ANCB Blog


PUBLIC DEBATE
ReTooling the Trades
#3 Extending Smartness - The Next Generation

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 6:00 pm



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SHIGERU BAN: Works and Humanitarian Activities
Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 6:00 pm



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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
University of Technology Sydney
22 September - 5 October 2014



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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Universidad Diego Portales
22 September - 3 October 2014



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Seoul: Towards a Meta-City
Recent Urban Projects

29 August 2014, 4:30pm



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Enquiry Week: Water as Ritual
22 - 28 August 2014, 5:00pm



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CALL FOR SUBMISSION
Enquiry - Paradise Lost, Paradise Found: Smart Tourism
DEADLINE 31 July 2014




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Baugeschichte(n) und Denkmalpflege
Zum Umgang mit Bauten der Nachkriegsmoderne

2 July 2014, 19:00 Uhr



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ReTooling the Trades
#2 City - Climate - Architecture. Climate and Adaptation

1 July 2014, 5:00pm



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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
University of Sydney
30 June - 11 July 2014



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FOLLOW-UP CALL FOR PAPERS
Enquiry Week Water - Water as a Ritual
DEADLINE 30 June 2014




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LEBBEUS WOODS. ON-LINE
28 June 2014, 4:00pm



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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
1st Berlin-Jerusalem Workshop on 'Politics, Public Space and the Arts: Strategies of Knowledge Production'
23 - 31 May 2014



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Jerusalem - Berlin
Urban Spaces, Art and Architecture: Strategies for Raising Public Consciousness

28 May 2014, 1:00pm



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Silence as Everyman's Right
22 May 2014, 6:00pm - 7:30pm



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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Münster School of Architecture
17 - 22 May 2014



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Yves Bréchet
Materials and process selection: a compass in a jungle

13 May 2014, 6:00pm



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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
12 - 16 May 2014



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REGION AS CITY: The Spatial Interdependencies Beyond the City
12 May 2014, 3:00pm



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NEWS
Enquiry Week 'Water as Ritual'
22 - 29 August 2014



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Architectural Display - Aktuelle Positionen zur Architekturausstellung
24 April 2014, 10:30am



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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Universidad Europea de Madrid
03 - 12 April 2014



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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
for the Symposium 'Perception in Architecture. HERE and NOW' at ANCB from 27 June to 28 June
DEADLINE 28 March 2014




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VISIONS OF THE ALHAMBRA | ÁLVARO SIZA
Friday, 21 March 2014, 4:30 pm


Presentations by María del Mar Villafranca and Laura Esparragosa, Council of the Alhambra and Generalife, and the project architects, Álvaro Siza Vieira and Juan Domingo Santos, accompanying the exhibition Visions of the Alhambra - Álvaro Siza at Aedes Architecture Forum.

The exhibition presents the New Gate project by Siza and Domingos Santos, the winning proposal in the 2010 International Competition for New Visitor Access to the Alhambra World Heritage Site in Granada. The project will involve the rearrangement of a different entrance to the Alhambra, a complex work that will also integrate the surrounding landscape according to its topographical and archaeological relevance.

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Make_Shift City. Die Neuverhandlung des Urbanen
Mittwoch, 19. März 2014, 19.00 Uhr



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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
University of Ulster, Belfast
6 - 14 February 2014


Berlin has been a laboratory for housing and urban design since the 19th Century from the prototypical “Mietskaserne” in the building block layout by James Hobrecht, that still is the prevailing housing type, to famous modern housing developments of the 1920s by Bruno Taut and others, large housing estates after WW II in both, east and west Berlin, and finally the widespread urban renewal of the run down inner city “Mietskaserne” that started with the International Building Exhibition (IBA) 1987, and more recently to experimental forms of housing that have emerged after the Millennium in the form of the ‘Baugruppen’ or Building Group projects. The students will visit and study a number of exemplar housing projects and their surrounding contexts to understand how urban life manifests itself in the interrelationship between these two scales - House as City /City as House.
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From a Knowledge of Space be baumschlager eberle
Friday, 31 January 2014, 4:30 pm


A conversation between Matthias Böttger and Dietmar Eberle, accompanying the exhibition From a Knowledge of Space , in Aedes, Architekturforum.
The title of the exhibition refers to the central themes of the architecture of be baumschlager eberle. Their aim is to enhance or create anew places that are developed in such a way that the users can identify with the project’s spatial intervention.
The exhibition presents seven selected projects. They vary in scale, function, location and material and show the whole spectrum of the practice, which reaches from the masterplan in Sheshan (China) to the villa in Los Angeles.
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In-Between. Spatial Discourse in Visual Culture
On Cultivating Spatial Incertitudes in the City

Friday, 17 January 2014, 6:30 pm



In-Between is a new quarterly exhibition series curated by Lukas Feireiss for ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory. The series brings together artistic positions that critically explore spatial discourses in contemporary visual culture – ranging from architecture and installation, to photography and film, painting and illustration. It examines the influential strength of architecture and the built environment on the arts and investigates how built forms are being used and misused, thereby distending and extending space, and potentially offering alternatives to the autonomous presumptions of architecture.
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ZU HAUSE IN DER STADT - Debatte 3
Experiment Umnutzung - Wohnraum neu erfinden

Dienstag, 3. Dezember, 18:30 Uhr


Dreiteilige Diskussionsreihe zum Stand und zur Zukunft des Wohnungsbaus.
Eine Gemeinschaftsproduktion des ANCB und der Wüstenrot Stiftung.

Auf dem Wohnungsmarkt der Großstädte herrscht Mangel. Die Prognosen diagnostizieren, dass schon im Jahre 2070 mehr als 70 % der Bevölkerung in den Städten leben werden. Das bedeutet einen zunehmenden Bedarf an Wohnraum. Um die aktuelle Nachfrage zu decken und die Preise stabil zu halten, sollen neue Wohnungen gebaut werden, doch bereits jetzt kritisieren Verbände und Politiker die nicht ausreichende Anzahl der geplanten Maßnahmen. Im Kontrast dazu stehen viele Bürokomplexe und ehemalige Industriebauten leer und bieten eine große Ressource an ungenutztem Potential.
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On Contemporary Polish Architecture
Thursday, 28 November, 7.00 pm


In collaboration with the Polish Institute Berlin and the Centrum Architektury Warsaw

From socialist cube houses, via modern farm houses to the new International Style -
architectural dreams of the Poles collide with the limitations of the system. The landscape of present day Poland combines both the influence of past architectural paradigms and the new experiences of freedom and expressiveness.
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ZU HAUSE IN DER STADT - Debatte 2
Versuchsfeld Beteiligungskultur - Partizipation versus Segregation

Donnerstag, 7. November, 18:30 Uhr


Dreiteilige Diskussionsreihe zum Stand und zur Zukunft des Wohnungsbaus.
Eine Gemeinschaftsproduktion des ANCB und der Wüstenrot Stiftung.

Beteiligungskultur und -initiativen stellen in der Stadtentwicklung seit Jahren ein wachsendes Phänomen dar: Einwohner und Anwohner nehmen Teil an der Entwicklung von Quartieren und Pilotprojekten, fordern und übernehmen Verantwortung durch Aneignung des Stadtraumes. Somit erlebt die Stadt ein nicht von oben verordnetes Durchmischungsprinzip à la Luxussanierungsverbot oder Quotierungsreglungen, sondern eine „bottom up“ Bewegung.
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Madrid-Berlin
Heritage and the Transformation of the City

Monday, 4 November 2013, 9am


25th Anniversary of the Berlin Madrid City Partnership

This exchange between Madrid and Berlin examined the role heritage plays in transforming cities. It focused on the scale of the architectural design project and that of the urban strategy. Fresh insights on heritage were highlighted by the examples and experiences from both cities, as presented by their key architects, planners and politicians.
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Materialien für smartes Licht
Dienstag, 29. Oktober 2013, 18.00 Uhr


Beim fünften Abendevent der TSB-Reihe zu intelligenten Oberflächen setzt die Technologiestiftung Berlin am 29. Oktober 2013 den Fokus auf innovative Materialien und smarte Oberflächen zur Beeinflussung, Leitung oder Reflektion von Licht.
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ArchiAid: The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Program
Friday, 25 October 2013, 4:30 pm


Public Debate on the occasion of the exhibition opening:

ArchiAid: The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Program
Architects between Society, Design and Politics
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THE HUMAN SCALE
Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 7 pm


Screening of the HUMAN SCALE, A documentary film on the work of the Danish Architect Jan Gehl by Andreas M. Dalsgaard
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Hardt-Waltherr Hämer – Streitbarer Geist und Stadtvisionär

Weichenstellungen der Stadterneuerung in der IBA Alt 1984/1987 und heute

Montag, 14. Oktober 2013, 18.00 Uhr


Hardt-Waltherr Hämer war der Kopf und das Herz der West-Berliner Altbau-IBA in den 1980er Jahren. Aufbauend auf niederländischen, skandinavischen und italienischen Vorbildern, wurde während der IBA die Idee einer „Behutsamen Stadterneuerung“ entwickelt, propagiert und ausgebaut. Ziel war die modellhafte Sanierung der seit dem 2. Weltkrieg teilweise systematisch verrotteten Quartiere von Kreuzberg. Dabei sollte die bestehende Bausubstanz so weit als möglich erhalten und die soziale Struktur nicht gefährdet werden. Bis heute fehlt eine fundierte historische Aufarbeitung der Altbau-IBA. Welche Weichen für die behutsame Stadtentwicklung wurden damals gestellt und was ist heute davon noch gültig?
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Transmaterial Aesthetics: Experiments with Timber in Architecture and Technology
Tuesday 1st October - Wednesday 2nd October 2013


In the light of increasing environmental awareness, timber emerged at the forefront of material investigations in architecture over the past decades. Waste material from the end of the manufacturing process, or recycled material is fused with other materials to produce composites with changed structural, performative and aesthetic properties. Pulped, cast, bundled, 3D-printed, and robotically-stacked, new technologies enabled a radical shift away from traditional tectonics and towards articulations previously associated with other materials such as concrete, masonry and plastics. Together, these experiments give rise to a new techno-aesthetic paradigm that could be described as a form of transmateriality.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Internationale ANCB-Sommerschule
12. - 26. September 2013


Brandenburg ist die Peripherie von Berlin. Berlin ist die Stadt im Zentrum Brandenburgs. Seit 1989 finden hier tiefgreifende strukturelle Veränderungen statt: der Mauerfall, die 1996 gescheiterte Fusion, überzogene Hauptstadterwartungen Ende der 90er Jahre, die rasante Besiedlung des Speckgürtels durch Musterhäuser und der Kampf gegen Strukturabbau auf dem Land sind Etappen einer wechselvolle Geschichte überregionaler Wünsche und individueller, oft improvisierter, kommunaler Absichten.

Der großstadtnahe Raum am Stadtrand, der Ortsverband Erkner-Rüdersdorf-Schöneiche-Woltersdorf ist Fallstudie und Gegenstand von Strategieentwicklungen. Innovative Zukunftsvisionen und Ideen sollen die Region von reinen Wohnort zum Lebensort entwickeln - mit Perspektiven für regionale, ortsspezifische Kreislaufsysteme, durch die eine Unabhängigkeit erreicht werden könnte.
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International Summer School - Kick off lecture
Friday, 20th September 2013, 2 pm


ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory in collaboration with the Münster School of Architecture, the Leibniz Universität Hannover, the HafenCity Universität Hamburg, the Technische Universität Berlin, the Royal Institute of Technology - KTH Stockholm and the Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung, Erkner.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Technische Universität Braunschweig and Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile
September 16 - 26, 2013


In this Design Studio students from the TU Braunschweig (Professors Almut Grüntuch-Ernst and Gabriele G. Kiefer) will be working together with Chilean students from the Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile (Professors Mathias Klotz, Ricardo Abuauad, Carlos Perez).

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3rd International Architectural Education Summit
Friday 13th September - Saturday 14th September 2013


ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory is delighted to present the 3rd International Architectural Education Summit (IAES) on the 13th and 14th September 2013 in Berlin. The summit, jointly conceptualised and organised with UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles and IE School of Architecture, Madrid, will provide a platform for exploring approaches to address new directions in architecture education.

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DESIGNPROZESS – Verhandlung von Form und Funktion
DESIGN PROCESS – Negotiation Between Form and Function

30. August 2013, 19.00 Uhr


Form follows function: Entwurfshaltung oder Vermarktungsstrategie? Bedeutet Minimalismus eine Reduktion auf das Wesentliche? Um Dinge funktional zu durchdenken und einfach wirken zu lassen, erfordert es intensive Arbeitsprozesse. Ist dies gelungen, können ganze Bedeutungsebenen verschoben werden. Führt dieser Designprozess zu Komfort, zu baulicher Schärfe - und hilft er bei der Vermarktung des fertigen Produktes? Diese Fragestellungen, mit denen sich der Architekt / Designer / Hersteller konfrontiert sieht sowie seine Strategien zur Lösungsfindung werden bei dieser Diskussionsrunde verhandelt.
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ZU HAUSE IN DER STADT
Testlabor Wohnen - Wohnideale im IBA Labor

Donnerstag, 22. August 2013, 18.30 Uhr





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Call for Participants
"The Regional City- Vom Wohnort zum Lebensort"

Freitag, 20.09.2013 bis Donnerstag 26.09.2013




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Bogotá - Caracas - São Paulo: Bottom-Up Urbanism to Design the City of the Future
Friday 12 July 2013, 5.00pm - 7.00pm


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On the occasion of the two Aedes exhibition openings, DOWNTOWN BOGOTA // MY IDEAL CITY by Archi-Tectonics / Winka Dubbeldam and Rodrigo Nino, Prodigy Network, New York/Bogota as well as TORRE DAVID - Informal Vertical Communities by Urban-Think Tank / Hubert Klumpner & Alfredo Brillembourg, the protagonists will discuss bottom-up strategies for urban design and planning, focusing on the fast growing cities of Latin and South America.

The publication São Paulo - Paraisópolis. Order and Progress? follows up on the first iteration of the Re-act Lab programme at ANCB and presents essays and project proposals concerned with the design of the informal city. It will be presented by Elisabete França, former Director of Social Housing at the Municipality of São Paulo.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Participants from various Mexican universities
July 1 - 22, 2013


The Berlin Summer Workshop with Iñaki Echeverria introduces students from different leading Mexican Universities to the Berlin context. The Design Studio will focus on a contested site in the heart of West Berlin to examine issues of public/private ownership and urban development.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Pratt Institute, New York
July 1 - August 2, 2013


The studio investigates 21st century scales of place making. Scales of intervention today differ radically from the institution-driven urban design of the past and demand an adaptive architecture to respond to the fluid and amorphous condition of public space that constantly offers temporary public programmes that shift in scale, nature and duration.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
University of Sydney
17 - 28 June 2013


Copyright: Tara Sydney von Somogy
NEWS FROM THE STUDIO An external Workshop with the ANCB Design Studio students from the University of Sydney will take place at STATTBAD Wedding, 19+20 June 2013, 12-18h. We will explore the meanings of inside/outside, public/private, presentation /re-presentation, destruction/resurrection, addition/erasure, persistence/movement, that are distinct configurations grounded in place. The work process will reveal how art and architecture practices function in specific urban contexts as a tool for enhancing communication and active participation. Coaches will be artists and architects: ZAP, JUMBO, Russel Isaac-Cole (Sydney) and Ben Milbourne+Tanja Milbourne (Melbourne).
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Overflowing Potential: The Urban Water Challenge
Monday 10th June 2013, 10am - Saturday 15th June 2013, 8pm


A Smart City workshop within the ANCB-AXOR Research Collaboration Programme, in the framework of the current programme Smart City: The Next Generation, Focus South-East Asia by Aedes East e.V. with the Goethe Institutes in Southeast Asia.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Overflowing Potential: The Urban Water Challenge
Monday 10th June 2013, 5pm


This event will kick off a week-long Smart City workshop within the ANCB-AXOR Research Collaboration Programme, in the framework of the current programme Smart City: The Next Generation, Focus Southeast Asia by Aedes East e.V. with the Goethe Institutes in Southeast Asia.
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Call for Papers
Transmaterial Aesthetics: Experiments with Timber in Architecture and Technology
International Symposium at ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory

Tuesday 1st October - Wednesday 2nd October 2013


In order to explore the interplay between aesthetics and technology in timber architecture, HS Wismar and UTS Sydney seek submissions that probe the topic of transmateriality from perspectives that redress imbalances and missing links in the debate. Critical investigations of historic or theoretical content, as well as practice-oriented contributions and case studies exploring the latest technological research in timber are welcome. Proposals for workshops are also invited.
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Symposium/Smart Talk
"SMART CITY: THE NEXT GENERATION", Focus Southeast Asia

Saturday 8th June - Sunday 9th June 2013


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A project by Aedes East International Forum for Contemporary Architecture NPO, in collaboration with the Goethe Institutes in Southeast Asia, with four workshops, an exhibition and a symposium.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Politecnico di Milano
29 April - 3 May 2013


For the third year students from the Bachelor in Architecture at the School of Architecture and Society of the Polytechnic of Milan are undertaking a Design Studio at ANCB to develop some issues taken from their thematic studio program dedicated to “Edgelands and urban agriculture”.

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Cinema of the Future 2013
Cinematic Acupuncture. The Cinema as Social and Creative Catalyst

27 April 2013, 12:00pm


Cinema of the Future 2013 is the fourth event in this ANCB series. This year's focus is on how the cinema, as a local meeting spot, can act as a catalyst for cohesive social change, using the Rollberg Cinema in Berlin-Neukölln as a case study. The final presentation showcased the results of a week long design studio with the Universidad Europea de Madrid, led by Angel Luis Fernández, and the Dessau School of Architecture, led by Sam Chermayeff. The participants conducted both on-site research and design work at the ANCB studio space to develop an analysis of the urban context and propose an architectural/urban intervention for the Rollberg Cinema and its surroundings. The central focus of the studio was: how can architecture and design contribute to the survival of a local cinema in times of ever increasing competition and in doing so activate the surrounding neighbourhood?
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Cinema of the Future 2013
Cinematic Acupuncture. The Cinema as Social and Creative Catalyst

19 April 2013


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Cinema of the Future 2013 is the fourth event in this ANCB series. This year's focus is on how the cinema, as a local meeting spot, can act as a catalyst for cohesive social change, using the Rollberg Cinema in Berlin-Neukölln as a case study. The symposium presented an interdisciplinary dialogue about the role of the cinema as a social stimulator. Local agents joined specialists from different fields to debate the position of cinema in urban public space with regards to questions such as: How can the cinema reach out to a diverse range of inhabitants in a fast changing social landscape? How might the effects of a design intervention on the cinema radiate across the whole neighbourhood?
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Innovative Werkstoffe für die Energiewende: Energy Materials in
Design und Architektur

13. März 2013, 18:00 Uhr


Ob Dünnschichtsolarzellen zur Anwendung in kleinformatigen Produkten oder Textilien, ob Piezomaterialien zur Rückgewinnung mechanischer Energie oder bio-adaptive Algenfassaden für die Energieproduktion in moderner Architektur: Der Beschluss zur Energiewende durch die Bundesregierung hat einen Innovationsschub ausgelöst, der die Energieproduktion kleinteiliger und dezentraler werden lässt. Im Zusammenhang mit dieser Umorientierung des
Energiemarktes wird das Thema energetischer Materialien und Technologien auch zusehends interessanter für Designer und Architekten.
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Light Beyond the Atmosphere
22. Februar 2013, 18:30 Uhr


Light Beyond the Atmosphere ist die dritte Veranstaltung im Rahmen des ANCB Zumtobel Research: The City Lights Project. Dieses Projekt untersucht gegenwärtige Richtungen und zukünftige Anforderungen bezüglich des Lichts in Architektur und Stadt und fragt nach den Instrumenten, die diese neuen Anforderungen erfüllen können. Es stellt Ideen vor, die direkt in die Prozesse der Transformation unserer Umwelt eingreifen können. In der Debatten werden je zwei Positionen aus den Bereichen der Fotografie und der Bildherstellung sowie der Architektur gegenübergestellt.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Design and Politics: the next phase
9 - Resilient and Democratic Futures: The Power of Design

Friday, 18 January 2013


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Sketch, Script, Score. Figures of Architectural Thinking
14 December 2012


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Which role does drawing still have in the design process? Which are the most frequent sources of inspiration to influence the theoretical work that is behind the making of architecture? What relationships are there between meta-design materials, work processes and theoretical reflections? On the occasion of the release of two new titles of “Inspiration and Process in Architecture”, a book series devoted to the use of drawing in architecture, Moleskine and ANCB present a discussion between three featured architects: Wiel Arets, Peter Wilson and Cino Zucchi.
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The Presence of Light
7. Dezember 2012, 18:30 Uhr


Presence of Light ist die zweite Veranstaltung im Rahmen des ANCB Zumtobel Research The City Lights Project, das gegenwärtige Richtungen und zukünftige Anforderungen im Umgang mit Licht in der Stadt untersucht. Es fragt nach Instrumenten und Methoden, wie neue Ideen, Konzepte und innovative Anwendungen direkt in den transformativen Prozess der gebauten Umwelt eingreifen können. In der Diskussion werden zwei Positionen - aus dem Bereich der Fotografie und der Architektur - vorgestellt.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Migration and City
Thursday, 29 November
at Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

ANCB The Metropolitan Library continues its collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Foundation Berlin, and is pleased to also collaborate with the British Council. This expert discussion explores a mutually supportive relationship between migration and the city by tracing the experience of the migrant; as they are drawn to a city, as they experience their new physical and social surroundings, and ultimately, as they become politically engaged for the future of that city.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Resilience and Democracy: Urban Regions Under Stress
9 - 18 Nov 2012


Under the leadership of Felix Madrazo (The Why Factory) and Marta Relats (Design As Politics), students from the TU Delft developed two 'tools' to assist spatial planning at regional scale. With Berlin-Brandenburg as case study, they proposed: a participation tool for generating and responding to a range of diverse development agendas; and a stress test tool for demonstrating the resilience of the built environment in the context of demographic, economic and climatic factors played out to their extremes.

The proposed 'tools' were presented in summary at ANCB on January 18th 2013, prompting a discussion on the power and potential of spatial design (architecture, urban design, design) for spatial planning in general.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
msa / münster school of architecture
1 - 3 November 2012


“Das ‘serviced apartment’ ist eine Beherbergungsbetrieb in städtischer Umgebung, in dem die Unterbringung für längere Zeit erfolgt. Der Service reicht von sehr geringem Angebot bis zu einem hotelmäßigen Roomservice.”
(Definition des DEHOGA Bundesverbands)Die Fragestellung des Studios ist, inwieweit sich Le Corbusiers Wohntraum vom „Wohnen im Ozeanliner“ (in: “Précisions”, 1929) ins heutige Berlin, die Stadt des “Anderswo”, transferieren lässt.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Universität Stuttgart
31 October - 4 November 2012


In dem Studio sollen die Möglichkeiten von Open-Source für die Architektur gemeinsam mit einem Experten auf diesem Gebiet ausgelotet werden. Aufgabe ist es, für Berlin ein Open Source House zu entwickeln.
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White Mountain. Chilean Contemporary Architecture - Lectures
Friday, 26 October 2012, 6:00PM


Prior to the exhibition opening "White Mountain. Chilean Contemporary Architecture" at Aedes Architecture Forum, the attending Chilean architects Alejandro Aravena, Yves Besançon, Mathias Klotz and Pablo Larrain will give a presentation of  their work.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
22 - 26 October 2012


428.000. Das ist das Ergebnis einer Studie des Pestel-Instituts. 428.000 Wohnungen für Geringverdiener fehlen derzeit in Berlin. Pro Jahr verschwinden zusätzlich 12.500 Sozialwohnungen vom Markt. Was sich in Ballungszentren wie Hamburg, München und Köln schon lange bewahrheitet hat, kündigt sich auch in Berlin an. Einzelpersonen und Familien mit geringem Einkommen werden aus den Zentren der deutschen Großstädte verdrängt.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
InForming a Smarter Urban - Helsinki
Monday, 1 October 2012


Copyright: 'Nordkapp' by helsinki.urbanflow.io

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The City of Helsinki is engaged in a number of Smart City projects that explore the use of open data and digital technologies in urban development. One such project, the 2011 IBM Smarter Cities Challenge responded to the occasion of Helsinki as Word Capital of Design by expanding the engagement of design in this Smart City approach. Taking this question further, this public debate offered perspectives on the scope and implications for architecture and urban design of the growing trend towards Smart Cities.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
From Research to Design - Mobility
Thursday 13 September


ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory is pleased to continue its collaboration with the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on one of its core subjects, mobility. ANCB and the KOSMOS project of the Humboldt Universität are endeavours dedicated to exploring and advancing interdisciplinary enquiry. While ANCB is focused on the design disciplines with the city as its field of action, the KOSMOS project is focused on the natural sciences and the humanities relating to ‘knowledge and design'. We regard both endeavours as complimentary and mutually beneficial.
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Architektur und Literatur - Lesung und Ausstellungseröffnung
7. September 2012, 18-19 Uhr


Blickwechsel ist ein Buchexperiment des Architekturbüros agps - Marc Angélil, Sarah Graham, Manuel Scholl, Reto Pfenninger und Hanspeter Oester mit Sitz in Zürich / Los Angeles. Es präsentiert siebzehn für das Werk von agps zentrale Bauten in den USA und der Schweiz. Fünf Autorinnen und Autoren folgen in ihren Kurzgeschichten und Essays der individuellen Spur des Gebäudes und reflektieren so die Bauten im Zustand ihrer Nutzung.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
MACHEN! 3
Alte Materialien neu verbaut:
Wie man alte Bautraditionen modernisieren kann

17. August 2012


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Im dritten und letzten Projektgespräch der Reihe diskutierten Francis Kéré, Kéré Architecture und Eike Roswag, Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler ihre Gewinnerprojekte.
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MACHEN! 2
Heizen mit Beton, Kühlen mit Lehm:
Wie man Materialien in ihrer ganzen Bandbreite nutzen kann

3. August 2012


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Das zweite Projektgespräch bestritten Anna Heringer und Martin Rauch vom Team Heringer Rauch Nägele Waibel Naji und Frank Barkow von Barkow Leibinger zusammen mit Mike Schlaich.
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MACHEN! 1
Savoir Vivre: Wie man die Stadt so (um-)baut, dass sie verschiedene Lebensstile ermöglicht

13. Juli 2012


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Die Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction zeichnet seit 2004 Architekturprojekte aus, die Nachhaltigkeit nicht als technologisches Sahnehäubchen verstehen, sondern einen intelligenten Gestaltungsansatz zur Entwurfsgrundlage machen. Ergänzend zur Ausstellung MACHEN! Die deutschen Gewinner der Holcim Awards 2011 / 2012 im Aedes Architekturforum fanden drei Diskussionsveranstaltungen im ANCB statt, in denen die Preisträger ihre Projekte vorstellten und über deren aktuellen Entwicklungsstand berichteten.vor der Ausstellungseröffnung.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
BMW Guggenheim LAB


The BMW Guggenheim Lab in Berlin is offering a continuous programme from June 15th to July 29th. It is located next to ANCB at the Pfefferberg. The BMW Guggenheim Lab is presented in cooperation with ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory. Learn more at bmwguggenheimlab.org.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
University of Kentucky, School of Design
30 May - 27 July 2012


Berlin is a city that resides in a perpetual state of transformation resulting in unique spatial conditions. Through the use of mapping as a projective design tool, we seek new opportunities for the synthesis of the peculiarities of small-scale internal spaces, such as the Berliner Zimmer, and the larger network of Berlin’s public spatial occupancies to reconsider inhabitation of the street.
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Urban PlayScapes: Initiating Encounter in the Fragmented City
22 May 2012


VIDEO RECORDING ONLINE

A celebration of the installation in Berlin of the BMW Guggenheim Lab designed by Atelier Bow-Wow. The BMW Guggenheim Lab is presented in cooperation with ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory.

In this era of urban migration, the culturally diverse city is becoming a fragmented city. Gaps are growing between low- and high-income areas, between immigrants and ‘natives’, and even between globally connected individuals and their host city.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau
14-18 May 2012


Following the 10 critical issues facing cities identified by ANCB the 'Studio XY' is dealing with the transformation capabilities of grown urban structure. How to modify quarters to ‘get ready' for the needs of a modern urban life?
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Making DESIGN AND POLITICS
The Concluding Debate

25 April 2012


VIDEO RECORDING ONLINE
Reflecting on what was learned in the ANCB 2011 series Design and Politics: The Next Phase, this 8th debate outlined alternative guiding concepts for making our urban environment.

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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Politecnico di Milano
23-30 April 2012


The theme of the studio combines two topics that are emerging as important issues of the contemporary urban condition and urban economy: edgelands, spaces between the urban and the rural which don’t have a fixed destination and shape, and urban agriculture, an activity integrated into - and interacting with - the urban economic and ecological system. The emerging of themes, focused on a new consideration of the role of the spaces in-between the urban and the rural, and on the relationship of city and agriculture or of production and consumption and leisure, have drawn the attention of planning and urban and landscape design to a specific typology of “urban agriculture”, which plays economic, spatial, ecological and social roles.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Cities and Change and Challenge
18 April 2012, 7.30pm



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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
HolzWerkHolz Design Studio
April 2 - 13, 2012


In diesem Design Studio, das im Rahmen der Werkschau HolzWerkHolz des Architekturbüros Kaden Klingbeil im Aedes Architekturforum stattfindet, beschäftigen sich 30 Studenten zwei Wochen lang mit dem Thema mehrgeschossiger Holzbau in der Innenstadt von Berlin anhand eines Fallbeispiels in Berlin-Neukölln.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Bodies of Light
March 16, 2012


Bodies of Light is the first of four events within the ANCB Zumtobel Research entitled The City Lights Project. It seeks to explore current directions and future requirements regarding the city's light, while asking for the instruments to answer these - ideas that can engage directly in the transformative process of the built environment.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Cinema of the Future 2012
New Strategies for a Neighbourhood Cinema.
The Eiszeit Arthouse Cinema in Kreuzberg as case study
University of Pennsylvania
Technical University Braunschweig

2-10 March 2012

VIDEO RECORDING ONLINE!
By nature of the programme, cinemas are introverted spaces. What kind of atmosphere can this space have and how can this form the cinema experience? Transitional spaces can also play an important role, for example as a meeting space. What other qualities are important? Finally, the cinema is imbedded in the surrounding city fabric. How can a cinema affect the urban context and visa-versa? What issues can play a role in creating positive synergies?
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Cinema of the Future 2012
New Strategies for a Neighbourhood Cinema.
The Eiszeit Arthouse Cinema in Kreuzberg as case study

2 March 2012

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Berlin is Germany's cinema capital with its large variety of different programmes and events, in particular the International Film Festival Berlin. Yet there are numerous challenges facing the city's cinema landscape today. The ANCB-Series Cinema of the Future aims at initiating a continuous debate on the subject of cinema in public urban space. At the symposium, local agents joined specialists from different fields to debate the positioning of cinema in urban public space with regard to questions such as: How can an independent cinema survive in a climate of ever-growing competition both financially and in terms of programmatic profile? Can a cinema activate a neighbourhood and integrate different uses and users? How can the cinema reach out to the fast changing social landscape of Kreuzberg when inhabitants feel often threatened by urban upgrading measures?
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Design and Politics: the next phase
7 - Re-city, the ‘Total Makeover’

17 February 2012


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The 7th and final event in our 2011 series Design and Politics: The Next Phase, this debate focuses on the existing city, one of the biggest challenges for any city-maker, be they an architect, politician, developer or other. It is about the transformation of the existing and the way in which new collaborations emerge out of this transformative task.

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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Universidad Europea de Madrid
February 13-18, 2012


The changes which contemporary cities face result from an evolving paradigm of the societies that inhabit them. We shall try to transform the existing pavilion on Teutoburger Platz gardens into a new public space for "welfare”. The role played by such content will be active at the suggestion of a new social dimension. Students should propose both, the new programme for the existing pavilion as well as the transformation of all or parts of its current design.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Profiling the European City - Notes from Cologne and Copenhagen
February 3, 2012, 4.30pm


Cultural and urban planning strategies for the European City of tomorrow will be presented and discussed through case-studies concepts and projects from Cologne and Copenhagen.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Call for Interns for the BMW Guggenheim Lab Project in Berlin
ANCB seeks part-time interns!


BMW Guggenheim Lab New York
Photos: Kristopher McKay © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

As the main collaborating partner, ANCB is pleased to offer these internships.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Design and Politics: the next phase
6 - Moving Cities, Meaning and Mobility

20 January 2012


VIDEO RECORDING ONLINE
Moving Cities, Meaning and Mobility is the 6th of seven podium discussions in the 2011 series Design and Politics: The Next Phase. It addresses the complexity and interdependency between urban development, infrastructure, social and physical networks and the meaning of place, system and movement for the validation of the human capacity to economise through cityness.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Thomas Sieverts and Lars Lerup: Lacunas - The Middle Landscape
January 23, 2012, 6.00pm

VIDEO RECORDING ONLINE NOW! Routinely dismissed as mere sprawl, the middle landscape is the black hole of recent urbanism, absorbing human energy and resources but seldom revealing the principles of its operation. Besides the recent affirmation for the dense city under the auspice of sustainability, the reality confronts us with a rather complex conurbation and a weak set of planning instruments.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
REM KOOLHAAS - PETER SLOTERDIJK
29 November 2011


The video recording of the debate between Rem Koolhaas and Peter Sloterdijk moderated by Stephan Trüby is now available. We would like to thank Rem Koolhaas, Peter Sloterdijk and Stephan Trüby for an inspiring debate and the Dutch Embassy for hosting the event.


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PUBLIC DEBATE
Design and Politics: the next phase
5 - 75-90-3: Who is Our City?

25 November 2011


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The 5th of seven podium discussions in this series with the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, this event is a co-operation with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and focuses on the potential that increasing urbanisation brings for the collective as well as the individual in this ‘stacked’ and mixed city and what this means for politics, urban planning and design.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Die Großfassade aus PET-Flaschen des EcoArk Pavillon in Taipeh
23. November 2011


Plastikflaschen prägen unsere Welt eindrücklich, mit den bekannten negativen
Umweltkonsequenzen. Wenn es nach dem taiwanischen Architekten Arthur Huang geht, hat das Material aber durchaus das Potenzial, einen nachhaltigeren Beitrag zu leisten. Er realisierte er auf der internationalen Gartenschau in Taiwan den “EcoArk Pavilion”, ein Ausstellungspavillon, dessen von ihm entwickelte "Pollibrick-" Fassade komplett aus rezyklierten PET-Flaschen besteht. Die National Geographic Dokumentation 'Megastructures EcoArk' zeigt die Entwicklung der Idee und über Technologie, Nachhaltigkeit und die Potenziale des Materials diskutieren im Anschluss Hartmut Gaßne, Miniwiz und Wolfram Putz, GRAFT unter der Moderation des Architekturkritikers und Verlegers Andreas Ruby.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Design and Politics: the next phase
4 - Learning to Provoke

21 October 2011


VIDEO RECORDING ONLINE
The fourth of 7 podium discussions in the 2011 series Design and Politics: the next phase. It explores a new role for architecture, as a critical instrument in a more politically engaged, pro-active and provocative alternative to ‘standard’ urban planning approaches.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Universidad Diego Portales / Santiago de Chile
September 19 - 30, 2011


Berlin has a voluminous presence of water both surrounding the city and crossing it. Despite this, Berlin's relationship with the water is not clear, and historically the Spree doesn’t seem to have the leading role as public space that the rivers in Cologne, Paris and London have. The workshop explores the net of lakes, channels and rivers in Berlin with the objective to develop projects that elucidate the relationship between the city and its waterfronts. The assignment is to scan these sites, detect significant points, and through permanent or temporary interventions, show them and propose significant alterations using using video as a tool.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Design and Politics: the next phase
3 - Climate Changing our Cities: 'Cool', or Wet and Warm?

9 September 2011


VIDEO RECORDING ONLINE
The third in a series of seven thematic debates taking place in 2011 / 2012. 'Design and Politics: The next Phase' was initiated by ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory in collaboration with Henk Ovink, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.
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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
August 22 – September 12, 2011


The workshop explores how rivers have shaped our civilization, and how we, in turn, have shaped them. It considers rivers in their ecological and economic functions as well as their role in the mythological narrative of humankind. Specifically, the studio considers our various relationships with waterways, be they symbiotic, parasitic, competitive, dominant or servile, challenging students to propose new, more sustainable strategies for living with our rivers.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Design and Politics: the next phase
2 - On the Surface of Architecture?

28 July 2011


VIDEO RECORDING ONLINE
The second in a series of seven thematic debates taking place in 2011 / 2012.'Design and Politics: The next Phase' was initiated by ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory in collaboration with Henk Ovink, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.

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UNIVERSITY DESIGN STUDIO
Pratt Institute, New York
July 18 - August 5, 2011


To study the history of Tempelhof Airport is to trace decisive moments in German and Berlin history: From its use as an experimental airfield in the 19th century, through the dramatic events during the 1948–49 airlift, to the large-scale international landscape and urban design competition held in 2009, the “Tempelhofer Feld” reflects glory and abyss of German ingenuity and political stance.
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PUBLIC DEBATE
Cinema of the Future 2011
Back to the Future?
Seminal Concepts for the Cinema in the City with the new ZooPalast as Example

15 July 2011

On the occasion of the Aedes exhibition opening 'Cinema of the Future. Cinema and Urban Public Space', this podium discussion is another event in the ANCB series 'Cinema of the Future' that is intended to stimulate an interdisciplinary dialogue among experts of various fields and to be the starting point to a continuous debate on a new positioning of cinema in urban public space beyond the ubiquitous discussion of the digitalisation of cinema technology.
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