Christoph Solstreif-Pirker

Post-Graduate Researcher


Researcher Philosophy & Psychoanalysis

Research Programme: MA in Philosophy & Psychoanalysis

Research Supervisor: Bracha L. Ettinger, PhD

Christoph Solstreif-Pirker is an artistic researcher, performance artist, architect, and transdisciplinary practitioner situated between cultural studies, psychoanalysis, political ecology, and spatial theory. He graduated from Graz University of Technology with a degree in architecture, after having studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently, Christoph is completing his Artistic Doctorate (supervised by Milica Tomić) entitled “Being-Together-With the World-Without-Us: Performative Investigations Into the Traumatized Planetary Space.” His research focus discursively embraces spaces of warfare, politics, and ideology, human and non-human relationships, and future narratives for the (Post-)Anthropocene. He is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Landscape at the Graz University of Technology, experimentally unfolding the manifold strata of environment, society, and subjectivity. 

Christoph’s research at GCAS aims at investigating the mutual interplay of subject and nature, emotion and space, brutality and cure, Self and Otherness. This research focus challenges prevailing anthropocenic discourses, where the immediate relation to the vibrant alterity of our environment has not been thought of yet adequately; it proposes an alternative thinking, which makes us aware that “our own pulse beats in every stranger’s throat, and also there within the flowered ground beneath our feet” (Barbara Deming). By encountering our traumatized cosmos in this way, Christoph is interested in investigating which yet-unknown possibilities the encounter with a planetary and unconscious inside-ness can unfold for the becoming of humankind and non-humankind.


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