Gabor Stark

Gabor Stark is an architect, educator and artist living and working in Berlin, Germany and Whitstable, Kent.

Gabor studied architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and co-founded the Berlin-based practice tx – büro für temporäre architektur in 2000. Focusing on the temporal and programmatic aspects of urban transformation processes the research and design agenda of tx comprises regional development, urban regeneration, participatory planning, temporary uses and programmatic urbanism. Realised projects include the Wriezener Freiraum Labor (Open Space Laboratory), the community-led conversion of a disused railway site into a public park in Berlin-Friedrichshain.

From 2000 to 2005 Gabor taught architecture and urban design as a guest lecturer and assistant professor in Berlin. Since 2007 he teaches as a senior lecturer at UCA Canterbury School of Architecture, where he runs the MA Urban Design course and the postgraduate research and design studio SYN City.

Gabor has published, exhibited and lectured about his work in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Greece, Cyprus and the UK. Under the working title precarious propositions he explores the liminal space between architecture and art. In 2013 he won the first prize in the international design competition Worlds of El Lissitzky with his portable monument to the Russian architect and artist El Lissitzky and the German art historian Sophie Lissitzky-Küppers.

Associated Museum: The East Kent Railway

Associated project: The Friendly Army

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