Future Heritage

is in

What’s the future like? For people in the exhibition business this is a very known problem. Because what’s to come does not give us any objects yet.

Future is in vogue. In 2018, she delivered the motto of the science year “Working Worlds of the Future”. Every day, the media discusses the extent to which robots intervene in our everyday lives and what the progressive digitization is doing to us. And even museums cannot avoid questions that have to do with the future.
For in times when the museum is increasingly seen by the public as the most important source of knowledge, museum visitors’ demands for reliable answers to questions concerning the future are increasing.
But the future is highly theoretical and much remains in the academic circuit. Descending generations of visitors want to continue their sensual education – if at all – and generate their knowledge through personal experience.

But does not the visitation behavior tell us much about all the questions, worries and fears that come from the present? How do we deal with that? Can the museum, whose traditional tasks are collecting and preserving exhibits, bring to the fore topics that are not (yet) exhibitable at all?
Are museums overwhelmed and should be satisfied with giving food for thought and developing forms of social commerce in the social space museum? Or do other potentials of methods such as productions with the possibility to try out “alternative realities” (Thiemeyer) have to be brought into focus much more strongly again? Does it need quite different forms of exhibitions?

Even if the deadline is still in the future: the DASA Arbeitswelt Exhibition offers time to discuss these questions and, for the 19th time, organizes a lively exchange among curators, architects and designers from and for museums and exhibitions.

Future Heritage
23-24 January 2019


Wednesday 23 January 2019

9.45 Opening
Gregor Isenbort, Director DASA

10.00 Lectures
Andreas Horbelt, Köln
Jessika Meyer, Stuttgart
Tristan KoblerDr. Bernd Holtwick, Holzer Kobler Architekturen Zürich / DASA Arbeitswelt Ausstellung

13.30 Lectures
Axel PfänderIngo Zirngibl, Jangled Nerves, Stuttgart
Nik Hafermaas, Triad, Berlin

15.30 Lectures
Dr. Gabriele Zipf, Futurium Berlin
Jürgen Bleibler, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen

17.30 Workshops
Karoline von dem Bussche, TRIAD Berlin Projektgesellschaft mbH, “Hier und jetzt – Auf den Spuren barrierefreier Wahrnehmung“
Sascha Kruse , “Ein Auge im Bauchnabel”
Cäcilia Gernand, „Zukunft jetzt! Den Raum neu denken. Ein Experiment.“
Sven Klomp, Aufmerksam@ “Zukunft Ausstellen”
Matthias Kutsch, VerA – Verband der Ausstellungsgestalter  „Der Bausteinkasten – Werkzeuge zu einer guten Ausstellung“

Thursday 24 January 2019

09.30 Lectures
Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi & Prof. Frans Vogelaar, Hybrid Space Lab, “Future Heritage”
Henrique Oliveira, Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro „The Cosmos Narrative“

11.30 Lectures
Melanie Saverimuthu, Dr. Andreas Gundelwein, Deutsches Museum
Mitchell Joachim, New York City

14.00 Lectures
Marcus Starzinger, DASA Working World Exhibition, Dortmund