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Gabor Stark

Gabor Stark

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

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Gabor Stark

Gabor Stark studied architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. He convenes the Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) course at UCA Canterbury School of Architecture.

Gabor Stark

Bio

On graduating from the TU Berlin Gabor worked on architecture and urban design projects as a freelance architect in Berlin where he co-founded his own practice, tx - büro für temporäre architektur in 2000. From 2000 to 2005 Gabor taught architecture and urban design as a guest lecturer and assistant professor at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee and the TU Berlin. He joined the University for the Creative Arts as a senior lecturer in 2007. Gabor initiated and led the MA Urban Design course from 2013-2019 and currently convenes the Master of Architecture course at UCA Canterbury School of Architecture. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Research statement

Gabor’s research focuses on temporal and programmatic aspects of spatial transformation processes. He successfully participated in national and international design competitions and has conducted research projects commissioned by the Senate of Urban Development in Berlin, the German Federal Ministry of Traffic, Building and Urban Development and the German Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning.

Gabor’s practice, research and teaching agenda comprises temporary uses, cultural landscapes, participatory planning and programmatic urbanism. Parallel to his urban studies Gabor explores the liminal space between architecture, art and public urban space. Varying in terms of their respective contexts, formats, genres and durations, Gabor's art projects are rooted in the concepts of site-specificity, collaborative place making and the activation of the civic urban realm. He has realised projects, published, exhibited and lectured about his work in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania and Russia.

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • DAD Guardian, Dover Arts Development

Selected Public Art Projects & Exhibitions

2021 Peripatetic Landscapes. Sound & sculpture installation, exhibited at the Cyprus Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia – 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021, Italy

2021 Land Consumption – Every day! Sound & sculpture installation, exhibited at Limitless Limits, Larnaca Biennale 2021, Cyprus

2021 Finissage – Voices in an Exhibition. Sound art project, exhibited online at the Museum of Openness, www.museumofopenness.com

2020 Remote Trilogy. Site constructions, in collaboration with Kristina Kotov, LT Ranch, Lithuania

2019 Mais Il Faut Cultiver Notre Jardin. Archaeological shelter and communal gardening area at Fort Burgoyne, Dover, UK. Commissioned by The Land Trust

2018 Meander (Spiegel im Spiegel im Spiegel). Artist residency, installation & concert at Kearsney Abbey in Dover, UK. Commissioned by Dover District Council, funded by Arts Council England

2018 Space Standards. Portable sculptures & artist walk for the ChalkUp 21 Art & Architecture Coastal Trail in Dover, UK. Commissioned by DAD Dover Arts Development, funded by Arts Council England

2017 PolyCatOikia - Unité de la Cohabitation. Art & architecture installation in Pafos, Cyprus. Commissioned by Pafos 2017 European Capital of Culture 

2014-2016 EKR - The Friendly Army. WW1 commemorative sculpture project at East Kent Railway, Dover, UK. Commissioned by Dover Arts Development, funded by Arts Council England and Kent County Council

2013-14 Black Currency – The Portable Monument. Public sculpture project. Commissioned by the Siberian Center for Contemporary Arts and the Siberian Center for the Promotion of Architecture, Novosibirsk, Russia

 


Commissioned Research Projects

2010 THF - Tempelhofer Feld: Freiraum- und Stadtentwicklung mit Raumpionieren (Landscape and Urban Development with Urban Pioneers). Implementation strategy, commissioned by Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin (Senate for Urban Development) & Tempelhof Projekt GmbH, Berlin.

2006-2010 Wriezener Freiraum Labor (Open-Space Laboratory). German pilot project within the ExWoSt (Experimental Housing and Urban Planning) research area: Innovationen für Familien- und Altengerechte Stadtquartiere – Gestaltung Urbaner Freiflächen (Innovations for Family friendly and Cross-generational Civic Districts - Design of the Public Realm), commissioned by the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Traffic, Building and Urban Development) and the BBR (Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning), Berlin.

2007-2008 Stabilisierungsstrategien für Strukturschwache Räume (Strategies for the Stabilisation of Structurally Weak Regions). Research project and conference organisation, commissioned by the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Traffic, Building and Urban Development) and the BBR (Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning), Bonn/Berlin.

2006 Gestaltung der Kulturlandschaft durch die Raumordnung auf Bundesebene (The Structuring of Cultural Landscapes through Federal Regional Planning).  Strategic paper and conference organisation, commissioned by the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Traffic, Building and Urban Development) and the BBR (Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning), Bonn/Berlin.

2005 Future Landscapes – Perspektiven der Kulturlandschaft (Perspectives of Cultural Landscapes). Research project and publication, commissioned by the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Traffic, Building and Urban Development) and the BBR (Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning), Bonn/Berlin.

2005 Tempo.Tope. Zwischennutzung von Freiflächen in Berlin (Temporary Use of Open Urban Space in Berlin). Research project and filmic documentary, commissioned by Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin (Senate for Urban Development), Berlin.

 


Competitions and Awards

2014 Gateway to the White Cliffs of Dover. Public art competition. Runner-up for the project ‘Aeolian Gates’, Dover, UK.

2014 Worlds of El Lissitzky (Stage 2). International design competition. Shortlisted project ‘Polytope – Lights of the Avant-garde’, Novosibirsk, Russia. 

2013 Worlds of El Lissitzky (Stage 1). International design competition. First prize for the project ‘ Black Currency – The Portable Monument’, Novosibirsk, Russia.

2007 Rheinboulevard Köln. Landscape architecture competition. Second prize for the project ‘Magnetic drift’, Cologne, Germany.

2006 Innovations for Family friendly and Cross-generational Civic Districts - Design of the Public Realm. Call for projects by the ExWoSt (Experimental Housing and Urban Planning) research area of the Federal Ministry for Traffic, Building and Urban Development. Selected pilot project ‘Wriezener Freiraum Labor’ (Open-Space Laboratory), Berlin, Germany.

2004 Spitalhöhe/ Krummer Weg. Rottweil. Urban design competition. Runner-up for the project ‘Landschaftsterrassen’, Rottweil, Germany, 2005
EUROPAN 7. Suburban Challenge. International architecture competition. Runner-up for the project ‘Programmatic fields. Re-composing suburbia’, Pilea, Greece.

2004 Tatort Stadt. Urban design competition. Runner-up for the project ‘Luxus’, Duisburg, Germany.

2003 e2 Exploring the urban condition. Concours International d’ Architecture. Fourth prize, Paris, France, 2003.

1997 Architekturpreis der TU Berlin. Award for the best diploma project in architecture. First prize for the project ‘Glasgow DIALECTicS - Concepts for a shrinking city’, Berlin, Germany.