Wednesdays 30

Architecture And Crime

Wed 22.05.2002, 19:00-21:00

With: Michael Zinganel

Control strategies have always been an integral part of the urban discourse. A fear of the other, the foreign, of real and alleged crime is behind measures in urban development and security arrangements that dominate the urban image and its buildings: fortified complexes against the enemy without, control architecture against the enemy within. Even the comparably safe city of Vienna, the ‘safety’ of which is a factor in its own marketing, has come up with some remarkable contributions to the current discourse on the issue. As a follow-up to the sonntags tour Tatort Wien (Vienna, Scene Of The Crime) organised on 28th April, at which visits were made to some of the sites of real crimes, in the mittwochs 30 discussion we are pursuing the trail of real and fictitious crime (in novels, film, suppression and prejudice) and its effects on the architectural structure of the city (and the nation).

Michael Zinganel, architect and artist
with star guests from the fields of literature, cinema and criminology
followed by a film to be chosen by the public
Any information forthcoming from the public at large that may be of use in our enquiries would be appreciated.

Isabella Marte
T ++43 1 522 31 15 DW 13