Since 1980, 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 (ANCB) in 2009. ANCB The Aedes 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.
In the past seven years, 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.