Humboldt Volcano @ The Vienna Hofburg

In the chapter “International Developments; The Schlossplatz and the Museum Island in Berlin” Humboldt Volcano is mentioned as the example of the rethinking of the Humboldt Forum.

Publication, The Vienna Hofburg since 1918,  @ Institut für kunst- und musikhistorische Forschungen, Austrian Academy of Sciences , 2018

Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos

How to transform and re-signify Valle de los Caídos (“Valley of the Fallen”), the Francoist monument in the Sierra de Guadarrama close to Madrid?Valle de los Caídos with its 152-meter-tall cross visible from more than 30 kilometers away and its “basilica”, a 263-meter long crypt with a 52-meter high vault cut out of the granite mountain rock, is one of the world’s most controversial monuments.

Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos is initiated and conceptualized in February 2018 by Hybrid Space Laba and starts as a workshop at the Medialab Prado in Madrid from 25 till 27 October 2018 in Madrid.

Workshop Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos, @ Medialab Prado in Madrid , October 2018
Conference, Workshop, Lecture, Pop-Up Exhibition @ transmediale in Berlin, February 2019, Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, June 2019

Riga Readings Social Sciences

AR/VRxIoT+AI+? = Hybrid Space
The combination of physical and media space, of local place and digital networks, is coined Hybrid Space.

Space today is transformed by technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) or Mixed Reality, becoming increasingly hybrid. With the Internet of Things (IoT) Hybrid Space is becoming ubiquitous. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data have the ambition and potential to algorithmically manage these Hybrid Spaces.

Lecture, @ Advanced Social and Political Research Institute, University of Latvia, 22-23 November 2018

GREENtopia @ Art Museum of China

Imagine a super-high building surrounded by nothing but air, spacious, isolated, sparsely populated, with unsurprisingly no celebrated history, while the greenbelt gradually becomes a pasture within the cloud clusters, where they coexist.
The museum space (1600 sqm) will be transformed into a creative laboratory, an interdisciplinary platform co-developed by international artists, creative thinkers, independent scholars, urban planners and stakeholders, a mini co-op city inside a skyscraper.

Conference, Exhibition,  @ Art Museum of China, Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen, China, 15 March – 15 April 2019


Technology & The City

BPD Magazine published in June 2018 the double interview with
Prof. Frans Vogelaar, Partner at Hybrid Space Lab in Berlin and
Prof. Dr. Elphi Nelissen, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on how digitization is changing mobility and the city. 
Elphi Nelissen and Frans Vogelaar explore the possibilities of digital technologies for citizens and cities and the design of future cities.

Dubble Interview, BPD Magazine in Dutch, German and French, 1 June 2018

Humboldt Volcano @ Baunetz

With the increasing urbanization and the virulent climate crisis, interest in nature is also growing. In various formats, such as talks, discussions, guided tours, exhibitions, workshops, open-house events and more, the public is invited to think of green and gray infrastructure in the city. Something like this: what if we were to look at urban space from the perspective of animals and plants?

Article, Baunetz, 15 June 2018

Humboldt Volcano @ TIP

The Make City Festival wants to rethink the city. 
It’s a big boost, an ambitious project. “Make City” is called – “the biggest festival for architecture and urbanism in Germany”. Throughout the city with 250 events within 18 days, under the motto: “Berlin Remixed.” Future-oriented projects in architecture, urban development, spatial planning – for the second time after 2015 run by the founder and artistic director, Francesa Ferguson, stir up the city. Berlin urgently needs new ideas, impulses and visions.

Article, TIP, 14 June 2018

Embassy Lab @ GRÜNtopia Tagesspiegel

In the Jewish Museum you are in the midst of the topic: How to bring the green back to the cities, after more and more open space disappeared, because they had to give way to new buildings?

The “Gardens of the Diaspora” in the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy are a possible answer to this question: When the natural spaces in the city go back, nature gets into the rooms. The Diaspora gardens are one of many examples the book “Garden City: Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes, and the New Planted Space”. It was edited by Anna Yudina, member of the cooperative A 10 New European Architecture. 

Among other international experts, she was invited to attend the “Embassy Lab GREEN TOPIA” at the Dutch Embassy, where Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar of Hybrid Space Lab invited to the event, which is part of the international festival “MakeCity”.

Article, Der Tagesspiegel, 23 June 2018

Humboldt Volcano @ Garten + Landschaft

How is Berlin becoming a socially just smart city?
The Make City Festival discussed ideas like a Volcano designed by Hybrid Space Lab at the Humboldt Forum.

Article, Garten + Landschaft, 15 August 2018

Alexander von Humboldt and Humboldt Volcano

Rüdiger Schaper, author and head of the cultural department of the Berlin “Tagesspiegel” presents his biography on Alexander von Humboldt and discusses Hybrid Space Lab’s Humboldt Volcano project during our Studio Talk @ MakeCity Festival. Moderation is by Merlijn Schoonenboom, historian and journalist

“Cities dealing with the effects of climate change are already having to rethink their public spaces in fundamental ways are already remixing their classical designs for parks and recreation spaces and developing new hybrid forms.”

Reading, Presentation & Discussion, biography on Alexander von Humboldt and GRÜNtopia, Studio Talk, @ Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Klosterstraße 50, Berlin, 19.30-21.00, 15 June 2018
Registration is required. Fully Booked