ITECH Expert Lecture – Summer Term 2015

24.07.2015 – 18.00 pm
3rd floor, Room 11.32
Keplerstrasse 11, 70174 Stuttgart

Erik Herrmann is a visiting researcher at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart. He joined the Institute in the fall of 2014 as a German Chancellor’s Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His forthcoming lecture, entitled “Something with the Computer,” will consider evidence collected in the tenure of his residency at the ICD, including archival research and interviews with many protagonists of early design computation. The lecture will focus on four unique forms of computational design practice established by innovative architects from Austria, Germany, Italy and the former Yugoslavia in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Erik is a recent graduate of the Yale University School of Architecture (M. Arch, 2012) where he was awarded the Carroll L.V. Meeks Memorial Scholarship in recognition of outstanding performance in History.

Professionally, Erik has practiced with Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, CT and Trahan Architects in Louisiana. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design (2007). His work and writings have appeared in CLOG and Perspecta: Money.

After concluding his fellowship at the ICD, Erik will next be teaching at Taubman College of Architecture and Planning in Ann Arbor, Michigan

This lecture is made possible by support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.