Karlsruhe Architecture Lectures


SKIZZENWERK 2024 - Italian summer

Bella Italia - wine, pasta, pizza and the Roman Empire. But Italy has much more to offer. A broad spectrum of nature, needs and architecture stretches across the country.
To mark the 10th anniversary of Skizzenwerk, we would like to invite you to a series of country-specific lectures. The question arises as to which aspects characterize the architecture in the different regions? On what scale do interventions take place? Which contemporary, constructive and socio-political themes, which problems and interests go hand in hand with the practice and characterize it?

Wednesday, 05.06.2024, 7 pm

2050+ was founded in Milan in 2020 by the architect and curator Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli. The office describes itself less as an architecture firm and more as an interdisciplinary agency that aims to unite design, technology, the environment and politics. Spatial practice is seen as a medium for developing political positions and addressing the dynamics and problems of the real world. This is also reflected in her work - including various exhibition spaces, the scenographic stage design of the theater in Bergamo and the curation of the Russian pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice.

Wednesday, 12.06.2024, 7 pm

(ab)normal is an interdisciplinary architecture firm based in Milan, founded in 2018 by architects Mattia Inselvini, Davide Masserini and Luigi Savio. Architecture, product design and curation in the fields of art, culture, design, interior design and fashion are among the office's practices. The studio plays with diverse scales and formats, the virtual and the real, the ephemeral and the permanent, the speculative and the commercial. The combination of iconic elements with pop culture, as well as the integration of multidisciplinarity and technical progress define the focus of the work. The aim is to create a profound and widely understandable mosaic that is architecturally anchored in the present and conceptually responds to social change.

Wednesday, 19.06.2024, 7 pm

Founded in 2012 by Marcello Galiotto and Alessandra Rampazzo, the architecture firm AMAA is based in Venice. Research and development are among the keywords by which the office defines itself. They understand architectural practice less as a linear, one-off process and more as the continuous examination of several options, which require a critical attitude. Theory, commission and end result should be brought together in a symbiotic balance. Models, references, texts and contributions from other disciplines serve as inspiration.

Wednesday, 26.06.2024, 7 pm
Mattia Cocozza on Stefania Filo Speziale

The architect and engineer Mattia Cocozza is currently working on his post-doctoral research at the University of Naples. In 2022, he published the book "Stefania Filo Speziale. Abitare la città mediterranea". The lecture will focus on the work of the architect and professor.
Stefania Filo Speziale was the first woman to receive a degree in architecture in Naples. With her private and public buildings, she made a significant contribution to the emergence of Neapolitan modernism. Her focus on social housing is still highly relevant and important today.

Wednesday, 03.07.2024, 7 pm
Parasite 2.0

Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo founded the Parasite 2.0 office (Milan and London) in 2010, which works in the fields of architecture, design and scenography. As can be seen in their project "Concrete Jungle" for the 2023 Architecture Biennale in Venice, for example, human habitats are at the heart of their practice. Through parasitic interventions, the office temporarily appropriates places, mediates between nature and artificiality and contributes to collective use.

Further education
Recognition of the event as further education with a scope of one teaching hour for members of the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects and architects/urban planners in internships for the fields of architecture, interior design and urban planning has been applied for.

Thanks to
The lecture series is supported by the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects, the Association of German Architects and the KIT Faculty of Architecture.

All lectures
take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Fritz Haller lecture hall of the KIT Department of Architecture, Englerstraße 7, 76131 Karlsruhe.

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