Anyone who builds is confronted with a thicket of positions that are above all one thing – voices of professionals. As a discipline, architecture takes on a special role here, as it has always been a profession that deals with other professions and integrates them into its practice of planning and building.
Analysis of an occupational profile
The current issue of the Graz Architecture Magazine GAM 19 on the core topic of “Professionalism” takes on the analysis and re-evaluation of the profession of architecture. Guest editors Anne Femmer, Alex Lehnerer and Florian Summa allow various actors to have their say, reflecting on the term and its different levels of meaning in the context of their architectural practice and tracing its current manifestations.
A Profession in transition
How have the professional foundations of the discipline shifted over time due to economic, ecological or social changes, and how do architects deal with this today? What can be learned from the hybrid forms in which professional processes are circumvented by unprofessional practices in order to produce previously unknown results?
The authors reflect on these questions in their contributions to GAM 19: Grayson Bailey, Alexander Bartscher, Klara Bindl, Ivica Brnić, Peggy Deamer, Anne Femmer, Andri Gerber, Andreas Lechner, Alex Lehnerer, Yeoryia Manolopoulou, Jan Meier, Julian Müller, Victoria Steiner, Florian Summa, Juergen Teller und Lena Unger
The 268-page bilingual publication (German and English) is available in bookshops or can be ordered from the JOVIS Publishing House directly.
After GAM 19 is before GAM 20
The current call for contributions to the GAM 20 issue “The Infraordinary” is available at http://gam.tugraz.at/ (Deadline: Sunday, 21st May 2023).