Other Markets

Symposium + panel discussion

Sat 31.10.2009, 14:00-20:00

Other Markets
© Helge Mooshammer

A cooperation by the Architekturzentrum Wien with the Institut für Kunst und Gestaltung, Vienna University of Technology

In English

New prototypes for extreme spatial configurations have emerged from informal structures in the wake of the economic deregulation and exploding mobility. Rapidly spreading informal markets on the peripheries in Europe, for instance, form urban nodes for the networks of global migration. Are these architectures of informal exchange the forced low-cost counterpart for the success of the global capital market, or is their creativity showing the way to more sustainable ecologies?

The symposium on the FWF research project ‘Relational Architecture’ addresses critical questions on the participation of architecture in this reconstruction of our political and economic environment, from the local scale of neighbourhoods to the dimensions of civil society in transnational regions.

Peter Mörtenböck, professor of visual culture, Vienna University of Technology, welcome address and introductory speech (A)

Helge Mooshammer, FWF project manager, Vienna University of Technology, speaks on: ‘Relational Architecture’ (A)

Marjetica Potrc, artist and architect, speaks on: ‘Catalysts of Change in Cities of Transition’ (SLO)

4.30pm break

Teddy Cruz, architect and professor of public culture & urbanism, UC San Diego, speaks on: ‘Radicalizing the Local: Post-Bubble Urban Strategies’ (USA)

Irit Rogoff, professor of visual cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London, Goldsmiths, speaks on: ‘Regional Imaginings — A Political Practice?’ (GB)

panel discussion

Admission free