A Lecture by:
Sunday, September 3rd // 7 pm
The independent and particularly utopian
production of space, which has accompanied every significant social and
cultural shift, has practically come to a standstill. Architects typically work
in response to demands from the economy or politics, or for the sake of
self-promotion. AKT is an association of architects with the goal of breaking
through, undermining, and overcoming this one-dimensionality in a productive
manner. As part of the Vienna Architecture Summer School, AKT will present
selected projects from recent years. They all share the conviction that the
creation of architecture is intertwined with a transformation, a shift in
social relations that must be understood equally in theoretical, structural,
and socio-spatial terms.
AKT is an architectural collective based in
Vienna. Together with Hermann Czech, they are curating and designing this
year's Austrian Pavilion at the 18th Architecture Biennale in Venice.
AKT consists of the following members: Fabian
Antosch, Gerhard Flora, Max Hebel, Adrian Judt, Julia Klaus, Lena Kohlmayr,
Philipp Krummel, Gudrun Landl, Lukas Lederer, Susanne Mariacher, Christian
Mörtl, Philipp Oberthaler, Charlie Rauchs, Helene Schauer, Kati Schelling,
Philipp Stern, Harald Trapp.