Design Lab

Media
&
The City

 

Public urban space and the “space” of communication networks are usually considered to be competing, even mutually exclusive frameworks for social interaction.

In fact, the traditional functions of public urban space are being taken over by telecommunication networks, their input/output devices implanted in (private) interiors.

Club Futures
Berlin, Amsterdam
2022~2023

ReWild Autobahn
Berlin
2021

Convers@tions
Europe, South Korea
2021

[Out]growing Smart Cities
Almere, Hamburg
2020~2022

Reboot Culture
COVID-19
2020~2021

Deep Space
Madrid
2018~2022

DMZpace
Korea

2019~2020

Fabric
Athens
8.4~17.7.2017

Humboldt Volcano
Berlin
2017~2019

Humboldt Jungle
Berlin
2015~2018

Poly Garden City
Athens
2015~2016

INbetweenSTITUTE
Beijing
2014

Smart & the City
Hannover

2014

BioBubble
Beijing
2015~2017

Winter Worm Summer Herb
Hong Kong
2011

Humboldt Dschungel by Hybrid Space Lab @ Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin, Germany. Open from 9.30 till 22.00 16 June-1 July 2018, MakeCity Festival 2018

Humboldt Volcano

A
vertical jungle
in a
greenhouse pavilion
clings to the
Berlin Humboldt Forum.

 

 

As an innovative flexible transparent structure, Humboldt Volcano contrasts with the historical appearance of the introverted power-radiating reconstruction of the Berlin palace, which houses Humboldt Forum.Humboldt Volcano, standing for a pluralistic multiculturalism, enables the appropriation of the Humboldt Forum, opening it up to the city and international public.Humboldt Volcano with its crystalline architecture refers to the glass architectures of the German architects Taut – and to other German traditions that opposed the palace and its power structures.