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Lectures, Workshops

 

15.12.2014, Lecture

Software für den öffentlichen Raum

Leipzig, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Galerie, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius

 

27.11.2014, Symposium + Lecture

Wer gestaltet die Stadt

Köln, Fachhochschule Köln, International School of Design, Andrea Hofmann

 

25.11.2014, Roundtable

Architecture and Spatial Equity

Paris, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, Sam Carvalho

 

23.11.2014 – 11.00-13.00

Kindervernissage im Küchenmonumnet

Haus am Waldsee, Haus-Rucker-Co|Architekturutopie Reloaded, raumlaborberlin

 

21.11.2014 – 19.30, Opening

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Haus am Waldsee, Haus-Rucker-Co|Architekturutopie Reloaded, raumlaborberlin

 

21.11.2014, Lecture

1:1 – Hands-on Urbanism

Bratislava, International Conference on Public Space, Slovak National Gallery, Sam Carvalho

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OUT NOW: ART CITY LAB – New Spaces for Art!

 

Artistic production and the spaces available for this within the urban fabric have always played a valuable role in urbanization processes. Art City Lab takes Berlin as an example of such developments.

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Fountain house

Reexamining the fountain: In contemporary urban as well as cultural discussions we see a renaissance of the idea of common space, in german either translated as „Allmende“ or „Gemeinschaft“ depending on a relationship towards (city) space or social structures. This is related to the dipole of the private vs. the public as the two dominant categories of the 20th century. Now in the 21st century we find many ways of being together as part of daily life, be it through social media or through community gardens or similar locally rooted projects.

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RUSH HOUR REST STOP: Acknowledging everyday practices

An existing informal pedestrian route next to Durban’s busy N3 motorway gets a roof structure made from the gutted shells of old cars, acknowledging the everyday practices of local commuters.

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A 100 – Landscapes of Desire

Eine Parade auf der Trasse der zukünftigen Autobahn 100 von Treptow zum Kreuz Neukölln.

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Kitchen Monument at Berlinische Galerie

The kitchen is a space of connection an communication.The Kitchen Monument is a mobile sculpture that brings the kitchen into the city. After Liverpool, Duisburg, Utrecht and Venice the Kitchen Monument is now coming to Berlin!

 

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The City as a Sphere for Action

The Symposium at the end of the Osthang Project Summer School placed the recently completed Osthang campus into a larger context. The “functional change” of public space has evolved to become a key issue in architecture and urban planning discourse over the past 20 years. Therefore the citizens of Darmstadt – along with the participants of the Summer School and international experts – were invited to search for the potentials of open, social spaces and the alternative planning and building practice.
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HOTEL shabbyshabby

  Have you ever wondered why hotel rooms are rarely places you’d gladly fall asleep or wake up in? They often present you with ghastly carpets,antiseptic surfaces, perfidious artworks and dreadfully decorated walls, not to mention a disappointing view and a catastrophic hotel bar. Is it so difficult to design a room where someone would enjoy spending a night? A room that offers a unique view, a divine bed and is as snug a beaver’s den? more

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Recycling

Re-cycling, up-cycling, pre-cycling – we like to use materials with a story. We se the material world as a world of flows and transfigurations and our intervention in it aas a moment of diversion of these flows. We like to borrow stuff from the system of resource cycles, we like to cut short the cycles of resource – product – trash to explore ways to focus more on imagination and less on consumption of  ressources. In many project we use discarded materials as old doors, windows, furniture, bottles, car door to create new spaces. For temporary projects we extract elements form the production cycle and return them at the end of the projects.

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Doors

The urban transformation process in the cities of the former GDR was for a long time framed as a process of shrinkage. Underlying to this is a fundamental change from a socialist to a capitalist economy. Workplaces were lost, career paths disrupted, social contexts dissolved. At the same time, the peaceful end of the socialist regime was the beginning of a big utopian hope to a society which is more inclusive, democratic, fair and free.

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GRATED FUTURES

GETTING BEHIND THE SCENES

The GREATED FUTURES is a vision of a space in a post-oil-shock-scenario, where today merges with the past, by referring to metaphoric narratives of past visions of the future. It is shown as part of the exhibition “regress / progress” at the The Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. more