Andreas Rumpfhuber speaks on Rethinking Public Housing, as part of the weeklong workshop and seminar series Toolkit for Today: Activisms. Rumpfhuber’s work focuses on new forms of labour and housing, both through the work of his office Expanded Design and as the author of books such as Modelling Vienna, Real Fictions in Social Housing (2015) and Wunschmaschine Wohnanlage: Eine Studie zur funktionalen Nachverdichtung von 46 Großwohnanlagen der Stadt Wien (2016).
Toolkit for Today: Activisms, interrogates the different forms that engaged practice can take for scholars of architecture. But what counts as activism? How can architectural research be mobilized in the service of society?
From 9 to 13 July, we are hosting one researcher every evening to engage, through their work, these questions and others about the social production of space, decolonized pedagogy, redensified housing, gender parity, and racial politics in architecture.
Toolkit for Today is our annual, weeklong series of seminars, workshops, and public events that invites scholars to open their toolboxes and share their methods with the participants of our Doctoral Students Program.