Housing of Society, Public Talk with Andreas Rumpfhuber, Location: Western Front

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Today, it seems, housing and consumption are the two instruments left for city planning. In his talk, the Vienna-based architect and researcher, Andreas Rumpfhuber will discuss new forms of housing in an economy that is driven by a new spirit capitalism – a capitalism whose dirty industry has been outsourced to far away countries and in which immaterial labour has become the dominant form of production. In discussing new forms of housing, he will show projects that aim for a renewed emancipatory and political project of housing for the City of Vienna.

Date:  June 15, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

PlaceWestern Front, 303 8th Ave East.

Moderators: Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter and Jeff Derksen)

Respondent: Caitlin Jones

Andreas Rumpfhuber is an Urban Researcher, planner and author from Vienna, Austria on housing and city planning.

The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century exhibition curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menkins, explores housing in Vienna, Austria, through its portrait of the city’s pathbreaking approach to architecture, urban life, neighborhood revitalization, and the creation of new communities.

Exhibition Partners:

Museum of Vancouver

Western Front

SFU Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

SFU Institute for the Humanities 

SFU School for the Contemporary Arts

SFU Urban Studies Program

UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture

Vancity Office of Community Engagement

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