“The feeling of being alive has a lot to do with going counter gravity—countering gravity; because it is the only way when things that we think or do can have weight.”

Vera Bühlmann is a Swiss writer. She is professor for Architecture Theory at Vienna University of Technology, and director of the Department for Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics (ATTP) since 2016. She originally studied English Literature and Language, Philosophy, and Media Studies at Zurich University, and earned a PhD in Media Philosophy/Philosophy of Technics from Basel University in 2009. Together with Ludger Hovestadt, she is co-founder of the Applied Virtuality Lab in 2010, at the Chair of Digital Architectonics (CAAD) at ETH Zurich, where she had been teaching since 2008. She is co-editor of the Applied Virtuality Book Series (Birkhäuser, since 2012). Her newest monograph is under contract with Bloomsbury Press, London, and is entitled Mathematics and Information in the Philosophy of Michel Serres (2020).

(This talk took place on the 24th of November 2020. It was recorded online.)