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Beyond Current Imagination

Plenary / Keynote
German and English language

What would a city look like in which the needs of the citizens have the highest priority? What does the future of housing look like? Does an increasing urbanisation necessarily lead to a housing problem?

Partner, Baumschlager & Eberle, Lustenau; Professor and architect, ETH Zürich
Partner, SADAR+VUGA, Ljubljana; Guest Professor, Münster School of Architecture, Münster
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar EBERLE

Partner, Baumschlager & Eberle, Lustenau; Professor and architect, ETH Zürich

Studium an der Technischen Hochschule, Wien Arbeitsaufenthalt im Iran, Städtebaustudie Arbeitsgemeinschaft Cooperative Bau- und Planungsges.m.b.H. mit Markus Koch, Norbert Mittersteiner und Wolfgang Juen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Eberle-Egger (ab 1984 mit Carlo Baumschlager) Arbeitsgemeinschaft und Büro mit Carlo Baumschlager Ehrenmitglied des American Institut of Architects Technische Universität Hannover Institut für Wohnbau, Technische Universität Wien Hochschule für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung, Linz ETH Zürich Syracuse University, New York Technische Universität Darmstadt
 Seit 1999 Professur für Architektur und Entwerfen, Leiter des ETH Wohnforums, ETH Zürich
 Seit 2006 Gastprofessur, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
 Seit 2012 Gastprofessur, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Bostjan VUGA

Partner, SADAR+VUGA, Ljubljana; Guest Professor, Münster School of Architecture, Münster

Graduate diploma, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana Assistant, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana Post-graduate diploma, Architectural Association School, London Elected the title assistant professor for architecture, University of Ljubljana
 Since 1996 Co.founder and director, SADAR+VUGA architectural office, Ljubljana
 Since 2013 Guest professor, Muenster School of Architecture, Münster


Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

Built Environment Symposium

show timetable


10:30 - 10:50 Welcome and Introduction Plenary
10:50 - 12:00 Framing the Challenge Plenary
12:30 - 13:45 Providing Affordable Housing for All Plenary
13:45 - 14:30 Unleashing Radical Responses Plenary
14:30 - 15:30 Radical Responses Put to the Test Plenary
16:00 - 17:30 Meeting the Challenge – Presentation of Re:think | Housing.Construction.Policy. Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Two Works in Progress Culture


06:30 - 07:00 Book Presentation | Austrian Residential Culture. History and Perspectives Partner
07:00 - 08:40 Creating Liveable Neighbourhoods Plenary
09:10 - 10:20 Connected Cities for Social Cohesion Plenary
10:20 - 11:00 Drawing the Strands Together Plenary
12:30 - 14:10 Beyond Current Imagination Plenary
14:40 - 15:20 Working Together for Change Plenary
15:20 - 16:20 Top Ten Game-Changing Recommendations Plenary
16:20 - 16:30 Closing Remarks Plenary