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Petra Kickenweitz

Mitterlaßnitzstraße 13, 8302 Nestelbach, Austria
Petra Kickenweitz is an architect and since 2014 university assistant at the Graz University of Technology. She studied architecture and history of art in Graz. Since 2009 she works as a architectural journalist and consultant, and was trained as a high school teacher. She has also been an honorary member of the Board of the House of Architecture Graz (2014-15) and the Central Association of Architects Styria (2012-15). She organizes, moderates and curates exhibitions and panel discussions.

Manifesto on social responsibility of architects


Manifesto on social responsibility of architects


Architects carry a social responsibility for the designed environments of men.
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Our built and designed environment / space is a product of our Society and Civilisation that is essentially formed by architecture. Architecture generates the social space and influences the social action and indirectly the society. The manifesto is illustrating the social responsibility of architects, stimulating reflection, but also to demands concrete personal action in the background of current social and ecological developments.
The theoretical basis for this manifesto is the examination of works by philosophers and sociologists such as Karl Popper, Pierre Bourdieu, Henri Lefebvre, Diedier Eribon, Hartmut Hussermann, Walter Siebel, Michel Foucault, Jens Dangschat, Marc Auge and Richard Sennett, as well as the architects and artists such as Bogdan Bogdanovic, Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, Jan Gehl, Helga Fassbinder, Eilfried Huth, Oscar Niemeyer, Aldo Rossi, Ernst Hubeli, Mario Botta and Robert Smithson.

Manifesto on social responsibility of architects


Manifesto on social responsibility of architects


Architects carry a social responsibility for the designed environments of men.
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Our built and designed environment / space is a product of our Society and Civilisation that is essentially formed by architecture. Architecture generates the social space and influences the social action and indirectly the society. The manifesto is illustrating the social responsibility of architects, stimulating reflection, but also to demands concrete personal action in the background of current social and ecological developments.
The theoretical basis for this manifesto is the examination of works by philosophers and sociologists such as Karl Popper, Pierre Bourdieu, Henri Lefebvre, Diedier Eribon, Hartmut Hussermann, Walter Siebel, Michel Foucault, Jens Dangschat, Marc Auge and Richard Sennett, as well as the architects and artists such as Bogdan Bogdanovic, Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, Jan Gehl, Helga Fassbinder, Eilfried Huth, Oscar Niemeyer, Aldo Rossi, Ernst Hubeli, Mario Botta and Robert Smithson.


Idea by

Petra Kickenweitz
Mitterlaßnitzstraße 13
8302 Nestelbach
Austria
Petra Kickenweitz is an architect and since 2014 university assistant at the Graz University of Technology. She studied architecture and history of art in Graz. Since 2009 she works as a architectural journalist and consultant, and was trained as a high school teacher. She has also been an honorary member of the Board of the House of Architecture Graz (2014-15) and the Central Association of Architects Styria (2012-15). She organizes, moderates and curates exhibitions and panel discussions.