Public Lecture Series

Gabu Heindl

Gabu Heindl
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dr. Eric Schuldenfrei
The Publicness of Architecture –
How to engage in intersectional struggles over housing and public space
Gabu Heindl
GABU Heindl Architecture

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Meeting ID: 910-2489-7131

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HKU Department of Architecture
Fall 2021 Public Lecture Series

Lecture Abstract

Architecture plays an important part in the design of publicness; architecture and planning are themselves public duties. Public space is where democratic societies happen, where democratic processes can take place, it allows for nonroutine occurrences and encounters. Housing, too, could be understood as a public issue, even a public task. However, the notion of publicness differs depending on the history and contextuality of a place. The lecture addresses public competitions, public-private partnerships, bottom-up processes, and urban planning policies around housing and public space.


Gabu Heindl (PhD) is a Professor for Urbanism at NIT Nuremberg Institute of Technology and a Diploma Unit Master at Architectural Association in London. The work of her Vienna-based practice GABU Heindl Architecture and Urbanism focuses on public space, public buildings, non-market housing and urban justice. Gabu studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Tokyo University and Princeton University (as Fulbright scholar). Author of numerous publications, curator of exhibitions and symposia. Her work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale, Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture in NY, et al. Recent books include Building Critique. Architecture and its Discontent (eds. G. Heindl, M. Klein, C. Linortner, Leipzig, 2019) and the monograph Stadtkonflikte. Radikale Demokratie in Architektur und Stadtplanung (Vienna, 2020).

This lecture is open to the general public.

*The total number of attendance is limited to 500. First come, First served.

CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.

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