Who Makes the City in the Digital Age? What are the City Makers approaches and potential, and how can they interact?These are the questions addressed during “City Making in the Digital Age”, the kick-off event of City Lab, a co-operation between Hybrid Space Lab and Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.
Keynote speaker Marleen Stikker, co-founder of Waag Society, an Amsterdam based interdisciplinary non-profit media lab and research institute that aims to put social values at the core of technology by creating and promoting open, fair and inclusive innovations.
Curating @ Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, 21 February 2019
The documentary “Fabric” that Hybrid Space Lab produced for “documenta 14” in 2017 and that narrates a Middle Eastern family story as well as the history of the industrial complex that today houses the Athens School of Fine Arts is part of major Greek archives.
Archive @ Athens School of Fine Art Athens, Greece, 15 February 2019
“Memory studies has grown considerably over the past decade, but does not yet have many clearly designated venues for people from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds to exchange ideas and to learn from each others’ theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches. Moreover, questions surrounding remembering are being investigated around the world, but there is too little interaction (and thus, often a lack of understanding) between various places.”
Lecture @ Moncloa Campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, 25-28 June 2019
“What happens when an object loses its original purpose? Why does architecture find itself displaced, unwanted and repurposed? Buildings and physical infrastructure possess a longue durée that is fundamental to their spatial and political impact. But their long-term pretension can also become their undoing: politics, society, media and culture change faster than bricks and concrete. Structures can usually adjust only in very expensive ways: with renovation or destruction. History leaves behind either heritage or rubble, both a sort of an architectural ‘living dead’.”
Lecture @ NONUMENTS! Symposium, Prague, 14.50-15.30, 14 June 2019