Tuesday Night Live

Tuesday Night Live is a event series at Technische Universität Darmstadt with international thinkers and architects to share their work in process and discuss with students, teachers and the public.

Each “season” of Tuesday Night Live has a predetermined set of instructions, a set of rules or questions that are filled with different content by the selected guests. The first season launched in November 2020 with a series of seemingly straightforward questions answered (or discussed, questioned, reinterpreted) by our guests. In the second season, New York-based artist Emily Shanahan was invited to collaborate with graphic designer Moritz Ebeling to create the next round's storylines, intersecting a clearly defined format with a series of unique interventions. The third season is a series of interviews with student initiatives that address structural issues of inequity in architecture in schools and practice, and who attempt to build new structures.

7 Questions for the Future Generation

Season 3 — 2022/23

Architecture as a field is still structurally problematic in 2023: the cult of long working nights, the dominance of patriarchal (and privileged class) structures, preference of certain aesthetics as well as implicit and explicit exclusion of many communities lead to dependencies, power imbalances and homogenization. But architects are creative, engaged thinkers who build new worlds. That is why we invited exactly those who imagine the future differently in our 3rd season: student initiatives. Through subversive interventions, constructive instructions and disruptive protests, they all found different ways to enrich and question our field through architecture and its techniques. In 5 interviews we ask 7 questions to this next, future generation, and want to listen, learn, be inspired – and start rebuilding.

The kick off event together with Positionen+ will take place live in the Kuhle on Jan. 17, 2023 at 7 p.m.: a conversation with Lisa André, Marie Gnesda and Elena Spatz from the Chair of Unlearning at TUM.

All dates and episodes of this season can be found here .

Tuesday Night Live X Emily Shanahan

Season 2 — 2021/22

For the second season, New York artist Emily Shanahan has put together a conversation guide: »The questions are adapted from psychological questionnaires, government polls, professional interviews with architects, personality quizzes, and job interview prompts. They follow established patterns of information extraction that seek to identify “types” of persons. Decontextualized and recombined, these questions elicit thinking beyond normative logics. Playing with the conventions of knowledge exchange, they ultimately ask: Are there any new questions anymore?«

All dates and episodes of this season can be found here .

»20 Questions on Architecture«

Season 1 — Winter 2020/21

»We are in the midst of a pandemic, important elections and a global climate crisis. So why would we start an event series now? Because we want to believe in the power of conversation and shared thought, and in the potential of architecture to re-imagine different and new worlds. We chose instagram live as format for everyone to check in rather than sign up for yet another lecture.« — Anna-Maria Meister

All dates and episodes of this season can be found here .

Tuesday Night Live is a event series by the chair of Architecture Theory and Science at the faculty of Architecture (@fb15architektur) at Technical University of Darmstadt, supported by the Sto-Stiftung (@stostiftung). Design by Moritz Ebeling