09/09/2016 – 10/07/2016

TOPOTEK 1
Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin

The exhibition will showcase work from notable architects, artists and designers, Topotek 1 worked with over the years.

Plus presentation of the corresponding monograph release „Creative Infidelities – On the Landscape Architecture of Topotek 1", in celebration of 20 years in the field.

 
07/21/2016 – 08/19/2016

Ricco/Maresca
529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, New York 10011
(located in the 529 Arts Building, in between 10th and 11th ave)

Exhibition and book launch on the occasion of award-winning multi media artist and photographer Bastienne Schmidt’s latest publication “Typology of Women”.

The book comprises a series of hand-painted silhouette cutouts depicting female imagery across cultures and throughout history. Schmidt deliberately uses the term and concept of “typology”—the systematic classification of things according to shared characteristics—as a formal means to explore the symbolic and sociological dimensions of the “type,” thereby offering sharp insights into the complex processes by which female identity is constructed. Schmidt’s silhouettes (rendered in luminous orange as an ironic parallel to a reading of Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex” and Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own”) portray nuances while unfixing received ideas.


www.riccomaresca.com

 
07/18/2016 – 07/29/2016

Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design
Pfaffenwaldring 7
70569 Stuttgart

str.ucture GmbH Lightweight Design
Lindenspürstraße 32
70176 Stuttgart

The Mixed Matters Visiting School will be the first of its kind focusing each time on a rotating exploration of a different multi-material, as opposed to a fixed geographic location. The scope will be to explore contemporary practices of material design, moving away from explorations of single, isotropic or composite materials and towards a new field of investigation dealing with material mixtures and grading. The aim will be to discover new types of graded materials mixes through which we can begin to question ideas of tectonics, messy building processes, energy, resource and material wastage and the minimal aesthetics of sharp boundaries and uniformity.

Programme Director: Kostas Grigoriadis

www.aaschool.ac.uk

 
06/13/2016 – 08/11/2016

Aedes Architecture Forum
Christinenstr. 18–19
10119 Berlin

In the global discussion of new strategies for the design and implementation of future-oriented forms of housing, the city of Vienna has consistently been at the vanguard with its innovative ideas, especially in the realm of social housing. The increasing privatization of housing and the rapid densification of German and other European cities, accelerated by the current influx of refugees, forces architects, urban planners, and city administrators to address alternative models of housing and of urban life both creatively and politically. The exhibition “The Vienna Model – Housing for the 21st Century City” focuses on housing projects erected across the city over the last century. Not only does it examine new buildings with their urban connectivity, but also neighborhood revitalization projects and entirely new quarters. With this presentation of the design and planning methods – which have been continuously refined over the years – the curators Wolfgang Förster and William Menking hope to give those who are involved in this process around the world impulses on how to develop approaches to housing based on the “Vienna Model”.

www.aedes-arc.de

Opening:
Sunday, 12 June 2016, 11.00 am

Speaking at the opening:
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
Dr. Michael Ludwig, City Councilor for Housing, Housing Construction, and Urban Renewal, Vienna
Dr. Wolfgang Förster, Curator, Coordinator of IBA_Wien
William Menking, Curator, Editor in Chief of “The Architect’s Newspaper”, New York


 
06/01/2016, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bartlett School of Planning
UCL Faculty of the Built Environment
Central House, Room G01
14 Upper Woburn Place
London, WC1H 0NN

Book launch and panel discussion to celebrate the publication of Yasminah Beebeejaun’s edited collection The Participatory City. The book includes nineteen original essays, and draws on research and professional experience from many different cities from both the global North and global South.

Speakers include:

Yasminah Beebeejaun (UCL),
Michael Edwards (UCL),
Muki Hakley (UCL),
and Sue Parnell (University of Cape Town)

 
05/21/2016 – 07/17/2016

Bundestag underground station
Berlin

From 21 May to 17 July 2016 the exhibition project ”U-BAHNHOF BUNDESTAG BERLIN 2016 | EUROPA” is on view, curated by the swiss artist duo Francine Eggs and Andreas Bitschin for the central venue of the underground station Bundestag between the Kanzleramt, the Reichstag, and the Swiss Embassy. It features installations, sound works, interventions, photographs, and performances by 15 Swiss and Berlin artists, presenting criticism and utopias with regard to present-day Europe, which continues to negotiate its borders and identities as geographical, historical, political, economic, or cultural units.

 

 

 
05/19/2016, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jupi-Bar in the Gängeviertel
Caffamacherreihe/Corner of Speckstrasse
Hamburg

Reading and discussion with the editors of City Linkage: Michael Ziehl, Carsten Rabe and Till Haupt on the future of our cities and the role that artist-run spaces and self-organized cultural projects play:

How do we want to live together? How can citizens directly participate in city politics? How can we shape cities so that they are livable? These questions are more relevant than ever given current processes of transformation; our cities are rapidly changing as a result of both climate change and globalization. Which role do artist-run spaces and self-organized cultural projects play in the search for solutions to the city of the future? In City Linkage artists, researchers, activists, and theorists introduce successful international examples of urban development, showing the degree to which contributions from the arts and cultural sectors can support the manifestation of a sustainable city.

 

Urban Agriculture Europe

Book presentation and discussion

04/08/2016, 6:30 pm

COLABOR
Raum für Nachhaltigkeit
Vogelsanger Strasse 187
50825 Köln

How can agriculture contribute to the sustainable development of European cities? How can agriculture and horticulture create vital urban spaces that have new social and ecological qualities and are also economically viable? 

In the last 4 years the COST Action has elaborated a European approach on the phenomenon of Urban Agriculture. The main findings and important policy recommendations are now published the book Urban Agriculture Europe.

As part of the urbanoSALON#6 researchers of COST Action present the project and the book. In conversation with actors from the local food and urban gardening scene in Cologne they try to adapt their findings to the local context

With:
Axel Timpe (RWTH Aachen, editor and author),
Rolf Born (Landwirtschaftskammer NRW, part of COST Action)
Katharina Schwartz (COLABOR, Ernährungsrat Köln & Umgebung)

& Anna Galda (urbanophil.net).

The event is organized by  urbanophil.net – Netzwerk für urbane Kultur e.V. in cooperation with JOVIS Publishers and SRL – Regionalgruppe NRW.


 

Still. The East End Photographs

Conversation and book signing

04/08/2016, 6:00 pm

The Parrish Art Museum ("PAM")
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill
New York 11976

Still collects photographer Philippe Cheng's images of Long Island, New York, where he lives and works. Seeking to evoke a mood rather than capture the minute visual details of the landscape, Cheng shifts the focus plane within his camera to create scenes that are deliberately blurred. Poetic, personal interpretations of a landscape that has inspired many artists, Cheng's photographs are dominated by intense color and a gentle abstraction. The horizon, the sea, the sand and the beach grass of Long Island all make their appearances, but in abstracted, hazy, dreamlike forms, inviting the viewer to share Cheng's personal connection with the landscape. Still includes contributions by Terrie Sultan, Director of the Parrish Art Museum; curator Elisabeth Biondi; landscape designer Edwina von Gal; and textile designer Jack Larsen.

parrishart.org

 
03/17/2016 – 06/12/2016

Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Strasse 40
80333 Munich

The slogan “the needs of the people instead of the need for luxury” epitomized the thinking of Hannes Meyer who, as the second director of the Bauhaus, advocated design that responded primarily to the requirements of society. The Swiss architect’s life and work form the focus of an exhibition conceived by the Bauhaus Dessau and held at the Architekturmuseum TUM. Under Meyer’s stewardship, all aspects of the Bauhaus Dessau – design and development, manufacture in the workshop, architecture – were guided by what was known as the co-op principle: a collaborative creative process that sought solutions for the common good. 
The concept quickly attracted an international following and was subsequently adopted by a wide variety of proponents – indeed, its influence continues to be felt today in housing associations, building cooperatives, and sharing communities. In the face of social upheaval and a housing market that is often more focused upon financial imperatives than providing homes, various community building projects have sprung up throughout Europe that cater to individual requirements and are run according to the wishes of its members. The second part of the exhibition takes a broader look at the theme of collective design, with a presentation of twelve contemporary cooperative building projects.