Lukas Pauer was invited as guest lecturer for the Digital Innovation: Collaborative Practice course at the University of London (UoL), UCL, Bartlett on Mar 22, 2018.
Lukas Pauer was invited as speaker and panel discussant for the 4th P+ARG Biennial Graduate Student Conference at the University of Michigan, Taubman on Mar 9, 2018.
The 4th P+ARG Biennial Graduate Student Conference: Networks of Power and Knowledge invites architects, urbanists, planners, and researchers from related fields. The conference questions how we understand the networks of power and knowledge and the implicit human condition that sustains and transforms architecture and planning practices. Further, it questions how we can reconsider the Foucauldian premise of ‘knowledge as power’ in our contemporaneity characterized by the global phenomenon of ‘post-truth politics’?
Lukas Pauer was invited as speaker and roundtable discussant for the Designing Geopolitics Workshop at the University of Basel, DGW on Jan 20, 2018.
Geopolitics has emerged as a key term to understand the global dimension of architecture, urbanism, and design in the twentieth century. However, geopolitics tends to mean little more than international relations and the concept’s own historical trajectory remains largely unacknowledged. The workshop brings together scholars of architectural and design history, historical geography, and science and technology studies to explore the nexus of geopolitics and design from the late nineteenth century to the present. Its aim is to study geopolitics beyond the bounds of nationalist propaganda, to include the various ways in which design thinking has shaped political geography and how geopolitical concepts and frameworks were integrated in the disciplines of architecture, urbanism, and design.
Lukas Pauer was invited as external examiner on the final review panel and through examination reports for MLA theses at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), IUL on Jan 11, 2018.
Lukas Pauer was invited as external examiner on the final review panel and guest lecturer for the MAIB14: Collective Spaces and Infrastructures studio at KU Leuven, Arch on Jan 10, 2018.
Lukas Pauer was invited as guest critic on the final review panel for the Urban Prototype Bogotá studio at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), D-ARCH on Dec 20, 2017.
Lukas Pauer was invited as guest critic on the end-of-term review panel for the Intermediate Unit 6: The Everyday Transfigured studio at the Architectural Association, SoA on Dec 1, 2017.
Lukas Pauer was invited as guest critic on the mid-term review panel for the Cities by Sea studio at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SA+P on Nov 21, 2017.
Lukas Pauer was invited as speaker and roundtable discussant for the Resilience in Africa, South America, and Asia: Implementing Outside-the-Box Thinking to Everyday Development Challenges event at the World Bank on Nov 20, 2017.
The aim of the Resilience in Africa, South America, and Asia: Implementing Outside-the-Box Thinking to Everyday Development Challenges event among leaders of the architecture and planning domain is to cultivate a discussion surrounding the benefits of new technologies as they relate to parts of the world that are especially vulnerable to climate change. The word ‘resiliency’ refers to stability and adaptability. Urban planners have been using this term a lot recently as they find themselves designing plans for coastal regions that are prone to flooding and extreme weather conditions.
Lukas Pauer was invited as guest critic on the mid-term review panel for the Unit 19: Disruptive Architectures studio at the University of London (UoL), UCL, Bartlett on Nov 9, 2017.
Lukas Pauer was selected as speaker and panel discussant for the 3rd INSULA International Colloquium / Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos Conference at the University of Madeira, CIERL on Nov 8-12, 2017.
Fostering dialogue between the fields of island studies and urban studies, the interdisciplinary conference features presentations that explore and critique the varied connections between the urban and the insular from a diversity of perspectives on culture, planning, politics, architecture, economy, and environment in island cities worldwide.
Lukas Pauer was selected as speaker and panel discussant for the Postcards from the Anthropocene Conference: Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation at the University of Edinburgh (UoE), ECA, ESALA on Jun 22-24, 2017.
The conference questions if the emergence of the Anthropocene implies an epistemological shift, how this might transform the way we think about representation and, more specifically, its geopolitics. Further, it questions which kind of representation could carry significant material, metaphorical, and methodological implications for this question; to ‘situate’ humankind in conditions of groundlessness and scalelessness.
Lukas Pauer was invited as public lecturer for the Landscape Architecture Public Lecture Series at the University of Technology Sydney on Apr 13, 2017.
Lukas Pauer was invited as keynote speaker and panel discussant for the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects Conference 2017: Small Urban at the Embassy Theatre, Wellington on Apr 5-7, 2017.
Lukas Pauer was selected as speaker and roundtable discussant for the Penn Landscape Dialogues event at the University of Pennsylvania, Design on Mar 30, 2017.
The inaugural Penn Landscape Dialogues event brings together a range of emerging voices actively engaged in advancing landscape’s capacity as medium for engaging issues of contemporary culture, ecology, technology, politics, and urbanism. The event promotes work from across the spectrum of landscape-engaged practice, including, but not limited to research, policy, advocacy, technology, and history. Organized around a public colloquium format, the event asks participants to take a stand, move beyond platitudes, stake out territory, and demonstrate action — both executed and imagined. Animated discourse, divergent views, and substantiated dissent are anticipated elements of the proceedings.