Walk21: One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

Post-Oil Strategies for Paris: History can tell us where the robustness of urban structures has been proved by its users, by objects and by space[1]. The knowledge gained from spatial emergence and spatial agency[2] (i.e. morphology, accessibility and connectivity, modal split, density, scales as well as place) can be applied to find out how urban … Continue reading

The movens Project

It’s all about space in various scales – ranging from architectural details to constructive structures, buildings, city and regional development to satellite navigation and measuring the world. The aim of movens society (founded in 2011 by Katharina Tielsch, Marjan Maftoon and Fabian Dembski) is to make children and youth aware of the built environment, of … Continue reading

Proportions of Architecture and Music

At least since the Renaissance, architects and musicians have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio, believing this proportion to be aesthetically the best. The golden ratio has fascinated western intellectuals and artists from Euclid and Pythagoras to Bela Bartok and Le Corbusier for more than 2.000 years. For the design-process of architects in … Continue reading

just why 4’33”?

(excerpt from the lecturer “Endlessness and the Empty Space in Music and Architecture”) John Cage’s three movement composition for any instrument or combination of instruments (1952) is probably his most famous and at the same time most controversial piece. While it nowadays even hits the charts, it was an exciter at the premiere: 4’33” obviously … Continue reading

Endlessness and the Empty Space in Music and Architecture

The lecturer at NTSO symposium was about relevant themes to contemporary music and architecture as well as about similarities in the processes of creation. As examples for „empty“ architecture egyptian pyramids, Robert Rauschenberg’s „White Paintings“, John Cage’s composition 4’33“ and Daniel Libeskind’s jewish museum in Berlin were discussed. Endlessness was the second main topic – … Continue reading

CREATE YOUR WORLD – ARS ELECTRONICA

CREATE YOUR WORLD | CREATE YOUR WORLD – ARS ELECTRONICA.  

Kinderuni Wien

This years first lecturer for children was about architecture and music and their close relationship. Based on examples of both disciplines the young audience could learn about historical developments from the ancient world to the 21st century and contemporary influences. Finally the children developed great designs for concert-halls during listening to contemporary music. Together with Katharina Tielsch … Continue reading

Listening to Architecture – Part 2

At Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s invitation, the lecture „Listening to Architecture“ will be contiuned at this year’s symposion „Music in Wonderland“ in interdisciplinary collaboration with the Austro-Taiwanese composer Shih. The focus will be on contemporary architecture and music and the use of architecural-space for composing. Additionally the composer will give a masterclass on the subject. from 16th … Continue reading

Summer: Lectures and Workshops for Children’s-University

This year’s program for children’s university is fixed. The 8th year in succession Katharina Tielsch and Fabian Dembski will focus this summer on presenting architecture to children from 6 to 15 years with the aim of encouraging their creativity, to support their understanding of contemporary architecture and the process of designing. July: Kinderuni Wien / … Continue reading