Open lecture on architecture: Secretary

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The War of the Ants: Architectures of the MTV Generation

The EKA Faculty of Architecture Open Lecture Series spring semester will kick off on Thursday 13 February with Stockholm-based architecture practice Secretary which consists of architects Karin Matz and Rutger Sjögrim and theorist/urban planner Helen Runting. In a present where architecture will have to do without stable categories, clear periodizations, and an indisputable sense of purpose, architects have to multi-task, operating across a range of different registers simultaneously. In their lecture in Tallinn, Secretary will use their own work with interior design, video and spatial installation, research and urban design in order to self-critically reflect on the obsessions, compulsions, ambitions, and failures of a generation of architects that came of age in a world on the cusp of digitalization. How could architectural design and theory help us to understand and visualize our data-drenched present? How could we cut through all the white noise?

Architecture practice Secretary is built on a shared interest in the capacity of architecture to facilitate a dignified life at the scale of the population. Secretary aims to produce buildings, exhibitions, research studies, and megastructures that give form to the late welfare state in the 21st century.

The Faculty of Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts has curated the Open Lectures on Architecture series since 2012 – each year, a dozen architects, urbanists, both practicing as well as academics, introduce their work and field of research to the audience in Tallinn. All lectures are in English, free and open to everyone.

The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.

Curators: Sille Pihlak, Johan Tali

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Tel. +372 642 0071

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