Assistant Professor Stefan Gruber to deliver the lecture “Commoning the City” at the University of Toronto on Friday, 15 March 2019. The talk is part of a series of guest lectures at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design for the graduate seminar The Public, the Architect, and the Urban Common(s). The lecture takes place at 10:00am and is open to the public.
Stefan Gruber is the Lucian & Rita Case Assistant Professor for Architecture and Urban Design at Carnegie Mellon University, where he chairs the Master of Urban Design. His work spans architecture, urbanism, and research with a particular interest in practices of commoning and the bottom-up transformation of cities. STUDIOGRUBER’s projects range from urban design strategies, such as ‘Magnetic Urban Field’ for Graz, Austria to temporary interventions in public space, such as the ‘Wishing Table’ in Dessau, Germany and most recently ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ in downtown Pittsburgh. Gruber guest-edited ARCH+ magazine 232: An Atlas of Commoning and co-curated the eponymous traveling exhibition. Recent co-authored books include Spaces of Commoning (Sternberg, 2016), The Report (MAK, Museum for Applied Arts Vienna, 2015); Big! Bad? Modern: (Park Books, 2015) and Vienna: Slow Capital (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 2011).