I am dedicated to the investigation, analysis and documentation of the polito-economical frameworks and ethical demands for architecture and architects in the context of a new civil society. I understand the making-visible of decision-making structures as well as the recognition of interdependencies between such systems as an essential if not indispensable instrument for a negotiable, transformative and emancipatory production of space. This is important as other ways of doing become thinkable only when questions about privilege, interests or power are exposed and their layers revealed. I believe, that the much-demanded right to the city, for example, can only be realised if and when the very systems that produce architectural projects and objects become the focus of investigation.
This critical-reflexive point of departure is anchored in my teaching and research through the exploration of historical lines of flight and is situated further within interdisciplinary discussions and trans-local concerns so that contemporary issues — migration, the housing question, climate change or agency — become framed and embedded in wider debates. With this approach, I am positioning myself against the modernist fragmentation and abstraction of knowledge. Instead, I am concerned with the making-understandable the complex machines or apparatuses involved in the making of space as well as the configuration of other trajectories and imaginaries.