International Symposium: On Power in Architecture #3


The third and last edition of the symposia series On Power in Architecture will bring together renowned philosophers and theoreticians, who will think about the specific intertwinement between power and architecture in contemporary neoliberalism from the psychoanalytical and poststructuralist perspective.

26 September 2019, MAO – Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana
Speakers: Andrew Ballantyne, Elke Krasny, Nadir Lahiji, Robert Pfaller, Douglas Spencer

The speakers will talk about micropolitics and architecture, phantasmagoria and capitalist pleasure, iconic shifts in architecture in the 1980s and ’90s, the intertwinement of postmodernist aesthetics and neoliberalism, and the possibilities of an alternative view of power in architecture as the power of capital and the power for capital.

The symposium will be in English. Entry is free of charge.

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Organised by Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory, Ljubljana in collaboration with Mateja Kurir.

Partners: MAO − Museum of Architecture and DesignFaculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, ERSTE Foundation, Goethe-Institut LjubljanaOutsider magazine

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.