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02.22.12 | SCI-Arc, W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Peter Trummer: The Aggregated Figure and Its Unfolding Ground

Wednesday, February 22, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by Hernan Diaz Alonso

Peter Trummer is Professor and Head of the Institute for Urban Design & Spatial Planning at the University of Innsbruck. He was Head of the Associative Design Program at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam from 2004 to 2010. Trummer practiced architecture with UN Studio before establishing his own firm in 2001. He is currently writing his doctoral thesis on "population thinking in architecture." He lectures, teaches and is invited as a critic at the Berlage Institute, Architectural Association, University for Applied Arts in Vienna, IAAC, SCI-Arc, University of Pennsylvania and Rice University. Recently he has published Essays in AD, Arch+, Hunch, Volume and Manifold.

"Ludwig Hilbereimer has argued that a single building is no longer an 'object,' but only the place in which the assemblage of single cells assumes physical form. The intent of this lecture is to argue that from the viewpoint of urban flow of capital, the disciplinary problem being to understand any urban figure as an aggregation of inhabited cells. The lecture will demonstrate this thesis on several design projects developed within the last six years."