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Visual Culture

20. May 2013



Image: International conference ‚space RE:solutions – Intervention and Research in Visual Culture, 2010

In 2001 the Institute of Art and Design at the Vienna University of Technology has initiated a study and research programme in Visual Culture, led by Professor Peter Mörtenböck. The Visual Culture Unit aims to critically engage with a multitude of forms and practices of cultural production, negotiation and appropriation alongside their historical, political, social and economic trajectories.

Addressing contemporary cultural urgencies, the Visual Culture Unit offers a programme of research-led postgraduate courses that open up the field of architecture for a plurality of spatial practices and discourses:  

- Current research projects carried out by the Unit of Visual Culture, such as the EU funded Networked Cultures project, examine a variety of artistic and architectural approaches to questions of spatial co-existence that offer innovative models of societal connectivity and collective spatial practices.
- The FWF project Relational Architecture brings together the social, ethical and cultural conditions of architectural space with concepts of relational aesthetics and introduces new notions of access, participation and agency into the architectural discourse.
- Since summer 2010 the FWF project Other Markets has carried out worldwide investigations into the spaces of informal trade that have become key sites of the ongoing processes of transurbanisation.


Space (Re)Solutions:
Intervention and Research in Visual Culture

Peter Moertenboeck and Helge Mooshammer (eds)
transcript Verlag, Bielefeld 2011
ISBN 978-3-8376-1847-1

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