AAAC: Angewandte Architecture Alumni Club

As a graduate of the institute for architecture at the university of applied arts  one is part of a community of creative individuals, who coin and develop architecture.

Many of these IoA-Alumni act worldwide as independent architects, work in renowned architecture offices or are engaged in teaching and research at well-known universities. The alumni also contribute to the Angewandte’s international reputation to range among the best universities of art in the world.

It is the goal of the AAAC to network this creative potential, intensify the contacts between alumni and university and to build an alumni community, which supports the alumni’s work as well as the exchange between students and alumni.

Anton Falkeis, ao. Univ.-Prof. Arch. Mag.arch
Roswitha Janowski-Fritsch, Mag.phil.

Telephone +43 1 711 33 - 2040

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  • 3 June 2012


    IoA Sliver Gallery


    Opening: Monday, June 4, 2012, 7 pm
    University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lichthof A
    Duration: June 5 – 11, 2012

    Speakers: Wolf D. Prix, Baerbel Mueller, Jürgen Strohmayer

    The [applied] Foreign Affairs, a new lab at the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna investigating spatial and cultural phenomena in rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa, started off this year investigating the status and potential of Guabuliga, a remote village located in the tree savannah of Northern Ghana. Research started in Vienna with the goals of defining growth parameters and projecting growth patterns for the village. Guabuliga’s chief had invited [a]FA to collaborate and to articulate strategies towards an ecological future for his village. During a three week fieldwork phase in February 2012, an interdisciplinary team of six students extensively mapped the current physiognomy of the village. Guabuliga’s founding myth – the well by the thorn tree – is the conceptual starting point for coming up with contextual but novel spatial and programmatic scenarios, variations on ideal growth forecasts for Guabuliga 2022. Parallel to these investigations of planning scale, each participant worked individually on a narrative mapping, in which a specific ‘intensity’ of Guabuliga was identified, captured, and translated into an artistic, documental, or scientific piece.

    Students: Christian Car, Ioana Petkova, Joseph Hofmarcher, Jürgen Strohmayer, Stefanie Theuretzbacher and Theresa Theuretzbacher. [A]FA is led by Baerbel Mueller, an architect and Assistant Professor at the IoA, University of Applied Arts Vienna.

    [A]FA GHANA has been taught in collaboration with the architects Bernhard Sommer and Joe Osae-Addo, the artists Nikolaus Gansterer and Bernard Akoi-Jackson, and is implemented in partnership with the NGO Braveaurora and Chief Salifu Mahama Tampurie.

    Presentation: Join us on Sunday, June 10th, 2012, 4–6pm at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lichthof A 
    Guest Critics: Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Andrea Börner, Daniel Rössler, Lisa Schmidt Colinet, Bernhard Sommer, Reiner Zettl

    June 5th:
    Francesca von Habsburg, Chairman TBA21, Vienna

  • 3 June 2012
    oA Sliver Lecture FRANCESCA VON HABSBURG, Chairman TBA21, Vienna

    oA Sliver Lecture

    FRANCESCA VON HABSBURG, Chairman TBA21, Vienna

    June 5, 2012, 7 pm
    University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lichthof

    Born in Switzerland in 1958, Francesca von Habsburg is founder and Chairman of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Her studies led her from Switzerland to London where she studied art at St. Martin’s School of Art and History of Modern Art at the ICA, as well as to New York and Los Angeles. In 1989, von Habsburg became chief curator of special exhibitions of the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection at the Villa Favorita in Lugano. In 1991, she founded ARCH Foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage. She received the Merit Award in Gold of the province of Vienna in November 2009 for her cultural engagement in Vienna.
    In 2002 Francesca von Habsburg founded Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21). The foundation is committed to supporting the production of contemporary art and is actively engaged in commissioning and disseminating unconventional projects that defy traditional disciplinary categorizations.

    In case you missed one of the IoA Sliver lectures, please go to to watch them online.

  • 20 May 2012
    IoA Sliver Lecture Ben Van Berkel

    IoA Sliver Lecture

    BEN VAN BERKEL, UNStudio, Architect, Amsterdam
    UN, Vienna and Us

    May 22, 2012, 7 pm
    University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lichthof

    Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987.
    In 1998 Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos established UNStudio (United Net). UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Current projects are the restructuring of the station area of Arnhem, the mixed-use Raffles City in Hangzhou, a masterplan for Basauri, a dance theatre for St. Petersburg and the design and restructuring of the Harbor Ponte Parodi in Genoa. Ben van Berkel has lectured and taught at many architectural schools around the world. Currently he is Professor of Conceptual Design at the Staedelschule and for the Spring term 2011 he was awarded the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor‘s Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Central to his teaching is the inclusive approach of architectural works integrating virtual and material organization and engineering constructions.

    June 4th:
    Sliver Gallery [applied] Foreign Affairs: Ghana
    June 5th: Francesca von Habsburg, Chairman TBA21, Vienna

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