About the exhibition
Austria’s contribution to the International Architecture Showcase at the London Festival of Architecture 2010 takes this year’s event theme of the ‘welcoming city’ literally and responds to the approach adopted by the festival to provide an open platform for individuals and organisations to contribute to the event and exhibition programme.
Field Trip has sent five scholars – young practicing architects and recent graduates, research students, a composer and sound artist – to go on a field trip to four Austrian cities: Bregenz, Graz, Linz and Vienna. For each trip, a different brief was developed with a view to bringing back material that can be presented in drawings, sound-works, models, maps or writing, exploring different qualities of the visited cities.
Heidrun Primas, an Austrian architect and performance artist whose experimental work engages with the relationship between city, architecture and society, is making the journey in the other direction.
The result is a small meditation on travelling, the ways in which we acquaint ourselves with foreign cities and the stories that shape architectural experience and creation.
Field Trip is organised by the Austrian Cultural Forum London and curated by