2018 - 2021

Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning and dealing with knowledge. A knowledge space is understood in philosophy and media studies as an emerging anthropological space in which the knowledge of individuals becomes the primary focus for social structure, values, and beliefs. All human experience represents unique knowledge; therefore all individuals within a knowledge space are valued for their history and lore independent of race (global space), nationality (territorial space), or economic status (commodity space).

Within this context, ANCB asks, what role physical spaces can play to support the presentation, discussion and conservation of knowledge in relation to scientific, academic, cultural and economic aspects. The 21st century’s global, digital and demographic developments have added even more challenges for institutions of knowledge such as schools, museums, libraries, archives, schaulager, universities and community centres. There is a new tendency to link the private industry, university research and scientific institutes in the context of a physical place, resulting in new partnerships and “agents”. Companies are increasingly building campuses of knowledge, while planners integrate new architectural designs and mobility concepts for working and living to share and generate knowledge in a new setting. How does a space for knowledge of today and tomorrow look like? What functions do institutions have in the age of connectivity, merging the physical with the digital? How do we deal spatially with the new combination of functions and elements of knowledge?

ANCB continuously questions in this programme the accessibility of knowledge and the mutual influence between cultural, political, scientific, economic and educational practice on the one hand and space generation and design practice on the other hand – as well as their impact on the surrounding urban scape.

In Preparation. To be announced shortly.

Extrovert Interior: Publicness and the Contemporary Museum with KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Symposium: 26 January 2019
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Ghosts of Berlin
University Design Studio: University of Technology, Sydney
5 - 18 October 2018
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Australia Now Germany 2017. MUSEUM AS ACTIVATOR: Strategies for Public Space and Access
Symposium: 14 and 15 September 2017
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Space on Demand
Conversation with Elizabeth Diller, Director, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York and Chris Dercon, Director, Volksbühne Berlin
8 September 2017
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Museums: art, culture, spectacle, access
University Design Studio: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
2 - 15 September 2017
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Constructing Culture. Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District
Public Debate: 26 May 2017
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Museums and Cultural Spaces as Motor of Urban and Social Progress
at the Venice Architecture Biennale in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Moscow
Public Debate: 24 September 2016
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Zai Xing Tu-Mu. Sixteen Chinese Museums. Fifteen Chinese Architects
Exhibition Talk: 26 August 2016
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Museum Revisited
Podium Discussion: 8 July 2016
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Marte. Marte
Exhibition Talk: 11 December 2015
On the occasion of the exhibition opening Stefan Marte talked about Marte.Marte's new museum buildings in Berlin and Krems.
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Das Kulturforum. Baukultur ohne Verfahrenskultur?
Public Debate: 25 September 2015
A conversation between architect and urban planner Volkwin Marg and architecture critic and museum historian Nikolaus Bernau on the competition for Berlin's new Museum der Moderne and its implications on the urban landscape and architecural ensemble of the Kulturforum.
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Future Urbanscape: Berlin's Kulturforum
Univeristy Design Studios: Summer 2015 - Spring 2016
ANCB, in collaboration with its Architecture Schools in Residence, has instigated a broader urban and architecture discourse on the Kulturforum in Berlin: the planned location for a new ‘Museum der Moderne’.
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Part of the Theme:
No Space without Traits

Concept Paper:
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Miriam Mlecek


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