1   Biography

2  Articles and Books
3  Media
4  Exhibitions
5  Talks
6  Contact
7  Disclaimer



1
Olaf Grawert (1987) is an architect based in Berlin and Zurich. He is partner of 2038 (Berlin) and b+ (Berlin) and researcher and teacher at s+ (ETH Zurich). 

Olaf’s architectural work promotes social equality through the design of homes, housing, and domestic space. He specialises in radical new typologies (including co-housing), alternative models of ownership, finance and procurement.

In 2021, Olaf will be on of the curators of 2038, the German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Jack's other work includes curation, exhibition design, brand consultancy and communications, publishing, editing, writing, furniture design and art direction.

His clients and collaborators have included the British Council, IKEA, MINI, Prada, JW Anderson, Virgil Abloh, the Royal Bank of Scotland, PwC, Comme des Garcons, and many others.

His architectural work has been shown widely, including at the Maxxi in Rome, Tate Britain, ICA and Design Museum. Jack's writing has appeared in The Guardian, eflux, 032c, the BBC, Frieze and CNN. He has lectured widely, including at Rice, Columbia, UCLA, ETH Zurich, TU Berlin, ETSAM, UBC Vancouver, Sotheby's, Het Nieu Rotterdam, RIBA, Edinburgh University, KTH, the Royal Academy, and UTS Sydney.

He was previously Contributing Editor for Architectural Review (2009–2017), Editor-at-Large for 032c (2014–2018) and Editor at Strelka Press (2011-2013).
I am a designer, writer and teacher in the extended field of architecture (including economy, politics, technology and fashion in spatial production). 

I live in Berlin and Zurich. My research applies the themes of agency, process, value, and meaning to a broad spectrum of topics, from cave paintings and object taxonomies to Missy Elliott videos and machine learning.

He was co-editor of ARCH+ 231: The Property Issue. Ground Control and the Commons (2017), ARCH+ 236: Posthumane Architektur (2019) and ARCH+ The Property Issue. Politics of Space and Data (2020).


I was born in Austria. After graduating from the higher vocational school for arts and crafts, I worked in furniture and fashion industry: first as a carpenter, then as a merchandiser abroad and later as a store manager. 

Olaf co-edited the accompanying ARCH+ issues: The Property Issue. From Ground Control to New Commons (2016), Posthumane Architektur (2019) and The Property Issue. Politics of Space and Data (2020).

He was born in Austria. After graduating from the higher vocational school for arts and crafts, he worked in furniture and fashion industry: first as a carpenter, then as a merchandiser abroad and later as a store manager.

 


Teaching
I am a thesis advisor in the Architectural Design BA at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and a mentor in The Critical Inquiry Lab MA at Design Academy Eindhoven. I am also a theory lecturer in the Graphic Media Design and Interaction Design Communication MAs at London College of Communication.

In addition, I have led many guest workshops and have been external examiner for degree evaluations in design schools across Europe.





2
Articles and Books

I write original essays about design, architecture, and technology for a variety of  theoretical books, exhibition catalogues, institutional texts, and magazines.


3
Media here

In parallel, I work in editorial and technical roles. I am managing editor at e-flux Architecture. I have copyedited publications including Supra Systems, NXS, and Bestiary of Corona Animals, and translated Italian and Dutch texts to English. I also collaborate with designers, including Formafantasma and Martina Muzi, to facilitate communication of complex research.

4
Exhibitions here
ARCH+ The Property Issue. Politics of Space and Data
Berlin, 2020

ARCH+ S

Markt

Baumeister

5
Talks
Lectures
I frequently give lectures, moderate discussions, and participate in live broadcasts on design theory and history, materiality, and pop culture. I have also planned and hosted diverse event programmes for cultural venues.

I have presented in-depth design research papers at several academic and museum conferences, including Vrije Universiteit, U. of Utrecht, U. of Gothenburg, Stedelijk, Museum Volkenkunde, Berlinische Galerie, and the Design Museum.

I have been a jury member for several design and writing competitions, including the Dutch Design Award.











7
I did this website myself. © 2012—2020
Imprint