Stefan Rutzinger and Kristina Schinegger are partners of TACK / Communities of Tacit Knowledge: Architecture and its Ways of Knowing’, a newly funded Innovative Training Network, as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions within the European Framework Program Horizon 2020. TACK gathers ten major academic institutions (among them ETH Zurich, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and UCL to name a few), three leading cultural architectural institutions as well as nine distinguished architecture design offices. Collaboratively these partners offer an innovative PhD training program on the nature of tacit knowledge in architecture, resulting in ten parallel PhD projects. From Thursday, May 21st 2020 the TACK network will be hosting a series of nine online ‘TACK talks’. These will take place live every Thursday evening (6-7pm CEST) until Thursday, July 16th, 2020. For more information and follow TACK talks live, via livestream, please click on the link.
During the secondment phase Stefan Rutzinger and Kristina Schinegger will host the TACK PhD candidate Paula Strunden from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (supervised by Prof. Angelika Schnell). Paula Strunden is an architectural designer based between Amsterdam and London as co-founder of Soft Bodies and the educational XR program Virtual Fruits. Paula studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and ENSAPM Paris before graduating from the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL. With experience working for Archithese, Raumlabor and Herzog & de Meuron, Paula continues to explore the imaginary spatial potential within Virtual and Mixed Reality environments. As Associate of Store, Paula has led a series of VR workshops at cultural institutions in London and abroad and tutored at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Architectural Association. Her speculative Mixed-Reality work has been exhibited at design and film festivals internationally, as well as the Royal Academy of Arts, Estonian Museum of Architecture and Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam.