Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos

Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos is a workshop at the Medialab Prado in Madrid from 25 till 27 October 2018 in Madrid. Hybrid Space Lab is  co-organizing an international conference and executing workshops with public interventions and pop-up exhibitions in Berlin at the transmediale and in Rotterdam at the New Institute in 2019.
Deep Space: Re-Signifying Valle de los Caídos was initiated and conceptualized in February 2018 by Hybrid Space Lab in the framework of Re-Designing Affect Space an international design, research and theory program organized by Eric Kluitenburg.

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

Hybrid Diplomacy
How to integrate digital and creative innovation in diplomatic processes.

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

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 YEAST

A ship siren sounds. A seagull passes by screaming. Two men have settled down in a deck chair. There is something of North Sea vacation in the air, but on the banks of the Spree. Specifically, in the courtyard of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which has turned into a pop-up park. The entire yard is covered with fluffy artificial turf. Until July 1st the project “playVOID” will take place.

Article, YEAST, 15 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 Berliner Kurier

The “MakeCity 2018” architecture festival with 250 events in 18 days aims to make architecture in Berlin more transparent and invites people to join in the conversation and help develop it.

Article, Berliner Kurier, 14 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

Humboldt Volcano Detail

The architecture festival MakeCity will take place in 2018 under the motto »Berlin Remixing | City New Mixed “. Between June 14 and July 1, 2018, architectural and landscape planning projects from Berlin and beyond are the focus of public attention. With a variety of formats – talks, guided tours, workshops, discussions and actions – the organizers of MakeCity have set themselves the task of promoting the discourse between the professional public and the city dwellers.

Article, Detail, 14 June 2018

Humboldt Volcano TAZ

It must be a very special event when Ada Colau, former city activist and since 2015 Mayor of Barcelona, and Sadiq Aman Khan, London’s first Muslim city head, travel to Berlin without being invited by the Governing Mayor. Nevertheless, both will be in town on Thursday – and will open the second Make City Festival with building senator Katrin Lompscher and other guests. The theme of the 18-day event is “City Remixed”.

Article, TAZ, 11 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


Like Space @ Transmediale

Like Space refers to self-mediated leisure spaces that act as affective backdrops for digital self-enactment.

The international program on “(re-) Designing Affect Space” initiated and organised by Eric Kluitenberg is an extended design, practice, and theory project. It consists of a series of master classes with public interventions, of international conferences and of pop-up exhibitions.

Hybrid Space Lab is leading a master class in Madrid in 2018 and co-organizing an international conference and a master class with public interventions and pop-up exhibition in Berlin in 2019.

Conference, Master Class, Lecture, Pop-Up Exhibition @ Berlin, The Hague, Madrid, Rotterdam, 2018-2019
Panel Discussion Like Space, Transmediale Festival Face Value, @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John Foster Dulles Allee 10, Berlin, Germany, 4 February 2018, 17.00-19.30