Talk // To be in Limbo

lecture by Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber
To be in Limbo
Working in public

In the frame of the module Emerging Fields in Architecture (++), HB2, TU Vienna

wednesday, 14.12.2022 13h00
lecutre hall ae u1-1

Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber is an artist collective consisting of the sculptor Christoph Steinbrener, the photographer and graphic artist Rainer Dempf and the architect Martin Huber. Their works in public space have repeatedly caused quite a stir. They report on the project development processes and their strategies.

In their works, Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber address the commercialisation of urban space, the relationship between civilisation and nature. In recent years, the devastation of cities and landscapes by tourism has been a repeated theme in projects and exhibitions.

After the “Capricorn Two” at the Bismarck Monument in Hamburg (2015), the Siegestor in Munich, which has become questionable in the face of war, is now commented on with the installation “Victory Spikes”.[nbsp] For the past 10 years, Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber have also been running the wall newspaper, an exhibition project in public space, in the shop windows of their Gassenlokal studio in Vienna’s 2nd district.
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The module Emerging Fields in Architecture conveys current knowledge from new research fields in architectural and engineering disciplines, with the aim of dealing with current and future design challenges in a broader social context in an interdisciplinary and fundamental way. The lectures impart knowledge about different and interdisciplinary approaches to design, current developments and results of material and construction research, about planning and building under/in extreme conditions as well as about structures that change or develop due to changing parameters.

In this context, strategies for design (from the initial idea to implementation) are questioned in an interdisciplinary discourse, and the question of how the path from idea to realisation can be shaped and to what extent it is possible to be systematically creative is explored.