#Hybrid Space

Hybrid Space focuses on methodologies to explore and develop in an integrated way the fusions of media space and physical place, these hybrid ambivalent spaces that are at the same time analog and digital, virtual and material, local and global, tactile and abstract.

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Animal Club

Animal Club connects creatives, ecologists, biologists, artists, philosophers and other experts with professionals from the club scene to generate new concepts and develop new business models for a sustainable future of clubbing and culture.

Presentation, Workshop, Panel, Party @ Amsterdam Dance Event @ SEXYLAND World, Amsterdam, 16.00-24.00, 2022

Hybrid

The way people communicate and connect around the world today, is being radically redefined by digitalization. With the acceleration of digitization as one of the most obvious consequences of the pandemic, the use of digital tools is experiencing an unprecedented rise among arts and cultural institutions and practices.

Publication @ tanz Yearbook 2022, Germany, 15 August 2022

circulariCITY

The notion of a circular city has taken to occupy center stage as a main concept for sustainable zero-waste urban futures. And yet, as one takes a closer look, the circle expands in multiple ripples and loops, revealing the sheer complexity that envisioning – let alone developing – circular cities entail.

Lectures, Workshops, Symposium, FieldLab @ Hybrid Space Lab, 2022 – 2024

Conflict Space

The workshop “Conflict Space” taking place at the International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA2022 in Barcelona deals with the re-signification of a very contentious Franco monument and is part of the ‘Deep Space’ research on the politics of memory and heritage in the digital age.

INbetweenSTITUTE

Convers(at)ions engages creatively with exchanges over border phenomenology and performativity, it transforms negative spaces such as military demarcations and borders by adopting a ‘more-than-human’ perspective and taps into the potential of nature and environmental conservation activities.

Hybrid is the Future!

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

Hybrid Workshop “The Future is not Digital. Hybrid is the Future!” @ HoloLab – dive in Program for Digital Interaction, 13.30 – 18.00, 14 October 2021

Re-Charting Places

In our globalized world the accelerating speed of socio-political and cultural change collides with the longue-durée of heritage sites and territories. As social and political contexts around places with a public meaning change, controversies often arise.

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

Club Futures

Club Futures is an international laboratory with the aim of developing new perspectives for the club and cultural scene.

Hybrid Spaces

Investigating and speculating on the future of social and cultural spaces requires considering physical spaces in combination with digital media networks, emphasizing the hybrid qualities of spaces in the interplay of the digital and the physical.

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

Hybrid Platforms

Hybrid Platforms develops con­cepts and ideas for new cultural formats and is organized and curated by the NRW KULTURsekretariat and Hybrid Space Lab.

Green Artificial Intelligent Architecture

In the Anthropocene, the juxtaposition between nature versus artifact and designed environment is becoming obsolete. In the dissolution of this polarity lays a great chance: architecture (which in the allegorical depiction of the Vitruvian Primitive Hut by Marc-Antoine Laugier and Charles Eisen of 1753 had emerged from nature) merges with nature once again.

Reboot Culture

Reboot Culture experiments with collective cultural experiences deeply rooted in urban space, combining public physical space and public digital space. Through hybrid formats and the support of a mobile, modular media infrastructure, the program engages with practices that can make culture ‘go-round’ in its hybridity, embedding cultural co-creation in the city fabric. With floating stage and studio facilities at the riversides Reboot Culture merges (urban) landscapes with Hybrid Staging, developing a strong symbolic momentum for the rebooting of culture.

(Re)Venue

As museums and cultural institutions face the prospect of a 1.5mt-apart life and economy, how to offer meaningful visitors’ experiences whilst keeping afloat of financial needs has become a most pressing question.

Post COVID-19 City

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of digital instruments is rapidly increasing. As the possible consequences of digitization are more sharply outlined, this opens new possibilities for spatial organization. This urges us to reconsider the guiding principles and models for the urbanization of technology we want to follow and what our city visions are. We can still choose.

Publication Post COVID-19 City
@ KHM #0 Magazine, Academy of Media Arts (KHM), Cologne, Germany, 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.

Networked City

What is the relationship between city visions and urban concepts from the past and today’s Smart City narratives?

Climate City

Climate City explores how digital technologies contribute to addressing climate adaptation and develops digitalization strategies that take urban sustainability into account. Climate City focuses on digitally supported participatory climate adaptation and is committed to the idea that a smart city should be a climate-conscious city.

Kiez Lab

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 one’s own hands.

Voiced Space

Human activity and its far-reaching interactions have always transformed territories by moving people, plants, goods and animals. As such, territories have become richly stratified – and interactions are always mutual and two-way. Countries and cities projecting their influence elsewhere have, in turn, been transformed by external inputs.

City Making in the Digital Age

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.

City to Go

The classic means of transport – car, bicycle, public transport and walking are increasingly supplemented and integrated with upcoming forms of mobility. Which user groups are the target of the new digitally supported and data-powered mobility services such as car sharing, ride sharing, rental bikes and electric scooters?

Tools for Heritage

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.

Hybrid Heritage

In a globalized world, the polyphony of voices gaining and demanding recognition generates the necessity and the possibility to reconsider contested heritage. The collective reckoning with controversial history and the processes of re-signification and restitution deal with complex issues that have to account for a multitude of claims. We therefore need a fresh, radically innovative outlook with a solutions-oriented approach to address the various forms of contested heritage – be they objects, monuments, sites – in a way that is fit for the 21st century.

Future Narratives and Immersive Experiences Symposium

The “Future Narratives and Immersive Experiences” symposium addresses the challenges posed by these developments by bringing together interdisciplinary co-creators in the audiovisual sector, companies with a background in media, VR / AR / MR, games, 3D sound, in the staging of productions, in communication and advertising as well as cultural and heritage institutions and players from other fields with the urge of delivering high-quality storytelling in the digital era.

City Making Lab

City Making Lab is a series of programs focusing on digitalization and the city. City Making Lab is a co-operation between Hybrid Space Lab and Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). City Making Lab investigates ongoing developments at the intersection of cities and digital technology, engaging with urban mobility and public space, new patterns of space utilization for living and working, circular city, climate adaptation and healthy cities.

Lectures, Discussions, @ Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, 2019-2020

Deep Space

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” was initiated and conceptualized in February 2018 by Hybrid Space Lab as an element of the long-term “Deep Space” exploration and intervention program.

Hybrid Prosumer

The workshop is an experimental laboratory that strongly interacts with the public. During the workshop the participants learn how to use a Do It Yourself (DIY) 3D printer and how to share the digital design information of physical objects through online communities.

Virtual Friction

The development of Virtual Reality (VR) is closely linked to the exploration of unknown territories. Virtual Reality, slowly emerging since the1920s, really took off in 1966 when NASA introduced this technology for flight simulation systems in its space program. As it was too expensive and too risky to train the astronauts by practising the real thing – launching them into the cosmos – methods had to be developed that could provide the trainees with a simulated experience: a small physical stimulus of acceleration, supported by and combined with visual information, was extrapolated and amplified in a ‘knock-on’ effect by the brains of the astronauts, providing them with the mental environment required to practise for the operation in (real) space.

Publication @ de Architekt, The Netherlands, June 1998

Hybrid Space

Hybrid Space stands for the combinations and fusions of media and physical space. Hybrid spaces are the products of the alliances between physical objects and digital information/communication networks, of architectural/urban and media space.

Networked Participatory Design

Networked participatory design systems are replacing the logics of the industrial age, where the creative ones designed for the non-creative masses.

Publication @ World Architects, WEB, 11 May 2012

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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

circulariCITY @ Bits & Bäume

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.

Workshop & Presentation @ Bits & Bäume 2022 Conference, Technical University Berlin, 30 September – 2 October 2022

Post COVID-19 City @ KHM

Article Post COVID-19 City, Elizabeth Sikiaridi & Frans Vogelaar for Magazine #0 of the Academy of Media Arts, 27 July 2022

Deep Space @ ARA

Article by Sílvia Marimon Molas in the leading Catalan newspaper ARA on how Spanish authorities are relocating symbols of the dictatorship.
“It (Augmented Reality app) would make visible what Franco wanted to hide and would bring out everything that is hidden and buried in the Valley, transforming the totalitarian story into a polyphonic memory,” says Vogelaar.
This could be a tool as long as there is no physical transformation of the Valley, but archaeologist Alfredo González Rubial, who has excavated Cuelgamuros to trace the lives of prisoners who did slave work there, believes the monument cannot be left as it is.

Article by Sílvia Marimon Molas @ ARA Catalan Newspaper, Barcelona, Spain, 16 July 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 @ Digital Leaders in Architecture, Berlin, Germany, 4 July 2022

Hybrid @ tanz

For  tanz yearbook 2022, the international magazine for ballet, dance and performance, we have written the lead article “Hybrid is the Future” focussing on the body and space in the context of the physical and the digital: the hybrid.

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

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.

Kiez Lab @ Utopolis

Lecture and Workshop at Utopolis Conference 2021, Bundesverband Soziokultur e.V., 16 September 2021

Hybrid Space @ Lithuanian Union of Architects

Article on Hybrid Space is published by the Lithuanian Union of Architects, Architecture Center.

Publication Hybrid Space @ Regeneration [and its Discontents], Lithuanian Union of Architects, Vilnius, Lithuania, 4 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.

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 @ Magazine for Architecture and City marlowes, Germany, 19 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 @ Bündnis digitale Stadt Berlin, 6 May 2020

Bricks & Bits @ Lithuanian Radio

Interview at the radio program of the Lithuanian Union of Architects on how the physical and the digital dimensions of the city interact, on how to develop them in an integrated way, making the city more fair, comfortable, and attractive.

Interview @ Radio of the Lithuanian Union of Architects, 2 April 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.

Regeneration & Discontent @ National Gallery of Art Vilnius

The way we encounter urban transformations in the modern city vary sharply — for some, such development marks the emergence of new and ‘smarter’ future whereas for others a grave omen of a tomorrow they will have no part in. One of the most popular terms for describing these fraught changes is gentrification. While the term has been an effective means for expressing how social inequalities manifest in architecture and the urban landscape, it has a tendency of producing overly reductive narratives about predatory outsiders and local victims.

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?

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.

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.

Deep Space @ ARA Catalan Newspaper

The Valley of the Fallen without Franco: the fate of the other 33,847 dead”
This is the title of the article by journalist Sílvia Marimom Molas in the Catalan Newspaper ARA on the future of the Valle de los Caídos with an interview on Deep Space.

Surveillance Capitalism & Cognitive Architecture

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

Exhumation Finissage

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.

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.

Deep Space @ Magazine for Architecture Marlowes

The Valley of the Fallen is a large memorial erected near Madrid in the mountain range of the Sierra de Guadarrama on the initiative of the dictator Francisco Franco. It is dedicated to the fallen of the Spanish Civil War. Within the scope of the project “Deep Space” it is proposed to transform the monument by digital means.

City to Go @ HIIG

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.

Lectures, Discussion @ Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, 15 July 2019

City Making in the Digital Age

City Lab provides a platform for Smart Citizens, bridging the gap between data- and city-experts and civil society and governance and addressing compelling issues at the merging of the Digital Age and the Urban Age.

Cities in Transition

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.

Deep Space @ Catalan Newspaper ARA

Catalan journalist Sílvia Marimon Molas describes in her article “The Gaze of European Experts” in the Catalan newspaper ARA on 31st October 2018 the workshop “Deep Space: Re-signifying Valle de los Caídos” participants’ visit to the site and the necessity of a change of the monument’s narrative.

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, Klosterstrasse 50, Berlin, 19.00-21.00 29 June 2018

Technology & The City @ BPD Magazine

BPD Magazine will publish in June 2018 a double interview with Prof. Frans Vogelaar, Partner at Hybrid Space Lab in Berlin and Prof. Dr. Elphi Nelissen, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on how digitization is changing mobility and the city. They explore the possibilities of digital technologies for citizens and cities and the design of future cities.

Double Interview with Prof. Dr. Elphi Nelissen & Prof. Frans Vogelaar @ BPD Magazine, The Netherlands 1 June 2018

Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos

“Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos” is a workshop at the Medialab Prado in Madrid from 25 till 27 October 2018 in Madrid. Hybrid Space Lab is  co-organizing an international conference and executing workshops with public interventions and pop-up exhibitions in Berlin at the transmediale and in Rotterdam at the New Institute in 2019.

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

Biotecture @ Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum Beijing

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 @ Xi’an Art Museum

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

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.
16 September-3 October 2017

Avant Garden

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.

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.

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 @ TU Berlin, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, Berlin, 21 November 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

Hybrid Culture @ Kulturinvest Conference

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

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

CLASH @ Xi’an Art Museum

CLASH refers to the clash of the encountering systems and functions as a social tool for bargaining, exchange and cross-fertilization. CLASH is made out of elements that are to be transformed and expanded by visitors, tourists, artists, and inhabitants of Xi’an. The futuristic and utopian installation CLASH embraces a social space and a shelter.

Lecture & Exhibition CLASH @ Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, Shaanxi, P.R. China, 16 September-3 October 2017

 

Lecture & Exhibition CLASH @ Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, Shaanxi, P.R. China, 16 September-3 October 2017.

Design Zone @ Der Tagesspiegel

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

Publication Design Zone by Bettina Homann @ DER TAGESSPIEGEL Kunst 2016, Berlin, 2 September 2016

Affect Space @ open!

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

Affect Space by Eric Kluitenberg @ open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain, Amsterdam, 10 March 2015

Hybrid Heritage @ Beijing Design Week 2015

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

Exhibition Hybrid Heritage @ Beijing Design Week 2015, Beijing, 7 October 2015

Hybrid Design @ 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.

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

Humboldt Jungle @ TAZ

At the Berlin Castle, where the baroque façade is still missing, “Humboldt Jungle” is to grow.
On Tuesday evening, the project initiators spoke to experts and representatives of the various castle initiatives about possible implementations.

Humboldt Dschungel @ TAZ, Berlin, 8 July 2015

New Civic @ Make City Berlin

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.

Lecture & Workshop @ Make City, Berlin, 13 June 2015

Internet of Things & Medical @ Meelogic Consulting

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 @ V2 Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, 9 April 2015

Disobedience @ Disobedience: Theory and Practice

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

Publication Hybrid Theory and Practice @ Format P, Disobedience: Theory and Practice, Bec Zmiana Foundation Warsaw, Poland, December 2013

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 @ Hannoversche Allgemeine

On Wednesday 9 April 2014 in the evening the walls of the Opera House became a canvas for a light installation. The approximately 15 minute animation runs in a continuous loop on the facade of the opera house.

After City @ 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 @ Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong, 1-6 October 2013

Architect’s Notebook @ DAMDI Publishing Co

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

Publication Notations @ Architect’s Notebook, DAMDI Publishing Co, Seoul, South Korea, 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 @ 2013 Beijing Design Week, Dashanzi/798, Beijing, 14.00–17.30, 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.

CRISIS Design @ Beijing Design Week 2013

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.

Lecture Our Air! Our Responsibility! @ Beijing Design Week 2013, China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts, Beijing, 26 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

Hybrid Space Lab @ Refugium

Hybrid Space Lab’s work is exhibited at the Refugium: Berlin as a Design Principle exhibition at Tempelhof Flughafen Berlin.

Exhibition & Lecture @ DMY International Design Festival, Berlin Design Week 2013, Berlin, 5-9 June 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

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.

Lecture @ SHarc + SUAS, University of Sheffield School of Architecture, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 13 March 2013

Rebooting Design @ Design Journal

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.

Publication Dutch Open @ Design Journal Volume 15, United Kingdom, December 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 @ Media & Cultural Sciences University Utrecht

Max Urai interviews Professor Frans Vogelaar, who is a professor for Hybrid Space at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.Interview by Max Urai @ BLIK #5.0, University Utrecht, Media and

Interview by Max Urai @ BLIK #5.0, University Utrecht, Media and Cultural Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands, March 2012

Hybrid Prosumer @ Forbes

Hybrid Design 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.

Publication Re: Thinking Innovation @ Forbes, USA, 16 October 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.

Workshop @ Contemporary Art Center Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland, 31 March – 3 April 2011

Iannis Xenakis @ Contemporary Art Center Torun

When asked about the precursors of hybrid projects, Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar mention Buckminster Fuller and Iannis Xenakis. During the lecture, they introduce Xenakis, the Greek music composer, theoretician, and architect.

Lecture @ Center of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun, 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 @ Center of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun, 31 March 2011

Professor 111 @ University of Geo Sciences Wuhan

The Thousand Talents Program is a talent recruitment program established by the Government of China in 2008. The program, which was established in the wake of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, exists to recruit highly skilled university professors and researchers to China. It requires recruits to have full professorships from prestigious institutions or senior roles in notable organization and affords successful applicants with special benefits including titles, high pay and visa privileges.

111 Professor @ University of Geo Sciences, Wuhan, P.R. of China, 1 January 2009

City Kit @ Platform 21 @ Dutch Design Foundation

Playing the game City Kit, you adapt a digital version of your local surroundings according to your desires. In a switch from changes in the neighbourhood that are beyond your control, City Kit makes you the architect, urban planner, environmental expert or designer. City Kit is currently shown with a presentation and demo version and soon you will be able to play and experience the game at Platform 21 during Checking Reality.

Exhibition City Kit @ Platform 21, Checking Reality, Dutch Design Foundation, Amsterdam, 18 May-27 August 2008

Migrating Reality @ General Public Berlin

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.

Lecture Hybrid Space @ General Public, Berlin, 4 April 2008

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.

Idensity® @ 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.

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

Media Architecture @ New Media Cultural Festival

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.

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

Hybrid Space @ 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.

Essay Constructing the Digital Commons by Eric Kluitenberg @ tactical media files, Amsterdam, 1 March 2003

Network Society @ Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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.

Publication Information Technology and Architecture by Villö Huszai @ Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland, 1 February 2002

Network City @ ETH Zurich

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.

Publication Mobility : Immobility by Susanne Schumacher @ ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 29 January 2002

New Mobility @ A2B International Architecture Symposium

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.

Lecture Technology & the City @ A2B International Architecture Symposium 02, Basel, Switserland, 24-25 January 2002

Mobility Immobility @ entourage

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.

Publication Architecture in the Information Age by Francesca Ferguson @ entourage, Switzerland, January 2002

Lab @ Lab für Kunst und Apparate

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).

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