Transmediale 2015 Capture All

For Transmediale 2015, Raumlaborberlin have created a hexagon based, spatial structure that occupies both the foyer and exhibition hall.


The hexagon has been since the antiquity a symbol for harmony. In this context a grid of hexagons physicalise the otherwise invisible data sampling which we permit though our daily digital encounters, but at the same time remain critical too. The installation will exemplify this disharmony and though multiple layers of fences and translucency impose the feeling of being captivated.The structure which consists of regular fence elements is partly flexible. Spaces can change according to the use, and openings be modulated or closed. While a deformation of the grid will spatialise the contradiction of involuntarily accepting to be down sampled.


Für die diesjährige transmediale realisiert raumlaborberlin eine, auf Hexagonen basierende, räumliche Struktur die sich durch Foyer und Ausstellungshalle durchzieht.Das regelmäßige Hexagon ist, schon seit der Antike, Symbol für Harmonie. Ein Raster aus Hexagonen thematisiert hier die Datenerfassung die wir durch unserem digitalen Alltag ermöglichen aber gleichzeitig kritisch gegenüber stehen. Durch die Deformation diesen Raster möchten wir diese Disharmonie, diesen Widerspruch verräumlichen.
Die Struktur, bestehend aus herkömmlichen Zaunelemente, ist zum Teil aus verschiebbaren Elementen aufgebaut.
Räume können, abhängig der Nutzung, verändert werden und deren Zugänge lassen sich modulieren oder schließen.
Beim Begehen der Rauminstallation und die Sicht durch die in der Tiefe mehrfach überlagerten Gitter, werden die Besucher an dem Zustand des “gefangen sein“ erinnert.





Foyer, Workshop Space





Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin


comissioned by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, transmediale


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participative building

Building for us is a tool to create mutuality and to initiate engagement with spaces. Participatory build leads to different and often surprising questions and ideas on the concrete spaces, it helps on finding topics that affect the environment of people.


Shabbyshabby Apartments

Munich beware! The legend strikes back:
Shabbyshabby Apartments!


COMPETITION Starting 27 January 2015, closing 30 March 2015. Apply Now!


A design to build competition for architecture- and design collectives, students and enthusiatic builders around the world:


20 collectives will be chosen by the jury below
2 collectives will be chosen by a public voting on
Arte Creative


These collectives will come to Munich 3-11 September 2015 and build their ideas.


Elisabeth Merk, Director of the Munich planning Department
Hans-Georg Küppers, Director of the Department of Arts and Culture of Munich
Chris Dercon, Director Tate Modern/London
Kazunari Sakamoto, Architect/Tokyo (invited)
Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Architect/Cologne
Niklas Maak, Journalist FAZ/Berlin
Cecile Andersson, Director Bergen Architecture School
Axel Timm & Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, raumlaborberlin



Munich is not always part of the avant-garde, but with the prices for living space it has reached European top level. Many people pay more than 50% of their income for their apartment. Residents without a continuous cash flow are always endangered having to leave the city. It is hard for small businesses to survive. Most artists cannot afford a studio. No one can afford to hang out in public space. Currently the real estate market drains our cities from everything we love about them, city life becomes shopping life, becomes work work work.

Shabbyshabby Apartments is not an answer to this problem, it‘s asking questions: How can we remain lazy, creative, political, helpful and Charlie? How can we show hospitality? Should architects go on building for the market? We need low cost housing in our cities. Space is not a luxury – space but a necessity! Housing should be a public value that relates to other common goods. We have to reinvent the idea of housing, ground and soil. We need new ways to build without using up the world’s resources. We have to find ways to to work and live together, to welcome people, to make experiments.



We invite you and your collective to invent apartments that everyone can afford. You design a space to live, which is free from speculations: studios, lofts, social housing, built in public space. You choose one out of 7 locations along the Shabbyshabby Axis. You will find everything from islands in the river to spaces under the bridge, from public parks to public parking – reinvent Munich next to the European Patent Office or on Munich’s most expensive shopping street. You propose a low cost design, with a new idea of what is private and what is collective, a use-what-you-find house, plugged into the city’s existing infrastructure built from as little resources as possible. A house for more than one person using up as little urban surface as possible. You send the concept to us by March 30th. A jury of experts picks the 20 most interesting proposals.
We organize everything you need and get all permissions. On September 3rd you and your group come to Munich and build your design in just 9 days. In September your apartment will go to use. The box office of the Münchner Kammerspiele on Maximilianstraße – Munich’s first address – will become the headquarter of the Shabbyshabby Apartments Company and rent out your apartment. When winter comes we will close the office and dismantle everything.


Check the CALL FOR PROPOSALS (download) for more information!


Questions and Answers:


1. How many people can be in one group?
A group can be up to 6 people.


2. Can I hand in a design just by myself?
We like to see designs made by a team – usually they are more rich than a one persons masterbrain design.
And we strongly believe that just a team can realize the task in Munich.


3. If not all members of the design team are able to come to Munich – is it possible to bring someone else instead?
The design team and the building team don’t necessary need to be the same.
But our experience is: it´s more fun to build something that you have designed yourself!


4. Can we form a team with mixed nationalities?
You can mix nationalities within the group and of course also within yourself!
Your origin is really not important for the competition – you can come from the moon – just remember we cannot pay travel costs….sorry!


5. Is there any application form that needs to be filled-in?
There is no application form – just read our pdf well, there should be everthing explained that we need.


6. Can the design be hand sketches or it has to be digital drawings?
Your design can of course be hand sketches, great! There is not many designers left, who can draw by hand!
But you have to scan them and send them by email to “”


7. Is the competition open to students?
The competition is open for students – of course!
You could almost say it is made for collectives of students!


8. What about materials? I really don’t know how to collect recycled materials in Germany. Will you help us?
You make a proposal for a nice recycling/reuse material that you want to use in your design.
And if you are chosen as a winner we will try to organize it for you in Munich (or around).
Just let your fantasy go off with you, there is always a way, except if you want to use recycled olympic gold medals …


9. What about “Your apartment has no (legal) electricity connection”? Do we have to think about an alternative way to produce light? Or is not necessary?
Yes there will be no electricity.
But there are many ways to have light and to cook without electricity.
Just remember your last camping holiday


10. Are we allowed to take on sponsors for materials or other necessities?
Yes, of course you can find sponsors for your apartment and we’ll be happy to communicate them in our print materials.


11. What is the maximum occupancy of the apartments?
The maximum size is not restricted by us – it’s restricted by the site, the amount of material you need and what you can build with 6 people in aproximately one week.


12. Will you be providing the bed?
Yes, we will provide beds hopefully from a still unknown swedish furniture sponsor. Also there will be a solar lamp, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a lock and if necessary a dixi toilet.


13. Is there a floor area/ apartment size limit for the apartment we design?
There is no limit!
The limit is the budget and the amount of material and what you are able to build with your team in one week!


by raumlaborberlin and Münchner Kammerspiele
in collaboration with Arte Creative and the Technical University Munich
supportet by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb


download CALL FOR PROPOSALS English

download CALL FOR PROPOSALS German


Shabbyshabby Apartments im Bayrischen Rundfunk


Lectures, Workshops


12.03.2015 – 19:00, Discussion

Das Tempelhofer Feld – Sehnsuchtsort des Stadtmenschen?

Berlin, Museum Neukölln, Rolf Lautenschläger (Journalist), Dieter Hoffmann-Axthelm (Stadthistoriker), Christof Mayer (raumlaborberlin), Jennifer Bell (Landschaftsplanerin), Moderation: Udo Gößwald.


16.02.2015 – 18:00, Lecture

Künstlerische Aneignungen und Interpretation des öffentlichen Raums

Hamburg, BDA, Architektur Club, Andrea Hofmann


14.02.2015 – 14:00-19:00, Symposium

Architecturutopie Reloaded

Berlin, Haus am Waldsee, Jan Liesegang, Frauke Gerstenberg (raumlaborberlin), Formalhaut, realities:united, plastique fantastique, Michael Najjar


21.01.2015 – 19:00, Lecture


Huston, Museum of Fine Arts, Rice School of Architecture/Rice Design Alliance Spring 2015 Lecture Series, Markus Bader


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 Küchenmonument

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


21.11.2014 – 19.30, Opening

raumlabor at haus rucker exhibition

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


20.11.2014 – 19.00, Lecture

Künstlerische Interventionen im öffentlichen Raum

Duisburg, Lehmbruck Museum, Frauke Gerstenberg, Jan Liesegang


19.11.2014, Lecture

acknowledging everyday practices

FH Dortmund, Ringvorlesung Szenografie, Jan Liesegang


08.11.2014 – 18.00, Lecture

Stadt selber machen: Nachdenken über den Moritzplatz

Berlin, Aufbauhaus, Laura Bruns (, Turit Fröbe (UdK Berlin) Andrea Hofmann, Christof Mayer, Axel Timm (raumlaborberlin), Moderation: Karsten Michael Drohsel (urbanophil)


16.10.2014, Lecture

Everyday Life Prepositions

Sevilla, Everyday Life Prepositions, Jan Liesegang


10.10.2014, Lecture

We are modern

Stockholm / Botkyrka, Fittja – cube, Markus Bader


02.-05.10.2014, Festival, Markt, Kongress

Stadt Land Food

Markthalle 9, Berlin-Kreuzberg, mit einer Minimalgestaltung von raumlaborberlin


02.10.2014, Lecture

Thinking, Living and Building Together

Umeå, Fluid Encounters Between Art and Science (Conference), Federica Menin, Olga Maria Hungar


18.09.2014 – 13:30, Lecture

Surviving the Public

Prag, Streets for Arts Festival 2014 “praga caput cultura”,PANEL: Arts and culture in public spaces, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


16.09.2014, Lecture

Guest Lecture

University of Technology, Sydney, Christof Mayer


28.08.2014, Workshop

Do you think? Möbelbauworkshop & Küchenmonument

Berlinische Galerie, raumlaborberlin


07.-27.07.2014, Summer School

Summer School for Experimental Building and New Public Spaces

Darmstadt, Osthang Project, Jan Liesegang


10.07.2014 – 18.00, Lecture

The Aesthetic of Recycling

The Design of Scarcity, The New Instituut (the former NAI archive), Rotterdam, Axel Timm


25.06.2014 – 20.00, Discussion

Braucht Chur Kunst im öffentlichen Raum?

Ortung. Kunst im öffentliche Raum Chur, Theater Chur, Peter Stohler (Kunstzeughaus Rapperswil-Jona), Michael Günzburger (Kunstschaffender), Luciano Fasciati (Künstlerische Leitung Ortung), Angela Wüst (Kunstschaffende), Andrea Hofmann (Architektin/raumlaborberlin)


04.06.2014 -18.00, Discussion

Design Build – Work in Progress

Bella Vista, Orangelab, Berlin, Eike Roswag (ZRS Architekten), Prof. Ralf Pasel (pasel.künzel architects), Tobias Armborst (Interboro Partners), Ursula Hartig (Mexiko Projekt TU Berlin), Prof. Ulf Blieske (FH Köln), Die Baupiloten BDA, Rising Education, Jan Liesegang (raumlaborberlin)


28.05.2014, Symposium


mice.lab des Netzwerks BodenseeMeeting, Forschungslabor für Kongresse der Zukunft, Andrea Hofmann


26.05.2014 – 18:00, Lecture

The Right to the City

Bratislava, What City? Conference, Christof Mayer


23.05.2014 – 18.00, Lecture

Die Ästhetik des Recyclings

SAKöln Fakultät für Architektur, Symposium zum 100jährigen Jubiläum der Werkbundausstellung Cöln 1914, K10, Axel Timm


21.05.2014 – 19.00, Lecture

Antrittsvorlesung: Situationen Konstruieren

Universität Kassel, K10, Henschelstraße 2, Raum 1140, Markus Bader


17.04.2014 – 18.00, Talk

temporary Architecture

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Markus Bader


03.04.2014 – 18:00, Talk

Polylemma – Acting in Contested Fields

University of Sheffield, School of Architecture, Markus Bader


19.03.2014 – 19:00, Discussion

Make_Shift City: Renegotiating the Urban Commons

AEDES auf dem Pfefferberg, Berlin, Moderation Francesca Ferguson, mit Regula Lüscher, Leonie Baumann, Indy Johar, Markus Bader


21-22.02.2014, Konferenz


Basel, Schweiz

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01.12.2013-31.01.2014, Competition

HOTEL shabbyshabby

Mannheim, Theater der Welt 2014, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


15.01.2014 – 19:00, Lecture

Stadt als Handlungsraum

Berlin, Beuth Hochschule, Andrea Hofmann


09.01.2014 – 14:00, Workshop

Neubau von Künstlerateliers: Organisation, Finanzierung, Projektentwicklung

Berlin, Bildhauerwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des bbk berlin GmbH, Andrea Hofmann, Christof Mayer, Axel Timm


16-17.12.2013, Workshop

Occupy Basel

Basel, Institut HyperWerk, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Andrea Hofmann und Christof Mayer


04.12.2013, Lecture


Geneve, Seminars S6-2013 reading berlin, Jan Liesegang


12.11.2013 -11:00, Lecture + Workshop

Some ideas for Better Cities

Berlin, UdK, im Rahmen von “Woman at Work”, Andrea Hofmann und Frauke Gerstenberg


11.11.2013 -19:00, Lecture


Berlin, “UdK Monday”, Jan Liesegang


25.10.2013, Lecture

Linking Architecture, Art and Urbanism

Stockholm, The Project Rooom, Iaspis, Symposium “When the conscious listens to the unconscious”, Markus Bader


24.10.2013, Moderation

Stadt der Vielfalt – Stadt der Zukunft: Voneinander Lernen

Berlin, Eventspace Supermarkt,Fachtagung “Stadt der Vielfalt – Stadt der Zukunft”,Frauke Gerstenberg


18.10.2013 – 18.00, Lecture

Stadt als Handlungsraum

München, Designerwerkschau, Jan Liesegang




Princeton University School of Architecture,F’13 Lecture Series: “Rarefied”, Markus Bader


30.08.2013 – 9.00, Talk

Raumlabor Stadt

European Forum Alpbach 2013,”Raumlabor Stadt: Der Umgang mit dem öffentlichen Raum”, Frauke Gerstenberg


10.06.2013 – 16.00-18.00, Lecture


TU Berlin, Center for Metropolitan Studies, Stadt Start – Perspektiven im Arbeitsfeld Stadt 2013, Markus Bader, Andrea Hofmann


10.06.2013 – 19.00, Lecture

Bye Bye Utopia »Die Stadt aktivieren

Offenbach am Main, Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG), University of Art and Design, Benjamin Föerster-Baldnius


16.05.2013 – 9.30, Workshop

The Playing Field

Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Jan Liesgang, Eduardo Conceição


14.05.2013, Lecture


FH Köln, Fakultät für Architektur, Vortragsreihe: Architektur Raum Kunst, Jan Liesegang


05.05.2013 – 19.00, Lecture & Discussion

Hochschule und Stadtentwicklung

Konrad-Adenauer-Platz, Hochschule Bochum, Collaboratorium für kulturelle Praxis, Andrea Hofmann


03.05.2013 – 10.00, Discussion

The Ongoing Life of Art: Urban Interventions and Artistic Practice

MoMA, New York,  Symposium “Art at Large: Art Making in the Long View”, Rick Lowe, Markus Bader of raumlaborberlin, Yukinori Yanagi, and Jeanne van Heeswijk, moderated by Sally Tallant


02.05.2013, Lecture

Polylemma – “How can we be radical, Mrs Merkel?”

Tallinn, Jan Liesgang


02.05.2013, Lecture

Acting in Public

Hamburg, Universität der Nachbarschaften, Hotel?Wilhelmsburg, Andrea Hofmann, Olga Maria Hungar


21.03.2013 – 15.00, Symposium

Hier entsteht Öffentlichkeit

Kunstmuseum Basel, 13. Forum Kultur und Ökonomie, Konferenz: Lost in Space – Kampfzone öffentlicher Raum, Andrea Hofmann, Markus Bader


09.03.2013 – 09.00, Lecture


Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, Symposium: Kulturräume der Zukunft, Jan Liesegang


21.02.2013, 19.00, Lecture


Kunstencentrum STUK, Stad en Architectuur, Leuven, Belgium; Markus Bader


15.02.2013, 13.30 , Lecture

acting in public

Yale School of Architecture, Symposium Achtung: Berlin, Jan Liesgang


13.02.2013, 18.30, Symposium

acting in public

UC Berkley, Wurster Hall, College of Environmental Design Lecture Series, Jan Liesgang


11.02.2013, 17.00, Lecture

acting in public

The University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Architecture, Jan Liesgang


07.02.2013, 19.00, Lecture

40% public, 50% common, 10% private

TU Berlin, Vortragsreihe “as found”, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Axel Timm




08.12.2012 – 9.30, Symposium

Cant’t you crawl to another town…

Ringlokschuppen, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Cant’t you crawl to another town…, Jan Liesegang


01.12.2012, Lecture

zusammen arbeiten

Beckmanns Hof – Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Jan Liesegang


06.12.2012, 18.00, Talk

Dialoge zu Kunst und Architektur

Zürich, Cabaret Voltaire, Dialoge zu Kunst und Architektur, Marjetica Potrc (Künstlerin und Architektin, HFBK und Ljubljana) und Jan Liesegang (Architekt, raumlaborberlin)


21.11.2012, Lecture

Stadt der Zukunft – Making Heimat

Museum für Architektur und Design, , Ljubljana, Jan Liesgang und Olga Maria Hungar (raumlaborberlin), Kadri Klementi (Tallinn), Matej Blenkuš (A.biro), Aljoša Dekleva (Dekleva Gregorič)


14.11.2012 – 18.30, Talk

Mobilités – entre art et architecture

École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Markus Bader, Jean-Louis Boissier, Nathalie Roseau, Andrea Urlberger
on occasion of the publication “Habiter les aéroports, Paradoxes d’une nouvelle urbanité


26.10.2012, Lecture


reART:theURBAN, Zürich, Markus Bader, Jan Liesegang


27.09.2012, Talk

Baukasten, Spiel und sozialer Raum – Urbane Interventionen durch Architektur und Design

DMY Awards & Jury Selection 2012: Junges Design im Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin, Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi (Direktorin des Bauhaus-Archivs), Markus Bader (Raumlabor Berlin), Barry Richards (Rockwell Group)


22.09.2012, 10.00 Uhr, Talk

Social Architecture

TodaysArt Festival 2012, The Hague, Markus Bader (raumlaborberlin), Jan Korbes + Denis Oudendijk (Refunc), Eva de Klerk (NDSM), Jan Jongert (2012Architecten/INSIDE)


20.07.2012, Workshop


Berlin, Kunsthalle Hamburger Platz, auf Einladung des Projekts ABLE der Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Jan Liesegang


29.05.2012, 10.00 Uhr, Panel

New ways of Envisioning Public Space

Symposium, Tools for an unknown Future, Mutek, Montreal, Caroline Gagnon (Université de Montréal; CA), Giovanna Borasi (Canadian Center for Architecture; CA), Hugues Sweeney (National Film Board of Canada; CA), Markus Bader


08.05.2012, 17.3o Uhr, Talk

Stadträume versilbern – Zukunft ohne Glanz? / Stadtentwicklung in Berlin und Luxemburg

Zeughauskino Berlin, Festival “Luxemburg ist…”, Christian Schulz (Universität Luxemburg), Leonie Baumann (Rektorin der Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee), Markus Bader


20.04.2012 – 11.00 Uhr, Lecture


Symposium MA:E, Blue Box Bochum, Andrea Hofman


08.03.2012, Talk

Umgang mit öffentlichen Räumen

Niederländische Botschaft Berlin, Mart Stam Gespräch, Werner Durth, Fritz Schumacher (Kantonsbaumeister von Basel), Leonie Baumann (Rektorin der Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee), Markus Bader


08.03.2012 – 17.00 Uhr, Lecture

THE COOPERATIVE CITY – a new approach to planning and creativity

Tallinn, Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture, Thursday Lecture Series, Matthias Rick


01.03.2012 – 10.00 Uhr, Lecture


ETH Zürich, Department Architektur Urban Manufacturing / Manufacturing in the Urban, Andrea Hofmann, Axel Timm


01.03.2012 – 13.00 Uhr, Lecture

Instant City Strategies

University of Helsinki, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Markus Bader


28.02.2012, Lecture

Double Feature

Hasselt/Belgium, School of Architecture, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


25.02.2012 – 15.00, Talk

Performance Architecture

ASA Curators’ Lab, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


13.02.2012- 15.00, Talk

Leben mit Weitsicht – Großraumsiedlungen als Chance

Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Veranstaltung zur IBA 2020, in der Villa Elisabeth in Berlin, Markus Bader


02.02.2012 – 20.00, Lecture

INSTAND URBANISM – how sustainable is the temporary?

Lithuania, National Gallery of Arts, Vilnius, 6th session of Architecture Fund “Architecture as Progress”, Matthias Rick


24.01.2012 – 11.15 , Talk


Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Baukunst, Kunst und Architektur, Markus Bader


23.01.2012 – 19.00, Talk

Art in Use

Ort, Titel Link, Jan Liesegang
University of Arts Berlin, “Salon im Babette” talk series Graduate School, Matthias Rick, Marjetica Potrc and Ooze architects




09.12.2011 – 16.00, Lecture

Total freedom is no freedom at all?

École nationale supérieure dàrchitecture Paris-Malaquais, Journee d’etude AAP Démocracité, Markus Bader


06.12.2011 -18.00, Lecture

Some Ideas for Better Cities

FH Düsseldorf, Maverick City Lectures: Internationale Positionen zur Unbestimmten Stadt, Markus Bader mit Richard Kroeker


01.12.2011, Discussion

Mobility and Social Space

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Auditorium Sabatini Building, Matthias Rick, Edgar Endress and Tomas Ruiz-Rivas


29.11.2011, Inaugural Lecture

Real Utopias – Linking the Existing with the Imaginary!

Aalborg Universitet, Faculty for Art and Technology, Matthias Rick


27.11.2011, Discussion

Ist die Stadt noch zu retten?

Schauspiel Bochum / Deutschlandradio Kultur: Reden von Morgen, Matthias Rick, Meinhard von Gerkan und Eckart Kröck


23.11.2011 – 18.30, Workshop

Flüchtige Architektur

Kvadrat Showroom Stuttgardt, “Open Series – Freiräume”, Matthias Rick


25.10.2011 -16.30, Lecture

Processing the city: some strategies for reclaiming public space

Umeå, UMA-Umeå School of Architecture, LiAi Laboratory for Immediate Architectural Intervention, Francesco Appuzzo, Axel Timm


21.10.2011 – 12.00, Lecture


Johannesburg, School of Architecture, Fada Auditorium, Markus Bader


11.-15.10.2011, Workshop

mobile micro business units

SPOT (Public service for optimising refuse), Barcelona, spot, Jan Liesegang, Frauke Gerstenberg, Matthias Rick, Katja Szymczak


04-10.10.2011, Workshop

on instant urbanism

BIAW 2011 – SCARCITY, BIAW 2011, Jan Liesegang


29.09.-05.10.2011, Workshop


Genf, Festival Espace Temporaire, espace temporaire, Matthias Rick mit Nick Green, Christian Göthner, Olga Maria Hungar


27.09.2011 – 20.00, Talk

Gespräch über Weltausstellung, Apokalypse und den Tempelhofer Flughafen

BALI, BALI, BALI – Installation von Tobias Rehberger, HAU 2, Tempelhofer Ufer, Berlin Kreuzberg, Joseph Vogl und raumlaborberlin (Matthias Rick, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius)


02.09.2011 – 14.00, Lecture


Art & Technology/ Gammeltorf 10/ Big Hall/ 9000 Aalborg/ Dänemark, Matthias Rick


30.06.2011, Lecture

IMPULS: Die Rolle der Kreativität in der Stadtplanung

Impulsveranstaltung, Kreativen Raum Schaffen, Schwere Reiter, München, Kreativen Raum Schaffen, Markus Bader


30.06.-03.07.2011, Festival Participation

House of Contamination

eme3, International Architecture Festival, Barcelona, eme3, raumlaborberlin


28.05.-03.06.2011, Workshop

The Generator// Brno Public Stage

Brno, Haus der Kunst, Francesco Apuzzo und Axel Timm mit Studierenden der FH Dortmund und der Brno University of Technology


28.06.2011, Lecture

Pecha Kucha II

Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Matthias Rick


11.06.2011, Lecture

Linking the Existing with the Imaginary

Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Creative Sydney Festival, Matthias Rick


28.05.2011, Conference

some ideas for better cities II

Prag, Matthias Rick, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


25.05.2011, Lecture

bye bye utopia

DAE Eindhoven, Axel Timm




Berlinische Galerie, raumlaborberlin


20.05.2011, Symposium

Who Activates Cultural Space Today? A Seoul – Berlin Dialogue

ANCB – Aedes Network Campus Berlin, u.a. mit Prof. Pai Hyungmin, Olivia Plender, Luis Berríos-Negrón and Matthias Rick


18-20.05.2011, Workshop

Die Weltenarena

FH Dortmund, Fachbereich Design, 19. Focus Award, Axel Timm, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius mit Oliver Langbein (OSA)


18.05.2011, Workshop

Bubbletectures/The Kitchen Monument and beyond

Hamburg, Kvadrat Showroom “Textile Architektur”, Matthias Rick


17.05.2011, Lecture


HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Lehrstuhl Urban Design, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


16.05.2011, Lecture

Real Utopias – Eichbaumoper

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Departement Darstellende Künste und Film, Matthias Rick


12.05.2011, Lecture

sudden cities. approriation tools for unique urban places

Ecole Speciale de Architecture de Paris, Matthias Rick, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


12.05.2011, Lecture


UdK Berlin, Axel Timm, Jan Liesegang


07.05.2011 | Talk @ Spacebuster

Emerging Territories of Movement 15×360 manifestos

Festival of Ideas, Storefront for Arts and Architecture, New York, Jan Liesegang, Axel Timm mit Saskia Sassen, Christian Schüller, Molly Wright Steenson, Mark Shepard, Joseph Grima, Bjarke Ingels, Fake Industries, Annegret Maier, Daniel Perlin, Mitch Joachim, David Benjamin, Hayley Eber, Mirko Köhnke, Juergen Mayer H, Moderation: Christian Gärtner und Eva Franch i Gilabert


07.05.2011, Public Workshop

The Generator NY

New York, Festival of Ideas, Storefront for Arts and Architecture, Jan Liesegang, Axel Timm mit Olga Maria Hungar, Cécile Oberkampf, Manfred Eccli


03-07.05.2011, Lecture


FAFIF The Fresh Architecture Foundation in Foundation-Conference, Forsbacka, Sweden, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


02.05.2011, Lecture

Space Catalysts

Konferenz “Detmolder Räume”, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Detmold, Matthias Rick


02.04.2011, Lecture

Algumas perguntas sobre cuidades

Dédalo Conference “dis:Place”, Porto School of Architecture, Portugal, Jan Liesegang, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


28./29.04.2011, Lecture

Das Große Wiener Kaffeehaus-Experiment

MAK Design Lab, Wien, Jan Liesegang, Axel Timm


01.04.2011, Lecture

Reale Utopie Eichbaum

Heimspiel 2011, Salon für Projekte im Stadtraum, Köln, Matthias Rick


08-10.03.2011, Lecture and Workshop

Das Große Wiener Kaffeehaus-Experiment

MAK Design Lab, Wien, Jan Liesegang, Axel Timm


25.02.2011, Conference

Living the City”

Rimini, Italy, Matthias Rick


24.02.2011, Presentation

Villa Massimo: Die Stipendiaten des Jahres 2010

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Jan Liesegang und Frauke Gerstenberg


10.-12.03.2011, Lecturetour


Prag, Brno, Bratislave, Matthias Rick,


16.02.-19.02.2011, International Student Workshop

Sudden Marke

Markthalle IX, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Matthias Rick, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Axel Timm und Martin Kaltwasser mit Studenten aus Prag, Dortmund, Liberec, u.a.


08.02.2011, Lecture


Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Matthias Rick


30.01.2011, Lecture


University of Cyprus, Department of Architecture, Markus Bader


26.01.2011, Opening

IBA Studio

Berlin, Flughafen Tempelhof, Alte Zollgarage, Markus Bader


22.01.2011 , Lecture

Acting in Public/Werkbericht

Kongress “Die Zukunft des Bauens” Bau 11 München, Matthias Rick


20.01.2011, Lecture

Instant Urbanism

Arch+feature, Meiré und Meiré Factury, Köln,, Matthias Rick


20.01.2011, Lecture

Der Querulant

Köln, Rheinlandhalle, Axel Timm


11.01.1011, Lecture

Spatial Practices and Politics II

Ljublijana, Slownien, City Museum, Markus Bader mit Tatjana Schneider (Space Agency, Sheffield) und Maike Schalk (Stockholm)


16.12.2010, Presentation

Era21 #02 2010 – Germany: New Urban Strategies

Akademie für Kunst, Architektur und Design, Prag, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Matthias Rickmit Osamu Okamura


13.12.2010, Lecture

Straight forward with…

SAVY Berlin Neukölln, Francesco Apuzzo und Christof Mayer


11.12.2010, Moderation

Terra Madre Day

Markthalle 9, Berlin Kreuzberg, im Winterquartier des Prinzessinnengartens, Moderation Julia Schreiner und Matthias Rick


09.12.2010, Lecture and Quiz

No Trust No City

FH Bochum, Axel Timm


08.12.2010 | Lecture

Urban bypass

München, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


04.12.2010, Lecture

desire/some ideas for better cities

3rd International Scenographers’ Festival IN3, Kaserne Basel, Axel Timm, Matthias Rick




Preisverleihung Urban Intervention Award


25.11.2010, Lecture

Experimentelles Bauen

Hochschule Darmstadt, Andrea Hofmann


19.11.2010, Discussion

Eichbaumoper and Beyond

Werkstatt B1 A40 Stadtbauraum Gelsenkirchen, Matthias Rick mit Andreas Krauth


16.11.2010, Moderation des Vortrags von Peter Haimerl

Zellen, Life Science-Urban Framing

HAU Berlin, Matthias Rick


09.11.2010, Lecture

Some ideas…

Stockholm, China Theatre, Architecture Day der schwedischen Architektenkammer, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Markus Bader


03.11.2010, Lecture

Some ideas for better cities

ENSA Strasbourg, Workshops E-Cité, Matthias Rick


01.11.2010, Lecture

Acting in public

Züricher Hochschule der Künste, Andrea Hofmann


29.10.2010 | Opening “Sillyscope and the John Cleese Academy”
“wonders of weston” exhibition, Weston Supermare, UK, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Axel Timm, Nicole Timm, Sabine Zahn


26.10.2010, Symposium

Jugend macht Stadt

Heizkraftwerk Berlin, Forschungsprojekt vom Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt-, und Raumforschung, Matthias Rick mit Ulrike Seybold und Andreas Krauth


26.10.2010, Lecture

Urban Bypass

Budapest, Trafo, Yona Friedman Conference, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


25.10.2010, Lecture

Urban Bypass

Kopenhagen, DK, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


15.10.2010,Lecture & Discussion Dinner
Kunsthaus Bregenz, KUB Arena, Andrea Hofman und Jan Liesegang


14.10.2010, Lecture & Workshop

Some ideas for better cities

Kopenhagen, Christof Mayer


13.10.2010, Lecture

desire/some ideas for better cities

Cork City Council, Ireland, Matthias Rick


06.10.2010, Lecture and Quiz

Acting in Public

FH Aachen, Axel Timm


30.09.2010, Lecture

Acting in Public

Plan 10, Köln, Axel Timm


28.09.2010, Fortbildungsveranstaltung

Jugendliche als Akteure der Stadtentwicklung

Bauhütte, Eichbaum, Mühlheim, Matthias Rick


16.09.2010, Premiere

Barnes Dance

Sophiensäle, Berlin, Bühnenbild: Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, raumlaborberlin


16.09.2010, Lecture

Textile Architektur

München, Haus der Gegenwart, Matthias Rick


15.09.2010, Lecture

Yesterdays Utopias/Strategies of Today

Legenda, Gesellschaft für Explorative Landeskund e.V., Rathaus Marl, Matthias Rick


26.08.2010, Discussion

Sudden City

Venedig Biennale, Giardini, Kitchen Monument, mit Vanessa Miriam Carlo, Andres Johansson, Igor Kovacevic, Ana Mendez de Andes, Matthias Rick, Ola Wasilkovska and Thor Lindstrand, moderated by Markus Bader


27.07.2010, Quizz

The Super Green Jeopardy

Venedig Biennale, Giardini, Kitchen Monument, with Jeanne van Heeswijk, Igor Kovacevic, Lukas Feireiss, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Kjetil Thorson, Minsuk Cho, Michael Olbrist, Tom Mayne and Winy Maas, dedicated to Kristin Feirreiss and 30 Years Aedes Gallery Berlin, moderated by Tom Matton and Matthias Rick


17.07.2010, Opening

Bye Bye Utopia

Kunsthaus Bregenz, raumlaborberlin


24.06.2010, Lecture

mobile urban intervention units

Tate Modern, London Festival of Architecture, Matthias Rick


24.06.2010, Lecture

Acting in Public, Werkbericht

BDA Forum, Braunschweig, Matthias Rick


11.06.2010, Lecture and Talk

Linking the existing with the imaginary

Art Boom Festival Kraków, Polen, Axel Timm


07.06.2010, Lecture

Reclaiming Space – Temporäre Zwischennutzungen

afo Architekturforum Oberösterreich, Linz, Österreich, Andrea Hofmann, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


02.-06.06.2010, Expedition

Die Expedition – 4. Etappe, der rechte Weg

St Pölten, im Bischofsteich, die Expedition, Andrea Hofmann, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Axel Timm, Matthias Rick


31.05.2010, Lecture

thinking the space

4×4 days in motion, National Technical Library, Prague, Matthias Rick


14.05.2010, Lecture and Discussion

Aktion als Methode. Zeitlich befristete Interventionen als Strategie in der Stadtplanung

OeGFA, Oestereichische Gesellschaft für Architektur, Andrea Hofmann


24.05.2010, Discussion

Kultur: Kosten- oder Wirtschaftsfaktor

FOM Hochschule für Ökonomie und Management, Essen, Matthias Rick


20.05.2010, Launch/Opening

rosy the ballerina

Potterfieldpark, London, Matthias Rick mit Katerina Videnova und Manfred Eccli


01.05.2010, Lecture


Aedes Land, Berlin, Matthias Rick


28.04.2010, Lecture


Fragnera Gallery Prague, Architecture and Inclusion, Matthias Rick


15.04.2010, Opening

Naumburger Weg

IBA 2010, Naumburg, Saale, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Florian Stirnemann


27.04.2010, Lecture

desire/some ideas for better cities

Rotterdam Berlage Institute, Matthias Rick


17.-21.03.2010, Expedition

Die Expedition – 3.Etappe, über Windungen

St.Pölten, Festspielhaus St.Pölten, die Expedition, Andrea Hofmann, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Axel Timm, Matthias Rick


19.02.2010, Symposium

Jugendliche im Stadtquartier

Kassel Kulturbahnhof, Forschungsprojekt vom Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt-, und Raumforschung, Matthias Rick


03.02.2010, Lecture

desire, some ideas for better cities

Kom je Ook 4, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, Matthias Rick


01.- 06.02.2010, Workshop

Schlangen und Leitern am Ostkreuz

Winterakademie am Theater an der Parkaue, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius mit Sabine Zahn


30.01.2010, Lecture

Urban Tales

Jahrestagung der Dramaturgischen Gesellschaft, Gessnerallee, Zürich, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


28.01.2010, Lecture

Vortragsreihe: Künstler reden über ihre Arbeit

Kunstgeschichtliches Institut der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br., Andrea Hofman, Axel Timm


20.01.2010, Lecture

acting in public

Uni Siegen, Fachbereich Architektur und Städtebau, Andrea Hofman, Axel Timm


07.01.2010, Lecture

Eichbaumoper, Odyssee Europa

RUHR.2010 – Inszenierung einer Metropole, Ruhr-Universtität Bochum, Matthias Rick


09.-13.12.2009, Expedition

Die Expedition – 2.Etappe, Krise der Parameter

St. Pölten, Festspielhaus St.Pölten, die Expedition, Andrea Hofmann, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Axel Timm, Matthias Rick


03.- 05.10.2009, Premiere

am Schauplatz der Intimität – eine Phantasmagorie

Berlin, Mobile Akademie am HAU1 Theater mit einer Raumgestaltung von raumlaborberlin, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


02.12.2009, Lecture
Universität Kassel, Vortragsreihe „Fusion“, Markus Bader


30.11.2009, Talk

Kollektive Kontroversen/ neue Arbeitsformen im Theater”

Ringlokschuppen Mülheim, Matthias Rick


23.11.2009, Lecture

Schnelle Hotels

Innovationszentrum Lichtenfels, Axel Timm


23-25.11.2009, Workshop
Innovationszentrum Lichtenfels, Florian Stirnemann, Axel Timm mit Studierenden der FH Coburg und Schülern der Berufsfachschule Flechtwerkgestaltung


06.11.2009 , Lecture

Anual 09

Muenster School of Architecture, Andrea Hofmann


03.11.2009 , Lecture

Odyssee Europa, Sechs Schauspiele und eine Irrfahrt durch die Zwischenwelt

Stadtbauraum Gelsenkirchen, Netzwerktreffen Kulturhauptstadt 2010, Matthias Rick


31.10.2009, Lecture

Reanimation of lost Urbanity

Sofia Architecture Week 09, Bulgarien, Andrea Hofmann


23.10.2009, Lecture and Workshop

Urban Marketplace for Ideas

San Sebastian, Spain, Axel Timm


07.-11.10.2009, Expedition

Die Expedition – 1.Etappe, der Beschluss die Stadt zu verlassen

Marktplatz St.Pölten, Festspielhaus St.Pölten, die Expedition, Andrea Hofmann, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Axel Timm, Matthias Rick


19.10.2009, Workshop

OSSA Workshop

Poznan, Polen, Markus Bader


23.09.2009, Lecture and Talk

On Exhibitions

Malmö, Schweden, Axel Timm


18./19.09.2009, Lecture & Workshop

how to design a happy city – conference

UCL, Liverpool, Matthias Rick, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


03./04.09.2009, Lecture

Experience City

Aalborg, Dänemark, Matthias Rick


30.08.2009, Talk

Specific Site Seeing

Schloss Bröllin, Moderation: Axel Timm


14.-16.08.2009, Lecture

Real Utopias

Konferenz „Post Capitalistc City“, Pula, Matthias Rick, Jan Liesegang


30./31.07.2009, Workshop

Summer School „Open City“

München, Markus Bader


16./17.07.2009, Lecture

acting in public, some ideas for livable cities

Anyang, Korea, 1. Conference in context of APAP2010, Ecology of Urban Development: Working with Communities, Matthias Rick


02.-10.07.2009, Workshop

lieux possibles

Bordeaux, Frankreich, invited by bruit de frigo, Markus Bader, Axel Timm


25.06.2009, Workshop

Potential Stadt: Zwischen Identität und Image

ZHDK Zürich, Schweiz, Institut für Gegenwartskünste, IFCAR, Axel Timm


22.-26.06.2009, Workshop

inhabiting airports

Airport Toulouse, Frankreich, Markus Bader


20.06.2009 , Lecture


Hannover, Festival „Theaterformen“, Tagung „Stadtraum und Inszenierung“, Matthias Rick


19.06.2009, Lecture

Abstract City

UDK Berlin, Building Education, Markus Bader


12.06. – 15.06.2009, Workshop

Trashformation – Installation im Garten der m18

Bauhausuniversität Weimar, Horizonte, Andrea Hofmann, Axel Timm


02.06.2009, Quiz & Talk

Das Unfassbare

Bauhausuniversität Weimar, Horizonte, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Axel Timm


22.05.2009, Lecture


Hochschule Coburg, 21.Coburger Designtage, Axel Timm


18.05.2009, Lecture

Schlossplatz: Ansätze partizipativer Gestaltung

HfG Offenbach, Axel Timm


15.05.2009, Quiz & Talk

über reale Utopien

Atelierlectre UDK Berlin , Matthias Rick


00.00.0000, Lecture



04.05.2009 | Quiz & Talk “acting in public, Werkbericht”, Schwere Reiter, im Küchenmonument
Vortragsreihe “die Vermessung des Urbanen”, München, Matthias Rick, Markus Bader


30.04.2009, Lecture

Lifting Modernism, Werkbericht

Freiburg, Architekturforum, Matthias Rick, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


29.04.2009, Lecture

acting in public

Uni Köln, Ringvorlesung “Bildungsräume” , Andrea Hofmann, Markus Bader


23.04.2009, Lecture

Desire, some Ideas for better cities, part 2

UCSD, San Diego, USA, Matthias Rick, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


22.04.2009 , Lecture

Desire, some Ideas for better cities, part 1

Woodbury University, San Diego, USA, Matthias Rick, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


20.04.2009, Lecture

Acting in Public”

City University of New York, USA, Matthias Rick


01.04.2009, Lecture

Different, but how?

Stockholm, Sweden, Markus Bader


06.03.2009, Lecture

travailler en public

Comedie de caen, France, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius mit Cora Hegewald


06.03.2009, Lecture

sudden cities/ acting in public

Wintertagung des Bundesverbandes des freien Theaters, Sophiensäle, Berlin, Matthias Rick


05.03.2009, Lecture

Acting in Public

VSUP Praha, Czech Republic, Markus Bader, Christof Mayer, Matthias Rick


13.02.2009, Workshop

Pitch B1/ A40

Stadtbauraum Gelsenkirchen, eingeladen von Orange Edge, Matthias Rick mit Chjristoph Heinemann (IFAU)


06.02.2009, Lecture and Talk

Acting in Public

Budapest, Hungary, Emerging Identities East Symposium, Axel Timm


06.02.2009, BBQ und Diskussion

Kröcks Kapitale Kritik – Wie sich eine Oper der Stadt aussetzt”

Opernbauhütte, Haltestelle Eichbaum, Mülheim, Matthias Rick


29.01.2009, Symposium

Theater baut Stadt”

Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen , Matthias Rick, Jan Liesegang
sowie mit Michael Schulz, Werner Ruhnau, Amelie Deuflhard, Anselm Weber, Stefan Shankland, Dirk Haas, Andy Brauneis, Holger Bergmann. moderiert von Ulrike Rose (StadtBauKultur NRW) und Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius


23.11.2008, Lecture

acting in public/ Aktivierung von Stadt und Theater

Schauspiel Essen Heldenbar, Matthias Rick


20.11.2008, Lecture

Grenzbereiche in der Architektur

BDA Würzburg/ Unterfranken, Stadt bauen/ raumlaborberlin Werkbereicht im Fürstensaal der Würzburger Residenz
Matthias Rick


09.10.2008, Lecture

Acting in Public

Praha, Czech Republic, 4+4 Days in Motion Festival, Nicole Timm, Axel Timm


04.10.-06.10.2008, Workshop

Iasi Catalysts – imaginative & fast interventions in public spaces

Iasi University, Romania, Markus Bader


24.09.2008, Lecture

Stadtentwicklung – Partizipation – Intervention: wie kommt man ins Handeln?

Oldenburg, regionales Zentrum für Baukultur, Markus Bader


11.09.2008, Discussion

What we make

Dutch Pavillion, Giardini Venice, Archiphoenix, faculties for Architecture, Markus Bader, Matthias Rick


15.08.-22.08.2008, Workshop

Aalborg Catalyst – redevelopment of the Eastern Harbour

Aalborg University, Denmark, part of the perfomative Architecture project,
Markus Bader, Matthias Rick with Klaus Overmeyer – StudioUC


16.08.2008, Lecture

Experimente, Konstruktionen und Erzählungen/ arbeiten an urbanen Prototypen

TU-Graz, Institut für Stadt- und Baugeschichte, Matthias Rick, Jan Liesegang


07.07.2008, Lecture

Erzählungen, Experiment und Konstruktionen

TU-Karlsruhe Montagsreihe Jan Liesegang


04.07.2008, Lecture

Eichbaumoper. Von der Utopie eine Oper zu bauen

Freiraumlabor Tuned City , Wriezener Bahnhof, Berlin Matthias Rick


05.06.2008, Quiz & Talk

Architektur, Kunst, Stadtentwicklung – wie lange muss das halten?

Kunstraum München, kurzer Vortrag von Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, anschließend Gespräch mit Martin Luce, Andreas Ruby, u.a.


18.05.2008, Happyhour HD

raumlabor kocht im System

Heidelberger Kunstverein ein Abendessen mit dem Geist von Henri Lefebvre


13.05.2008, Lecture

Stadt als Handlungsraum

Bremen Vortragsreihe „ANFANGEN – Neuland, Nischen, Netzwerke“, !ANFANGEN – Netzwerk junger Gestalter organisiert zusammen mit der School of Architecture an der Hochschule Bremen und dem Bremer Zentrum für Baukultur Francesco Apuzzo, Jan Liesegang


13.05.2008, Lecture

Handeln im Öffentlichen – über die Produktion von Öffentlichkeit

Lübeck Architekturforum Markus Bader


17.04.2008, Lecture

acting in public – about the production of publicity

New York, USA Cooper Union, Matthias Rick


16.04.2008 , Lecture

acting in public – about the production of publicity

New York, USA Princeton University Matthias Rick


05.04.2008, Happyhour HD


raumlabor in Gesprächen mit Nicolas Henninger (Exyzt,Paris), Roland Gerbier (Agentur für urbane Psychologien, Paris), Mauricio Corbalan und Pio Torroja (M7, Buenos Aires) über urbane Psychologien, kollektive Utopien, direkten Urbanismus und Systeme alternativer Architekturen. Special Guest: PVC (Freiburg/ Heidelberg) mit Massenbewegungen im System
Heidelberg Kunstverein raumlaborberlin


14.03.2008 , Happyhour HD

raumlabor tanzt im system

Eröffnung der Einzelausstellung “das system” von raumlaborberlin, mit DJ Jens Galler aka “the unpredictable hardcore berserk”
Heidelberger Kunstverein raumlaborberlin


10.02.2008, Lecture

Utopies collectives

Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Matthias Rick mit Exyzt &


Lotville – Landscape of Desire


raumlaborberlin has been invited to develop the “10éme Parcours d´art contemporain en vallée du Lot” north of Toulouse in July 2015. The project “Lotville” will become the underlying narrative for the parcours – it is raumlabors attempt to reintroduce urban visioning into the world of arts and architecture. Lotville is a contemporary perspective on Europes countryside in relation to urbanity. Lotville will be an exhibition and a set of interventions in the landscape and villages along the river Lot.


In the past 15 years raumlaborberlin has developed a big range of urban planning projects, installations and interventions for many European cities (and beyond). With Lotville we want to step into a new field – the relation between the contemporary landscape in Europe and the idea of urbanity.


In order to realise a work strongly rooted in the area raumlabor will move its headquarter, with up to 24 members, for 10 weeks into one of the most beautiful corners of Europe. La Maison des Arts George Pompidou is offering LES MAISONS DAURA, RÉSIDENCES INTERNATIONALES D’ARTISTES in Saint-Cirq Lapopie. The village was elected the favorite village for french people 2012. Andre Breton spent his summer holidays here and went butterfly hunting with Max Ernst.


The valley around Saint-Cirq Lapopie attracts thousands of tourists every summer. In winter and at night there are very few people left. But the valley is also place, where certain people move to stay. These are the people we want to meet. Our theory is that the living conditions here are so perfect, that sooner or later runaways from all over the world will start to settle here. What then? What could be a true living future for a place that seems to become an open air museum for country life?


At the end of our 10 weeks residency we want to present an utopia. A visionary plan based on an intense research on the valleys status quo, its needs and its potentials. We will look at people, villages, agriculture, history, economy, tourism, education, waste, water and possible future scenarios. We will develop a plan for an utopian city as a refuge for those whose lifestyles do not correspond with the city and who still won´t become farmers. Beyond a vision for some lucky few, we want to challenge the all to convenient dichotomization of rural and urban and open a provocative debate about the real future (realities and needs) of life outside the big cities.


More informations here: LOTVILLE-Concept

invited by: Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou


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.

After the fall of the Iron Curtain, artists had great opportunities to occupy and appropriate empty lots and houses, whereas nowadays they are increasingly pushed out of the city.
Art City Lab examines and documents alternative architectural and organizational approaches to the creation of affordable studio space, by analyzing a variety of prefabricated building systems and how they can be combined, adapted, and condensed into new studio prototypes.


Künstlerische Produktion hat in Urbanisierungsprozessen schon immer eine bedeutende Rolle gespielt. In Art City Lab wird dies am Beispiel von Berlin veranschaulicht. Bot die Stadt nach dem Mauerfall Künstlerinnen und Künstlern noch vielfältige Möglichkeiten, sich leer stehende Räume bedarfsgerecht und kreativ anzueignen, so werden sie seit gut einem Jahrzehnt zunehmend aus ihren Wohnungen und Ateliers im innerstädtischen Bereich verdrängt.
Art City Lab untersucht und dokumentiert alternative architektonische und organisatorische Ansätze zur Schaffung von neuen, erschwinglichen Atelierräumen. Dazu werden eine Reihe von Fertigbausystemen sowie ihre Kombinierbarkeit und Anpassungsfähigkeit analysiert und die Ergebnisse in prototypischen Entwürfen illustriert.

editor raumlaborberlin


in cooperation with Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt (Berlin), Berufsverband Bildender Künstler Berlin and Atelierbüro/Kulturwerk (bbk Berlin)

176 Pages
Format: 21 x 27 cm
Euro: 32.00 sFr 42.00
ISBN 978-3-86859-303-7


Published December 2014



re-cycling, up-cycling, pre-cycling – we like to use materials with a story. We see the material world as a world of flows and transfigurations and our interventions in it as a moments 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.


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.

On the other hand we tend to take for granted many achievements inherited from previous generations’ common efforts, without giving them a second thought. One of these heritages are public infrastructures.

The excellent quality of water coming from the tap is one of these neglected public goods. While international companies secure access to water as part of their economic models, in western cities this good is mostly distributed freely. In Montreal, water is even delivered free to most residential users.


The project wishes to re-address the notion of the public good by celebrating free access to it. the fountain house is to be a place for this celebration to find a place and a shape. To give it a presence in public-shared city spaces.

The Fountain House, with it’s open ground plan, overlapping archways for entering and accessible rooftop offers a space for various kinds of public use. It creates a new centre of attraction, a place to be around, to be in, to discover. This node structures the space and still allows surrounding programmes.



In the core, falling through a hole in the roof, a thin water fall is offered to the public, to drink, to observe or  hear, to play with. The water is collected in a small basin and redistributed to the air thanks to nozzles creating a thin refreshing cloud slowly moving in the space of the fountain house.



The fountain house is located at the corner of Sainte Catherine and Clark, in a really central area of Montreal. Built on an undefined space, an inner city waiting land, with an eclectic architectural surrounding, the fountain house enhances the potential of the space. Stairs allow the visitor to reach the roof of the structure and enjoy a 360° panorama of the surrounding environment.



Besides being a public place of interaction and interchange, the fountain house is a place to celebrate life. It lives with the water, the fundamental element of all. The skin of the building is more than just a shelter or an enclosure. It lives and changes.

Plants, funghi and small organisms create their own small biological habitat on the outside, as well as the inside of the fountain house.



The fountain house is open every day from 11.00 to 23.00 till the 27th of october 2014.




Artistic Collaboration


Chantal Dumas:Soundinstallation linking the Fountain House with the neighborhood


Cécile Martin: A site-specific light installation inside the fountain house, reacting to the variations of flows within the environment: wind, light, pedestrians


Erin Sexton and Magali Babin:Series of improvised sound performances based on the structure of the Fountain House or on the water.


Chris Salter:Sound and light installation in the Fountain House


Gisèle Trudel:Visual and audio installation about waste water treatment in different locations




Scheduled Events


25th and 26th August 2014:Furniture Workshop with Markus Bader

27th August 2014:Opening of the Fountain House, Conference with Markus Bader

27th August – 26th October:Chantal Dumas  &  Cécile Martin

11th – 16th September:Erin Sexton and Magali Babin

2nd – 26th October:Chris Salter

2nd – 26th October:Gisèle Trudel













In collaboration with La Biennale de Montréal: “Futur antérieur” BNLMTL 2014: L’avenir (looking forward)


The „Fountain House“ is a Co-production of the Goethe-Institut Montréal with the Partnership of Quartier des Spectacles.


The project is being funded by the Federal Foreign Office Germany, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du QuébecKLH Massivholz GmbHAdvantage AustriaHapag Lloyd, the Idaho Forest Group, the Conseil des arts de MontréalFalcon International Bank and the Canadian German Chamber of Commerce.


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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.


Durban is a city on the move; overpopulated by the car, the pedestrians, the taxis. But people don’t stop in the city. There are no places to stop. It is not safe to stop. Despite (or maybe because of) all the movement, Durban remains fractured, apart, divided.


When visiting Durban for the first time we met Doung an artists/architect focusing on post-apartheid spatial practices. Doung showed us the highway which is the main entrance point into Durban. Parallel to this lies a pedestrian path that connects the townships in the Westto Warwick Junction, a knot of underpasses and overpasses, tunnels, train and bus station, where a massive and bustling informal market lives and breathes. This is what best represents the African city.


So thousands of people walk up and down this path, in and out of the city, a dirt path that meanders along the highway, between lanes, through green patches, under bridges, to the overwhelming sound of the moving cars.


Our site was one of these green patches, a leftover triangle between the highway and the exit roads. The site was very active as it was a meeting point for many flows of movement. There was a informal stop for the mini taxis on one side, the pedestrian path on the other, and also a meeting point at the highway level for hitchhikers going west.


Together with Doung we decided to acknowledge all these forms of informal transport and make a physical manifestation of this; to create a station for informal traffic, a hub, a rest stop, a shelter.

Drawing on the reality of the overpopulation of cars in the African city, we built the roof out of car bodies, removing the chassis and recovering the shells. The roof would become also a symbol and landmark for the informal movements. Again, recognizing the everyday.

Sourcing cars immersed us in the back stage of the city. The scrapyards and small industries that hide away in the outskirts collecting and salvaging all they can, keeping the material flow alive and to a certain extent, sustainable.

This brought us to Chatsworth, an Indian township outside of Durban, a manufacturing ecology populated with small industries, workshops, scrapyards and hardware stores. A machine of permanent hustling and improvisation. Together with a team of panel beaters and all around craftsmen we recovered and renovated our car shells.


under construction

invited by Goethe Institute South Africa


in cooperation with Dala Collective, Durban


images by Roger Jardine


making of video


A 100 – Landscapes of Desire

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


“Improvisation als strukturnutzende, situative Überschreitung des Plans ist nicht die Beschönigung eines Scheiterns, sondern die Anerkennung der Beweglichkeit des situativen Raums.” Christopher Dell, in Performance des Raums in Arch+183


Im Südosten Berlins laufen derzeitig die Vorbereitungen für den Erweiterungsbau des Berliner Stadtring – der A100. Das geplante Stuück Autobahn führt den Stadtring weiter von der Grenzallee über die Sonnenalle hin zum Treptower Park. Es fuührt durch ein heterogenes Stadtgebiet auf beiden Seiten der derzeitigen Bezirksgrenze von Treptow und Neukölln. In diesem von Mischnutzungen durchdrungenden Stadtviertel gibt es zur Zeit Industrie, Gewerbe, Wohnen, Brachen – Off-Kultur genauso selbstverständlich wie ein Leiser-Schuh-Outlett und die AUTOBAHN.Die urbane Transformation, welche nun durch die Planungprozesse angestoßen ist, legt das Skelett der Stadt frei: Häuser werden verlassen, verlieren an Wert, Lauben werden abgerissen, der Weg freigemacht, urbane Raäume verwildern und verlieren ihre Funktionen im staädtischen Kontext, es ist ein unbestimmter Tranformationsraum entstanden, in welchem sich die Fragen nach den Wertigkeiten und Visionen zur urbanen Zukunft neu stellen.


DIE PARADE Im Rahmen des Nordwindfestivals inszeniert raumlabor berlin eine Parade entlang der Baustelle der Autobahn A100. In einer Mischung aus Realität und Absurden, Inszeniertem und Zufälligkeiten bewegen wir uns an der Trasse durch den städtischen Alltag. Dabei treffen wir auf Künstler und Autoschrauber, ein Fischrestaurant und einen Philosphen, der Besucher wird zum Teil einer aktiven Stadtcollage. Der städtische Transformationsprozess setzt unsere alltägliche Ordnung außer Kraft – die Performance gewinnt die Oberhand – die Stadt wird zum Raum der Möglichkeiten.


Die Paraden mit Beiträgen von Christopher Dell, Pastor Leumund, Martin Kaltwasser, raumlaborberlin u.v.a. fanden im September 2014 statt.


Die Filmdokumentation der Parade war im Rahmen des “Urban Species Festival” im Oktober zu sehen.



Visualisierung der fertiggestellten Autobahn 100 (c) AG SRB-Stadtring Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt Berlin

Visualisierung Ansicht Südportal Tunnel Grenzallee 100 (c) AG SRB-Stadtring Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt Berlin


im Rahmen des Nordwind Festival


präsentiert von Nordwind/Kamnagel


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.


The transformation of the public space has become a critical theme in the discourse of architecture and urban planning over the last twenty years. It is in public space, where the altered work and living patterns of post-industrial society are reflected. While the digitalisation and virtualisation of public life have rendered the public space less important as a location for the exchange of goods and information, the pluralisation of our society is leading to a multiplication of lifestyles and needs, which creates new specifications and desires for the design of the public realm. Due to ubiquitous mobile communication the borders between private and public spaces are blurring. The expiring welfare state, with it’s the socio-economical challenges, cannot fulfil the diverse needs that the increasing privatization and commercialization of the public space fosters.


These socio-cultural and economic changes have led to new demands, but also to new possibilities,which in many cases have created new forms of appropriating and using public spaces. Temporary, informal and intermediate uses, appropriation initiatives and experimental design-and-build projects have arisen from the need for new urban spaces, globally prompting the development of a new experimental realm of urban possibilities. The public space has become a platform upon which societal participation is being renegotiated and new ideas of community are being constructed and tested. All at once, these new approaches offer a wider opening for urban and spatial production for a greater diversity of actors. This is an urban development based on urban use, strengthening of the counter poles in the monetary dynamic of utilization and application that characterize our late capitalist society.


Thursday 24.07.2014
New Collective Spaces // Process Based Planning Strategies

The first day of the Symposium focuses on new emancipatory urban practices in relation to city planning. Central questions for the days’ discussions include: are we still able to imagine a better future society, better places and better cities? What is the meaning of public space for our imagination of how we want to live together in our societies? Which are the methods to generate real participation and include different user groups into development of our common spaces. How can we plan in open processes? How can we integrate bottom up strategies into the administrative and political realities of our cities?


SPEAKERS: Nikolaus Heiss (Darmstadt), Astrid Schmeing (Darmstadt), Martin Kaltwasser (Berlin), Ana Méndez de Andés (Madrid), Mauricio Corbalan, m7red (Buenos Aires), Bernd Kniess (Hamburg), Raoul Bunschoten, Chora (London), Teleinternetcafé (Berlin), Markus Bader, raumlaborberlin (Berlin), Dennis Crompton, Archigram (London)
DINNER TALK: Collectif Etc (Strasbourg)


Moderation by Jan Liesegang and Christian Holl, Inari Virkkala
Graphic documentation by Thomas Rustemeyer



Friday 25.07.2014
Self Build City // Experimental Building Practice

More and more groups of young architects work not only as designers in their offices, but also build prototypes and parts of their interior designs and buildings. In these projects, planning, researching, participating, designing and debating are combined into an 1:1 experiment, which offers abundance and an enormous amount of freedom that usually gets lost in conventional planning structures and building processes. To be present – on location – and to be able to react to existing or developing social and architectural conditions is a component of their work. Participation and building in temporary communities creates the foundation for a new a culture of planning. The architects and planners also find themselves in the role of mediators between the various local interest groups and between levels of urban planning. Their presence on location can reveal potential, move processes along and realize appropriation activities. Empty buildings, urban wasteland and dead traffic nodes become nodes of action.


How do we see the Osthang Project in relation to the historical “Mathildenhöhe Artist Colony”? What are the objectives and methods of the build and design movement? Is it essential for these socially engaged projects that the architects are present on site? Does the involvement of the user and the architect in the active building process lead to a new architecture? How can we incorporate the experience made in this processes into the everyday planning practice? How can we negotiate clashing needs and interests in this participatory processes? How can this kind of open building processes be applied to more long term and large-scale projects?


The following questions should be discussed in this section:
How do we see the Osthang Project in relation to the historical “Mathildenhöhe Artist Colony”? What are the objectives and methods of the build and design movement? Is it essential for these socially engaged projects that the architects are present on site? Does the involvement of the user and the architect in the active building process lead to a new architecture? How can we incorporate the experience made in this processes into the everyday planning practice? How can we negotiate clashing needs and interests in this participatory processes? How can this kind of open building processes be applied to more long term and large-scale projects?


SPEAKERS: Studio Umschichten (Stuttgart), Marjetica Potrč (Ljubljana/Berlin), ConstructLab (Paris/Berlin), Inari Virkkala (Helsinki) instead of Susanne Hoffmann, Baupiloten (Berlin) (canceled), orizzontale (Rom), Erlend Blakstad Haffner (Oslo), Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokio), transparadiso (Wien)
DINNER DISCUSSION: Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokio), Cornelia Zuschke (Darmstadt), Karsten Wiegand (Darmstadt)


Moderation by Jan Liesegang and Christian Holl, Inari Virkkala
Graphic documentation by Thomas Rustemeyer


As part of the OSTHANG PROJECT,Architektursommer Rhein-Main 2014


Symposium Programm