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.

Collaborative Research. Future Urbanscape: Berlin’s Kulturforum
Summer 2015 - Spring 2016

Collaborative Research. The Museum of the 21st Century. Content – Form – Image
2015 - 2017

Das Kulturforum. Baukultur ohne Verfahrenskultur?
25 September 2015

University Design Studio. Pratt Institute: Festivals, Film and Public Events in Berlin
6 - 24 July 2015

Public Debate. Jenseits der Architekturpornographie. Über die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Auditiven in Zeitschriften und Wettbewerben der Architektur
22 May 2015

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

Public Debate. Dancing About Architecture
26 September 2014

Collaborative Research. Enquiry Week: Water as Ritual
Video recording
Research Report

22 - 28 August 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

University 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
Video recording
28 May 2014

Public Debate. Architectural Display
24 April 2014

Public Debate and Exhibition Series. In-Between. Spatial Discourse in Visual Culture
2014 - 2015

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

Public Debate. From Research to Design - Mobility
13 September 2012

Public Debate. Architektur und Literatur
7 September 2012

Public Debate. Profiling the European City - Notes from Cologne and Copenhagen
3 February 2012

More Info:
Programme Booklet

Dunya Bouchi


ANCB Partners 2016/17

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