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19 / 05 / 2022

Symposium Jeffrey Kipnis & The Quest for the New — 19 May 2022 

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Venue: TUtheSKY, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Wien, Austria 

Three decades ago, Jeffrey Kipnis embarked on a quest for the new in architecture, bringing forth a whole range of influential ideas and approaches fusing design theory with novel instrumental design methods in the pursuit of experimental design along with his five points for a new architecture. In 1992 he also initiated the massively influential Graduate Design Group at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London that lasted four years, from 1992 to 1996. Now, three decades later it is high time to take stock of these developments. Is the quest for the new” still on? Are the themes that were set out then still pertinent? Have they transformed in relation to a vastly changed global context and architectural discourse? And which lasting impact did these efforts have on the discipline of architecture?

The symposium will unfold along with a set of themed and moderated conversations between Jeffrey Kipnis and key companions in the quest for the new.

09:00 — 10:00 Morning Coffee

10:00 — 10:30 Welcome and Introduction

10:30 — 11:30 Session #1: British Buckeyes: OSU to AA and Back Again

Mark Morris (online), Don Bates and Robert Livesey in conversation with Jeffrey Kipnis

11:30 — 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 — 13:00 Session #2: Design as Experiment

Jesse Reiser, Nanako Umemoto, Todd Gannon and Kivi Sotamaa in conversation with Jeffrey Kipnis — moderated by Johan Bettum and Michael Hensel

13:00 — 14:00 Lunch

14:00 — 15:00 Global Session

Online contributions and responses by Jeffrey Kipnis

15:00 — 16:00 Session #3: On The Question of the Discipline

Peter Trummer, Alejandro Zaera Polo and Andrew Zago in conversation with Jeffrey Kipnis

16:00 — 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 — 17:30 Session #4: The New: History, Theory, Design and Practice

Wolf Prix, Thom Mayne and Peter Noever in conversation with Jeffrey Kipnis

17:30 — 18:30 Drinks

Zoom link for those of you that will be attending online:

Time: May 19, 2022 08:00 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

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