Lukas Pauer, born 1988, is an Associate Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at RMIT University who studied urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and holds an MSc Arch ETH from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich). Lukas has participated in a number of research projects at ETH, such as the Structural Oscillations project for the Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008 and the ongoing research platform urbaninform / Squat at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam in 2009. In addition, he has been involved in a publication on philanthropy and architecture with Jeffrey Inaba and the Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting (C-Lab) in NYC, as well as various experimental periodicals, such as prss release, trans, MONU, Architecture Pills, and Volume Magazine.
More recently, in collaboration with Luis Callejas, Lukas has been teaching intensive studios on speculative landscapes at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, and RMIT University.
What am I up to right now? → applying for research grants → co-designing a website → preparing an input lecture on methodology and notation → conducting long-term research on the flâneur, dériveur, traceur and the crisis of mapping → initiating and organizing a symposium on architectural broadcasting aimed for fall this year
1 keep a blog and / or write a book
2 design¹ a house²
3 create agititation
4 steer a think and action tank
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² contact lukas dot pauer at gmail dot com
has been awarded a travel grant in order to participate in the OSTA RINA Austrian Research and Innovation Talk 2014 in Boston on Oct11
The Office of Science & Technology Austria’s (OSTA) Research and Innovation Network Austria (RINA) serves as a strategic foundation for understanding the needs of Austrian scientists and scholars in North America. The Austrian Research and Innovation Talk for Austrian scientists and innovators is a conference providing participants with an opportunity to learn about recent R&D policy developments in Austria, career and funding opportunities, and facilitates the establishment of research collaborations with Austria.
The AA Visiting School Broken Hill will treat the urbanscape of Broken Hill as site of experimentation, creating a series of event spaces within selected points of the town where different urban conditions converge and reveal themselves within the tectonics of the sites. Reinventing how the spaces can be both perceived and lived in by engaging with the people who use the spaces, researching the narratives and conflicts attached to the sites and conceiving the town as a film set, the students’ design proposals will be juxtaposed against the town’s vision to reinvigorate its position within Australia’s Golden Age cinema heritage. Ultimately creating an alternative map of the town that talks about the potential of its present state rather than its unyielding past, short movies accompanied by a set of drawings will be presented on the final day to a forum of local community and council members.
has been invited as a guest critic on the review panels for the Urban Islands 2014 studios at the USyd FADP on Cockatoo Island with Erieta Attali, Cadaval & Solà-Morales and Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular) on Jul26
Urban Islands is an independent cross-university program that brings renowned architectural practitioners from around the world to Sydney’s Cockatoo Island. Guest studio leaders each run an intensive 12-day workshop based at Cockatoo. Through processes of inhabitation and insinuation, each studio will question the nature of place making in an increasingly mediated world. During the review day on the island there will be walks through the installations, presentations and discussions. Participating in this event will be a number of practitioners who will aim to expand the conversations beyond that of architectural design to more significant questions like how we interpret our cities and how we might subsequently go about remaking them.
will pitch the studio brief for the Demapping Waters II studio at RMIT University on Jul16
Through a series of research by design studies, the intensive studio Demapping Waters II shall investigate how the landscape project combines the very nature of terrestrial organization with operations stemming from reclamation themes.
As an international research centre and museum, the CCA is a laboratory for the exploration of key issues affecting contemporary architecture and its social and cultural context. The Emerging Curator Program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project at the CCA related to the contemporary debate in architecture, urban issues, landscape design, and cultural and social dynamics.
will pitch the studio brief for the Demapping Waters studio at RMIT University on Jun12
Through a series of research by design studies, the intensive studio Demapping Waters shall investigate how the landscape project combines the very nature of terrestrial organization with operations stemming from reclamation themes.
has been appointed Associate Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at RMIT University, leading studios and seminars in addition to conducting original research.
Exposing students to a breadth of approaches to design in landscape architecture, RMIT University’s Landscape Architecture Design Research Stream (LADRS) consists of design research studios (Foundation Techniques, Lower Pool Approaches, Upper Pool Labs, and MLA Practices) offered by designers that engage directly with contemporary design issues.
has been invited as a guest critic on the final review panel for the Landscape Architecture Practices: Project A course at RMIT University with Rosalea Monacella on Jun10
The first semester of the final year of the Masters of Landscape Architecture (MLA) Project A/B is to be understood as the first half of a year-long exploration and development of an individually generated design research practice. The Landscape Architecture Design Research Stream (LADRS) Project A course utilizes conventions of site analysis/construction and form production as distinct ways of forming a design research practice. The course aims to focus and extend the techniques, approaches, modes of representation, and modes of positioning to enable an individual design research practice to be developed and defined within the discipline of landscape architecture.
has been invited as a guest critic on the final review panel for the Subverting Flows: A Folly for the DMZ Propaganda Balloons studio at RMIT University with Dongsei Kim on Jun18
The aim of the Subverting Flows studio is to interrogate the political role of architecture through a specific spatial negotiation that undermines the impenetrable Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Korea. Students will design an architectural folly as their final project in Pyeongwha Nuri Park in Im-Jin-Gak, Paju, South Korea near the DMZ. Rigorously engaging multiple design iterations at multiple scales as the fundamental process, exploring the intersection between concept and spatial experience of architecture, iterative processes will foreground how curating specific architectural experiences generate the form of the folly.
has held the final review for the Equipping Walls II studio at the Boston Architectural College on May12
Through a series of research by design studies, the studio investigated how the architectural project of dwelling combines the very nature of surface enlargement with operations stemming from storage themes. Guest critics on the review panels throughout the semester included amongst others Sekou Cooke (Syracuse SoA) and Kyle Sturgeon (BAC).