264.096 Applied Cultural Theory
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 1.0h, 1.0EC, to be held in blocked form
Quinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to precisely locate current artistic approaches in the larger reference field of visual culture and to make fruitful use of the expertise gained in dialogue with the teaching and learning environment of art universities.

Subject of course

Histories of Contact: Performance, Architecture and Productive Interruptions 

Our need to consider new tools to rethink our building environment and the practice of planning has rarely been more apparent than in this current moment of multiple crises. How can we think, read, and build in this suspended time frame that cannot be dismissed by notions of ‘getting back' or a simple solution of ‘moving forward’? During these seminars, we will respond to this challenge by using methods taken from performance to explore the relation between the body and new techno-spatial scopes.  Performance will be approached as a critical reading method that can expose the temporalities of current techno-political building entanglements, and mark performance as a mode to create critical technology. Performance, and performative interchanges allow us ways of seeing the systems that organize and govern movement in all of its forms and open up for possibilities of the prefigurative politics of anticipatory forms is an enduring space for productive interruption. Using closed reading of selected texts related to the notion of naming and touching, we will explore how performance can become both a reading tool and importantly, a critical tool to understand our built environment. The public talk will focus on Cnaani’s current research titled ‘Data Apartheid’. Cnaani will share the multi-method research project that studies how digital technologies and collaborations with big tech corporations are utilized within the Israel-Palestinian conflict for validating the reality of occupation.

siehe auch: https://visualculture.tuwien.ac.at/

Teaching methods

Lectures and discussions; literature study; excursions; exhibition visits and attendance of events; writing texts; presentations

Mode of examination


Additional information

Introduction meeting of the Visual Culture module: Mon 3 October 2022, 2 pm


Monday, 17. October 2022

14:00-16:00 pm Ofri Cnaani

On Un-naming


Monday, 21. November 2022

14:00-16:00 pm Ofri Cnaani

Performance, Architecture and Productive Interruptions

18:00-20:00 pm Ofri Cnaani

Data Apartheid: Data Colonialism and the Israel – Palestine Conflict


The lectures and seminars will take place on Mondays.
In addition, workshops/seminars will be held on Tuesday mornings.
For the positive completion of the module, participation in both, the lectures/seminars and the workshops is required.
Exact dates will be communicated separately to all participants of the module.

Online: You are going to find the links to the individual Zoom dates on TUWEL

for further information see: https://visualculture.tuwien.ac.at/


  • Cnaani, Ofri


Course dates

Mon14:00 - 16:0010.10.2022Seminarraum AC0440 Angewandte Kulturtheorie
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Active participation; seminar paper


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu - 14.03.2024written&oral13.03.2024 00:00 - 13.03.2024 23:59TISSAngewandte Kulturtheorie

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.10.2022 00:00

Registration modalities

In winter term 2022/23 this course can only be taken when enrolling in the Visual Culture module.

There is no need to enroll individually in any of the module's courses.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

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