photograph © Thomas Deckker 2002
School of Architecture
Thomas Deckker was a visiting professor in the School of Architecture at Universität Liechtenstein from 1996 to 2002. This period coincided with the school moving to the Spörryfabrik, a disused textile factory in Vaduz, from the previous school buildings, and the transition from an Ingenierschule to a Fachhochschule and then to a Universität.
The workshops had two themes. One theme was an engagement with the disused textile factory as an interior landscape space. They built up in complexity from a simple workshop re-using textiles to create personal places within the interior sapce to an Erasmus exchange in which complete wood structures were built over the course of a week. The second theme was urban design, which again built up in complexity from simple massing studies to an Erasmus exchange in Shoreditch, with a full urban study and proposals. Thomas Deckker set up a temporary school in a disused warehouse in Shoreditch with Andrew Waugh, Fenella Collingridge and Elden Croy for this project.
Institute of Alpine Studies: Thomas Deckker programme notes
Thomas Deckker was also involved in curriculum development at Universität Liechtenstein. The programme notes above show his first ideas for a post-graduate research Institute of Alpine Studies, which could attract post-graduate students and research funding. This became the Alpenrheintal Institute, for studies in the Alpine Rhine Valley.