Deep Space @ Affect Space

The concept of Affect Space deals with the overlap of urban public spaces, the explosive growth of mobile media and wireless networks, and the intense affective exchanges that increasingly dominate how these spaces function.

Master Classes, Public Interventions, Conferences, Pop-up Exhibitions @ Cool Mediators Foundation, Berlin, Cambridge (MA, USA), The Hague, Madrid, Rotterdam, 2018-2019

Deep Space is a long-term investigative program initiated to deal with politics of memory, controversial space and monuments, digitalization and heritage.

Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos aims at developing creative processes, concepts, and ideas that can break through and transform the symbolic power of the place.

Workshop Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos @ Medialab Prado & Valle de los Caídos, Madrid, 25-27 October 2018
Opening, Exhibition, Lecture & Discussion Lost Memory – Recovered Memory @ Goethe Institut & Fundación Pablo Iglesias, Madrid, 5 June 2019
Workshop & Lecture @ ISEA 2022 Symposium “Possibilities” Heritage and Futures, Barcelona, 12 & 14 June 2022


International program

The international program on “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.
Their work has been foundational for the development of the Affect Space concept and research.

The “Affect Space” international program is initiated and organised by Eric Kluitenberg and the Cool Mediators Foundation.


Art Science Interfaculty and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Madrid
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin
JARD Architecture Studio, Madrid
MIT ACT – Art, Culture and Technology program, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain

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