Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7 pm
The Forms of Meaning of Architecture and Society – a Correlation

Lecture by Gunter Henn (Archtiect, Prof. Industriebau, TU Dresden, Visiting Prof. Architecture, MIT, Cambridge/Mass.), followed by a discussion

Architecture is structuring the system of space in which we live and move about. In this way, it has not only a mirroring but even a meaningful relationship to social behavior because architecture provides the prerequisites for the patterns of movement and for its avoidance. In this sense, architecture influences our everyday experience far more than the primary occupation with its visible characteristics allows us to assume. Architecture is a blueprint of our coexistence. It is therefore important to consider how spatial configurations are initiating social behavior and which spatial correspondences are inducing particular social or organizational facts.