work in progress
Lukas Pauer, born 1988, is studying 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.
This dumplog is an experimental instantfolio aka a place where I can dump my work and thoughts about all things architecture, urbanism and related fields.Lukas Pauer dumplog
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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² contact lukas dot pauer at gmail dot com
work in progress
will participate in an informal dinner conversation with Josef Ostermayer, Austrian Federal Minister for Arts, Culture, Media and Public Service, in the context of the Transformation of Intractable Conflicts Conference at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies on Mar28
has been invited as a guest critic on the mid-review panel for the Landscape Architecture II: Recycling Infrastructure (Scales of Time) studio at the Harvard Graduate School of Design with Luis Callejas on Mar14
Landscape Architecture II is a second semester core studio exploring the research and design methods associated with interventions in complex urban conditions. Applying various forms of research to the formulation of project arguments and strategies, the Recycling Infrastructure project asks students to make a proposal for the reclamation of the Fisher Hill Reservoir, a nineteenth-century drinking water reservoir that supplied the city of Boston, into a public landscape.
will participate as urban designer in co-organizing a Community Engagement Meeting, a process by which community benefit organizations and individuals build ongoing, permanent relationships for the purpose of applying a collective vision for the benefit of a community, together with a group of Harvard/Northeastern students in collaboration with the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) of Boston on Mar17
New York City it is
has been invited to speak on his work ‘Toward an Urbanism of Storage in a Society of Risk’ at the 2014 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET) at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University on May28
In collaboration with the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and the International Network for Engineering Studies, the mission of the forum is to foster scholarship and reflection, by scholars and practitioners from diverse fields, including engineers, philosophers, and social scientists, on the topics of engineers, engineering, and technology. This third meeting of fPET follows fPET-2012, hosted by the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing; and fPET-2010, the inaugural meeting, held in Golden, Colorado at the Colorado School of Mines.
has been invited to the second stage of application for the Public Sector Innovation Award in the context of the Harvard College Innovation Challenge (i3) 2014 at Harvard University in collaboration with Ali Hamandi, Argyro Nicolaou and Vivien Chong to ideate on pressing public sector challenges
The Harvard College Innovation Challenge, known on campus as i3 for invent-imagine-impact, is where students compete for project grants and incubator space to help them realize their innovative visions. It is a year-long program that cultivates, coaches and showcases Harvard’s rapidly growing group of student entrepreneurs.
has been invited to participate in a cross-institutional multi-disciplinary team of graduate students to compete in the Greater Boston Affordable Housing Development Competition (AHDC) 2014, tackling issues of housing deemed affordable to those with a median household income
Now in its fourteenth year, the Greater Boston Affordable Housing Development Competition is designed to focus a new generation of thinkers on these very issues. By matching graduate students in architecture, business, law, real estate, planning, and public policy with professionals, the competition provides the opportunity to combine classroom experience with real-world practice in affordable-housing development. The competition integrates a wide range of academic subjects and innovative ideas to spark new interest in the housing issues affecting Greater Boston. Students learn the multilevel process of design and production and the value of partnering with housing organizations to address the need for affordable housing.
will review and edit the final submissions for the forthcoming Think Space Pamphlets: Money (3nd Think Space Unconference Edition) with the Think Space Programme at the Zagreb Society of Architects (DAZ) as well as the forthcoming Very Vary Veri 1: Moderation with Newsroom at the Harvard Graduate School of Design during Feb 2014
The second issue of the Think Space Pamphlets called for contributions that radically propose a reshaping of the relationship between money and (a) territory, (b) society and culture, as well as (c) the environment. The first issue of Very Vary Veri (VVV) seeks to explore the contours of the tendency of moderation, and its potential impacts on the design and theory of the built environment.
has been invited to present the work in progress of ‘Toward an Urbanism of Storage in a Society of Risk: On Altitudinal Tropes and Aesthetic Regimes in the Swiss Alpine Territories’ at the Harvard Political Ecology Working Group (PEWG) on Feb25
The PEWG is a group of students interested in the interdisciplinary field of political ecology. Topics of interest include: sustainability studies, politics of space, environmental rights and movements, urban ecologies, environmental science, politics of human-animal biologies, architecture and the environment, and political economies of food.
research on the socio-technological history of surface and threshold devices in progress
research on leaflet dissemination in progress
has been invited to the second and final stage of application for the Penny White Award at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
The Penny White Project Fund offers financial support for student projects that are to carry forward Winifred G. (Penny) White’s ideal of a culture which emphasizes a close relationship between natural systems and urban change, in conjunction with patterns of mobility that form complex, living landscapes.
will pitch the studio brief for the Equipping Walls II studio at the Boston Architectural College on Jan13
Through a series of research by design studies, the studio shall investigate how the architectural project of dwelling combines the very nature of surface enlargement with operations stemming from storage themes.