Lecture: From the city as a field to the city as an object.

Peter Trummer is Professor for Urban Design and Head of the Institute for Urban Design & Spatial Planning at the University of Innsbruck. He was Head of the Associative Design Program at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam from 2004 to 2010. He received his Master Degree at the Technical University in Graz by Günther Domenig and received his Postgraduate Degree at the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam in 1997. He is a former Architect at UN Studio before establishing his own practice in 2001 to 2005. He writes his PHD on “population thinking in architecture”. He was Guest Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Sci-Arc Southern California Institute of Architecture, at the Technical University in Munich and hold the 1. Roland Rainer Chair at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He lectures, teaches and is invited as a critic at the the AA in London, the University for Applied Art in Vienna, the IAAC in Barcelona, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, the University of Pennsylvania and at Rice University in Houston.

Recently he has published a series of Essays: “Associative Design – from Type to Population” in AD Reader: Computational Design Thinking, “Morphogenetic Urbanism” in AD Digital Cities, “Population Thinking in the age of Bio-politics” in Volume 18, , “Vom Typus zur Population“ in Arch+189, “The Architecture of the Many” in Morpho-Ecologies and gave recently an interview in Manifold. He currently has finished a Studio Publication at the Academy of Fine Arts under the Title: “Urbanism in the Age of Bio-Politics”.