Aktuelle Veranstaltungen

saai lecture with Ines Weizman and Launch of Egon Eiermann Digital - Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 7:00 PM

With the introduction of the saai-Lectures, an annual lecture series featuring international guests, the Archive for Architecture and Structural Engineering (saai) actively integrates itself into the discourse of built environments as a dynamic hub of knowledge. Archives are the foundation of a sustainable future, the basis for the examination of societal heritage, and a generator of ever-improving questions.

Ines Weizman is the guest speaker with her lecture titled "Fevering Archives: Records, Documents, and Their Annotations." Ines Weizman is a member of the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA), a Professor of Architectural Theory and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts, Institute for Art and Architecture in Vienna, and the Head of the PhD Program in Architecture at the Royal College of Art.

In her lecture, she explores a series of encounters with architectural archives dealing with the more than a century-long history of architectural modernism. Prof. Weizman will demonstrate how documents, photographs, and even material samples can be understood on a molecular historical level. Collecting and archiving are always associated with an obsession for searching, researching, and collecting, catalyzed by a certain desire that some refer to as "archive mania" or "archive fever." "Fevering Archives" also aims to challenge the notion that archives are tied to a specific place or organizational system. Instead, archives are dynamic systems whose records must be continually reviewed, updated, interconnected, rewritten, and relabeled. The lecture will conclude with feminist and queer experimental practices that question the conventional coordinates by which objects and architecture are defined.

As part of the event, the digital catalog of Egon Eiermann's work will be presented and made accessible to the public. The "Egon Eiermann digital" project was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Egon Eiermann Society.

KIT, Campus Süd
Geb. 20.40, Egon-Eiermann-Hörsaal
Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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