Think Tank

Networked City
Berlin
20\2\2020

Climate City
Berlin
20\11\2019

Dynamic Tradition
Amsterdam
11\2019

Kiez Lab
Berlin
2019\2020

Voiced Space
Berlin\Paris\
Rotterdam
2019\2020

City to Go
Berlin
15\7\2019

City Making Lab
Berlin
2019\2020

Hybrid Heritage
London\Paris\
Rotterdam

2019\2020

Heritage Tools
Madrid
6\6\2019

Diplomacy Lab
Brussels
7\2\2019

Water Conscious Fashion
Berlin
16\1\2019

Future Heritage
Dortmund
24\1\2019

GRÜNtopia
Berlin

22\6\2018

Technology & the City
Amsterdam
15\6\2018

Digital Diplomacy
Den Haag
2\2018

NatureTecture
Shenzhen

01\2018

SHAReCONOMY
Berlin
7\7\2017

Future Diplomacy
Berlin
7\10\2016

Co-Curating
the City

Berlin

14\10\2016

Embassy Lab
Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich
2015\2016\2017
\2018\2019

Fabric
documenta 14
Athens
8\4\2017

B.A.N.G. Design
Berlin
24\6\2016

CRISIS design
Berlin
2015\2016 

Smart City
Governance

Berlin

21\5\2015

NatureTecture

Recent developments such as Internet of Things, Big Data, and Machine Intelligence have ambition and the potential to algorithmically manage life, including urban nature. These developments in technology and media are supporting the development of a new hybrid architecture where Architecture and Nature fuse: NatureTecture!

This bringing together of Smart Landscape and Smart City, this merging of Internet of Things with green urban infrastructures creates conscious architectures. In a series of such Smart Urban Landscape projects Hybrid Space Lab demonstrates paths for transdisciplinary design that addresses the interconnected challenges of today, across the issues of environment and climate change, ongoing urbanization and food security, digitization and accelerating technological developments.

Tools for Heritage

The international workshop “Deep Space: Re-signifying Valle de los Caídos” organized in October 2018 by Hybrid Space Lab in Madrid addressed the re-signification of this most controversial Francoist monument. As part of the Hybrid Space Lab long-term investigation “Deep Space” dealing with memory politics, controversial monument and heritage in the Digital Age, the workshop focused on creative processes and digital tools.

By unlocking the potential laying at the intersection between arts, technology, memory studies and sciences, the workshop has cracked open the interwoven, historically painful meanings of the monument, envisioning its possible futures, once Franco’s remains will be exhumed from the site.

The workshop’s special focus lay on networked digital and physical tools that allow transforming the site without physically touching it. These tools also enable the integration of sidelined voices within the vision of a polyphonic monument, counterbalancing the site’s totalitarian narrative, paving the way from recognition to reconciliation.

As such, the workshop’s creative, trans-disciplinary and innovative approach paves the way towards more integrated, collective processes of memory making.

Opening, lecture, Discussion @ Goethe Institut, Madrid, 6 June 2019