On February 1st, 2022, PhD students from the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Architecture at Graz University of Technology presented their research questions and findings within a virtual exhibition tour organized and curated by the Institute of Contemporary Art (IZK). The hybrid event (format) was led by IZK institute director Milica Tomić, who in dialogue with nine participating doctoral students, presented research objectives, subject specific literature, notes and videos on research work, thus providing insights into the different topics, methods and stages of the dissertations.
The focus of the first part of the event was dedicated to questions on social and political aspects. For example, Guntram Lill presented his research approach to design criteria for production-related social spheres of the industrial sectors and Patricia Lucena Venturas put up her scientific work on micro-political change of territories for debate. The second part of the program presented works on ecological and historical research topics. Markus Bartaky spoke about the recycling of PET and other thermoplastics in additive manufacturing within the context of his dissertation “Samia. Sustainable Additive Manufacturing in Architecture”, while Peter Grabner gave insights into the building history of the St. Giles' Cathedral in Graz.
In addition, Anyla Berisha, Antonio Grgić, Stefan Leitner, Anjeza Llubani and Peter Loecker presented the current status of their work and discussed it with supervisors, colleagues from the faculty and members of the coordination team of the Doctoral School, including Brian Cody (Head), Anselm Wagner und Andreas Trummer.
The PhD-Day is linked to the Seminar for PhD Students and aims to support doctoral students in the areas of performance, communication, and presentation of their research area.