02.07.08 | Kappe Library
Dietmar Steiner: Messy Modernism - A Different Story of Austrian Architecture
Director of the Architecture Center in Vienna
This lecture is on Thursday
Dietmar Steiner studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Until 1989 Steiner held a teaching post in Architecture History and Theory at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna and since 1993, he has been the Director of Architekturzentrum Wien. In 2002, he served as the Commissioner of the Austrian Pavilion at the 2002 Venice Architecture Biennial.
He is a member of the advisory committee for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, the most significant European architecture award; as well as president of ICAM – International Confederation of Architectural Museums – the umbrella organization for architecture museums worldwide. In addition, Steiner works as an architecture consultant on a number of juries and for a number of appraisals, served four years as Editor-in-Chief of the Italian journal domus and contributes many articles on the topics of architecture and urban development to ongoing analytical and critical dialog.