Robert Vierlinger is an interdisciplinary consultant and researcher. At the University of Applied Arts Vienna he has co-initiated several research projects in architecture and technology, investigating digital design representation, multi-modal optimization, machine learning and material intelligence. Procedural design and optimization on international competition and construction projects are the basis of his consultancy at Bollinger+Grohmann engineers. He studied structural design in Delft and Vienna, studied architecture in Studio Hani Rashid Vienna and since has been lecturing at the Angewandte, AA, CITA, ZHA, USC LA, CU Hongkong and many more.

At the Open Lecture Series internationally renowned architects, artists, theoreticians, critics and urbanists from all around the globe give talks to offer fresh perspectives on architecture, design, urban development and critical thought. The lectures are open to everyone interested in the future of our living environment.

The lecture series is supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment and organised by the Architecture department of Estonian Art Academy.