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City Making in the Digital Age

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

Archiving Fabric

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 Association Conference 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

Deep Space @ NONUMENT!

“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

PRESS

Deep Space @ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

With the words “Die heiße Asche des Diktators”, in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) of November 1st 2018, journalist Paul Ingendaay captures the toxicity of the highly divisive Francoist Memorial at Valle de los Caídos, as well as the urgency of Hybrid Space Lab’s workshop “Deep Space: Re-signifying Valle de los Caídos”.


Article by Paul Ingendaay @ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany, 1 November 2018

Deep Space @ Catalan Newspaper ARA

Catalan journalist Sílvia Marimon describes in her article “The Gaze of European Experts” in the Catalan newspaper ARA on 31st October 2018 the workshop “Deep Space: Re-signifying Valle de los Caídos” participants’ visit to the site and the necessity of a change of the monument’s narrative.

Article by Sílvia Marimon @ ARA, Spain, 31 October 2018

Water Consious Fashion @ Fraulein

An initiative by Hybrid Space Lab, in cooperation with the Neonyt Fair and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin.

Article @ Fraulein Magazine, Deutschland, 15 January 2019

Deep Space @ Bnieuws TU Delft

Working on places of conflict can be extremely challenging. As soon as a polarised discussion is addressed with a proposal, it is bound to cause some sort of backlash by at least one of the affected parties. There is no clear way out of it. Or is there? Architecture practice Hybrid Space Lab takes a rather unique approach for the re-signification of the controversial site of Valle de los Caídos in Madrid, the burial ground of Spain’s dictator Francisco Franco and 33,000 victims of the country’s brutal civil war.


Article by Elena Rossoni @ Bnieuws TU Delft, The Netherlands, 5 February 2019

Newsletter November 2018

With the words “Die heiße Asche des Diktators”, the hot ashes of the dictator, in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) of November 1st 2018, journalist Paul Ingendaay captures the toxicity of the highly divisive Francoist Memorial at Valle de los Caídos, as well as the urgency of Hybrid Space Lab’s workshop “Deep Space: Re-signifying Valle de los Caídos”.

Article, Paul Ingendaay @ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), 1 November 2018