13th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia:
29 Aug - 25 Nov 2012
02 Oct 2012 6:00 PM
Theory Seminar at the Biennale in Venice „Common Ground“

Can architecture embody common sense? If to govern means according to Foucault to structure the possible fields of actions of others, how and to which extent can built infrastructure contribute in cultivating of a common sense of urbanity i.e. of cooperation between people "without compulsion to be the same" (Sennett)? The lecture will question different concepts of embodying and discuss elements of a positional language of architecture beneath semantics.

Tim Kammasch:
Professor of Architectural Theory on the Joint Master of Architecture at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Lecturer and 2005 - 2007 Assistant-in-chief at the Department of Philosophy, Zurich University. 1997 - 1999 Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Kurt W. Forster (Architecture and Art History), Insitute of History and Architectural Theory (gta), Zurich ETH. 1998 - 2004: Assistant at the Chair of Ancient History of Prof. Bear Näf, Institute of History, Zurich University. 1997 - 1998 working for Exhibitions (Erwin Blumenfeld: Photographer; Eine Reise ins Ungewisse - Arnold Böckling, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst) at the Zurich Art Museum (in team with Guido Magnaguagno and Juri Steiner). 1996 - 1999 Participating in the founding team of trans, architectural review of the Department of Architecture, Zurich ETH. Doctorate in Philosophy 2001. Studies in Philosophy, History, Semiotics, German Literature in Berlin (FU), Tubingen, Zurich.