NO SPACE WITHOUT TRAITS. Territorial and Spatial Perception Through the Arts

The definitions of space are as diverse as the disciplines in which it plays a fundamental role - from science to philosophy and the arts - and within each field the assessments of space are often simplified or reduced to one dimension. With such an approach, we refuse ourselves access to ‘new spaces’, whose definitions and perspectives, strategies and processes of perception from all fields of human activity are too rarely considered in a cohesive manner. This is where the ANCB programme ‘No Space Without Traits’ comes in: particularly through artistic approaches, it aims to open doors into spatial worlds that until now have remained closed.

This programme enables investigations from different methodologies, practices and objectives from art and science, based on creative, behavioural and cultural science positions and processes. By crossing the ‘boundary’ to the arts, we aim to generate a stimulated discourse on perception, the evaluation of space and its political and social dimensions. In the course of this process, new strategies of space, perception, evaluation and design may be generated and subsequently their creative, social and political relevance can be investigated and tested. The transfer and implantation of the specialist practices of a discipline to those of a different field act as an experimental approach to creative strategy development and ultimately to a change of perspective.

ANCB invites protagonists from disciplines concerned with the creation of space as well as those from other fields to participate in this international, public discourse. The programme provides a platform for the renegotiation of perception, cultural and technological strategies and for the exchange of experiences and methods.


In preparation. To be announced shortly.

Public Debate. homecomings, etc. Return and Delineation in Artistic Practice.
10-11 October 2014

Public Debate. Dancing About Architecture.
26 September 2014

Public Debate. Perception in Architecture. HERE and NOW.
27-28 June 2014

Public Debate. Lebbeus Wood. ON-LINE
28 June 2014

Public Debate. Silence as Everyman's Right
22 May 2014

Design Studio. Technion Haifa and TU Berlin. 'Politics, Public Space
and the Arts: Strategies of Knowledge Production'

23 - 31 May 2014

Public Debate. Jerusalem - Berlin: Strategies of Knowledge. Public Space and the Arts
28 May 2014

Public Debate. Architectural Display.
24 April 2014

Public Debate and Exhibition Series. In-Between. Spatial Discourse in Visual Culture

Public Debate. In-Between 1. On Cultivating Spatial Incertitudes in the City
17 January 2014

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