︎︎︎ Olaf Grawert plans, writes and talks about architecture. He is interested in the political and economic conditions of spatial production. He works collaboratively between Berlin and Zurich, in a close network of people and institutions, developing projects between theory and practice: from buildings to campaigns, exhibitions, films and publications and teaching.
︎︎︎ Architect and partner at b+
a collaborative practice that tries to understand architecture systemically and beyond the built object. b+ wants to change the conditions of production in which architecture is thought and realized. In concrete terms we are asking: What are the challenges for architecture in a changing society and how can we as architects produce both ecologically and economically viable answers to these challenges.
︎︎︎ Researcher and teacher at s+
a design and research chair at the ETH Zurich that focuses on storytelling and time-based media as design tools. s+ wants to communicate and represent architecture as a discipline that affects each and every one of us. It opens design to different factors such as societal and political transformations which become the stories of architecture.
︎︎︎ Founder and co-curator of 2038
an international team of architects, artists, ecologists, economists, politicians, scientists and writers. 2038 is also the German Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale: a retrospective, telling us the (hi)story that today we call our future. In different films and media we learn how we arrived in 2038, when everything just went well again. In an age of New Serenity.
Co-editor at WIA
an online plattform for video interviews which brings together opinions by leading architectural designer and thinkers from all around the world. It is a growing archive of architectural positions and a snapshot of the contemporary panorama, aimed at providing clear and concise perspectives on the question: What is Architecture?
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