Housing of Society. Public Talk with Andreas Rumpfhuber. Location: Western Front.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 19:00

Today, it seems, housing and consumption are the two instruments left for city planning. In his talk, the Vienna-based architect and researcher, Andreas Rumpfhuber will discuss new forms of housing in an economy that is driven by a new spirit capitalism – a capitalism whose dirty industry has been outsourced to far away countries and in which immaterial labour has become the dominant form of production. In discussing new forms of housing, he will show projects that aim for a renewed emancipatory and political project of housing for the City of Vienna.

Date:  June 15, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Western Front, 303 8th Ave East.
Moderators: Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter and Jeff Derksen)
Respondent: Caitlin Jones
Andreas Rumpfhuber is an Urban Researcher, planner and author from Vienna, Austria on housing and city planning.


The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century exhibition, curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menkins, explores housing in Vienna, Austria, through its portrait of the city’s pathbreaking approach to architecture, urban life, neighborhood revitalization, and the creation of new communities.

Exhibition Partners
Museum of Vancouver
Western Front
SFU Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
SFU Institute for the Humanities 
SFU School for the Contemporary Arts
SFU Urban Studies Program
UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture
Vancity Office of Community Engagement