Online Presentation | GAM.17 Wood. Rethinking Material

Cover: Gum tree bark (Eucalyptus rossi) © Cédric Pollet


We have only just started reimagining wood as a cutting-edge, versatile building material of the future. A component of environmentally friendly resource cycles, wood demonstrates its innovative potential when used in new technological developments and hybrid applications that are suited to complex, modern architectural tasks. GAM.17 takes a new look at wood—at its multi-faceted nature and architectural possibilities—and proposes building and design concepts that fully utilize the material’s potential for a more climate-friendly construction industry. This is further complemented by looking back at the history of building with wood and the ideological entanglements that have long stood in the way of the further development of wood as a building material.

The Faculty of Architecture at the TU Graz invites you to the presentation of GAM.17 Wood. Rethinking Material on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6pm via Webex.

Welcome: Harald Kainz (Rector, TU Graz)
Opening: Petra Petersson (Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, TU Graz)
Guests: Stephan Trüby (University of Stuttgart), Jens Ludloff (Berlin/University of Stuttgart), Laila Seewang (Portland State University)
Moderation: Tom Kaden, Daniel Gethmann, Petra Eckhard
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Authors interested in contributing to GAM.18 can find the Call for Papers on the topic, “Beyond the Institution. Transforming the Learning Environment in Architectural Education" at