„Architect as Curator as Architect“ INES WEIZMAN: The Legal Afterlife of Objects

28.04.2015 19:00
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Campus Weißenhof
Neubau 1, Hörsaal 301


This talk will present conflicts of copyright and intellectual property in architecture addressed through design, film, writing and exhibiting. It will look at the legal afterlife of creative work and their authors, proposing to challenge the right of humans over objects.
Ines Weizman (née Geisler) trained as an architect at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Ecole d’Architecture de Belleville in Paris, the Sorbonne, the University of Cambridge, and the Architectural Association where she completed her PhD thesis in History and Theory. In 2014 her edited book „Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence“ was published with Routledge publishers. Her articles appeared in books, magazines and journals including AA Files, Architecture & Culture (Bloomsbury, 2014), ADD METAPHYSICS, ARCH+, BEYOND, Displayer, Harvard Design Magazine, JAE, Perspecta, Volume, Exhibiting Architecture (Lars Müller Publishers), The Sage Handbook of Architectural Theory (Sage, 2012), StadtHeimaten (Jovis, 2012), Agency (Routledge, 2009), Urban Transformation (Ruby Press, 2008), Dictionary of War (Merve Verlag, 2008).
The installation „Repeat Yourself“. Loos, Law and the Culture of the Copy was shown as part of the „Museum of Copying“ (curated by FAT Architects) in the Arsenale at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 and in 2013 as solo-shows in the Architecture Centre Vienna and the Buell Architecture Gallery at Columbia University, New York. Earlier research and exhibition projects include „Celltexts. Books and other works produced in prison“ (together with Eyal Weizman) first exhibited in Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turino (2008, 2009, 2014).
Since 2013 she teaches at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Together with Prof. Dr. Max Welch Guerra she is the director of the Bauhaus-Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur und Planung.
The talk is part of „Architect as Curator as Architect“ – Jour Fixe Series Summer 2015

Introduction and Moderation by Mona Mahall, Asli Serbest
Introduction by Prof. i.V. Mona Mahall
Introduction by Prof. i.V. Asli Serbest
Lecture by Ines Weizman: The Legal Afterlife of Objects

Audience of the lecture by Ines Weizman: The Legal Afterlife of Objects

Ines Weizman during her lecture
(All photos by Janis Rozkalns)
Poster: Design by Valentin Alisch
What is the role of architecture now and in the future of a globally networked world? What is its public, political, and aesthetic potentialities? Its conceptual methods and critical media? To focus these questions, we look at current curatorial practices, their processes, and strategies. The objective is not only to discuss architecture as an (critical) exhibition object or relational space. We also want to address architecture’s ability to project other selves without cancelling former ones.
Concept and Curation Jour Fixe Series Summer 2015: Prof. i.V. Dr. Mona Mahall, Prof. i.V. Dr. Asli Serbest, AM Chrissi Nasz
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Sto-Stiftung, Wüstenrot Stiftung, Armstrong DLW, Beton Marketing Süd, FSB – Franz Schneider Brakel GmbH + Co KG, Nimbus Group GmbH und der Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg
Hinweis: Diese Veranstaltung ist bei der Architektenkammer als Fortbildung im Rahmen der berufspraktischen Tätigkeit als „Architekt/in im Praktikum“ (AIP) genehmigt.