Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer
research and writings on art, architecture and politics


RESEARCH


DATA PUBLICS
-
Public plurality in an era
of data determinacy




OTHER MARKETS
--
Mapping typologies and conditions of informality:
How informal markets intersect with global governance



NETWORKED CULTURES
--
The struggle for new forms of artistic practice in an era of global deregulation



WORLD OF MATTER
--
An ecological view on resource politics



SEA OF MARBLE
--
Looking out to the sea: A navigational convergence on the imaginary and the realities of the sea




EXHIBITIONS


La Biennale di Venezia - 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021

XX Architecture and Urbanism Biennial - Chile 2017

Ephemeral Urbanism

World of Matter
@ HMKV Dortmund
@ James Gallery New York
@ Ellen Gallery Montreal
@ Nash Gallery Minnesota

Networked Cultures -
documentary

Gunners & Runners

Trading Places

Networked Cultures

Gone City

Temporary Zones

Operation Desert

You'll Never Walk Alone




ABOUT


Helge Mooshammer is a cultural theorist and architect based at Vienna University of Technology and Goldsmiths College, University of London.


Peter Mörtenböck is Professor of Visual Culture at the Vienna University of Technology and research fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Mörtenböck and Mooshammer's joint work is concerned with new forms of spatial production vis-à-vis current processes of planetary change and the dynamics that inform them: geopolitical conflicts, capitalist urbanisation, new technologies and associated socio-economic developments such as mediatisation, financialisation and informalisation.

Ongoing long-term research projects include 'Data Publics', 'World of Matter', and 'Incorporating Informality', the latter being a follow-up project to 'Other Markets' (2010-15). Other previous projects include 'Relational Architecture' (2006-09) and 'Networked Cultures' (2005-13).

Mörtenböck and Mooshammer have authored and edited numerous books, including, amongst others, Visuelle Kultur (2003), Cruising: Architektur, Psychoanalyse und Queer Cultures (2005), Networked Cultures: Parallel Architectures and the Politics of Space (2008), Netzwerk Kultur: Die Kunst der Verbindung in einer globalisierten Welt (2010), Space (Re)Solutions: Intervention and Research in Visual Culture (2011), Occupy: Räume des Protests (2012), the two-volume publication Informal Market Worlds: The Architecture of Economic Pressure - ATLAS & READER (2015), Andere Märkte: Zur Architektur der informellen Ökonomie (2016), and Visual Cultures as Opportunity (2016). Their essays have appeared in international journals such as Grey Room, Architectural Research Quarterly, Architectural Theory Review, Social Text, and Third Text.

Their most recent books incluce the edited volumes Data Publics: Public Plurality in an Era of Data Determinacy (2020) and Platform Urbanism and Its Discontents (2021). They are currently working on the forthcoming monograph Building Capital: Urban Speculation and the Architecture of Finance.

For an extended list of publications and downloads, see > PUBLICATIONS

Their research and curatorial work has been presented, amongst others, at the Whitechapel Gallery London, the Nederlands Architecture Institute Rotterdam, Storefront for Art and Architecture New York, Proekt Fabrika Moskau, Santral Istanbul, Gasworks London, Architekturzentrum Vienna, Israeli Center for Digital Art, Trafo Gallery Budapest, Toronto Free Gallery, Ellen Gallery Montreal, Nash Gallery Minnesota, James Gallery New York, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, CAFA Art Museum Beijing, and the Venice Biennale.

Mörtenböck and Mooshammer are the curators of the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021.



Visual Culture, Institute of Art and Design, Vienna University of Technology
Centre for Global Architecture
Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London


BOOKS

PLATFORM
URBANISM
AND ITS
DISCONTENTS
DATA
PUBLICS
VISUAL
CULTURES
AS
OPPORTUNITY
INFORMAL
MARKET
WORLDS

Atlas

INFORMAL
MARKET
WORLDS

Reader

ANDERE
MÄRKTE
Erinnerungs-
orte
in
Bewegung
OCCUPY:
Räume des Protests
Space (Re)Solutions:
Intervention and Research in Visual Culture
Netzwerk Kultur:
Die Kunst der Verbindung in einer globalisierten Welt
Zwischen Architektur und Psychoanalyse
Networked Cultures:
Parallel Architectures and the Politics of Space
Cruising:
Architektur, Psychoanalyse und Queer Cultures
Visuelle Kultur:
körper, räume, medien
Die virtuelle Dimension:
Architektur, Subjektivität und Cyberspace