Faculty of Architecture Open Lecture: Ulrika Karlson

The second lecturer of the Open Lecture Series this spring semester will be Ulrika Karlsson, stepping on the stage of Kanuti Gildi Saal (Pikk 20, Tallinn) on 22nd of February at 6 pm. Her lecture is titled “Rustic Figurations and Aesthetics Of the Fall”.

Ulrika Karlsson is an architect and founding member servo stockholm and of the newly started architectural design collaborative Brrum. She is a professor of architecture at KTH School of Architecture, with a focus on digital methods and tools. Karlsson is also a professor at Konstfack – University College of Arts, Craft and Design. She has been a visiting faculty at Bartlett, UCL, London, teaching Urban Design. Karlsson has also taught at UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design. She received her Architecture degree from Columbia University and Landscape Architecture degree from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Karlsson has lectured and exhibited internationally and contributed to numerous journals including Perspecta, Via, Arkitektur and AD. She has exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Centre Pompidou, ArkDes, SFMoMA, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Wexner Center for the Arts, MoMA/QNS, Artists Space, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, and the Storefront for Art and Architecture. servo’s work is part of the permanent collections of SFMoMA and the FRAC Centre.

Engaging a playful use of technology and material experimentation, her practice has a specific interest in the role of architectural representations and their translations, where we sometimes encounter the conflation of material and information. A current project with Brrum includes “And or not”, a proposal for a public artwork for the planned new park, Norrastationsparen in Hagastaden, Stockholm, which will be finished 2021.

The Open Lecture Series brings to Tallinn a number of exciting architects, urban planners, academics from across the world. All Open Lectures are free of charge, in English, take place every fortnight, and are open to everyone – for both students and professionals of the field, general audience and students considering architecture for their further studies.

The architecture and urban planning department of the Estonian Academy of Arts has been curating 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 all interested, drawing an audience of students as well as professionals and academics from the fields of architecture, design, engineering but also fine arts. The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.

Curators: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam

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