Angelika Schnell Waltraud Indrist Eva Sommeregger


Angelika Schnell
Angelika Schnell is professor at the HTC (History | Theory | Criticism) platform at the Institute for Art and Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has extensive international experience in publishing, writing, curating, editing and teaching on the theory and history of architecture, design and urbanism. Her research focus is on the complex relationship between architecture and urban planning since the Modern Movement and on the recognition of architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries as being deeply involved and influenced by the entire visual culture of modernity. Hence, the topic of architectural design methods has become one of her key interests.

In teaching and in research, Angelika Schnell started to inquire closely into the individual design methods. At Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna she has given several courses on design methods in architecture since the beginning of the 20th century. Also she has widely lectured and published on this topic.
Angelika Schnell has also worked for more than eight years as editor of the internationally renowned magazine ARCH+ in Berlin. ARCH+ is a theoretical magazine; each issue is produced as a small book on a chosen topic still relevant after years. The editorial work consists mainly of scientific research but of course also includes all aspects of editing and printing an ambitious and small magazine at the same time (editing, translation, lay-out control, communication, administration, funding). The magazine’s issues are related to current debates in architecture theory worldwide.However, its intention is to release architecture’s obvious and hidden relationships to other disciplines. Hence, Angelika Schnell gathered extensive knowledge not only on architectural issues but also on a wide range of other topics such as philosophy, literature, politics, sciences, technology etc. This awoke her interest in the relationship of architectural design to the entire visual culture of our times.

In architecture education a design studio is a one or two semester intensive design or artistic brief. The focus of such a studio is the concept and design of a concrete project, i.e. usually a building. In design studios that are (rarely) run by architecture theoreticians like the studios run by Angelika Schnell and Eva Sommeregger the project of the studio might be also the concept and design of a book, an exhibition or even a setup of a philosophical seminar.

Additionally to this extensive experience in all aspects of editing Angelika Schnell gained a wide network of contacts with internationally known architects, theoreticians and scientists. She co-operates regularly with other universities, is invited as writer, lecturer, peer reviewer or jury member. Despite starting her academic career at universities, she continued her editorial work. She is a permanent member of the editorial board of ARCH+ and of the peer-reviewed magazine Candide founded in 2009. Candide is considered as a scientific magazine on architectural knowledge.

Since spring 2013 Angelika Schnell has been developing and leading the design-based research project Design Paradigm together with her PhD Candidates Waltraud Indrist and Eva Sommeregger.

Studium der Theaterwissenschaften und der Architektur in München, Berlin und Delft. Von 1993 bis 2001 Redakteurin der Architektur- und Städtebauzeitschrift ARCH+, Berlin. Ausgezeichnete Promotion zur Architekturtheorie und Entwurfsmethodik Aldo Rossis, zahlreiche Aufsätze und Publikationen zu Architektur und Städtebau im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert in internationalen Medien. Seit 2009 Professorin für Architekturgeschichte, Architekturtheorie und Entwurf am IKA-Institut für Kunst und Architektur der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien.


Angelika Schnell erhält den Akademiepreis für besondere wissenschaftliche Leistungen der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart


Waltraud Indrist
Waltraud Indrist investigates in her research the (performative) power of media in the architectural design process of Modern Movement (focus: photography). She is currently intensifying this approach to media and its dissemination as Lecturer and PhD Candidate at the IKA-Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (supervisor: Angelika Schnell).
Since Waltraud got granted the Marietta-Blau Scholarship of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy she did archive studies at the Academy of Arts Berlin and artistic (performative) research in single houses of architect Hans Scharoun on whose design she is writing her doctoral thesis.
In summerterm 2016 Waltraud was curating the IKA’s Lecture Series »Discursive Practises—Discursive Spaces« together with Anamarija Batista and Eva Sommeregger.

She writes for architectural magazines such as ARCH+stadtaspekte, Detail, Modulør. In autumn 2016 Waltraud contributed excerpts of her research in »Entwerfen Erforschen – Der ›performative turn‹ im Architekturstudium« together with Angelika Schnell and Eva Sommeregger and on, a online platform of the Universität der Künste Berlin.

Architekturstudium in Innsbruck und Montpellier. Lehrbeauftragte am IKA-Institut für Kunst und Architektur der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien. Derzeit Promotion zum photographischen Akt im Werk des Architekten Hans Scharoun zwischen 1933–1945. 2015 Marietta Blau-Stipendium der OeAD-GmbH, finanziert aus Mitteln des österreichischen Bundesministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft (BMWFW); in diesem Rahmen Forschung an der Akademie der Künste Berlin. Autorin für Fachzeitschriften wie ARCH+, stadtaspekte, Detail, Modulør.

Im Herbst 2016 publizierte Indrist Auszüge ihrer Forschung in »Entwerfen Erforschen – Der ›performative turn‹ im Architekturstudium«, zusammen mit Angelika Schnell und Eva Sommeregger, sowie auf, einem Online-Magazin des Graduiertenkolleg der Universität der Künste Berlin.

Bibliographie und Vorträge_Indrist.pdf


Eva Sommeregger
Eva Sommeregger draws upon her experience within the field of visual arts and architectural design-based research. Having completed an Architectural Diploma at the Vienna University of Technology and a post-graduate Masters Programme in Architectural Design at Bartlett, London with distinction, she has developed her own artistic and architectural design-based practice, showing work in Los Angeles, New York, Yokohama and across Europe. She has given workshops and lectures within the academic field at leading institutes in the UK, Germany and Austria, including the Architectural Association, Bartlett UCL and Royal College of Art. Her recent works include the open access 360°-online application, funded by the Schütte Lihotzky Architecture Research Award by the Austrian Ministry for Education, Art and Culture in 2010, an audiovisual installation at the Schindler House / MAK Center in Los Angeles at the end of the 6-month L.A. Schindler-Residency in 2011, an award-winning 360° film screened at the Museum Quarter in Vienna and a contribution to the Cut’n’Paste MoMA show in 2013. From 2012 until the beginning of 2014 she was Assistant Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and also started her PhD in architectural design-based research with Angelika Schnell on the relation between moving image, urban environment and everyday culture.

Studium der Architektur an der Technischen Universität Wien und an der Bartlett, UCL in London. Senior Scientist am Institut für Kunst und Architektur an der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien. Eigene Arbeiten sowie Promotion zu der Frage, wie urbane Alltagspraktiken in Verbindung mit ihrer Darstellungsweise raumproduktiv werden. Partnerin des Architekturbüros eyeTRY, das die Ausstellung Silver Linings kuratierte – mit dem Fokus auf Experimente in der zeitgenössischen Architekturforschung.