NO SPACE WITHOUT TRAITS. Using Interdisciplinary Perspectives to Explore Spatial Character

Space, from the scale of the room to the scale of the city and beyond, is the currency
 of architecture, urban design and spatial planning. Yet, both research and practice in these fields work with arguably out-of-date conceptual understandings of space. The prevailing, inherited lexicon is rarely reviewed for completeness, relevance or accuracy in describing the spatial conditions of today. Space also plays a fundamental role in the sciences and humanities, with each field using its own terminology, sometimes similarly unchallenged but often constantly evolving, as in cultural geography and the arts.

In order to evolve more a robust and up-to-date lexicon on space for contemporary urban practice, and to improve the general public’s ability to recognise the character of places, this theme draws from activities – research, fieldwork, and practice – in the arts and humanities, the sciences and design, to study the characteristics of current, real-life manifestations of spatial conditions and their scales. What do the spatial conditions of today reveal about the experience and functional scales of space? By learning from the arts, can a discourse on perception be generated, linking space to its political and social dimensions? Could the concepts evolved in cultural geography discourse stimulate new types of visualisations capable of depicting the fluid, rather than static, nature of present-day space? Can the enquiry methodologies of design be combined with those from the sciences and humanities to reveal characteristics of contemporary spatial experience?

UPCOMING EVENTS
26 August - 13 October
Exhibition. Zai Xing Tu-Mu Museum. Fifteen Chinese Architects, with Zumtobel, Dornbirn

CURRENT COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS
Collaborative Research. Future Urbanscape: Berlin's Kulturforum
Summer 2015 - Spring 2016

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

Collaborative Research. Region as City: The Spatial Interdependencies Beyond the City
2012 - 2017

COMPLETED PROJECTS AND PAST EVENTS
Dialogue. Daniel Libeskind and Tim Renner talk about Berlin
Video recording
29 June 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

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

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

Public Debate. Architectural Display. Aktuelle Positionen zur Architekturausstellung
24 April 2014

Series. In-Between. Spatial Discourse in Visual Culture (2014 -2015)
17 January 2014

Public Debate. On Contemporary Polish Architecture
28 November 2013

Book Presentation and Podium Discussion. Sketch, Script, Score. Figures of Architectural Thinking
Video recording
14 December 2012

Reading. Blickwechsel. Begleitend zur Ausstellung „agps clues“ im Aedes Architekturforum
7 September 2012

Dialogue. Thomas Sieverts and Lars Lerup: Lacunas - The Middle Landscape. A dialogue moderated by Wolfgang Schäffner and Gunnar Hartmann
23 January 2012

Dialogue. Koolhaas - Sloterdijk. An architectural-philosophical dialogue moderated by Stephan Trüby
29 November 2011

Book Presentation. „Amster“ by Juan Guillermo Tejeda and Berlin Waterfronts 2011 Workshop Results
30 September 2011

Lectures. City and Region: Learning from Berlin, Melbourne and Limerick
17 June 2011

Podium Discussion. The Third Degree: Migration and Space
10 June 2010

More Info:
Theme Booklet

Contact:
Dunya Bouchi
db@ancb.de



 





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