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Networked City

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

Professor Hybrid Space

The research and seminars explore hybrid (fused physical and digital) space and how the urban can be read as a layered communication-sensitive membrane.

Professor Hybrid Space @ Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany, April 1998

Vilém Flusser

The new image of Man looks roughly like this: we have to imagine a network of human interrelations, a ‘field of intersubjective relations’. The strands of this web must be conceived as channels through which information (ideas, feelings, intentions and knowledge etc.) flows. When these strands knot for a moment, they form what we call ‘human subjects’. The totality of the strands constitutes the concrete sphere of life and the knots are abstract extrapolations.

Article @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, July 1999

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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, Merlijn Schoonenboom @ INbetweenSTITUTE @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, 18.00-21.00, 1 December 2022

 

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 Summit Joining Forces @ Progressive Governance Summit 2022, Berlin, 13 October 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, Berlin, Germany, 23 September 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

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 Р2 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 Sch√ľco 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 Heritage @ UNA Europe

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

Lecture @ UNA University Alliance Europe\Paris, France, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 31 March 2021
Published @ UNA University\Paris, France, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 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, @ 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.

Frans Vogelaar @ Smart Cities International Roundtable, Amsterdam Smart City, The Netherlands , 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 ‚ÄúPracticing Sovereignty. Interventions for open digital futures‚ÄĚ.

Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar @ Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society Annual Conference Practicing Sovereignty, Germany , 9-10 June 2022

Conflict Space @ ISEA 2022

Hybrid Space Lab will present Deep Space at the international conference ISSEA 2022 “Possibilities” in Barcelona.

Lecture + Workshop @ ISSEA 2022 “Possibilities, Barcelona, Spain, 10-16 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 ‚Äď 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 @ The Future Now Show of the Club of Amsterdam, 15.00-15.30, 1 February 2022

Smart City Expert Workshop @ Smart City 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.

Smart City Expert Workshop @ Berlin Senate Chancellery and CityLAB Berlin, 10:00-13:00, 7 January 2022

ReWild Autobahn @ Smart City Berlin

ReWild Autobahn is presented at Smart City Berlin ‚ÄěVon A nach B” ‚Äď Amsterdam meets Berlin.

Presentation, ReWild Autobahn @ Smart City Berlin ‚ÄěVon A nach B” ‚Äď Amsterdam meets Berlin,¬† Berlin, Germany, 9 December 2021.

Marleen Stikker @ INbetweenSTITUTE

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

Presentation, Discussion Future Lab @ 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

Workshop Hybrid is the Future! @ dive in,  Bundeskulturstiftung, Halle an der Saale, Germany, 14 October 2021

ReWild Autobahn @ BDA Berlin

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

Exhibition,  BDA Galerie Berlin, 6 October Р26 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 @ Culture @ Dive In,  Bundeskulturstiftung, Halle an der Saale, Germany, 22 September 2021

Kiez Lab @ Utopolis

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

Lecture & Workshop @ Utopolis Conference 2021, Bundesverband Soziokultur e.V., 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.

Panel Discussion @ Ministry of Culture and Media, Hamburg, Germany, 16 September 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 DC, USA, 24-29 July 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.

Hybrid Space @ China University Geo Sciences, 29 December 2020

Hybrid Identity @ Bauhaus University

Hybrid Space Lab contributes to the international conference ¬ĽPractices of Inheritance ‚Äď Metaphors, Materializations, Power Constellations¬ę of the ¬ĽIDENTITY¬†AND HERITAGE¬ę research cluster of the Bauhaus University Weimar and Technical University Berlin.

Hybrid Identity @ Bauhaus University, 19 November 2020

DMZpace @ Korean Cultural Center Paris

The Paris exhibition¬†‚ÄúNegotiating Borders – Real DMZ Project‚Ä̬†features Hybrid Space Lab‚Äôs¬†DMZpace, a project deploying the potential of the border area as a site of both historical wounds and flourishing nature.

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

 

Master Class @ Film University Babelsberg

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

Masterclass @ Film University Babelsberg, Potsdam, Germany, 7-18 September 2020

Lecture @ 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 @ AMPS, University of Kent, 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.

Publication @ Humboldt Forum website, Germany, 15 June 2020

Inclusive Democratic Digital @ Digital City Alliance Berlin

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

Workshop @ BuŐąndnis digitale Stadt Berlin, 6 May 2020

DMZpace @ Yeonnamjang Gallery Seoul

Featured in the ‚ÄúDMZ Landscape: Cheorwon‚ÄĚ exhibition in Seoul, Hybrid Space Lab‚Äôs DMZpace project unfolds the potential of the no-man‚Äôs-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.

DMZpace @ Yeonnamjang Underground Gallery, Seoul, 2 May 2020

Newsletter May 2020

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

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 @ Architecture Fund, National Gallery of Art Vilnius, Lithuania, 5 March 2020

Regeneration & Discontent @ National Gallery of Art Vilnius

The way we encounter urban transformations in the modern city vary sharply ‚ÄĒ 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.

Lecture @ Architecture Fund, National Gallery of Art Vilnius, Lithuania, 5 March 2020

Climate City @ Berlin City

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.

Climate City @ Köpenick Town Hall, 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.

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 Institut, 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 @ BuŐąndnis 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 @ 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 October 2019

Even without the remains of the dictator, the symbolic value of Valle de los Ca√≠dos retains its controversial force. What transformations are needed at Valle de los Ca√≠dos (‚ÄúValley of the Fallen‚ÄĚ) so as not to create a cenotaph ‚Äď an empty burial monument?

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.

Exhumation Finissage @ Goethe Institut

On 24 September 2019 Spain‚Äôs Supreme Court approved unanimously the exhumation of the former dictator Franco from the underground basilica of Valle de los Ca√≠dos mausoleum. Hybrid Space Lab‚Äôs project ‚ÄúDeep Space: Re-signifying Valle de los Ca√≠dos‚ÄĚ investigating what transformations are still needed at the Valle de los Ca√≠dos so as not to create a cenotaph ‚Äď an empty burial monument ‚Äď is becoming increasingly urgent.

Exhibition @ Goethe Institut Madrid, 5 June 2019 until Franco’s Exhumation

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?

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.

Workshops, Lectures @ B√ľndnis 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.

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

Humboldt Jungle @ German Parliament

One of the “questions” concerning the Humboldt Forum that the German Green Party (Fraktion B√úNDNIS 90/DIE GR√úNEN) 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 @ Deutscher Bundestag, Antwort  19/11306, Germany, 19 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 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.

Deep Space @ NONUMENT!

‚ÄúWhat happens when an object loses its original purpose? Why does architecture find itself displaced, unwanted and repurposed? Buildings and physical infrastructure possess a longue dur√©e 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 ‚Äėliving dead‚Äô.

Lecture @ NONUMENTS!  Symposium, Prague, 13.10-14.30, 14 June 2019

Deep Space @ Goethe Institut Madrid

Opening, lecture and panel discussion ‚ÄúLost Memory ‚Äď Recovered Memory‚ÄĚ at the Goethe Institut in Madrid with Miquel Gonzalez, Photographer, Emilio Silva , Journalist , Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi & Prof. Frans Vogelaar, Hybrid Space Laband Prof. Gutmaro Gomez Bravo, Contemporary History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid on Wednesday 5 June 2019 at the Goethe Institut in Madrid.

Opening, Lecture & Panel Discussion @ Goethe Institut Madrid, 5 June 2019

Archiving Fabric @ documenta 14

The documentary ‚ÄúFabric‚ÄĚ that Hybrid Space Lab produced for ‚Äúdocumenta 14‚ÄĚ 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 @ Athens School of Fine Art Athens, Greece, 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

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 ‚ÄúSmart City‚ÄĚ reputation, it is however disputed who exactly benefits from these concepts.

Deep Space @ transmediale

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

Newsletter February 2019

Possible futures are not set in stone. Today’s creativity and breakthrough sustainability-oriented and¬†socially-inclusive¬†thinking have the capacity to shape them.

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.

Deep Space @ TRACES

Deep Space: re-signifying Valle de los Caídos is presented on 25 January 2019 at the TRACES Conference in Milan, Italy.

Lecture, Discussion @ TRACES, Milan, Italy, 25 January 2019

Future Heritage @ DASA Dortmund

How will the future look? For professionals in the exhibition business this is a very relevant and difficult problem. Because the future does not give us any objects yet.Future is en vogue. In 2018, she delivered the motto of the science year ‚ÄúWorking Worlds of the Future‚ÄĚ. 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 @ DASA, Dortmund, Germany, 24 January 2019

Newsletter September 2018

The etymology of recordar, Spanish for ‚Äúto remember‚ÄĚ, is ‚Äúto go back to one‚Äôs heart‚ÄĚ, 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 ‚Äď an empty burial monument ‚Äď and it is at the center of heated public discourses surrounding its future, Valle de los Ca√≠dos is paradigmatic of the difficult processes of re-signifying controversial monuments.

Newsletter November 2018

With the words ‚ÄúDie hei√üe Asche des Diktators‚ÄĚ, 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 Ca√≠dos, as well as the urgency of Hybrid Space Lab‚Äôs workshop ‚ÄúDeep Space: Re-signifying Valle de los Ca√≠dos‚ÄĚ.

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¬†‚Äď an empty burial monument ‚Äď and it is at the center of heated public discourses surrounding its future, Valle de los Ca√≠dos is paradigmatic of the difficult processes of re-signifying controversial monuments.

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¬į? This was the alarming high temperature measured this summer above the Arctic Circle!
The effects of climate change are showing up faster and sooner than forecasted ‚Äď increases in average temperatures, rising sea levels, ever more frequent extreme weather conditions, and accelerated rates of biodiversity loss are becoming defining features of the Anthropocene, the human-made geological era. Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents its ‚ÄúSummary for Policymakers‚ÄĚ report developed by the representatives of the IPCC‚Äôs 195 members‚Äô governments in collaboration with international scientists, addressing these dramatic challenges.

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? Valle de los Caídos: a 152 meter tall cross and basilica, a 263-meter long crypt, is one of the worlds most controversial monuments. [...]

GREENtopia @ Art Museum of China

The museum space (1600 sqm) will be transformed into a creative laboratory, an interdisciplinary platform co-developed by international artists, creative thinkers, independent scholars, urban planners and stakeholders, a mini co-op city inside a skyscraper.

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

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, @ Advanced Social and Political Research Institute, University of Latvia, 22-23 November 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.

Public Pop-Up Park @ the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 16 June-1 July 2018

Renate K√ľnast @ Embassy Lab GR√úNtopia

We are very¬†honored that¬†Renate K√ľnast, politician for the B√ľndnis 90/Die Gr√ľnen¬†and Member of the German Parliament is opening¬†Embassy Lab¬†GR√úNtopia.
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 & Discussions @ Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin, 22 June 2018

Newsletter June 2018

Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia addresses a range of aspects of integrating green in dense urban spaces such as livability of cities, climate adaptation, mitigating of the heat island effect, water sensitive urban design, biodiversity, and urban food production.

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.

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 f√ľr 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¬†‚ÄúA Reset Button for the Debate over Migration‚ÄĚ on January 18th¬†2018 at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague.
The Swiss architectural magazine ‚Äúarchithese‚ÄĚ published Humboldt Jungle on January 16th¬†2018.

111 Professor

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 @ China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, June 2018

Fabric @ Technopolis

Public screening of the documentary ‚ÄúFabric‚ÄĚ at the exhibition ‚ÄúMADE IN GREECE‚ÄĚ of the¬†Athens Industrial Gas Museum¬†at the venue¬†INNOVATHENS.
‚ÄúFabric‚ÄĚ was produced for ‚Äúdocumenta 14‚ÄĚ 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, 13.55-14.15 11 March 2018, Technopolis Athens

GR√úNtopia @ 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.

Like Space @ transmediale

Like Space kick’s off project¬†for the Affect Space 2 year long project initiated and organised by Eric Kluitenberg at the Transmediale Festival “Face Value” on 4 February 2018 at the HKW in Berlin.

Panel Discussion Like Space, Transmediale Festival Face Value, @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John Foster Dulles Allee 10, Berlin, Germany, 4 February 2018

Humboldt Jungle @ archithese

The Swiss architectural magazine Archithese published ‚ÄúHumboldt-Dschungel‚ÄĚ as part of the issue on ‚ÄúRuines‚ÄĚ.
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, 15 Januari 2018, Archithese, Swiss architectural magazine¬† Humboldt Dschungel‚ÄĚ as part of¬†‚ÄúRuines‚ÄĚ

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.

Discussion, @ Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, 18 December 2017

Fabric @ Foundation Hellenic World

The documentary ‚ÄúFabric‚ÄĚ 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, 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 (CAFA), Beijing, P.R. China, 27 November 2017

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 @ Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, Germany, 6 January 2016

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

Deep Space @ (re-)Designing Affect Space

Like Space refers to self-mediated leisure spaces that act as affective backdrops for digital self-enactment.
Hybrid Space Lab is leading a master class in Madrid in 2018 and organizing an international conference and a master class with public interventions and pop-up exhibition in Berlin in 2019.

Conference, Master Class, Lecture  @ Berlin, The Hague, Madrid, Rotterdam, 2018-2019

Berlin becomes Baroque @ Deutsche Bauzeitung

In Deutsche Bauzeitung the author Bernhard Schulz, who is editor in the culture edition of Tagesspiegel Berlin publishes an article on the reconstruction of the Berlin City Palace. The article also refers to Humboldt Volcano.

 

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.
16-22 December 2017

Biotecture @ Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum Beijing

Today‚Äôs agriculture is pioneering ‚Äėsmart‚Äô 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.

Exhibition @¬†Xi’an¬†Art Museum, Xi’an, Shaanxi, P.R. China, 6 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 ‚Äėinter-media‚Äô, as it opens up and enables the appropriation of the Berlin Humboldt Forum by an international multicultural public.

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‚Äď17 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

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.

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.

Humboldt Volcano @ Humboldt Forum Future

Humboldt Volcano and Humboldt Jungle are part of the exhibition ‚ÄúPalace.City.Berlin.‚ÄĚ in Ephraim Palais in Berlin. The exhibition is devoted to the Berlin Palace and its significance for the city and its inhabitants.

Ephraim Palais, 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 @ 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

TOURcity

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

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

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 Architekturzentrum DAZ

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

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

Culture of Sustainability @ Station Berlin

Communicating the complex issues of sustainability to a broad international audience by using cultural means.

Lecture & Workshop Menschen Bewegen 2016 @ Station Berlin, Foreign Cultural Policy, Berlin, 15 April 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, Berlin, 29 January 2016

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, 11.00-18.30, 24 November 2015

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

Queen M√°xima @ Intelligent Mobility

Interactive workshop during the working visit of¬†Queen M√°xima 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 in the City, Delta Cities, Hamburg, 20 March 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, Berlin, 10 October 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 @ GR√úN kulturell

Humboldt Dschungel symbolises the origin of the future collections in the Humboldt Forum. At the same time, Humboldt Dschungel stands for an innovative Germany in which the city is rethought.

Expert Meeting Humboldt Jungle @ GR√úN.kulturell Kulturcontainer, Politics meets culture: ANAlyseS, ideaS, CoNcePts, 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 @ GR√úN kulturell

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

Expert Meeting @ GR√úN.kulturell Kulturcontainer, Politics meets culture: ANAlyseS, ideaS, CoNcePts, Berlin, 20 May 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

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 @ Hannover Opera House

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 @ Opera Hannover, Germany, 19.30-24.00,  7-11 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

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

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‚Äď17.30,¬†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.

Shrinking Car City @ Museum for Architecture & Engineering NRW

Hybrid Space Lab‚Äôs work is exhibited within the framework of the Dynamik und Wandel. Entwicklung der St√§dte am Rhein exhibit at the Liebfrauenkirche Duisburg (September 9th 2013 to October 13th 2013), organized by the Museum f√ľr 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 ńįstanbul, 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, AslńĪ KńĪyak ńįngin, Geert Jan Jansen, Tomas Klassnik, Elizabeth Sikiaridi, Tim Vermeulen, Fei Wang and Atilla Y√ľcel.

Lecture @ Symposium Copying Open Source Sampling, SALT, Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, Instanbul, 13.30-17.00, 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 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

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 ‚Äúoutside‚ÄĚ; our own personal environment is also being globalized, with our real surroundings being expanded by virtual Internet space.

Communication Space @ ISEA 2004

Today, the communicational paradigm, with its ‚Äúnetwork-cities‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúnodes‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúterminal architectures‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúurban branding strategies‚ÄĚ 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

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 ‚Äėmobility‚Äô, examining the issue of modern-day mobility and the consequences for architecture and urban development. Architects, civil engineers, urban planners, traffic experts, landscape architects, students, filmmakers and photographers from around the world will spend two months presenting plans and exchanging ideas in the form of exhibitions, lectures, publications, debates, films and excursions.

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

Information Technology @ the Urban

In architecture’s role of defining and materialising the spaces for social interaction, designing the relationship between the physical and digital public domain is becoming more and more of a challenge: investigating the relation and interconnection between the “soft” city with its finite material counterpart, the living environment, speculating about interfaces between the “virtual” and the material (urban) world and designing hybrid (analog-digital) communicational spaces.

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, [...]

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 @ Dutch Design Institute, Doors of Perception Conference, Amsterdam, 4-6 November 1994

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, London, 28-30 June 1990