Work and Alienation

Presentations & panel discussions
Michael Hirsch (DE) / Andreas Rumpfhuber (AT)
Theory
Andreas Rumpfhuber © Katharina Šoškić 
Michael
Hirsch

teaches Political Theory and History of Ideas at University Siegen. He lives as a freelance writer and lecturer in Munich. Recent publications include: Logik der Unterscheidung. 10 Thesen zu Kunst und Politik (2015); Die Überwindung der Arbeitsgesellschaft. Eine politische Philosophie der Arbeit (2016); Symbolische Gewalt. Politik, Macht und Staat bei Pierre Bourdieu (2017, co-editor), Es gibt ein richtiges Leben im falschen. Philosophische Aphorismen (to be published in 2018).

Andreas
Rumpfhuber

is an architect and architectural theoretician. In his projects – publications, research projects and workshops often in international contexts – he explores phenomena concerning labour, housing and urban planning. Rumpfhuber is currently working as a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at TU Wien.

Michael Hirsch (DE) / Andreas Rumpfhuber (AT)
Fri05. 
Oct
17.00–21.00/
TQW Halle G

In German

Thu/Fri € 5
Sat € 2
3-Day-Pass € 10

Tickets are available at Kunsthalle Wien. Free admission with TQW Card Gold and Kunsthalle Wien Annual Ticket.

Within the scope of Antarctica. A Symposium on Alienation

Michael Hirsch: Emancipatory Alienation Critique. Reflections From the Perspective of a Humanist-Feminist Neo-Marxism

The lecture questions the relevance of the concept of alienation today. The intention is both socio-philosophical and political. First classical notions of alienation will be sketched out departing from the early writings of Marx. In a second step, positions of twentieth century Neo-Marxism (Marcuse and Adorno) will be discussed. In conclusion the supposed abolition of alienation in contemporary labour regimes will be addressed.


Andreas Rumpfhuber: 
The Incorporation of Dissent. Office Landscaping and its Contemporary Legacy

Currently we witness a revival of contemporary interpretations and variations of office-landscaping: Be it SANAA’s literal landscape for the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, be it Frank Gehry’s Facebook open plan office in Paolo Alto/California, USA, or OMA’s Springer Campus design in Berlin, to name just a few, most prominent examples. This new wave of office landscape-like projects makes it worth revisiting the initial concept of “Bürolandschaft”. Which other vision of work does it expose to the diagnosis of alienated labour?

Michael
Hirsch

teaches Political Theory and History of Ideas at University Siegen. He lives as a freelance writer and lecturer in Munich. Recent publications include: Logik der Unterscheidung. 10 Thesen zu Kunst und Politik (2015); Die Überwindung der Arbeitsgesellschaft. Eine politische Philosophie der Arbeit (2016); Symbolische Gewalt. Politik, Macht und Staat bei Pierre Bourdieu (2017, co-editor), Es gibt ein richtiges Leben im falschen. Philosophische Aphorismen (to be published in 2018).

Andreas
Rumpfhuber

is an architect and architectural theoretician. In his projects – publications, research projects and workshops often in international contexts – he explores phenomena concerning labour, housing and urban planning. Rumpfhuber is currently working as a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at TU Wien.

 
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