event

29/08–31/08

Workshop: The Generator

Hoe bouwen we meubilair voor de publieke ruimte van de stad, waar we collectief gebruik van kunnen maken? In deze experimentele bouwplaats wisselen we ideeën uit en onderzoeken we nieuwe vormen en constructies, maar we gaan ook keihard ontwerpen en bouwen (met hout)! Wat we maken wordt direct gebruikt voor de Berliner Garten, hetzelfde weekend.

Het Berlijnse architectencollectief Raumlabor komt altijd met grote verrassingen. Juist op de plekken in de stad waar het schuurt en het op apegapen lijkt te liggen, toveren zij – met bewoners en andere betrokkenen – de ruimte om tot een spannende nieuwe omgeving. Zo bouwden ze een tijdelijke universiteit op het water van steigermateriaal (Floating University), een sauna in Gothenborg en reizen ze door Amerika met de opblaasbare bus (Spacebuster). Het zal je niet verbazen als we je vertellen dat Raumlabor al sinds het begin van RAUM een grote inspiratie voor ons is. We zijn dan ook heel trots dat ze langs komen deze zomer!

“Raumlabor is a network, a collective of 9 trained architects who have come together in a collaborative work-structure. We work at the intersection of architecture, city planning, art and urban intervention. We address in our work city and urban renewal as a process. We are attracted to difficult urban locations. Places torn between different systems, time periods or planning ideologies, that can not adapt. Places that are abandoned, left over or in transition that contains some relevance for the processes of urban transformations. These places are our experimentation sites. They offer untapped potential which we try to activate. This opens new perspectives for alternative usage patterns, collective ideals, urban diversity and difference.

For our projects, we form tailored teams of interdisciplinary experts. City residents are also specialists. No one knows better in each respective situation than those who have to deal with the places on a day to day basis. Thus we can gain valuable information about the history, fears, desires, existential needs, as well as deficits, that exists like an invisible network over every spatial situation. We forge active alliances between local actors and external experts. Thus we discover new areas of action and open new fields of experimentation, whose possibilities we test and examine collectively.

We call this “research-based design.” We are committed to dealing with places 1:1, discovering and using what we find within the conditions of the site. In the process of doing, we learn more through active design about the site of investigation and find new methods that are open to appropriation and upgrades the existing. We do not solve problems, rather we initiate processes that give actors the opportunity to know, understand and use the city and its dynamics, as well as its possibilities

We transform urban spaces into something completely different, far from all expectations and visions. We move programmatic narratives into urban spaces, install new atmospheres and create a sense of new potential. Through the participation of local actors in cooperation with experts from all creative disciplines, new fields of action are discovered, tested, and projected into the future.

Architecture is an experimental laboratory for a moment related to the participatory work practice in urban areas. Architecture is understood not as an object, but rather as history, a layer of the history of the place. As architects, artist we are more of activists, because we operate within the city. Architecture is a tool, in the search for a city of possibilities, the city of tomorrow!”

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