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Lecture by Peter Noever at AUT Tyrolian Architecture Center

14 May 2020, 8 pm
AUT Tyrolian Architecture Center
Innsbruck, Tyrol

“The contemporary has to be fought for!”
—Peter Noever

“Noever has shaped and influenced the Austrian and international design scene since the mid-1960s. In 1966 he initiated and curated “Selection 66”, an exhibition designed by Hans Hollein, where for the first time in Austria chairs by Le Corbusier/Charlotte Periand and Marcel Breuer were shown as a manifesto of modern architecture.

In the same year he launched the initiative for one of the most important design objects, the futuristic aluminum armchair “Galaxy” designed by Walter Pichler. In 1969/70 he co-founded IFABO, the first international exhibition for office organization in Vienna. He also realized Austria’s first concept store “Section N”, designed by Hans Hollein in 1970. In 1982 he founded the architecture magazine UMRISS, a forum for architecture and art-theoretical discussion, which he directed until 1994 as chief editor in close collaboration with Elisabeth Schweeger.

One focus of his lecture will be the period between the 1960s and 1980s and his encounters with outstanding artists, architects and designers such as Walter Pichler, Raimund Abraham, Vito Acconci, Hans Hollein and Bernard Rudofsky.”

—Lecture announcement (excerpt) from the magazine “AUT info” 1/2020