Wed, Sept. 22, 3 p.m. /// "Shrinking Cities - Non-Standard Cities" (english)
ART FORUM BERLIN, Messegelände (Trade Fair Grounds) Berlin, Palais Am Funkturm, 14055 Berlin
Admission: included in admission to ART FORUM BERLIN
With Johan Holten, Philipp Oswalt, Marjetica Potrc, Angelika Schnell, Barbara Steiner.
Organized by the ART FORUM BERLIN 2004.
Tu, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. /// Discourse 08 "International Idea Competition Shrinking Cities - Rethinking the City" (german)
Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ, Taut-Saal, Köpenicker Str. 48/49, 10179 Berlin
In January 2004, the magazine archplus announced the contest "Shrinking Cities - Rethinking the City" as part of the project Shrinking Cities.
After the second meeting of the jury, a discussion will be held this evening with the members of the jury about the prizewinning designs and possible strategies for action.
With Azra Aksamija (artist/architect, Sarajevo/Princeton), Anne Lacaton (architect, Paris), Ruedi Baur (graphic artist, Paris), Regina Bittner (cultural researcher, Dessau), Georg Schöllhammer (art theoretician, Vienna). Moderation: Nikolaus Kuhnert (archplus).
Fr, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. /// Discourse 09 "East Germany in the Global Process of Shrinking" (german)
Podewil, Club, Klosterstr. 68-70, 10179 Berlin. Admission free
Public colloquium in cooperation with the Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning IRS Erkner/Berlin and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.
Since the 1980s, the process of globalization has been characterized by a new political-economic geography of growth and shrinking: central industrial urban regions are shrinking, while peripheral regions are developing into nodes of the world market. What prospects for eastern Germany result from these global processes?
With Regina Bittner (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation), Ulf Matthiesen (IRS Erkner), Philipp Oswalt (architect/journalist), Walter Prigge (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation), Uwe Rada (editorial board, Die Tageszeitung), Tim Rieniets (Project Office Shrinking Cities), Regina Sonnabend (IBA Stadtumbau 2010), Erhard Stölting (University of Potsdam), Michael Thomas (BISS Berlin), Ivan Tosics (Central European University Budapest).
Fr, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. /// Discourse 10 "The Architecture of Shrinking - Shrinking Architecture?" (german)
TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 152, Architecture Building, Auditorium A151, 10623 Berlin Admission free
In cooperation with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Faculty VII (Architecture Environment Society) of the Technical University Berlin.
What are the tasks of architects in shrinking cities? Is the architecture of shrinking a shrunken architecture - or an opportunity to rethink design? A discussion about the prospects of architecture and urban design.
With Bart Lootsma (architecture theoretician, Vienna), Hans-Ulrich Obrist (curator, Paris), Philipp Oswalt (architect/journalist, Berlin), Andreas Ruby (architecture critic, Cologne). Introduction: Rudolf Schäfer (TU Berlin). Moderation: Friedrich von Borries (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation).