Image: Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Bauakademie, sample façade. Berlin Germany 2020. Courtesy Armin Linke © Armin Linke 2020
Curatorial Design evolves from the consideration of architectural production as a public matter. It brings together curatorial practices — based on reassembling knowledge from the centre of a complex network of relationships — into design. Linking the architectural with curatorial, Curatorial Design asks how architects can establish different relations with the environment and claim spaces of political relevance and responsibility through new forms of authoring, commissioning, and use.
The one-day public conference at the CCA will bring together critical provocations cultivated and expanded upon during the project through activating Curatorial Design as practice and establishing the Public School for Architecture [Öffentliche Bauschule]. The public conference will take place in three panels categorized into practice, pedagogy, and the public to share the research outcomes and implications in these areas while opening them to responses from invited guests and the audience.
Curatorial Design: A Place Between (2017-) is an ongoing research project led by Wilfried Kuehn along with Anousheh Kehar, Gili Merin, Dubravka Sekulić, and Milica Tomić at the IZK Institute for Contemporary Art in the Architecture Department (Graz University of Technology, Austria). The project is funded by the Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK) of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) Montréal (CA) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE) are project partners.
3:00: Welcome and Introduction with Dubravka Sekulić, Anousheh Kehar, Gili Merin, and Wilfried Kuehn
3:20: PRACTICE: Mark Lee and Wilfried Kuehn
4:15: PUBLIC/INSTITUTION: Talia Dorsey and Francesco Garutti, moderated by Anousheh Kehar
5:00: PEDAGOGY: Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco and Ross Exo Adams, moderated by Dubravka Sekulić
6:00: Discussion moderated by Gili Merin