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.
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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
steer a think and action tank
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has been invited as a guest critic on the mid-review panel for the Guerrilla Scapes studio at RMIT University with Susan Massey on Sep12
The Guerrilla Scapes studio will introduce students to the shifting disciplinary terrain at the intersection of landscape architecture and installation art and urban intervention. From mid-century landart and earthworks through to recent local urban interventions, the studio will explore the evolution of landscape ‘artitecture’ from vegetation/ground manipulation and horizon studies to more ephemeral phenomenon, ambient conditions, and social interactions that are the focus of contemporary installations. These precedents will be a springboard to examining the disciplinary framework of landscape ‘artitecture’. Ultimately, students will be charged with using the purview of traditional landscape domain — fields/territories/boundaries/frames/borrowed-views etc. — to produce new ways of seeing/experiencing the urban fabric.
10:29 am • 27 August 2014
will be giving a public lecture on Oct2 as part of the VUW SoAD Landscape Architecture Public Lecture Series in Wellington on recent projects and upcoming agendas
9:55 am • 27 August 2014
has been appointed Co-Director for the AA/RMIT Visiting School Broken Hill 2015 with Fionnuala Heidenreich.
The AA/RMIT Visiting School Broken Hill, jointly organised by the AA School of Architecture and RMIT University, will treat the remote and rural urbanscape of Broken Hill in the Australian New South Wales as a site of experimentation in April 2015.
2:37 pm • 26 August 2014
has been invited as a guest critic on an interim pin-up panel for the Transverse: Weft in the Urban Warp studio at RMIT University with Ferran Sagarra and Ian Nazareth on Sep2
The Transverse studio will propose a transverse link across the complex geometry of the Melbourne’s west, tethering the city’s multi-modal infrastructure and linking major airports and logistical terminals. Framed as activity center, the linear site can integrate and connect and array of development typologies, constituted by a new thoroughfare, and an ecological corridor (Kororoit Creek). As a product of shifting models of urban growth, consolidation and sprawl (characteristic of the fluctuations between manufacturing and service economies), student projects should operate both as a connector as well as a landscape extending across the urban fabric.
5:15 am • 24 August 2014
has been invited as a guest critic on the mid-review panel for the Intrinsic Ground: Inhabiting Infrastructure II studio at the University of Melbourne with Elena Vanz and Alessia Pegoli on Sep9
The concept of ground as a volumetric space and its design for future urban growth is what motivates the Intrinsic Ground studio, considering ground as a three-dimensional construct, a volume between and within buildings that crosses thresholds from public space to private. Rethinking the notion of ground in Melbourne CBD, students will learn how to move between analysis and synthesis, challenge the development of analytical tools considering innovative three-dimensional mapping techniques and develop a broader perspective of the potential of infrastructure design in the architectural and urban design domain.
8:02 am • 20 August 2014
has been invited to exhibit 2013/14 studio work and participate as representative permanent staff in the RMIT University Open House 2014 on Aug10
Open Day at RMIT University is an opportunity for prospective students to meet inspiring staff and students, get interactive with a range of exciting activities and explore new teaching and student facilities.
7:11 am • 10 August 2014
"Thus we will not add to the attempts to structure, define, conceptualise, map, and clarify the messy and contravserial field of design research. We begin instead with the premise that it is of central importance for design research to remain messy and contraversial. We focus on exploring promising strategies and future possibilities for design research: instead of defining design research in terms of what it is, we focus on how we can re-invent possible futures for design research."
— Simon Grand
9:13 am • 4 August 2014
has been invited to give a guest lecture on Aug25 entitled ‘Observing Grounds: On walls, shifting, melting, rising, and geo-engineered boundaries’ as part of the The Epoch of Space Politics: DMZ Observation Platform for Peace studio at RMIT University with Dongsei Kim
The lecture investigates the wall as both element for separation and generator of interest and exchange. By presenting recent projects through means of storytelling and methods that claim no historical loyalty, as sources and facts are being intentionally set up to serve a reducing purpose, it is a series of critical assessments on contemporary issues.
9:41 am • 2 August 2014
has been invited as a guest critic on the review panel for the Landscape Architecture Research Thesis reviews at Victoria University of Wellington with Penny Allan on Oct2-3
7:35 am • 28 July 2014
"Architects do not make buildings; they make drawings of buildings."
— Robin Evans
6:16 am • 28 July 2014
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.
7:33 am • 16 July 2014
has been invited as a guest critic on the review panel for the AA Visiting School Broken Hill 2014 with Fionnuala Heidenreich on Sep21
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.
2:57 pm • 10 July 2014
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.
2:50 pm • 10 July 2014
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.
7:41 am • 10 July 2014