10.03.15: Hosting the Lecture by Oliver Domeisen The Four Elements of Ornament: A Practical Theory for Contemporary Architecture
Tuesday, 10. March 2015
7:00 PM at Exp.Arch. Innsbruck
Domeisen AAdipl is a London-based Swiss architect, ornamentalist,
curator and academic. He is currently an elected Trustee and Hon
Librarian of the Architectural Association and a Teaching Fellow of
history and theory MArch at the Bartlett, UCL. He is
also in the process of completing his RIBA funded research project The Four Elements of Ornament.
In 2014/15 he was a Visiting Professor
at the platform for Analogue and Digital Production/IKA at the Academy
of Fine Arts, Vienna; from 2001-2012 he worked as an Intermediate &
Diploma Unit Master and History & Theory Lecturer at the AA, in 2013
as Curator of Contemporary Architecture at the Victoria
and Albert Museum, from 1997 – 2000 as a Project Architect for Zaha
Hadid, and since 2000 as director of dlm architectural designers ltd.
His architectural portfolio includes projects such as the MAXXI museum in Rome, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Centre, the Nightlife
world-tour stage set for the Pet Shop Boys, exhibition designs for the
Hayward Gallery and the British Council as well as pods housing
body-scanners for fashion brand Bodymetrics.
As a curator he produced the Re-sampling Ornament
exhibition and catalogue for the Swiss Architecture Museum Basel and
Stockholm. He has lectured or taught at the V&A, Eikones Institute
Basel, Yale University, Art Basel, ETH Zürich, the University of
Sharjah, the Welsh School of Architecture, the Werner Oechslin
Foundation, the AA, the Bartlett, the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
etc. Published writing can be found in numerous books and periodicals
such as Archithese, Detail, SAM, Volume, A.D. etc.