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Exhibition Tour with Dr. Wolfgang Förster, curator of The Vienna Model

 
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Join us for an exhibition tour with Dr. Wolfgang Förster, Delegate of Austria to the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management, and chief curator of The Vienna Model exhibition.

Förster will lead participants through the exhibition as he discusses sustainability, public housing models and the central strategies of The Vienna Model.

Free for MOV Members!

Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event.

Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early and explore the Museum.


Bio

Wolfgang Förster (PhD) is the coordinator of IBA-Vienna (the 2020-2022 international building exhibition on New Social Housing). Wolfgang works in his own company PUSH-Consulting (Partners on Urbanism and Sustainable Housing). Since 2001 he has been Head of the Vienna Housing Research. He is a Delegate of Austria to the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management, and Chair of this Committee since 2009. Wolfgang also chairs the EUROCITIES Working Group on Housing and has been coordinator of several EU-projects. In 2013 Förster suffered a stroke which interrupted his professional career for two years. In 2015, he received the honorary Medal for Achievements for the Federal State of Vienna. Förster studied architecture, planning and political sciences in Vienna and Graz.

The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century City 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