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15.11. – 13.02.2023


»CCSA Talks 2022/23«

Sara Honarmand Ebrahimi, Frederike Lausch, Amalia Barboza, Markus Dauss, Lisa Beißwanger, Ioanna Piniara, Sarah Borree, Isabel Rodríguez de la Rosa, Javier Navarro de Pablos, Daniela Ortiz dos Santos, Birte Lebzien, Oliver Elser, Ignacio G. Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris, Beatriz Colomina, Anna-Maria Meister

Mo 28.11.2022


»AO-Vortrag: The Housing Question is a Feminist Question: Housing Commons for the «New Woman» of the German Werkbund«

Ioanna Piniara Moderation: Sara Borree

Do 01.12.2022

Book Launch & Reception

»Neorealist Architecture: Aesthetics of Dwelling in Postwar Italy«

David Escudero

Fr 02.12.2022


»Mapping Critical Heritage«

Di 06.12.2022


»Konzept Campus – Buchdiskussion der Neuerscheinung«

Tom Holert, Amalia Barboza, Markus Dauss – Moderation: Lisa Beißwanger

Mo 12.12.2022


»Superimposed Readings over Territory: Two Spanish Case Studies on Heritage Resignification«

Isabel Rodríguez de la Rosa (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Academic Guest at Goethe-University) + Javier Navarro de Pablos (Universidad de Sevilla) Mod.: Daniela Ortiz dos Santos

Mi 14.12.2022


»British Breakfast on Air«

Léa-Catherine Szacka

Di 31.01.2023


»Gründungsakte/n Heinrich Klotz. Werkstattbericht aus dem Archiv des Deutschen Architekturmuseums«

Birte Lebzien (Fellow der Wüstenrot Stiftung)
 Mod.: Oliver Elser

Mo 13.02.2023


»Radical Pedagogies: Institution and/or Resistance«

Beatriz Colomina, Ignacio G. Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris, Anna-Maria Meister


External Events

03.11. – 02.02.2023

AO Ringvorlesung

»AO-Ringvorlesung „Designed Orders“ im WiSe22/23«

Are you a model? On an Architectural Medium of Spatial Exploration


International Conference

Are you a model? A questionable start to a conversation one might think, and yet, architecture does beg the question. What does it mean to call something a model? Which implications, projections or desires are called to the table? Architects do not build buildings, they draw plans, they model structures or produce objects; all practices with a longstanding tradition in architecture- be they analog or digital. As a discipline working with substitute media and through displaced methods, we might ask of objects indeed: Are you a model? More than a pickup line, we want to put the model front and center in an assessment of architectural thinking and doing. We aim to explore the role architectural models play in professional and societal processes, as referents not merely of scale or form, but of architectural knowledge.

In nine moderated sessions and two keynotes over the course of three days, we will investigate together how architectural models are constructed or destroyed, how they operate, what they promise- and if that promise holds-, and which kinds of knowledge they produce. We hope to uncover new approaches and diverse takes on the model as both instrument and phenomenon in architecture and its history.

Keynote by Annabel Wharton and roundtable with Thomas Demand, Annabel Wharton, and Anna-Maria Meister (digital)

Institute for Architecture Theory and Science (ATW), Technical University of Darmstadt
History and Theory of Architecture and Heritage Preservation, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
LOEWE cluster of excellence “Architectures of Order”
Platform for digital science and research FID BAUdigital
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main (DAM)
Center for Critical Studies in Architecture (CCSA)


Further information and program:

Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen (AHK) accredited professional training