Panel Discussion

The Bittersweet Life of an Architect?

An empirical study leads behind the scenes in the life of an architect

Wed 16.01.2008, 19:00-21:00

The Bittersweet Life of an Architect?
© Christina Simmel

Architects have always grumbled, although to date there have never been any exact figures on their actual living and working conditions. Mere assertions, star myths and imprecise data form the basis for decisions on the political, economic and social parameters governing the work of architecture producers. The resulting negative affects of political, logistical and fiscal measures, as well as in the way that culture is promoted are felt throughout the sector.

The first empirical study to have been carried out on the architecture profession (Berufsfeld Architektur 1.0), on the actual conditions for Austrian architects, forms the basis for a discussion. Experts from the creative industry, freelance professions, job market and interest groups have packaged the material into a study showing the full context of the bittersweet life in the Austrian architecture sector.

The Panel

Walter Stelzhammer, Chairperson for Architects at the Federal Chamber of Architects
Utz Purr, writer in Baukulturreport, Architects Council of Europe (ACE)
Gertraud Leimüller, Chairperson of ARGE creativ wirtschaft austria, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Managing Director of departure
Irene Prieler, Spokesperson for IG Architektur
Concept and moderated by Oliver Schürer

Publication “Berufsfeld Architektur 1.0; Bestandsaufnahme und Zeitdiagnose”, Oliver Schürer, Helmut Gollner (Hg), LIT Verlag Wien, Münster, 2008

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Admission free!