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Enquiry Week: Water as Ritual
22 - 28 August 2014


In collaboration with ANCB research partner Axor / Hansgrohe SE


Part I - Workshop Proposals

KICK OFF SYMPOSIUM, 22 August 2014, Part 1
Welcome

Hans-Jürgen Commerell
, Director, ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:00:00 - 00:03:48
Miriam Mlecek
, Research Manager, ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:03:54 - 00:14:08

Workshop Proposals -
10x10 presentations by the workshop participants, presenting their individual perspective on water rituals based on their cultural backgrounds
Andres Roberto Ochoa Riegner - 00:14:12 - 00:17:39
Annette Fromm
- 00:17:42 - 00:24:25
Ismail Elabd
- 00:24:28 - 00:27:21
Marija Kesic
- 00:27:23 - 00:28:39
Catalina Polini
- 00:28:42 - 00:29:57
Kate Shelegon
- 00:30:00 - 00:31:21
Omar Akl
- 00:31:22 - 00:32:40
Oluwaseun Ojo
- 00:32:44 - 00:34:15
Farzad Akhavan
- 00:34:19 - 00:40:30
Katharina Bellinger
- 00:40:32 - 00:42:25



Part II - Talks


KICK-OFF SYMPOSIUM, 22 August 2014, Part 2
Introduction
Miriam Mlecek, Research Manager, ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:00:00 - 00:00:44

Speakers
Roman Passarge, Axor / Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach - 00:00:45 - 00:14:15
Ahmet Igdirligil
, Sans Mimarlik, Bodrum - 00:15:16 - 00:36:43
Dr. Harun Badakhshi, Charité School of Medicine and University Hospital, Berlin - 00:37:46 - 00:57:01
Jörn Frenzel, eyLAND vatnavanir, Berlin - 00:57:34 - 01:13:14



Part III - Final Presentation

FINAL PRESENTATION, 28 August 2014
Introduction
Miriam Mlecek, Research Manager, ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:00:00 - 00:02:24

Presentations
Annette Fromm - 00:02:25 - 00:15:25
Catalina Polini
and Oluwaseun Ojo - 00:15:25 - 00:24:51
José Paredes, Ismail Elabd
and Omar Akl - 00:24:51 - 00:36:10
Andres Roberto Ochoa Riegner
- 00:36:11 - 00:56:02
Farzad Akhavan
- 00:56:05 - 01:08:01
Marija Kesic, Kate Shelegon
and Katharina Bellinger - 01:08:02 - 01:17:38

Design Studio Coaches
Akari Takebayashi, University of Kentucky, Lexington   
Birgit Hansen
, Hansen Innenarchitektur Materialberatung, Köln   
Regina Viljasaar
, Linnalabor, Tallinn   
Roman Passarge
, Axor / Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach
Harun Badakhshi
, Charité School of Medicine and University Hospital, Berlin                           
Jörn Frenzel
, eyLAND vatnavanir, Berlin
Gunnar Hartmann
, New Dialogues, Berlin

BACKGROUND
This enquiry week in collaboration with Axor / Hansgrohe SE focused on the relevance and value of water in connection with cultural, social, health and wellness-related and everyday rituals. Based on the function of water, the element’s role for structuring everyday life, planning and awareness at the interface of water, man and nature were analysed. The perception of water influenced by cultural backgrounds and disciplines is reflected in various formats of rituals. The power over and the use of water includes economic and cultural aspects on a global level, raising the questions: What are today's rituals for water in everyday life? What is the relationship between space - ritual - water? Are new typologies needed, such as new bath houses or shared bathrooms? Does water in rituals change our perception of space on all scales, from the private to the public? And can water act through rituals as a socio-cultural platform and innovation for urban lifestyles?

SYMPOSIUM
The symposium presented an interdisciplinary dialogue on the significance of water as an element in everyday rituals in different cultures and their spatial contexts. Presentations by a range of speakers from varying disciplinary backgrounds introduced and explored the concept of water as ritual.

WORKSHOP
The symposium kicked off and informed a week-long design workshop with international participants focusing on water as ritual. The participants explored two distinct yet overlapping aspects of the subject: wellness/spa/bathing in private and public spaces; and water as a design element. The social, environmental, cultural and economic contexts of different rituals were questioned, as well as our physical, human relationship to water and ultimately what spatial implications such rituals have.

Part of the Project:
Water as Ritual

and the ANCB Theme:

Paradise Found, Paradise Lost





 





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