Urban PlayScapes: Initiating Encounter in the Fragmented City
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
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.
In their approach to conceiving public space, both Atelier Bow-Wow and Transsolar (Co-Initiator of FutureCityLab) have manipulated the relationship between people’s behaviour and their urban environment: playfully encouraging participation and thereby generating shared identities amongst users. On the occasion of the Aedes exhibitions of Atelier Bow-Wow and FutureCityLab, this debate explored the potential of equipping cities with public situations rather than public spaces – public situations that playfully initiate encounter.
Áine Ryan, Programme Manager ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:00:00 - 00:08:48
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo - 00:08:48 - 00:32:53
Thomas Auer, Transsolar, Stuttgart - 00:32:53 - 00:43:56
Podium Discussion - 00:43:56 - 01:40:04
Ulf Meyer, Architecture Journalist, Berlin
Mekonnen Mesghena, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Berlin