Felix Torkar M.A. is an architecture historian. His research explores 20th and 21st century architecture and design. His past experience and current research center on Brutalist architecture and its resurgence.
After earning a technical degree in photography at BEST-Sabel
, he studied art history at FU Berlin
(B.A./M.A.). An extended version of his masters thesis has been published under the title Apple Design: eine Analyse
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As Curatorial Assistant at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum
, he worked on SOS Brutalism
and Making Heimat
(German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016). He was also Production Manager for Unbuilding Walls
(German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018) at GRAFT
A recepient of a doctoral fellowship from the Wüstenrot Foundation
and an Elsa Neumann Scholarship
, he is currently writing his doctoral thesis on Neobrutalism at FU Berlin
In addition, he is also campaigning
to save the “Mäusebunker”—a Brutalist building that once housed animal laboratories of the FU Berlin—from demolition.
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