Christian von Wissel

City, Country:

Berlin, Germany


2011, 2012, 2013


Sept 2012 - Nov 2012

Born 1974 in Hamburg/Germany.
Christian von Wissel studied architecture in Dresden and Berlin as well as visual sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2011 to 2012 he taught at the chair for Theory and History of Architecture, Art and Design at the TU München and is currently working there as research assistant (stand-in) from 2012 to 2013.
Selected exhibitions:
Citámbulos: un viaje a través del espejo, (Journey to the Mexican Megalopolis), Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ, Berlin (2008); Ober-Österreichisches Architekturforum afo, Linz/Austria (2009); Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City/Mexico (2009–2010); and Københavns Museum, Copenhagen/Danmark ( 2011). Citámbulos: five derives: the installation (video, text and drawing) could be seen at various places, amongst others: Instant Urbanism, Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum SAM, Basel/Switzerland (2007); Dansk Arkitektur Center (Danish Architecture Centre), Copenhagen/Danmark (2008); Espai d´Art Contemporani EACC, Castellón, Valencia/Spain (2008); and Vitruvianum, Heerlen/Netherlands (2008).
Selected Publications:
»Operations of recognition: seeing urbanising landscapes with the feet«, in: Sociology of the Visual Sphere. Zuev, Nathansohn (ed.), Routledge: London, 2012; Citámbulos Mexiko Stadt – Journey to the Mexican Megalopolis; Álvarez, Petch, Rojas Loa, von Wissel, Ring (DAZ). Jovis: Berlin, 2008; Citámbulos – El transcurrir de lo insólito. Guía de asombros de la Ciudad de México, Álvarez, Rojas Loa, von Wissel. Spanish edition: Oceano, CONACULTA: Mexiko City. English edition: CONACULTA, Cultura sin fondos: Mexiko City, 2007.
In 2012, Christian von Wissel received the Schader-Stipendium für Gesellschaftswissenschaftler (Schader-stipend for social scientists), a cooperation between the Schader-Stiftung and Akademie Schloss Solitude. From September to November 2012 he works on the topic »Hands on the City«, a sociological study on the peripheries  of large cities  using the example of Mexico City.