On Saturday, June 17, 2023, the Kunsthochschule Kassel will host the 3rd Lucius Burckhardt Convention, a one-day symposium on the life and work of Annemarie & Lucius Burckhardt, the inventors of the science of walking.
From 1973 to 1997, Burckhardt served as a professor in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Kassel. His work has critically accompanied the design of the environment, whether architecture, design, urban planning, or landscape planning, since the 1950s and continues to be relevant today beyond his death in 2003. For lack of a better term, we could also call such research art, he once let it be known.
The 3rd Lucius Burckhardt Convention is organized by Prof. Martin Schmitz and students in the product design department at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Since the 2nd Convention in 2017, an astonishing amount has been researched and published on Annemarie & Lucius Burckhardt.
Jürg Grassl reports from Davos on the Burckhardt residence, the beginning of "modernism" in the Alps, Henriette Lutz & Joana Teixeira Pinho have done research on Annemarie Burckhardt, Philippe Koch looks at Lucius Burckhardt as editor-in-chief of the architecture/design magazine "werk" in the 1960s, Reto Bürgin looks at the connections with Bruno Latour, Anne Groß reports from Tokyo on her work on Burckhardt with Prof. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Günther Vogt and Thomas Kissling from ETH Zurich/Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten will present their planned publication "Anthologie Landschaft" by Lucius Burckhardt.
Catering will be provided throughout the conference, and the day will conclude with a buffet in the foyer of the School of Art. Admission is free!
Prof. Martin Schmitz with Julia Bruinier, Philipp Glowacki, Johannes Kastner, Gernot Mählmann, Fabienne Rako, Viola Sommerfeld, He Wang.
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Date & Place
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kunsthochschule Kassel, Hörsaal, Menzelstr. 13-15, 34121 Kassel