Osthang Project: Summer School

Concept:

Berno Odo Polzer, Jan Liesegang

 

 

Artistic Direction:

Kerstin Schultz, Thomas Schäfer

Curator BUILDING TOGETHER:

Jan Liesegang

Curator THINKING TOGETHER

Berno Odo Polzer

Project Management and Communications:

Martin Krammer

Project Coordination:

Sylvia Freydank, Céline Scherer, Olga Maria Hungar, Mareike Richter

Project Assistance:

Anja Fritz, Katharina Spagl, Inari Virkkala, Federica Menin

 

Invited Teams: atelier le balto (Berlin), collectif etc (Strasbourg), ConstructLab (Berlin/Paris), Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokio), Martin Kaltwasser (Berlin), Umschichten (Stuttgart), m7red (Buenos Aires), orizzontale (Rom)

 

Osthang Project is cooperation of Architecture Summer Rhine-Main (ASRM) and the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD).

 

More information can be found in the Programm (pdf download) or at www.osthang-project.org

 

downloads

Osthang Project Programm

 

Osthang Poster

Call for Proposals english

Call for Proposals deutsch

 

more information

Mathildenhöhe

Osthang

The Osthang Project – International Summer School and Festival for Future Modes of Living Together took place in summer 2014 on the underused plot of the Osthang, located amid the historically significant ensemble of the former artist colony Mathildenhöhe. As Summer School and festival it brought together knowledge and experience from architecture, social and political science, economy, activism and art, as well as experimental building and experimental forms of living from around the world.

 

Living together?

 

This question opens a realm of discussion and exploration that is a central theme of the Osthang Project: What does community mean today? What spaces does the community need? What forms and spaces of communal living can be imagined for the future? How will we build for the community or how do we build communally?

 

We invited 60 students and interested people to participate at an experimental building workshop from July 7 to July 27 2014 in Darmstadt. During three weeks we are offered the participants of the Summer School the opportunity to develop a temporary campus for the Osthang Project along with international artists and architects. The structures were built over the course of the Summer School and subsequently became a platform for further Osthang Project events. The site of the summer school was available as a public space and a venue for projects and initiatives in Darmstadt and the surrounding region. Realized were a central square, a Main Hall, an Info Tower, a Cafe/Kitchen, a Workshop House and three Cabins.

 

Impressions from the Summer School…
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first evening – introduction

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working together

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CABINS under construction

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the WORKSHOP HOUSE is build from old cars

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student at work

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INFO BRIDGE under construction

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building together

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eating together

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kitchen work

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waste wood barbeque

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MAIN HALL under construction

 

MAIN HALL
Tutors: Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokio), ConstructLab (Berlin/Paris)

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MAIN HALL at night

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MAIN HALL open

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MAIN HALL as funiture workshop

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MAIN HALL with chairs built at the summer school

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Team MAIN HALL

 

INFO BRIDGE
m7red (Buenos Aires), Umschichten (Stuttgart)
Accompanying displays provide info and documentation on the Osthang Project. “Pre-cycling”

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Vision of the INFO BRIDGE

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The INFO BRIDGE forms the entrance to the festival campus

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Radio Osthang recording station

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PRE-CYCLING: The materials for the INFO BRIDGE are borrowed from and later given back to the production-cycle

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Team Info Bridge

 

KITCHEN
collectif etc (Strasbourg)

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Team Kitchen

 

CABINS
orizzontale (Rom)

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Team Cabins

 

WORKSHOP HOUSE
Martin Kaltwasser (Berlin)

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Team Workshop House

 

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Team Osthang Project Summer School

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Before the Summer School…

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Mathildenhöhe, 1901