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Consciousness Reframed

Consciousness Reframed is a forum for trans-disciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology, and consciousness. As we increasingly recognize how intelligence pervades every aspect of nature, can we empower architecture to access the field of consciousness: can we grow buildings that think, feel and communicate? Can we design the temperament of products?

LECTURE
25-26 November 2017, @ Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum, no 8. Hua Jia Di Nan Jie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China

 

Affect Space

The international program on “(re-) Designing Affect Space” 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 and organizing an international conference and a master class with public interventions and a related exhibition in Berlin.
Hybrid Space Lab is involved as the work of Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar has been foundational for the development of the Affect Space concept and research.

CONFERENCES, INTERVENTIONS, EXHIBITIONS
2018-2019, @ Berlin, The Hague, Madrid, Rotterdam

Design Model

BioTecture proposes how architecture will merge with green structures.
The accelerating developments in nature, bio-technology, technology and architecture are creating a new hybrid architecture.

LECTURE
24 November 2017, 14.00-15.00, @ Communication University of China (CUC), Dingfuzhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China

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Humboldt Volcano is shortlisted as a candidate for Social Design Award by SPIEGEL.
The Social Design Award honours special urban development projects.
Here you can decide which finalist receives the audience prize.

What would happen if a volcano erupted next to the Humboldt Forum? If trees and exotic plants proliferate, and a waterfall cascade? Hybrid Space Lab developed the utopia of an extension to the Humboldt Forum: a vertical jungle consisting of terraces, a winter garden with a public path leading to the roof garden, referring to the explorer Alexander von Humboldt.

As a stacked oasis, which integrates vegetation in the built environment, Humboldt Volcano brings solutions for the integration of green in very dense urban situations. Hybrid Space Lab understands this idea as part of the urban redevelopment and the possibility to establish an unconventional green space in very dense public space.

Alexander von Humboldt developed the idea that all nature is connected, and pioneered concepts of sustainability. Today, the project Humboldt Forum that has his name is without any green space whatsoever.

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Affect Space

The international program on “(re-) Designing Affect Space” 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.
1 November 2017-1 April 2019

Information Technology and the Urban

In architecture’s role of defining and materialising the spaces for social interaction, designing the relationship between the physical and digital public domain is becoming more and more of a challenge: investigating the relation and interconnection between the “soft” city with its finite material counterpart, the living environment, speculating about interfaces between the “virtual” and the material (urban) world and designing hybrid (analog-digital) communicational spaces.

Social Design Award

Hybrid Space Lab developed Humboldt Volcano the utopia of an extension to the Humboldt Forum: a vertical jungle consisting of terraces, a roof garden and a winter garden, referring to the explorer Alexander von Humboldt.
29 September – 27 October 2017

Fabric South Issue #9

Adam Szymczyk, director of documenta 14, refers to the documentary Fabric in the documenta 14 magazine South.
17 September 2017

Jungle Magic Press

Bertus Bouman published an article about the Humboldt Forum and the controversial plan to rebuild the Berlin city palace in Germany.
15 September 2017

Berlin becomes Baroque

In Deutsche Bauzeitung the author Bernhard Schulz, who is editor in the culture edition of Tagesspiegel Berlin publishes an article on the reconstruction of the Berlin City Palace. The article also refers to Humboldt Volcano.
1 September-1 October 2017

 

World Model

Lecture “Naturetecture” at the Media Lab, Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
27 November 2017

Design Model

Lecture Design Model at the Communication University of China in Beijing, P.R. China
24 November 2017

Humboldt Volcano Der Tagesspiegel

The German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel presents Humboldt Volcano as the symbol for a better Humboldt Forum.

Publication by Rüdiger Schaper, 1 September 2017

Urbanism Architecture Bi-City Biennial

The Urban Garden Kit at the Urbanism and Architecture Bi-City Biennial (UABB) brings together urban planners, architects and landscapers, artists and curators, game developers and communication experts and other creative professionals.
16-22 December 2017

Consciousness Reframed

Today’s agriculture is pioneering ‘smart’ developments such as robotics and autonomous driving on farms, drones and satellite monitoring or transponder-implants. With the help of green infrastructures, precision farming methods are informing Smart City development and enabling NatureTecture, a hybrid architecture integrating nature in built environment.
25-26 November 2017

Soft Urbanism

The exhibition New Silk Road at the Xi’an Art Museum in China facilitates the re-imagination of the cities along the network of the Silk Road.
Soft Urbanism, a vision of the urban in the digital age, based on a “Network Paradigm” approach to urbanism, reinvents the historic networks, connecting them to today’s hybrid, combined urban and media, networks, accelerating them into the future.
16 September-3 October 2017

Crossing Border

Humboldt Volcano is exhibited at the Crossing Border | Border Crossing, International Festival of Intermedia in Hong Kong. Humboldt Volcano, a hybrid building and vertical garden, is such an ‘inter-media’, as it opens up and enables the appropriation of the Berlin Humboldt Forum by an international multicultural public.
9-22 October 2017

Smart & the City

The exhibition Silk Road, Portal to World Imagination at the Xi’an Art Museum in China re-imagines the cities along the Silk Road. Smart & the City showcases the integration of Smart Technologies and the Urban, as tools for a sustainable New Smart Silk Road.
16 September-3 October 2017

CLASH

The exhibition New Silk Road at the Xi’an Art Museum in China creates a platform enabling the re-imagination of the Silk Road. CLASH is a sculpture and an spatial social tool. It consists of a social space and of a shelter simultaneously protecting and threatening it.
16 September-3 October 2017

Hybrid Prosumer PRESS

But the most interesting development that I could find was the hybrid design exhibition held in conjunction with the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne.

The “Hybrid Design” project, initiated by Prof. Frans Vogelaar, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, approaches technological developments from the perspective of the designer, by “inhabiting technology”, by transforming these technological developments to meet the way we want to live. It introduces the design fields that are emerging through the combination and fusion of environments, objects and services in the information-communication age.

Haydn Shaughnessy, article: Re:Thinking Innovation on 16 October 2011 @ Forbes, USA

Co-Creating Athens PRESS

The workshop on the revision of the “hated” Athenian apartment buildings is mentioned in the article by the Greek lifestyle magazine Lifo.
Greek Lifo magazine published article on the workshop on the revision of the “hated” Athenian apartment buildings is mentioned in the article by the Greek lifestyle magazine Lifo.

Poly Garden City PRESS

Greek daily newspaper “Kathimerini” published article on the city greening project Poly Garden City.
Improving life in Athens requires thoughtful investment and realistic proposals.



Poly Garden City is a project for Athens, which incorporates green on a wide variety of hard surfaces of buildings, creating gardens and helping to change the microclimate. “Poly Garden City sees the whole city as a canvas for greening producing a pool of ideas for the renewal of urban centers”.



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Nikos Vatopoulos
29 June 2017
@ Kathimerini
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Greece

Rex PRESS

Publication of the research on the Athens “Rex” theater and cinema complex in the Greek daily “Kathimerini”. The research on “Rex” was done in preparation of the documentary “Fabric” that is screened at the Athens School of Fine Arts in the framework of documenta 14 from April to July 2017.

Fabric Archive

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens has archived the documentary “Fabric”.
“Fabric” is now part of the collection of the archives of the Gennadius Library.

Fabric PRESS

“Fabric” features the life cycle of “Greek Spinning and Weaving Mills”, but at the same time it is the narration of the greater framework in which the bourgeois citizens of the Ottoman Empire acted.

Fabric

Fabric is a documentary film and exhibition on the history of the buildings of the former textile factory which now houses the Athens School of Fine Arts. Fabric is shown at the documenta 14 in the Former Library at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
8 April–17 September 2017.

Internet of Things & Nature

NatureTecture proposes how Internet of Things will merge with green structures in the city.
With the Internet of Things, Big Data and Machine Intelligence algorithmically organizing life, society, work and industry, the only question that remains is what will happen with nature. The accelerating developments in nature, bio-technology, technology and architecture are creating a new hybrid architecture.

Redesigning the Berlin Palace PRESS

Reconciling supporters and opponents of “Humboldt Forum”, the Humboldt Jungle and Humboldt Volcano received a strong positive reception in the Berlin cultural world.

Palace.City.Berlin.

Humboldt Volcano and Humboldt Jungle are part of the exhibition “Palace.City.Berlin.” in Ephraim Palais in Berlin. The exhibition is devoted to the Berlin Palace and its significance for the city and its inhabitants.

Flexible Infrastructure

What are the social, economic, participatory, urban-architectural and technical concepts that Berlin as a Smart City really needs? Smart City Berlin should address in an integrative way connected challenges such as urban growth and housing, migration and demographic change, mobility, use of resources and circularity, climate adaptation, citizen participation and digital networks.

TOURcity

New forms of tourism are emerging such as Medical Tourism, Slow Tourism, Disaster Tourism, Slum Tourism, Culinary Tourism.

Hybrid Culture

Digitalization supports hybridization as a fusion of creative artistic practices (post-medium art) as well as of cultural creators and consumers (cultural co-creation).

Design Zone PRESS

The special art edition of DER TAGESSPIEGEL, the German newspaper, publishes interview on the changing role of design in times of crisis.

Affect Space

open! the platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain published an essay by Eric Kluitenberg on hybrid space titled “Affect Space”.

Refugees Futures

Refugee Futures:

Given the masses of uprooted people worldwide the question for solutions from the global design community arises to help refugees feel at home and support those that want or have to stay make their lives liveable.

Climate Adaptation

How to rebuild a city in the 21st century as global temperatures are rising? Poly Garden City for the rebuilding of cities in Syria.

Culture of Sustainability

Communicating the complex issues of sustainability to a broad international audience by using cultural means.

Humboldt Dschungel Dinner

How do we save the Humboldt Forum?
Experts involved in culture and politics discuss Humboldt Dschungel.

Design. Innovation. Europe.

Subject to the exponential technological acceleration, challenged by alarming ecologic and social changes design’s role in shaping our increasingly hybrid world is changing.

Players of Change

In pitch camps you can discuss your issues with experts, city officials as well as creatives to get inspiration and build networks.

Hybrid Heritage

Hybrid Heritage exhibition on 25 September till 7 October 2015 from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs Beijing Design Week 2015.

Hybrid Design

Lecture on Hybrid Design on 25 September 2015 at 14.30 hrs at CAFA Media Lab, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.

IFA+ Summit

Keynote Hybrid Design at the IFA+ Summit on Design (Tendencies, Brands, High-Tech) in Berlin, the global trade show for consumer electronics, on 8 September 2015.

Humboldt Forum

Humboldt Dschungel symbolises the origin of the future collections in the Humboldt Forum.
At the same time, Humboldt Dschungel stands for an innovative Germany in which the city is rethought.

Greek Slow Food

Panel discussion on the Greek Slow Food movement curated by Hybrid Space Lab and Markthalle Neun in Berlin on July 17 2015.

New Civic

Citizens take part in innumerable co-creation initiatives in the private and the public domains, and more importantly in the hybrid blur where the one can’t be separated from the other.

Urban Lab

In the Dutch Urban Lab the Dutch Embassy in Berlin showcases in cooperation with Hybrid Space Lab and the City of Amsterdam the “Dutch Approach” on urban challenges.

Internet of Things & City

International Internet of Things Day Rotterdam explores the concept of IoT and implications for society.
Technology and data will merge with physical objects and structures in the city and alter our city experience. In all domains, whether healthcare, waste management, shopping, public transport or education and social life, IoT will influence our cities.

Future Urbanism

“Future Urbanism” project – a collection of forty one interviews with contemporary writers, architects, sociologists, economists and city planners by Strelka in Moscow.

Smart & the City PRESS

Animation “Smart City”, a large-scale projection on the façade of the Hannover Opera House.

Rebooting Design

For the Design Journal, an international, refereed journal covering all aspects of design, we wrote the article Rebooting (Dutch) Design on hybrid design for the special issue on Dutch Open design.

Hybridnet

The lecture Hybridnet & Industry 4.0 will be streamed from the Hannover Messe 2014 and will take place at the Holland Smart City House in the TV studio, Halle 16, Metropolitan Solutions.

Hybrid City

Lecture on Hybrid City” at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture is part of the SHarc + SUAS Guest Lecture Series 2013-14.

Architectural Particles

Architectural Particles – Modular Building in the Digital Age is an exhibition on modular digital architecture.

Simple City

Exhibition and lecture at the architecture and design festival plan in Cologne.

Intelligent Urbanism

Shrinking Car City, is a project on electromobility, the cityscape, urban growth and smart city.

Seeds of the Future

Exhibition at the Triennale di Milano reflecting on the themes of mobility, of living and working and imagining how energy research , new materials and ICT technologies will shape our daily over the next 20 years.

Think Tank Dinner

Hybrid Space Lab hosted a Think Tank Dinner with experts on urban development and creative city professionals from Amsterdam and Berlin.

Disobedience

Publication by hybrid theory and practice in Format P: Disobedience. Theory and Practice by the Bec Zmiana Foundation, Warsaw.

After City

Hybrid Space Lab’s project City Kit is exhibited in the After City exhibition at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Hong Kong from October 1st 2013 to October 6th 2013.

Architect’s Notebook

Hybrid Space Lab’s article Notations is published in the book “Architect’s Notebook” by DAMDI Publishing, Seoul, October 2013.

Shrinking Car City

Hybrid Space Lab’s work is exhibited within the framework of the Dynamik und Wandel. Entwicklung der Städte am Rhein exhibit at the Liebfrauenkirche Duisburg (September 9th 2013 to October 13th 2013), organized by the Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst NRW.

Anti-Tectonics

Can the mutable conditions of today’s China become the basis for radical development of architecture and urban planning disciplines?

CRISIS design

How long can you hold your breath? Lecture on Crisis Design on September 26th 2013 at the event Our air! Our responsibility! , organized by Interactive Beijing and the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing.

Intelligent Mobility

Queen Maxima participated in the workshop “Intelligent Mobility in the City”.

Interactive workshop during the working visit of Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to Hamburg on March 20, 2015 is organised around the theme of “Intelligent Mobility in the City”. Dutch and German policy makers, institutions, companies and universities went into dialogue and brainstormed about new and creative forms of public transport on land and water.

Big Design & Big Data

GeoCity Smart City is the feature exhibition for Beijing Design Week 2013. Curated by CMoDA (China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts), the exhibition augments and maps information design and application cases for smart cities initiatives around the world, and to use it as input for Smart Beijing case development.

Refugium

Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar lecture on June 7th 2013 at DMY International Design Festival / Berlin Design Week 2013.

U.F.O.

Hybrid Space Lab’s work is exhibited in the U.F.O. exhibition at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Hong Kong.

Dream Society

Hybrid Space Lab’s work is exhibited within the framework of the Dream Society exhibition at the Culture Station Seoul 284 from April 4th 2013 till May 26th 2013.

STRELKA Institute

Soft Urbanism is a new interdisciplinary field of design and planning.

Hutopolis

The social and economical transformations which are happening in both Russia and China are parallel in many ways and both countries are experiencing the shift from a planned economy to new models of development.

Copy Culture

The Copy/Culture Symposium İstanbul, presented by Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion in cooperation with SALT examines the implications of copying, open source and sampling on the design trade and profession. Talks by Fulco Blokhuis, Aslı Kıyak İngin, Geert Jan Jansen, Tomas Klassnik, Elizabeth Sikiaridi, Tim Vermeulen, Fei Wang and Atilla Yücel.

Hybrid Man

Interview by Max Urai at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany.

German Cityscape

Exhibition and lecture “German Cityscape” at the Seoul National University.

Checking Reality

Exhibition, lecture and publication on City Kit a hybrid game design and organise to develop temporary playgrounds.

Migrating Reality

Electronic and digital systems generate completely new forms of migration. In the creative arts, new phenomena related to migration and the synergies of disparate systems are emerging. Artistic products evolve from traditional forms into hybrid digital forms. Analog products are being digitized; data spaces are trans-located from one data storage system to another; existing sounds, images, and texts are remixed and fused into new datasets.

Soft Urbanism

The interaction between the physical and the digital public domain in the digital age.

Many to Many

Interview in the German architectural magazine Deutsche Bauzeitung by Christian Holl.

MIT Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Scenarios for an interplay of the urban space and the media domain. New interdisciplinary fields of planning and design are introduced: Soft Urbanism, exploring the interaction of urbanism and the space of mass media and communication networks, and Hybrid Space Design, developing fused analog-digital / architectural-media spaces. Within this framework, “Idensity®” is proposed as a conceptual tool for developing space in the information-communication age.

Reassuring Habitat

What about security in our globalized world? The yearning for more security in our increasingly complex world and innovative solutions for coping with it.
Trust and security are becoming increasingly important for people in our globalized world. Globalization does not only take place “outside”; our own personal environment is also being globalized, with our real surroundings being expanded by virtual Internet space.

Communication Space

Today, the communicational paradigm, with its “network-cities” and “nodes”, “terminal architectures” and “urban branding strategies” is infiltrating and transforming the architectural/urban discourse and practice.

Mobility

International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam event is held every two years in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, itself recognized worldwide as an architectural trendsetter.
The International Architecture Biennial focuses 2003 entirely on the theme of ‘mobility’, examining the issue of modern-day mobility and the consequences for architecture and urban development. Architects, civil engineers, urban planners, traffic experts, landscape architects, students, filmmakers and photographers from around the world will spend two months presenting plans and exchanging ideas in the form of exhibitions, lectures, publications, debates, films and excursions.

Media Architecture

The sixth Media Architecture, New Media Cultural “Art + Communication” festival , an event that stands at the cusp international research network between the computer and the postmodern architecture.

Digital Commons

Democracy can be understood in two notably distinct ways. In the institutional view democracy is understood as the interplay of institutional actors that represent ‘the people’ and are held accountable through the plebiscite; public votes, polls and occasionally referenda. The second view on democracy is radically different in that it sees the extent to which people can freely assemble, discuss and share ideas about vital social issues, organise themselves around these issues, and can freely voice their opinions in public fora, as a measure for just how democratic a given society is.

New Mobility

Architecture in the information age

The world is changing and with it the cities. The new possibilities of physical mobility in the industrial age have decisively influenced architecture and city planning. The question now arises as to how much the present revolution of information and communication will have.

Network City

On the subject of “mobility: immobility”, a number of international architects and representatives from the political and business sectors were invited to attend the conference at Swissbau. The symposium was intended to expand the traditionally rich architectural lectures in Basel through a new thematic focus: the links between architecture and urban development with information and communication technologies.

Network Society

The conference A2B is an initiative of architect Jacques Herzog. This year’s exhibition “We are building the future for you” was presented by the prominent lecturers as designers of the future. International luminaries of architecture in real space like Toyo Ito were placed alongside pioneers of virtual architecture: Elizabeth Sikiaridi explained the term ‘idensity’, which has already been protected by her, which describes the density of media and urban networks and the fusion of virtual and real spaces.

Mobility Immobility

The conference A2B is an initiative of architect Jacques Herzog. This year’s exhibition “We are building the future for you” was presented by the prominent lecturers as designers of the future. International luminaries of architecture in real space like Toyo Ito were placed alongside pioneers of virtual architecture: Elizabeth Sikiaridi explained the term ‘idensity’, which has already been protected by her, which describes the density of media and urban networks and the fusion of virtual and real spaces.

Lab

Article “Politics of Space” for the Lab publication of the Academy of Media Arts.
The segregation processes in media environments are nothing but the enhancement of tendencies manifesting themselves in the “real” space with the creation of the urban ghettos and their counterparts, the (suburban) protected social reservoirs for the upper classes.
These access-controlled residential areas can be found today all over the world, in Third World and in western democracies as well as in the east neo-capitalist countries.
They range from heavily protected impenetrable fortresses to retirement towns for well-off pensioners or projects like Walt Disney’s Celebration – an entire residential town (not a theme park).

Ivory Tower

Interview of Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski the rector of the Academy for Media Arts by Amine Haase for Kunstforum.

Man Mass Media

Man – Mass – Media, conference and exhibition organised by the Internationales Forum für Gestaltung in Ulm.

@ HOME

Doors of Perception is an annual conference, and a programme of workshops, seminars and pilot projects, organised by the Netherlands Design Institute in Amsterdam. Doors of Perception seeks answers to the question: what are multimedia and global networks actually for?Doors of Perception generates scenarios about future applications of new technology and enhance the development of multimedia and online environments by bringing together previously unconnected knowledge and skills.

Chanel no. 5

Exhibition presents the project “Media Babies on CHANEL no.5:” the fusion of media, architecture and urbanism.

High Touch

Exhibition and publication at the Architectural Association School of Architecture on Architecture & High-Touch and Tech Surfaces.