IoA Sliver Lecture Series: In Theory ...
Lecture by Vera Bühlmann
On Architecture and the Meteora. On Cornucopian Instruments, Architectonic Dispositions, and Capital
Vera Bühlmann is a Swiss writer. She is professor for architecture theory, and
director of the Department for Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics ATTP at Vienna University of Technology (www.attp.tuwien.ac.at
). Together with Ludger Hovestadt she co-founded and directs the laboratory for applied virtuality at the Architecture Department
at ETH Zurich, and co-edits the applied virtuality book series (Birkhäuser, Basel/Vienna, since 2012). After studying philosophy
and English language and literature in Zurich, Switzerland, she obtained a PhD in media theory/philosophy from Basel University
(2009). Her latest monograph is entitled Information and Mathematics in the Philosophy of Michel Serres (Bloomsbury, London:
She is the author of Die Nachricht, ein Medium: Generische Medialität, Städtische Architektonik
(Birkhäuser, 2014) and co-author with Ludger Hovestadt and Sebastian Michael of A Genius Planet (Birkhäuser 2017). She co-edited
a special volume of Minnesota Review together with Iris van der Tuin and Felicity Colman on Genealogies of New Materialism
(Duke UP, 2017), as well as the Metalithikum Books (all Birkhäuser, together with Ludger Hovestadt): Printed Physics, ( 2012),
Domesticating Symbols (2014), Coding as Literacy (2015), Symbolizing Existence (2016). Among her publications are also Sheaves,
When Things Are Whatever Can be the Case (Birkhäuser, 2014), A Quantum City (Birkhäuser 2015).