Stephan Trüby


6 October 2023


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Europe, the United States and other countries have seen a return of right-wing tendencies in the political landscape. And this rise of a (new) political right has in turn changed our physical and digital landscapes as well. In this lecture, Stephan Trüby will present his research on “right-wing spaces”. The first results of the project have been collected in the heavily debated „Rechte Räume“ (“Right-wing Spaces”) edition of the Berlin-based ARCH+ magazine, his book Rechte Räume. Politische Essays und Gespräche (2020) – and aim to fundamentally re-politicise architectural discourse: “right-wing spaces” aren’t discussed with regard to “good” or “bad” architecture but with a view towards how politics claims spaces.

Stephan Trüby (*1970) is Professor of Architecture and Cultural Theory and Director of the Institut für Grundlagen moderner Architektur und Entwerfen (IGmA; Institute for Principles of Modern Architecture and Design) at the University of Stuttgart since April 2018. Previously, Trüby was Visiting Professor of Architecture at the State College of Design in Karlsruhe (2007-09), Head of the postgraduate study program “Scenography/Spatial Design” at the Zurich University of the Arts (2009-14), Lecturer at Harvard University and Professor of Architecture and Cultural Theory at the Technical University of Munich (2014-18). In 2011, under the supervision of Peter Sloterdijk, he completed his PhD thesis on the History of the Corridor (published 2018). He was Head of Research and Development for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 (Fundamentals), curated by Rem Koolhaas. Publications include Exit-Architecture. Design between War and Peace (2008), The World of Madelon Vriesendorp (2008, with Shumon Basar), Germania, Venezia. The German Entries to the Venice Architecture Biennale since 1991 (2016, with Verena Hartbaum), Absolute Architekturbeginner: Schriften 2004-2014 (2017) and Rechte Räume. Politische Essays und Gespräche (2020). He is a permanent contributor to the Berlin-based architecture journal ARCH+.