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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
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.
just wrapped up Newsroom at the Design School's intensive j-term course Substitute Program introducing students to the fundamentals of typography with an emphasis on large-scale installation in conjunction with the first issue of its journal Very Vary Veri
Taught by award-winning graphic designer Florian Mewes (2x4), writer and curator Jenna Sutela (Aalto Digital Design Laboratory) in addition to writer and architect Martti Kalliala, the course guided students through an investigation of graphic design as a tool in order to understand its agency as a process of restraint. Newsroom at the Design School is a student-initiated editorial program based at the Harvard Graduate School of Design comprised of (a) a quarterly publication, (b) an exhibition space, and (c) periodic educational events. Newsroom will draw from Harvard University and beyond to offer an array of theories, beliefs, and verdicts about issues facing design and the contemporary built environment.
is excited to announce that, in addition to its lecture series in spring 2014, Alpine GSD is currently in the planning phase of its inaugurational skiing excursion to Iceland - part road trip, part skiing trip
The Alpine GSD is a nonprofit travel, research and educational student group dedicated to the exploration of snow management and related activities. Dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore, since its inception in 2012, the group serves as a meeting point and unifying force for skiing and alpinism enthusiasts among the landscape and urbanism departments at the Harvard GSD and partner institutions. The group will foster a discussion on seasonal topography, terrain manufacture and urban plowing. In addition to initiating and organizing symposia and lectures, the Alpine GSD will be known for their alpine skiing expeditions socializing whilst documenting the infrastructure of snow control.
is excited to announce Think Space Pamphlets: Past Forward (2nd Think Space Unconference Edition) with the Zagreb Society of Architects (DAZ), edited by Sanja Jerkovic, Luka Korlaet, Ana Dana Beroš, Lukas Pauer, Adrian Lahoud / Think Space Programme
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