In his talk, Ross Exo Adams analyses the spatial and political conditions currently prevailing in our cities. He considers contemporary power mechanisms, which today tend to emanate from economic and research conglomerates rather than the state. And he demonstrates how, for example, the term resilience gains in significance in unstable times, how it is deployed in connection with new concepts of the human body and large-scale urban development, and how it relates to the idea of algorithmic governance.

Ross Exo Adams is Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Architecture at Bard College. He is the author of Circulation and Urbanization (Sage, 2019) and has written widely on the intersections of architecture and urbanism with political geography and environmental humanities. His research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the Royal Institute of British Architects, The London Consortium, Iowa State University and The MacDowell Colony.

Gerald Bast, Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer, Centre for Global Architecture

Lecture and discussion
Ross Exo Adams, Bard College, New York
Andrea Börner, Urban Strategies, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Panel discussion
Ross Exo Adams, Andrea Börner, Gerald Bast, Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer

Following the discussion all those attending will be invited to gather in the Atrium for a glass of wine provided by Bioweingut Lenikus.

For organisational reasons we would ask all those attending to register beforehand:

26 November 2019, 19:00
University of Applied Arts Vienna – Auditorium,
Vordere Zollamtstraße 7,
1030 Vienna
Event held in English
Admission free
Supported by:
Az W
University of Applied Arts Vienna
TUW / Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Hotel Lamée
Hotel Topazz
Bioweingut Lenikus Wien
Platform Austria
Biennale di Venezia 2020