Professor of Architecture Theory at the Institute of Architecture, Technische Universität Berlin
Visiting Professor at Brown University, Providence
Jörg H. Gleiter (PhD) is the Head of the Chair of Architectural Theory and the Managing Director of the Institute for Architecture of Technische Universität Berlin. He has studied in Tübingen, Berlin, Venezia and New York. Prior to his academic career, he worked for Eisenman Architects. In 2002, he received his PhD in Architectural Theory, and in 2007, his Habilitation, both from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. He has held guest professorships at Venice International University, Waseda University, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Free University in Bozen-Bolzano and Brown University.
He is the founder and editor of the book series ArchitekturDenken, and co-editor of the International Internet Journal for Architectural Theory, Cloud-Cuckoo-Land. He is the author of Der philosophische Flaneur. Nietzsche und die Architektur [The Philosophical Flaneur. Nietzsche and Architecture] (Würzburg, 2009) and Urgeschichte der Moderne [Primordial History of Modernity] (Bielefeld, 2010), and the editor of Architektur und Philosophie [Architecture and Philosophy] (with Ludger Schwarte, Bielefeld, 2015) and Ornament Today. Digital. Material. Structural (Bolzano, 2012).
Dust and Data / Art and Technology.
Bauhaus, modernism and the intellectualization of Perception.
Intellectualization of perception is one of the principles indispensable for the concept of modern architecture to date. Without it Walter Gropius’ claim „Art and Technology – a new Unity“ would have had little chance for materialization in the first place. The intellectualization of perception was the necessary link between art and technology, the masses and the individual as well as the future and the past. It functioned as a so called tertium comparationis, the necessary third element that enables the heterogeneous parts of modernity to merge and establish what Gropius in- tended: A new unity. Consequently, only by help of the intellectualization of perception modernity was able to claim a status of both new and old, avant-garde and rebirth of culture, i. e. renaissance. More than any other concept the intellectualization of perception is the driving force behind modernity’s constitution that is quintessentially heterogeneous yet integral. how can it be conceptualized, where and how does it manifest itself in the heydays of Bauhaus modernity and in the age of Dust and Data?