Recording America
an unscripted investigation into the culture of US-architecture

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Since 2014 Ellena Ehrl and Tibor Bielicky collaborate on various projects that move between architecture, urbanism, design, publication and exhibition. In addition to their work as practicing architects and teaching assistants at ETH Zurich, they created the research platform Recording America and produce and publish print- and multimedia content connected to their self-initiated, multi-disciplinary research on architecture, urbanism and subculture.





Ellena Ehrl, Dipl.-Ing. Arch. TUM, is an architect based in Zurich. In 2021 she joined the NEWROPE chair of Freek Persyn at the ETH Zurich as a teaching assistant. Between 2017 and 2021 she worked with office Christ & Gantenbein and is co-founder, publisher and editor of the architecture periodical Superposition. Previously, she was part of the editorial board of the architecture magazine Planphase from 2013 - 2019 where several of her essays and interviews have appeared. In 2014 she co-edited the documentary film “Im Windschatten von Olympia“ as part of a research on the urban development of Munich in the 1960s and 70s. Ellena was invited to critiques at Princeton University School of Architecture, Cornell University AAP and SoA University of Miami and holds a Diploma degree in architecture (2014) from Technical University Munich.





Tibor Bielicky, M.A. TUM, is an architect based in Zurich. Since 2016 he works with Caruso St John Architect, is teaching assistant at the chair of Adam Caruso at the ETH Zurich since 2021 and co-founder, publisher and editor of the architecture periodical Superposition. Tibor’s essays and interviews have appeared in magazines such as KaleidoscopeWerk, Bauen + Wohnen and Planphase, where he was the magazine’s co-founder and editor between 2010 - 2019. He was invited to critiques at ETH Zurich, Technical University Munich, Princeton University School of Architecture, Cornell University AAP, SoA University of Miami and Cal Poly Pomona, Los Angeles. In 2021 he photographed the exhibition Sturm&Drang for Fondazione Prada in Milan. He holds a M.A. in architecture (2015) from Technical University Munich.