News

Wonderful
Green
Facade
@
Tagesspiegel

Museum Director Paul Spies takes stock: “The streams of tourists are bypassing the Humboldt Forum”

“There were wonderful proposals for the palace, such as a green façade.”
Interview Paul Spies by Birgit Rieger @ Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 29 June 2024

Humboldt
Futures
@
Atlas
der
Datenkörper

The Humboldt Forum’s reconstructed baroque exterior of the demolished Berlin Palace evokes associations with the imperial German and Prussian past, while it houses Berlin’s ethnographic collections and is promoted as a place of “dialogue with the world’s cultures”.

Publication Humboldt Futures @ Atlas der Datenkörper 2, Transcript Verlag, Germany, 10 July 2024

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hybrid
@
tanz
Yearbook
2022

For tanz Yearbook 2022, the international magazine for ballet, dance and performance, we have written the lead article “hybrid” focussing on the body in space in the context of the physical and the digital: the Hybrid.
Publication Hybrid @ tanz Yearbook 2022, Germany, 19 August 2022

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Post COVID-19
City
@
Academy
of
Media
Arts

The pilot issue of KHM Magazine #0 entitled “Out of Time” will address questions such:

What does it mean for people in general and artists in particular to have to keep their distance?
Publication Post COVID-19 City @ Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany, 27 July 2022

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

Re-Charting
Places
@
Designs
for
Vulnerable
Memories

We need a fresh, radically innovative and solutions-oriented approach to address the various forms of contested heritage sites in a way that is fit for the 21st century.

Publication Re-Charting Places @ Contested Spaces – Concerted Projects: Designs for Vulnerable Memories, LetteraVentidue Edizioni, Syracuse, Italy, April 2021

Deep
Space
@
ARA

Publication by Sílvia Marimon Molas at the leading Catalan newspaper ARA on how Spanish authorities are relocating symbols of the dictatorship.

The article on Spain’s ‘uncomfortable memory’ refers to the Hybrid Space Lab’s project Deep Space.

Deep Space is a long-term investigative program initiated to deal with politics of memory, controversial space and monuments, digitalization and heritage.
Publication Uncomfortable Memory, Sílvia Marimon Molas @ ARA Catalan Newspaper, Barcelona, 16 July 2022

Deep
Space
@
Art
Journal
Hjärnstorm

Hjärnstorm, the Swedish independent journal of art, literature, philosophy published an article on Deep Space.
Publication Valle de los Caídos: the Digital Architecture Embraces a Painful Heritage, Cecilia Nyman @ Hjärnstorm Stockholm, 5 January 2021

Deep
Space
@
Deutschlandfunk
Kultur

The Valle de los Caídos is highly controversial as a memorial of the fallen of the Spanish Civil War: for a long time, it mainly served the glorification of the dictator Franco.

The “Deep Space” project wants to show visitors also the site’s dark side.
Interview, Eckhard Roelcke, journalist @ Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Germany, 8 August 2020

Iannis
Xenakis
@
Deutschlandfunk
Kultur

Interview with Elizabeth Sikiaridi by Britta Bürger on Iannis Xenakis architectures in the live programme “Fazit” of the German cultural radio “Deutschlandfunk Kultur” on the occasion of Iannis Xenakis‘ 100th birthday about his work and importance as an architect.
Interview in German with Elizabeth Sikiaridi by Britta Bürger on Iannis Xenakis @ Fazit, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Live Radio, 29 May 2022

Poly Garden City @ SHEDIA Magazine

Playgrounds, gardens, sports areas.
The roofs of apartment buildings can become a true above-ground city, with multiple benefits for the environment and our socializing.

Interview @ SHEDIA magazine 111, Athens, May 2023

Humboldt Volcano @ RBB

A sort of staircase enveloped in jungle thickets, a waterfall and food offerings on the way up to the roof of Berlin’s city castle.

Publication @ RBB, Berlin, 5 February 2023

Daring Design @ Tagesspiegel

As adventurous as Humboldt himself: The design by the architecture firm Hybrid Space Lab for the Berlin Palace.

Publication by Julia Weiss @ Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 31 January 2023

 

reWild Autobahn @ BauNetz

Baunetz showcases ReWild Autobahn as part of the Berlin Atlas.

Publication ReWild Autobahn @ BauNetz, Berlin Atlas, Berlin, 19 November 2021

Hybrid Spaces @ Lithuanian Union of Architects

Our whole sense of reality is shaped by our hybrid existence. Hybridity is a multifaceted notion, as we are experiencing a proliferation of hybridization in all dimensions of our contemporary life. This is discussed in an article on Hybrid Space, published by the Lithuanian Union of Architects.

Publication Hybrid Spaces @ Regeneration [and its Discontents], Lithuanian Architectural Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania, 4 June 2021

Deep Space @ archithese

Hybrid Space Lab analyzed “Valley of the Fallen” near Madrid – the pompous tomb for the fascist dictator Francisco Franco. They suggest leaving it unchanged but covering it with a new critical layer. Using augmented reality, they want to make hidden layers visible and write history from the victims’ perspective.

Publication Informing instead of glorifying, Jørg Himmelreich, @ archithese, Switserland, 28 November 2020

Deep Space @ Tagesspiegel

Berlin’s contribution to the debate on monuments: What to do with Franco’s mausoleum?
Do not destroy it, says the Berlin office Hybrid Space Lab as it lays out ideas for a new way of dealing with the controversial Franco memorial in the “Valley of the Fallen” near Madrid.

Publication, Bernhard Schultz, journalist @ Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 16 July 2020

Deep Space @ TAZ

Monuments are Vehicles of Meaning. Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar research how to negotiate monuments’ narratives and how to bring criticism.

Interview, Brigitte Werneburg, journalist @ taz, Germany, 14 July 2020

Right to Hybrid City @ Architecture Magazine Marlowes

As the use of digital instruments is rapidly increasing during the current COVID-19 pandemic, new options for spatial organization and the possible consequences of digitization are more sharply outlined. This creates the necessity to rethink the digitalization model we want to follow and to address issues such as who should benefit from digitization and what our city visions are.

Publication The Right to the Hybrid City @ Marlowes Magazine for Architecture and City, Germany, 19 May 2020

Bricks & Bits @ Lithuanian Radio

Interview by Rūta Leitanaitė on Lithuanian Radio on how the physical and the digital dimensions of the city interact, on how to develop cities in an integrated way, making the city more fair, comfortable, and attractive.

Interview City of Bricks and Bits, Rūta Leitanaitė @ Lithuanian Radio, “Need an Architect”, Lithuania, 2 April 2020

Newsletter

Custodians
of
Past
or
Shapers
of
Future?
@
Humboldt
Forum

Ten years after its launch, as the intense debates surrounding the Humboldt Forum continue, Hybrid Space Lab’s provocative Humboldt Jungle proposal remains relevant!
Custodians of Past or Shapers of Future? @ Humboldt Forum, Berlin, 13 June 2024

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co
SPECIES
lab

Ecological transition implies and demands a conceptual mutation, a paradigm shift.

This global transition has to integrate systems of knowledge and ways of conceiving the world, some of which are still organizing the daily lives of the inhabitants of cities in the Global South, and are often shunned and disregarded in the Global North.
Festival #1 Multi Species Habitat @ WɔɛLab, Lomé, Togo, 27 November 2023

Hybrid
Space

Hybrid Space is the focus of the new edition of Digital Leaders in Architecture, a platform providing innovative food for thought for architects.
Interview & Lecture Hybrid Space @ Digital Leaders in Architecture, Schüco International KG, Berlin, 1 July 2022

Hybrid
Staging

With its physical distancing measures, the COVID-19 pandemic is destroying public space as we know it.

The current crisis creates the necessity – and emergency – to rethink cultural space.

Research, Lectures &  Workshops @ Cultural Institutions, Germany, 2020-2021

Voiced
Space

Over centuries, Dutch cities have been defined and grown aided by the benefits resulting from Dutch colonial rule in overseas territories.

How to read contemporary cities in light of their historical relations to former colonies and how to contribute to the formation of an inclusive collective cultural heritage?
Lectures, Workshops & Conference International Research Program @ Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 2019~2022

The Future is not Digital
Hybrid is the Future!

What are engaging, inclusive, and sustainable hybrid formats and spaces for art and culture?

The onsite and online workshop is part of dive in “New Forms of Participation and Interaction”, the digital cultural innovation program of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Bundeskulturstiftung).
Keynote Future Cultural Space, Workshop The Future is not Digital. Hybrid is the Future! @ Kulturstiftung des Bundes, HoloLab – dive in Program for Digital Interaction, Halle an der Saale, Germany, 16.00 – 17.00, 22 September 2021 & 14 October 2021

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Hybrid
Heritage

Hybridization enables us to focus on the interconnection of different domains, temporalities, and actors at different levels, overcoming and rejecting hierarchies, and grand narratives. (Lyotard, 1979)

The emergence of the “trans”, the plural, and the augmented enables us to frame critical perspectives on heritage constructs. (Gwiazdzinksi, 2016)
Lecture Hybrid Heritage @ UNA University Alliance Europe, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Galerie Colbert, 2 rue Vivienne, Paris, 31 March 2021, Online, 1 July 2022
Published @ UNA University, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris, 1 July 2022

Diplomacy
Lab

Embassy Lab at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Berlin brings together the official traditional institution of the “Embassy” with the innovative potential of a creative “Lab”.

Embassy Lab is a think tank and innovation hub, for research and discussion, for experimenting with new models, and for presenting and communicating ideas.Embassy Lab is a laboratory and a prototype for the 27 Dutch Embassies in Europe and the 28 x 27 = 756 embassies of the European Union member states within the Europe Union.
Workshops, Lectures, Symposia Embassy Lab @ Kingdom of The Netherlands Embassy, Berlin & Kingdom of The Netherlands Ministery of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, 2015~2021

Elizabeth Sikiaridi @ Progressive Governance Summit 2024

At the Progressive Governance Summit 2024, transatlantic and global partner network works on strategies and solutions that can make the 2020s a decade of progress.
Progressive Governance Summit 2024 has gathered leading as well as up-and-coming public intellectuals, impactful activists and political decision-makers from around the globe.

Participation Elizabeth Sikiaridi @ Progressive Governance Summit 2024, State Representation of Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, 21-22 June 2024

CRISIS design @ Berlin Science Week 2023

Hybrid Space Lab contributes with the lecture CRISIS design to Designing beyond Crisis at Berlin Science Week 2023.
CRISIS design focusses on creativity as a catalyst in difficult political processes and new visions for socio-ecological transformation.

Lecture CRISIS design @ Designing beyond Crisis, Berlin Science Week 2023, 2 November 2023

Bismarck Beyond @ Foundation Historical Museums Hamburg

Hybrid Space Lab’s contribution entitled “Bismarck Beyond” to the Bismarck Neu Denken competition is exhibited at Foundation Historical Museums Hamburg from 26 July till 16 August 2023.

Bismarck Beyond @ Foundation Historical Museums Hamburg, 26 July-16 August 2023

ANIMALfest @ Creative & Tech Festival Berlin

The Berlin Government is establishing a creative and tech festival in Berlin in order to increase the city’s international appeal.
At the Public Presentations & Discussion event of the Berlin Creative & Tech Festival 2024-2029 at THFxIMPULSE Event Hybrid Space lab presents ANIMALfest.

Public Presentation & Discussion ANIMALfest @ THFxIMPULSE Event, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin, 31 May 2023

fest ACCELERATOR @ Creative & Tech Festival Berlin

Panel festACCELERATOR with Steve Austen and Paul Spies at the Town Hall Meeting #2 discusses how to accelerate the planned Creative & Tech Festival Berlin 2024-2029 through international cooperation.
Hybrid Space Lab organised this panel with international experts on cultural entrepreneurship.

Panel festACCELERATOR, Steve Austen & Paul Spies, Town Hall Meeting #2 @ Holzmarkt, Berlin, 11 April 2023

Startup Energy Transition @ Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2023

Startup Energy Transition Festival 2023 brings together a global network of innovators shaping the future of energy by start-ups, innovation-driven corporates, investors, & public organisations.

Panel Moderation & Lecture Building a Sustainable Future: Offsetting Emissions in Smart Cities @ Startup Energy Transition Festival 2023, Berlin, 28 March 2023
Participation @ Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2023, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, 29 March 2023

festCITY @ Creative & Tech Festival Berlin

festCITY consists of a radical, situated approach to embed festival and cultural events into the city of Berlin and New York County.

Lecture #1 Town Hall Meeting @ betahaus, Berlin, 22 March 2023

Club Futures @ transmediale Vorspiel

Club Futures is an international laboratory with the aim of developing new future oriented perspectives for the club and cultural scene that Hybrid Space Lab is developing together with international partners.
Club Futures @ Re:mise explores the yet to be unlocked potential of unused mobility spaces in Berlin to develop concepts for new cultural spaces and to envision new typologies and patterns for a culture-powered sustainable urban development.

Lecture & Discussion Club Futures @ transmediale , Vorspiel 18.30-20.00, 18 Januari 2023

Hybrid Face @ INbetweenSTITUTE

Presentation and Discussion Hybrid Face by Merlijn Schoonenboom.
In the Digital Age, the face has become the most important representation of our identity. Firstly, to show ourselves to the world we use selfies and Zoom-meetings, which focus almost solely on the face.

Presentation, Discussion & Dinner, Merlijn Schoonenboom, Cultural Historian and Journalist @ INbetweenSTITUTE, Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 19 May 2023

Hybrid Space Lab @ Progressive Governance Summit 2022

Hybrid Space Lab is participating in the Progressive Governance Summit 2022 by the Progressive Zentrum on progressive politics.

Participation Progressive Governance Summit 2022 @ Progressive Zentrum, Haus Ungarn, Berlin, 13 October, 2022

eCommemoration Convention 2022 @ Körber Stiftung

Hybrid Space Lab is participating in the eCommemoration Convention 2022 at the Körber Stiftung.
The Körber Stiftung eCommemoration Program brings together international historians, museum makers, digital pioneers, and creatives to shape innovative and digital memory culture.

Participation @ eCommemoration Convention 2022, Körber Stiftung, 29- 30 September 2022

Hybrid Space Lab @ European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Hybrid Space Lab is participating INNOVEIT Berlin which brings together experts and entrepreneurs bringing the New European Bauhaus to life through innovation, creativity and design.

Participation INNOVEIT Berlin @ European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT Climate-KIC, Berlin, 23 September 2022

circulariCITY @ Bits & Bäume 2022 Conference

Workshop and presentation of circulariCITY at the Bits & Bäume 2022 Conference.
Bits & Bäume connect communities and stand up for political change in the interaction of digitalisation and sustainability.

Presentation & Workshop circulariCITY @ Bits & Bäume 2022 Conference for Digitization and Sustainability, Technical University Berlin, 1 October 2022

Hybrid Space @ Digital Leaders in Architecture

How do digital technologies influence the architectural scene and its working world? What transformations are still ahead of us? And does all this change the quality of our cities?
Presented by Schüco and Gira, Digital Leaders in Architecture provides architects with a platform for future scenarios and their embedding in reality. In 20-minute web sessions, opinion leaders from architecture are given the space to combine their specialist knowledge with future digital trends.

Interview & Lecture Hybrid Space @ Digital Leaders in Architecture, Schüco International KG, Berlin, 1 July 2022

Hybrid Heritage @ UNA Europe

Lecture at the UNA University PhD Workshop Heritage Hybridizations: Concepts, Scales and Spaces.

Lecture Hybrid Heritage @ UNA University Alliance Europe, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Galerie Colbert, 2 rue Vivienne, Paris, 31 March 2021, Online, 1 July 2022
Published @ UNA University, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris, 1 July 2022

Newsletter June 2022

permaCRISIS
Contemporary societies are faced with multiple crises, including climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice and turmoil, geopolitical conflict and war, humanitarian crises, energy emergency and food insecurity.

Newsletter Permacrisis @ Hybrid Space Lab, 10 June 2022

Hybrid Space Lab @ Smart Cities International Roundtable

Amsterdam Smart City is working together with Future City Foundation which is leading the realization of national (the Netherlands) City Deal.
Smart City: This is how you do it.Smart City: This is how you do it.

Discussion Smart Cities International Roundtable @ Amsterdam Smart Cit, Amsterdam, 7 June 2022

Hybrid Space Lab @ Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society Conference 2022

The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society is organizing its 2022 annual conference on the subject of “Practicing Sovereignty. Interventions for open digital futures”.

Lecture @ Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Annual Conference Practicing Sovereignty, Berlin, 9-10 June 2022

Conflict Space @ ISEA 2022

The lecture and workshop Conflict Space takes place at the International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA 2022 “Possibilities – Heritage and Futures” at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

Lecture & Workshop Conflict Space @ ISEA 2022 Symposium “Possibilities”, Heritage and Futures @ Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, 12 June 2022 &  14 June 2022

ReWild Berlin @ bauhaus reuse BHROX

Hybrid Space Lab curates the pocket-size workshop on multispecies mobility at the BHROX bauhaus reuse in the framework of the Von A to B Fieldtrip – Amsterdam meets Berlin.

Lecture & Workshop @ BHROX bauhaus reuse, Berlin, 10.00-11.30, 9 February 2022

Hybrid Space @ The Future Now Show

Hybrid Space Lab lectures on Hybrid Space at The Future Now Show of the Club of Amsterdam.

Lecture @ Club of Amsterdam, The Future Now Show, Basel, Switserland, 1 February 2022

Smart City Expert Workshop @ City Lab Berlin

Hybrid Space Lab contributes to the Smart City Expert Workshop focussing on cultural issues, fostering the co-creative process to shape the content of Berlin’s Smart City strategy.

Workshop Smart City Expert @ Berlin Senate Chancellery and CityLAB Berlin, 7 January 2022

reWild Autobahn @ Smart City Berlin

ReWild Autobahn is presented at Smart City Berlin „Von A nach B” – Amsterdam meets Berlin.

Presentation, ReWild Autobahn @ Smart City Berlin „Von A nach B” – Amsterdam meets Berlin,  Berlin, Germany, 9 December 2021

Marleen Stikker @ INbetweenSTITUTE

Marleen Stikker, founder of Waag is presenting Future Lab at Hybrid Space Lab.

Lecture & Discussion, Marleen Stikker, Founder and Director, Waag Future Lab for design and technology @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, Germany, 30 November 2021

Hybrid is the Future! @ Kulturstiftung des Bundes

Workshop Hybrid is the Future! at the digital cultural innovation program dive in , Bundeskulturstiftung, Germany, 14 October 2021

Hybrid Workshop The Future is not Digital. Hybrid is the Future! @ Kulturstiftung des Bundes, HoloLab – dive in Program for Digital Interaction, Berlin, 14 October 2021

ReWild Autobahn @ BDA Berlin

ReWild Autobahn is presented at the gallery of the Association of German Architects.

Exhibition ReWild Autobahn @ BDA Gallery, Mommsenstrasse 64, Berlin, 6 October-26 November 2021

Hybrid Space @ Kulturstiftung des Bundes

Keynote Hybrid Space @ Culture at the digital cultural innovation program dive in , Bundeskulturstiftung, Germany, 22 September 2021

Keynote Hybrid Space @ Bundeskulturstiftung, dive in “new forms of artistic production”, Halle an der Saale, Germany, 22 September 2021

Kiez Lab @ Utopolis

Lecture and Workshop at Utopolis Conference 2021, Bundesverband Soziokultur e.V..

Lecture & Workshop Kiez Lab @ Utopolis German Federal Association for Socioculture, Digital Socioculture in the Neighborhood, Germany, 16 September 2021

Re-Contextualizing Bismarck @ Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg

Hybrid Space Lab is invited to develop ideas for artistic intervention possibilities at the Bismarck Monument in the Alter Elbpark in Hamburg and to suggest ways in which the monument could be set in a new context.

Lecture & Panel Discussion @ Re-Contextualizing the Hamburg Bismarck Monument,  Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg, Germany, 16 September 2021

Newsletter September 2021

The Future is not Digital, the Future is Hybrid!

Newsletter September 2021 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 September 2021

Humboldt Volcano @ Berlin Questions Conference for the Immediate Present

Lecture at Berlin Questions Conference for the Immediate Present.

Lecture Humboldt Volcano @ Berlin Questions Conference for the Immediate Present, Marathon for the New Now, Berlin, 14 August 2021

 

Program Board @ Culture Computing Conference 2021

Culture and Computing is an important research area which aims to address the human-centred design of interactive technologies for the production, curation, preservation and fruition of cultural heritage, as well as developing and shaping future cultures.

Program Board Member Culture & Computing Conference 2021 @ Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC, USA, 24-29 July 2021

Hybrid Public Spaces @ German Center for Research and Innovation New York

Lecture at the German Center for Research and Innovation DWIH New York.

Lecture & Panel Discussion Hybrid Public Spaces @ German Center for Research and Innovation, New York, 10 June 2021

Hybrid Space @ China University of Geo Sciences

With the rapid development and application of the discipline of human ergonomics, the number of people engaged in teaching and scientific research in the field of design ergonomics in China has been increasing.

Lecture Hybrid Space @ 2020 International Symposium on Design Ergonomics, Future · Awareness · Inclusion, China University of Geo Sciences, Wuhan, China, 29 December 2020

Hybrid Identity @ Bauhaus University

Hybrid Space Lab contributes to the international conference “Practices of Inheritance – Metaphors, Materializations, Power Constellations” of the “IDENTITY AND HERITAGE” research cluster of the Bauhaus University Weimar and Technical University Berlin.

Lecture Hybrid Heritage @ Bauhaus University Weimar & Technical University Berlin, Conference Practices of Inheritance, Metaphors, Materializations, Power Constellations, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, 19 November 2020

Kiez Lab @ Berlin Science Week

Kiez Lab looks at Berlin’s digital future through the eyes of city dwellers and residents, exploring new ways to align digital objectives with citizens’ needs.

Lecture & Workshop Kiez Lab @ Berlin Science Week, Participation in the Digital City, Berlin, 3 November 2020

DMZpace @ Korean Cultural Center Paris

The Paris exhibition “Negotiating Borders – Real DMZ Project” features Hybrid Space Lab’s DMZpace, a project deploying the potential of the border area as a site of both historical wounds and flourishing nature.

Exhibition DMZpace @ Korean Cultural Center, Paris, 10 September-6 November 2020

 

Hybrid Heritage @ Film University Babelsberg

Hybrid Space Lab contributes to the International Master Class Artistic Research, pioneering developments of immersive 360° concepts and narratives.

Lecture Hybrid Heritage @ Film University Babelsberg, Master Class Artistic Research, Potsdam, Germany, 7-18 September 2020

Hybrid Heritage @ AMPS University of Kent

As in the 21st Century the world develops a deeper understanding of heritage, digital technology is ever more present in our reading of the past. Hybrid Space Lab’s lecture Hybrid Heritage addresses how to best unlock the unique potentialities of this interdisciplinary and technological moment.

Lecture Hybrid Heritage @ AMPS [Architecture, Media, Politics, Society] Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 29-30 June 2020

The Cross @ Humboldt Forum

Professor Sharon Macdonald, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Social Anthropology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, refers to our Humboldt Jungle project as an example and an inspiration for the creative appropriation and transformation of the Humboldt Forum.

Article,  Professor Sharon Macdonald, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Social Anthropology @ Humboldt Forum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute of European Ethnology, Berlin, 15 June 2020

Newsletter May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic forces us to develop visions for future hybrid (combined physical and digital) public cultural spaces.

Newsletter May 2020 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 May 2020

Inclusive Democratic Digital @ Digital City Alliance Berlin

Workshop of the Digital City Alliance Berlin on “COVID-19: Lessons learned for the Berlin Digitization Strategy” focusing on observations and experiences during the spring 2020 pandemic and drawing conclusions for a democratic and inclusive digitization policy for Berlin.

Workshop Kiez Lab @ Bündnis digitale Stadt Berlin, 6 May 2020

DMZpace @ Yeonnamjang Gallery Seoul

Featured in the “DMZ Landscape: Cheorwon” exhibition in Seoul, Hybrid Space Lab’s DMZpace project unfolds the potential of the no-man’s-land border area to overcome the tension between its historical wounds and the thriving nature. Opening up scenarios for reconciliation and dialogue through the mediation of a now lush natural biotope, the project unveils the contradictions hidden behind the visible landscape at the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

Exhibition DMZpace @ Yeonnamjang Underground Gallery, Seoul, 2 May-17 May 2020

Hybrid Space @ National Gallery of Art Vilnius

The lecture describes the development of Hybrid Space Lab’s approach to urban and spatial phenomena, coining Hybrid Space as a new set of conceptual tools and a new qualitative space from the encounter of the physical and the digital.

Lecture
 Hybrid Space @ Architecture Fund, Lithuanian Council for Culture, 
National Gallery of Art 
Vilnius, Lithuania, 
5 March 2020

Climate City @ Berlin

A lecture and a workshop at Köpenick Town Hall in Berlin explored concepts and instruments to consider the spatial and social dimensions of the climate city with an integrated approach. Accounting for both the spatial and the social, the workshop contributed to the strategic development of a concept for Köpenick’s public spaces.

Lecture & Workshop Climate City: Spatial and Social Dimensions @ Köpenick Townhall, Council Chamber, Berlin, 27 February 2020

Newsletter February 2020

Amidst increasing digitalization of cities, alternative social and urban approaches and inputs at play open up room for possibility for shaping urban-tech.

Newsletter February 2020 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 February 2020

Experimental Space @ Weizenbaum Institute

What should spaces be like in which experiments with digital technologies are made, experienced and further developed? How can we provide access to and knowledge of digital technologies, and above all create ways to shape them, develop them further and experiment with them?

Open Lab @ Weizenbaum Institute, Berlin, 16 January 2020

Digital Strategy @ Digital City Alliance Berlin

More than thirty organisations and individuals from science and civil society sign the statement of the Digital City Alliance of Berlin. Berlin needs an inclusive digitization policy that focuses on people, nature and the common good. The development process of this strategy must be transparent and enable the active participation of civil society.

Declaration @ Bündnis digitale Stadt Berlin, 11 December 2019

Make Space @ Mart Stam Stiftung

The Mart Stam Stiftung frequently organizes symposia in cooperation with the Royal Dutch Embassy of Berlin. The aim is to create a dialog on interdisciplinary themes in the field of art and design in the Netherlands and Germany by juxtaposing cultural differences.

Poster @ Mart Stam Stiftung, Berlin, 15 November 2019

Newsletter November 2019

Ubiquitous digitalization pervades urban environments at an accelerating pace. So is climate change, with increasingly frequent threatening episodes of extreme weather conditions worldwide, urging us to rethink our cities, and rapidly.

Newsletter November 2019 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 November 2019

Newsletter October 2019

Even without the remains of the dictator, the symbolic value of Valle de los Caídos retains its controversial force. What transformations are needed at Valle de los Caídos (“Valley of the Fallen”) so as not to create a cenotaph – an empty burial monument?

Surveillance Capitalism & Cognitive Architecture @Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Surveillance Capitalism is becoming an established notion with a number of meanings around the commodification of personal information and Berlin lecture the social psychologist Shoshana Zuboff on 6 November 2019, organised by our partner Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Lecture Surveillance Capitalism, Professor Shoshana Zuboff @ Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, 6 November 2019 

Newsletter September 2019

What would Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday wish have been?
This last summer brought again burning questions to the fore: Are extreme hot temperatures established as the new norm? Is the burning of the earth’s lungs and biodiversity ark becoming everyday news?

Newsletter September 2019 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 September 2019

KiezLab @ Alliance Digital City Berlin

The challenges of digital transformation are becoming more and more tangible in the daily lives of Berliners. There is an increasing need to get involved and take the city’s digital future into its one’s own hands. From 2019 Berlin will develop a digital strategy in which goals for the digital future of the capital are to be formulated.

Workshop Kiez Lab @ Bündnis Digitale Stadt Berlin, Germany, 2019~2020

City to Go @ Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Ubiquitous digitization is increasingly transforming urban life in all its aspects and Smart City technologies promise unlimited efficiency to urban mobility solutions. It is however worth reflecting on why digitally supported and automated negotiation concerning, amongst others, mobility does not necessarily equal objective and fair decision-making.

Presentations & Discussion City to Go @ Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, 15 July 2019, Berlin

Deep Space @ University Library Hamburg

Instead of creating a gap in this highly symbolic place, the international think tank Hybrid Space Lab represents the impetus to explore alternative memory narratives to the previously totalitarian narrative of the Valle de los Caídos.

Article Romanistik Blog @ State and University Library Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Hamburg, 8 July 2019

 

Humboldt Jungle @ German Parliament

One of the “questions” concerning the Humboldt Forum that the German Green Party (Fraktion BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN) put before the German Parliament, the “Deutscher Bundestag” on 2 July 2019 was:
Question 22: “What is the current state of the considerations on the part of the Federal Government for the greening of the facades, to install a so-called Humboldt Jungle?”

Publication 19/11306 Answer @ Deutscher Bundestag, German Federal Government, Germany, 2 July 2019

Newsletter July 2019

Ubiquitous digitization is increasingly transforming urban life in all its aspects and Smart City technologies promise unlimited efficiency to urban mobility solutions.
It is however worth reflecting on why digitally supported and automated negotiation concerning, amongst others, mobility does not necessarily equal objective and fair decision-making.

Newsletter July 2019 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 July 2019

Exhumation Finissage @ Goethe Institut

On 24 September 2019 Spain’s Supreme Court approved unanimously the exhumation of the former dictator Franco from the underground basilica of Valle de los Caídos mausoleum. Hybrid Space Lab’s project “Deep Space: Re-signifying Valle de los Caídos” investigating what transformations are still needed at the Valle de los Caídos so as not to create a cenotaph – an empty burial monument – is becoming increasingly urgent.

Opening, Exhibition, Lecture, Discussion, Finissage & Public Space Exhibition on Facade: Lost Memory – Recovered Memory @ Goethe Institut, Madrid, 5 June 2019 until Franco’s Exhumation

Newsletter June 2019

Future Narratives and Immersive Experiences symposium at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF on May 22 2019 brought together interdisciplinary co-creators in the audiovisual sector, companies dealing with media, VR / AR / MR, games, 3D sound, the staging of productions, communication, heritage and cultural institutions or other fields of activity with the urge of delivering high-quality storytelling in the digital era.

Newsletter June 2019 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 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 @ NONUMENT! Symposium, Prague, 14 June 2019

Deep Space @ Goethe Institut Madrid

Public space installation, lecture and panel discussion together with Miquel Gonzalez, Photographer, Emilio Silva, Journalist, Prof. Gutmaro Gomez Bravo and Hybrid Space Lab at the Goethe Institut in Madrid.

Opening, Exhibition, Lecture & Discussion Lost Memory – Recovered Memory, Deep Space @ Goethe Institut, Madrid, 5 June 2019

Newsletter April 2019

Digitalization transforms our cities, with far-reaching efforts towards technology-powered increased efficiency, sustainability and at times participation.
This raises new questions on privacy, data governance and (digital) design, historically unaddressed by city planning, architecture, civil society and governance.With cities worldwide striving to earn a “Smart City” reputation, it is however disputed who exactly benefits from these concepts.

Newsletter April 2019 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 April 2019

GREENtopia @ Art Museum of China

At the Art Museum of China the exhibition space will be transformed into a creative laboratory, an interdisciplinary platform co-developed by international artists, creative thinkers, independent scholars, urban planners and stakeholders. It is a union, a mini co-op city inside a skyscraper.


Exhibition GreenTopia @ Art Museum of China, Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen, P.R. China, 15 March-15 April 2019

City Making in the Digital Age @ Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

City Making in the Digital Age is the kick-off event of City Making 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.

Keynote by Marleen Stikker , co-founder of Waag Society @ City Making in the Digital Age,  Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, 21 February 2019

Archiving Fabric @ documenta 14

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 Fabric @ documenta 14, Athens School of Fine Art, Athens, 15 February 2019

Newsletter February 2019

As technology, the digital and the physical intersect, affecting our lives and societies in ways previously unthought-of, our thinking and approach to reality must be future-proof, too.
Here is an upshot of an increasingly digitally networked and co-created prospect, ranging from fashion to heritage, to diplomacy.

Newsletter February 2019 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 February 2019

Diplomacy Lab Cross-Over @ Diplomacy Camp

Issues like disinformation, AI and the civic impact of digital technology have only become more contentious, particularly in Europe, Brexit on the horizon, European elections looming, the rise of China as a technological superpower and continuing security challenges on the continent’s eastern and southern flanks, Europe’s diplomats need to grasp the opportunities and threats of digital technology now, more than ever.

Lecture & Workshop @ Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the European Union, Brussels, 7 February 2019

Deep Space @ transmediale

Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos is presented on 25 January 2019 at the transmediale in Berlin, Germany.

Lecture & Discussion @ transmediale, Berlin, 3 February 2019

Deep Space @ TRACES

TRACES is a three-year research project investigating the role of contentious heritage in contemporary Europe.
By deploying an innovative research methodology based on an artistic/ethnographic approach, TRACES analyses challenges, opportunities and practices inherent in transmitting difficult pasts and heritages.
Hybrid Space Lab presents Deep Space the a long-term investigative program initiated to deal with politics of memory, controversial monuments and heritage.

Lecture & Discussion @ TRACES, Politecnico di Milano School of Architecture, via Ampère 2, Milan, 25 January 2019

Interview Future Heritage @ DASA Dortmund

Future is en vogue.
In 2018, she delivered the motto of the science year “Working Worlds of the Future”.
Daily, the media discusses the extent to which robots intervene in our everyday lives and what the progressive digitization is doing to us. And even exhibitions are not excluded from this.

Lecture Future Heritage @ DASA, Dortmund, Germany, 23-24 January 2019

Newsletter December 2018

Valle de  los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen), the Francoist monument built between 1940 and 1959 close to Madrid, will soon be emptied of Franco’s remains.
As it risks becoming a cenotaph – an empty burial monument – and it is at the center of heated public discourses surrounding its future, Valle de los Caídos is paradigmatic of the difficult processes of re-signifying controversial monuments.

Newsletter December 2018 @ Hybrid space Lab, Berlin, 15 December 2018

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”.

Newsletter November 2018 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 November 2018

Newsletter October 2018

The past summer brought several burning questions to the fore. We hope you had a cool place to ponder over them. Are extreme hot temperatures worldwide the new norm? How fast does the ice melt at 32°? This was the alarming high temperature measured this summer above the Arctic Circle!

Newsletter October 2018 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 October 2018

Newsletter September 2018

The etymology of recordar, Spanish for “to remember”, is “to go back to one’s heart”, as memory was once thought to reside there and, even today, processes of memory making are immersed within affective landscapes.
Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen), the Francoist monument built between 1940 and 1959 close to Madrid, will soon be emptied of Franco’s remains.
As it risks becoming a cenotaph – an empty burial monument – and it is at the center of heated public discourses surrounding its future, Valle de los Caídos is paradigmatic of the difficult processes of re-signifying controversial monuments.

Newsletter September 2018 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin 15 September 2018

Newsletter August 2018

On August 25th 2018, the Spanish government approved a decree to exhume Franco’s remains from Valle de los Caídos.
What transformations are needed to re-signify the controversial monument of Valle de los Caídos?

Newsletter August 2018 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 August 2018

Riga Readings @ Advanced Social and Political Research Institute

Hybrid Diplomacy: How to integrate digital and creative innovation in diplomatic processes.
AR/VRxIoT+AI+? = Hybrid Space
The combination of physical and media space, of local place and digital networks, is coined Hybrid Space. Space today is transformed by technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) or Mixed Reality, becoming increasingly hybrid.

Lecture The Transformation of Diplomacy: Digitalization and Innovation @ Advanced Social and Political Research Institute, Riga Readings in Social Sciences, University of Latvia, Riga, 22-23 November 2018

Renate Künast @ Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia

We are very honored that Renate Künast, politician for the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and Member of the German Parliament is opening Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia.
Green spaces are essential for the quality of life, wellbeing, and health of urban populations.
Today, the focus on and interest in green urban spaces is increasing thanks to initiatives working toward Healthy Cities, environmental justice, food security, and strengthening local communities.

Lectures & Discussion, Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia, Keynote Renate Künast @ Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin, 22 June 2018

GRÜNtopia @ MakeCity

We are honored to join Sir Peter Cook, architect and writer, founder of Archigram, we will present GRÜNtopia.
MakeCity the Festival for Architecture and Urban Alternatives in Berlin brings together architect, planners, civic groups and developers in a citywide conversation on thinking and making city differently.

Discussion Panel @ MakeCity Festivalzentrum, Tschechisches Zentrum, Berlin, 16 June 2018

playVOID @ Pop-Up Park

A two week program explores how the VOID in the center of the Embassy’s premises can function as a pleasurable communication space by playing, dancing, lounging, exchanging, enjoying.

Opening & Press Conference Public Pop-Up Park @ Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin, 15 June 2018
Reading, Presentation & Discussion Alexander von Humboldt and Humboldt Volcano @ Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, MakeCity Festival, Berlin, 15 June 2018

Newsletter May 2018

Hybrid Space Lab is curating Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia which takes place in Berlin on 22 June 2018 and focuses on innovative solutions for integrating green in dense urban situations. Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia is part of the MakeCity Festival 2018.

Newsletter @ Hybrid Space Lab, 1 May 2018

Mart Stam Talks @ MakeCity

Lucas Verweij will moderate presentations and a panel discussion with leading artists and architects from the Netherlands and Germany who work at the interface of architecture, theatre, and material & surface design in the public space and develop remarkable, often participatory concepts.
The Mart Stam Talks are organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Mart Stam Stiftung für Kunst + Gestaltung and the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.

Lectures & Panel Mart Stam Talks @ Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin, 29 June 2018

Newsletter April 2018

Hybrid Space Lab co-organized together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Hague Digital Diplomacy Camp 2018 Un-Conference on February 2nd 2018.
Hybrid Space Lab organized Hybrid Diplomacy Lab “A Reset Button for the Debate over Migration” on January 18th 2018 at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague.
The Swiss architectural magazine “archithese” published Humboldt Jungle on January 16th 2018.

Newsletter @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 15 April 2018

 

Fabric @ Technopolis

Public screening of the documentary “Fabric” at the exhibition “MADE IN GREECE” of the Athens Industrial Gas Museum at the venue INNOVATHENS.
“Fabric” was produced for “documenta 14” that took place in Athens in spring 2017.
The documentary narrates the history of the industrial complex that today houses the Athens School of Fine Arts.

Public Screening Fabric @ Technopolis, Athens, 11 March 2018

Affect Space @ transmediale

Affect Space refers to self-mediated leisure spaces that act as affective backdrops for digital self-activation.
Hybrid Space Lab presents Deep Space in this context.

Lecture &  Discussion Affect Space, Transmediale Festival Face Value, @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 4 February 2018

Humboldt Jungle @ archithese

The Swiss architectural magazine Archithese published “Humboldt-Dschungel” as part of the issue on “Ruines”.
How would it be if the Berlin City Palace grew huge trees, sprouted up exotic plants and toppled a waterfall?
The Think Tank Hybrid Space Lab presents a refreshingly ruinous idea in the discussion about the controversial reconstruction.

Publication Humboldt Jungle @ archithese, Architecture Magazine, Switzerland, 15 January 2018

Humboldt Volcano Erupts @ Berlijnse Avonden

The Dutch and Flemish cultural association “Berlijnse Avonden e.V” presents Humboldt Jungle and Humboldt Volcano and invites you on January 6 to the studio of Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar, the architects for the new Berlin city palace – the Humboldt Forum – the Humboldt Volcano and the Humboldt Jungle have been designed.

Lecture & Discussion @ Berlijnse Avonden e.V., Berlin, 6 January 2018

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

Digital Fabrication @ Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory

Craftsmanship in the Digital Age invites established manufacturers, proponents of newer digital production tools, architects, and building industry representatives, to co-articulate a craftsmanship approach to incorporating digital fabrication into architecture.

Lecture Prof. Dr. Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics @ ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin, 18 December 2017
Roundtable Discussion @ ANCB, The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin , 18 December 2017

Urban Garden Kit @ 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.

Lecture, Workshop & Exhibition @ UABB 2017, Hong Kong & Shenzhen, P.R. China, 16-22 December 2017

Fabric @ Foundation Hellenic World

The documentary “Fabric” which we made for the documenta 14 is now part of the archive of the Foundation of the Hellenic World and of the collection of the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre.

Archive Foundation of the Hellenic World @ Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre, Athens, 14 December 2017

NatureTecture @ MediaLab CAFA Beijing

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

Lecture NatureTecture @ Media Lab, Central Academy of Fine Arts, No.8 Hua Jia Di Nan Street, Chao Yang District, Beijing, P.R. China, 27 November 2017

BioTecture @ Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum Beijing

Recent developments such as Internet of Things, Big Data, Machine Intelligence and Precision Farming will algorithmically organize life, including urban nature.
These developments in technology and media are supporting the emergence of a new hybrid architecture, a BioTecture, where Nature and Architecture fuse.

Lectures & Discussions @ CAFA Art Museum, Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum (CAFA) & Beijing Visual Art Innovation Institute, no 8. Hua Jia Di Nan Jie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China, 25-26 November 2017

BioTecture @ Communication University of China

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 BioTecture @ Communication University of China (CUC), Dingfuzhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China, 24 November 2017

Avant Garden @ Festival of Intermedia Hong Kong

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.

Exhibition International Festival of Intermedia @ Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hong Kong, 9-22 October 2017

Smart & the City @ Xi’an Art Museum

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.

Exhibition The 4 Session of the Silk Road International Art Festival @ Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, Shaanxi, P.R. China, 16 September-3 October 2017

Soft Urbanism @ Xi’an Art Museum

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.

Exhibition The 4 Session of the Silk Road International Art Festival @ Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, Shaanxi, P.R. China, 16 September-3 October 2017

Fabric @ American School of Classical Studies

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.

Archive American School of Classical Studies @ Gennadius Library, Athens, 25 May 2017

Internet of Things & Nature @ V2

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.

Lecture & Discussion NatureTecture @ V2 Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, 9 April 2017

Fabric @ documenta 14

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.

City of Amsterdam @ City of Berlin Think Tank Dinner

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

Discussions & Dinner City of Amsterdam @ City of Berlin @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 13 March 2017

Soft Urbanism @ 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.

Humboldt Volcano @ Humboldt Forum Future

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.

Exhibition Humboldt Forum Future Palace.City.Berlin. @ Ephraim Palace, Berlin, 25 November 2016-23 April 2017

Flexible Infrastructure @ TU Berlin

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.

Workshop Intelligent City Flexible Infrastructures for Smart City Development @ TU Berlin, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, Berlin, 21 November 2016

TOURcity @ ARTez

Tourism is a growing global phenomenon, adding to the wealth of cities, and contributing to the congestion of their “points of interest”; enabling global cultural exchange but also threatening local cultures and disrupting established local and global business models.
New forms of tourism are emerging such as Medical Tourism, Slow Tourism, Disaster Tourism, Slum Tourism, Culinary Tourism.

Lecture & Workshop FuTourism & Circular City @ ARTez, Arnhem, the Netherlands, 10 November 2016

Hybrid Culture @ Kulturinvest Conference

How do digital networks transform cultural institutions?
Digitalization supports hybridization as a fusion of creative artistic practices (post-medium art) as well as of cultural creators and consumers (cultural co-creation).
Participatory social media open up cultural institutions and transform them into active players in the creation of communities.

Keynote @ Tagesspiegel, Kulturinvest Conference, Digital Strategies & Social Media, Berlin, 4 November 2016

Refugees Futures @ DMY Festival 2016

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.

Discussion Think Local Act Local! @ DMY Festival 2016,  Kraftwerk, Berlin, 2 June 2016

Climate Adaptation @ Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ

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

Discussion Strategies to Rebuild Aleppo @ Deutsches Architekturzentrum DAZ, Berlin, 22 April 2016

Culture of Sustainability @ Station Berlin

Can foreign cultural policy internationally promote sustainable concepts and processes?
How to communicate the complex issues of sustainability to a broad international audience by using cultural means in a playful and attractive way?
How to convey sustainability in an international intercultural context?

Lecture & Workshop Menschen Bewegen 2016 @ Station Berlin, Foreign Cultural Policy, Berlin, 15 April 2016

Mediated Body @ Crossing Border Festival Hong Kong

City Kit is a combined urban-computer game to upgrade your neighborhood.
City Kit was developed for the Hong Kong Social Housing Authority with as a target group young people that are familiar with computer games but hardly play outside.

Exhibition City Kit @ JCCAC Crossing Border Festival, Hong Kong, 1-7 February 2016

Humboldt Jungle Dinner @ Alte Tankstelle

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

Lectures, Discussion & Dinner @ Alte Tankstelle, Bülowstraße 18, Berlin, 29 January 2016

B.A.N.G. @ 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.

Lecture & Discussion B.A.N.G. Design @ Design.Innovation.Europe., Embassy Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin, 30 November 2015

Hybrid Space Lab @ Berlin Climate Protection Conference

Berlin is growing.
With an increasing demand for mobility, infrastructure and communal services the challenge is climate protection.

Prof. Frans Vogelaar @ Climate Protection Urban Growth Conference, EUREF Campus, Berlin, 24 November 2015

Urban Shrinkage @ Brandenburg University of Technology

Urban shrinkage as a chance for the cityscape?
The “Transformation Landscape” concept spotlights the left over spaces, and the landscapes in transition and in waiting.

Lecture Transformation Landscape @ Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany, 5 November 2015

Players of Change @ Cities in Transition Conference

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

Conference Cities in Transition @ Mörchenpark, Holzmarktstrasse 25, Berlin, 10 October 2015

Hybrid Heritage @ Beijing Design Week 2015

Hybrid Heritage is researching and designing contemporary interpretations and further development of heritage under a multicultural perspective.

Exhibition Hybrid Heritage @ Beijing Design Week 2015, Baitasi ReMade, no. 4 West Gongmenkou Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing, 25 September-7 October 2015
Lecture Hybrid Heritage @ Baitasi Info Hub, No. 313 Fuchengmen Inner Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 26 September 2015
Workshop Hybrid Heritage @ Media Lab, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 26-27 September

Hybrid Design @ IFA Summit

Hybrid Space Lab’s Prof. Frans Vogelaar delivers the Keynote “Hybrid Design” at the IFA in Berlin, the global trade show for consumer electronics

Keynote Hybrid Design & Discussion @ IFA+ Summit, CityCube, Berlin, 8 September 2015

Humboldt Jungle @ GRÜN kulturell

Already existing and financed facade parts will be assembled and all still open areas of the facade of the Humboldt Forum will be planted with botanically exciting greenery and successively added to later.
Such a design, the Humboldt Jungle, not only visualises the interdisciplinary approach of the Humboldt brothers.

Expert Meeting Politics meets culture: ANAlyseS, ideaS, CoNcePts @ GRÜN.kulturell Kulturcontainer, Berlin, 9 July 2015

Cities in Transition @ University of Amsterdam

Students of the University of Amsterdam explored European cities, visited local initiatives and interviewed City Makers. This summer we publish their articles and interviews weekly. Maarten Ketelaar is spending a semester in Berlin, Germany and interviewed Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar of Hybrid Space Lab.

Interview City Makers New Europe @ Cities in Transition, University of Amsterdam, 8 July 2015

Greek Slow Food @ Markthalle Neun

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

Discussion Greek Food Culture Today @ Markthalle Neun, Berlin, 17 July 2015

Hybrid Space Lab @ GRÜN kulturell

Museum of Modern Art; a gift with consequences. What does Berlin need from the Cultural Forum?

Expert meeting Politics meets culture: ANAlyseS, ideaS, CoNcePts @ GRÜN.kulturell Kulturcontainer, Berlin, 20 May 2015

Internet of Things & Medical @ Conference Medical Technology

The Internet increasingly permeates our daily lives as more and with the Internet of Things (IoT) more objects are networked together.

Discussion, Panel & Conference Medical Technology @ Meelogic Consulting, Berlin, 23 April 2015

Internet of Things & City @ V2 Institute for Unstable Media

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.

Lecture Internet of Things @ V2 Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, 9 April 2015

Queen Máxima @ Intelligent Mobility

Interactive workshop during the working visit of Queen Máxima 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.

Workshop Intelligent Mobility, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands @ Intelligent Mobility in the City, Delta Cities, Hamburg,  20 March 2015

Corbusier Domino House 2.0 @ Lifo Magazine

Rethinking le Corbusiers Domino House.

Interview, Dimitris Kyriazis @ Lifo Magazine, Greece, 14 Januari 2015, 14 Januari 2015

Hybridnet @ V2 Institute for Unstable Media

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.

Lecture @ Hannover Messe, Metropolitan Solutions Conference Berlin, 9 April 2014
Lecture @ Internet of Things Conference Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 9 April 2014

Smart & the City @ Metropolitan Solutions

The animation film Smart & the City brings the themes processed at the “Metropolitan Solutions fair into the public realm, communicating to a general audience in a fresh, vibrant and generally comprehensive way.

Urban Screening Energy City, Water City, Green City, Participatory City @ Opera, Hannover, 7-11 April 2014
Publication Smart & the City @ Hannoversche Allgemeine, Hannover, 9 April 2014

Seeds of the Future @ Triennale di Milano

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.

Exhibition Mobility Living Working @ Triennale di Milano, Milan, 9 October – 22 December 2013

City Kit @ Jockey Club Hong Kong

Hybrid Space Lab’s project City Kit is exhibited in the After City exhibition at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Hong Kong.

Exhibition City Kit @ Hong Kong Jockey Club, After City, Hong Kong, 1-6 October 2013

Anti-Tectonics @ Beijing Design Week 2013

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

Lecture Urbanisation in China @ Beijing Design Week 2013 , Dashanzi, 798, Beijing, 28 September 2013

Big Design & Big Data @ Geo City Symposium Beijing

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.

Lecture Geo City Symposium @ CMoDA, China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts, Beijing, 28 September 2013

Shrinking Car City @ Museum for Architecture & Engineering NRW

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.

Exhibition Future Vision @ Museum for Architecture & Engineering NRW, Cologne, Germany, 9 September-13 October 2013

U.F.O. @ Jockey Club Hong Kong

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

Exhibition @ Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 23 May-23 June 2013

Copy Culture @ Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion

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.

Lecture Symposium Copying Open Source Sampling @ SALT, Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, Instanbul, 28 April 2012

The Future of Germany @ Club of Amsterdam

Hybrid Space Lab is invited to lecture “Inert Innovation” on “The Future of Germany” at the Club of Amsterdam.

Lecture Future of Germany & Panel Discussion @ Club of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19:00-21:00, 20 April 2021

Hybrid Space @ Delft University of Technology

In recent years our means of interacting with one another have changed dramatically thanks to emerging virtual realities, globalitaty and mass customization.
Historically built space has been a platform for social interaction: how can architect ensure a relevant public role in an emerging media driven society, which seems to operate separately from traditional collective spaces.
Hybrid Space Lab is contributing with a lecture and workshop to INDESEM, the International Design Seminar hosted by Delft University of Technology.

Lecture & Workshop Hybrid Space @ Losing Ground, INDESEM 2011 International Design Seminar, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 13 May 2011

Hybrid Notations @ Centre of Contemporary Art Torun

Transdisciplinary workshop at the Centre of Contemporary Art Torun in Poland, focussing on notations of hybrid space, addressing urban environments in their hybridity and complexity.

Lecture, Workshop & Article @ Centre of Contemporary Art “Znaki Czasu”, Torun, Poland, 31 March-3 April 2011

    

Iannis Xenakis @ Contemporary Art Center Torun

When asked about the precursors of hybrid projects, Hybrid Space Lab mentions Buckminster Fuller and Iannis Xenakis.
During the lecture, Hybrid Space Lab introduce Xenakis, the Greek music composer, theoretician, and architect.

Lecture Xenakis’ Morphologies @ Contemporary Art Center Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland, 1 April 2011

Hybrid Space @ Contemporary Art Center Torun

Discussing hybridization as a general approach and strategy and as a quality of urban spaces.
The public lecture serves as an introduction to the workshop “Hybrid Notations”.

Lecture Hybrid Space @ Contemporary Art Center Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland, 31 March 2011

Hybrid Space @ Sonic Acts 2010

Hybrid Space is the superimposition and layering of physical, informational and media infrastructures, and social, cultural and economic flows.
Hybrid Space is the fusion of Physical and Digital Space.

Lecture Hybrid Space @ Conference Poetics of Space, Sonic Acts 2010, Amsterdam, 26 February 2010

Cognitive Space @ 010 Publishers

Primary Conditions: The Emancipation of the Pluripotential.
In the societies of control, power relations come to be expressed through the action at a distance of one mind on another, through the brain’s power to affect and become affected, which is mediated and enriched by technology.

Publication Cognitive Space, From Biopolitics to Noopolitics Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication and Information @ 010 Publishers, Delft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism, Rotterdam, 2010

Hybrid Space @ Film Festival Cologne

Film Festival Cologne is an important industry event and one of the leading festivals in Germany and presents the major global trends and showcase outstanding works of audiovisual storytelling.
Prof. Frans Vogelaar presents Hybrid Space and participates in the discussion panel at the Media Architecture section of the Film Festival Cologne 2009.

<span class=”u-font-color-grey”>Lecture &amp; Panel Hybrid Space @ Media Architecture, Film Festival Cologne, 2 October 2009</span>

111 Professor @ University of Geo Sciences Wuhan

Frans Vogelaar has been appointed 111 Professor at China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China.
The Thousand Talents Program is a talent recruitment program established by the Government of China in 2008.

111 Professor, Prof. Frans Vogelaar @ China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, 1 April 2009

Soft Urbanism @ University of Architecture, Design and Planning Aalborg

The lecture Soft Urbanism will address the interaction between the physical and the digital public domain in the contemporary urban networks.
It will focus on the way that the physical environment relates to the space of mass media and communication networks and how these influence each other.

Lecture Soft Urbanism, Between Physical and Digital Public Domain @ University of Architecture, Design and Planning, Tegnesalen, Toldkammeret, Aalborg, Denmark, 15 November 2007

Iannis Xenakis @ Alice Foundation

This contribution discusses the interdisciplinary aspects of Iannis Xenakis’ oeuvre and his Synthesis of the Arts. In doing so, I draw on archival research-including Xenakis’ personal archives in Paris and interviews with him.

Publication, Lecture & Discussion Iannis Xenakis @ Make it New, le Poème électronique, Alice Foundation , Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 15 June 2004

Hybrid Habitat @ European Forum Alpbach

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.

Lecture Hybrid Habitat @ European Forum Alpbach, Technology Forum, Security in a Globalized World Alpbach, Austria, 25 August 2006

Communication Space @ ISEA 2004

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.

Lecture & Panel Architecture of Switching @ ISEA 2004, Helsinki, Finland, 19-22 August 2004

Media Architecture @ New Media Cultural Festival

The 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.

Lecture Networked Architecture @ New Media Cultural Festival, Riga, Latvia, 16-17 May 2003

Mobility Lab @ International Architecture Biennal

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.

Lecture & Exhibition @ International Architecture Biennal, Rotterdam, 7 May-7 July 2003

Professor Hybrid Space @ KHM

The Academy of Media Arts (KHM) was founded in 1990 and offers an educational concept, unique within Germany, which brings film, art and science together.
The Academy of Media Arts is a teaching and research institution for media in Cologne, Germany.

Professor for Hybrid Space, Frans Vogelaar @ Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany, 1 April 1998

Soft Urbanism @ Architect 1997

Public urban space and the “space” of communication networks are usually seen as frameworks for social interaction, competing or mutually exclusive.
The traditional functions of urban public space are being taken over by telecommunications networks.
The inputs and outputs of their channels are increasingly located in private interior spaces.

Soft Urbanism @ Architect, Magazine for Architecture and Urbanism, 1 June 1997

Public Media Urban Interfaces @ Man Mass Media Conference

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

Exhibition & Lab @ Internationales Forum fur Gestaltung, Ulm, Germany, 20-22 September 1996

Hybrid Space @ Doors of Perception Conference

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.

Lecture Hybrid Space @ Doors of Perception Conference, Dutch Design Institute Premsela, RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, 4-6 November 1994

Media Babies on CHANEL no.5 @ Items #6 1993

Telecommunications lack the tangible everyday reality of the residential neighborhood. Conversely, the culture of the city is entitled to digital technologies.
This is why Frans Vogelaar and Elizabeth Sikiaridi developed the project “Media Babies on Chanel no.5.”
It is a more elaborate concept for a digital public space for London.

Media Babies on CHANNEL no.5 @ Items #6, Magazine for Design, Visual Communication and Architecture, 1 September 1993

Demand Your Right To Broadcast! @ Architectural Association School of Architecture

Exhibition and publication at the Architectural Association School of Architecture on Networked Architecture.

Exhibition & Publication Demand Your Right To Broadcast @ Architectural Association, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 34-36 Bedford Square, London, 17-21 June 1991

CHANEL no. 5 @ Architectural Association School of Architecture

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

Exhibition & Publication Future Media Space @ Architectural Association, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 34-36 Bedford Square, London, 28-30 June 1990

Hybrid Space @ Architectural Association School of Architecture

Exhibition and publication at the Architectural Association School of Architecture on Architecture & High-Touch and Tech Surfaces.
Networked Urbanism: merging digital and physical space.

Exhibition & Publication Hybrid Space @ Architectural Association, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 34-36 Bedford Square, London, 17-21 June 1989

Frans Hals Prize Exhibitiondesign @ Items #8 1988

The Netherlands has a new design prize: the Frans Halle Prize for exhibition design.
The initiative deserves and receives much praise.
However, the elaboration of this new prize leaves much to be desired.
Carel Kuitenbrouwer takes stock now that the prize has been awarded for the first time.

Frans Hals Prize Exhibitiondesign @ Items #8, Magazine for Design, Visual Communication and Architecture, 1 September 1988