“Legislating Architecture” describes a model of thinking and action that addresses the rules and laws of architecture. Architecture is understood as a built environment and as a social field. “Architecting after Politics” is the third film in a series that has been created since 2016 as a cooperation between Brandlhuber + and director Christopher Roth. The latest film continues what the films “Legislating Architecture” and “The Property Drama” have begun and poses a crucial question of our time: who builds the world?
“Legislating Architecture. Architecting after Politics”
November 16, 2018 – March 02, 2019
vai Vorarlberger Architektur Institut
Marktstraße 33, 6850 Dornbirn
In addition to the practice of Brandlhuber +, the two films “Legislating Architecture” (2016) and “The Property Drama” (2017) were created in collaboration with filmmaker Christopher Roth. Their narratives go beyond a mere description of these action spaces. Rather, they raise questions about the political agency of architects in our time. Who designs laws? What designs architecture? Who owns the ground?
Together with a thematic edition of the discursive journal ARCH + (March 2018), the two films form the starting point for an expanded contentual discussion within the framework of the exhibition at the Vorarlberger Architektur Institut, which is being developed in cooperation with Allmeinde Commongrounds. Together with students from ETH Zurich, examples from different local and global contexts are taken up and alternative architectural models for land and property ownership are developed cinematically.
Designed as a traveling exhibition, »Legislating Architecture | Architecting after Politics (***** S) “in collaboration with European architectural institutes, make the topic accessible to a broader public and move it to action.