What is ANCB?

For over three decades, Aedes Architecture Forum has been exhibiting and publishing internationally acclaimed and pioneering architecture alongside its urban environment. When Aedes was founded, it was the first time that contemporary architecture was introduced for public consideration as the product
of a thought process.

Building upon the gallery’s history and expertise, founding directors Kristin Feireiss and Hans-Jürgen Commerell created Aedes Network Campus Berlin in 2009. ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory was established as a physical and intellectual space focused on the inseparable interplay between urban form and social life. It has become a cultural brand, constantly and substantially contributing to the broad discourse of national and international architecture, urban design and culture.

Since its official launch in 2009, ANCB has brought together a broad range of students, researchers and practitioners from the fields of architecture, urban planning and related disciplines. Together, we have facilitated design studios and public debates on a diverse range of subjects relevant to the city; generating valuable exchange between local and international students, policy makers, as well as industry and design experts.

ANCB IS

– A Public Urban Platform for collective observation and discussion around critical issues facing the city.

– A place for Alternative Urban Education for students and academics from universities worldwide.

– A trans-sectoral Urban Think-Tank for joint enquiries about urban and architectural topics.

– A broad International Urban Network established and upheld by leading pioneers in the fields of architecture education and practice, urban design, construction and product industry, urban governance and art.

ANCB Brochure available for download as PDF (7 MB) here.

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