Architekturtheorie / Oliver Schürer

Oliver Schürer


on appointment.

Research Fields

European Avantgarde in Postwar Modernism Sommerakademie Salzburg (2015 - ongoing)
Urbanistik: Public space 2.0 web publication - (2010 - 12)
Occupational Field Architecture long time study on work and living conditions (2004 -15)
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Theorie der Technik in Architektur und Städtebau (Gastkurator Wolkenkuckucksheim Heft 33)

Conference and symposia on research project Occupational Field Architecture long time study on work and living conditions (2004 - 15)
archdiploma2009 Exhibition best diplomas Faculty of Architecture
AzW Events (2003 - 07)
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Future Energy - Permanent Exhibition "Sonnenwelt" Permanent exhibition, science goes public project (2011 - 12)
Media Architecture Conferences (2003 -11)

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Humanoid Robots KOROS Kollaborierende Robotersysteme (2012 - ongoing)
Media Architecture Applied and experimental Research (2006 -10)

(Due to a database change the links below are not working. We are about to fix it.)

All publications, as listed in the database of the University

International Cooperations

Teaching and interesting student works in recent semesters

One of the oldest Architecture Homepage (1993): analyzing Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center

Oliver Schürer, Senior Scientist, Dipl.-Ing., Dr.techn.,

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He is curator, editor and author as well as Senior Scientist and Deputy Director at the Vienna University of Technology, Department of Architecture Theory. Inspired by his first occupation of Master Cabinet Maker, he studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology. He concluded his studies with an essay about the concepts of space and time in Gilles Deleuze's work. He obtained his doctorate with his thesis, ‘Automation und Einfühlung’ (Automation and Empathy) - under Professor Kari Jormakka. Parallel to this, he studied philosophy with emphasis on the theory of technology. His dissertation, as part of a cognitive science research project in the Department of Computer Technology conducted at the Vienna University of Technology, is a study on the evolution of building automation from the first functionalist concepts to contemporary research on artificial consciousness.

From 1999 to 2000, he was employed as university assistant at the Institute für Hochbau (Institute of Building Construction), Graz University of Technology. In 2001, he was an assistant at the Department of Building Typology and Design at the Vienna University of Technology. From 2002 to 2008, he worked as university assistant at the Institute for Architectural Sciences, Department of Architecture Theory, Vienna University of Technology. At that Institute, he became Senior Scientist in 2009 and Deputy Director in 2013.

Schürer's current research subjects:

"Im Labor der Nachkriegsmoderne; historisch-kritische Analyse der ersten europäischen Sommerakademie und ihre Position in der internationalen Avantgarde”

"Humanoid Robots in Architecture and Urban Spaces."