christian Fuhrmeister and Monika Platzer, Kritische Berichte, Zeitschrift für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, 3/2021 © Jonas-Verlag

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.

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Lettering “Schande“ applied to the pedestal of the Lueger Memorial in Vienna, 2021 © Schandwache

Let­ter­ing “Schande“ applied to the ped­es­tal of the Lueger Memorial in Vienna, 2021 © Schandwache

KritsChe Berichte

Undis­cip­lined Insti­tu­tions.
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

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

Cell of
the Future

Build­ing ­Exhib­i­tions
in Ger­many


Habil­it­a­tion pro­ject loc­ated at the School of Engin­eer­ing and Design at Tech­nical Uni­ver­sity Munich and fun­ded by German Research Found­a­tion (DFG)

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International Building Exhibition Interbau 1957, Berlin, Special Exhibition Hall by Günther Günschel and Frei Otto © Architecture Museum of TU Munich

Inter­na­tional Build­ing Exhib­i­tion Inter­bau 1957, Ber­lin, Spe­cial Exhib­i­tion Hall by Gün­ther Gün­schel and Karl Otto © Archi­tec­ture Museum of TU Munich