PUC Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Field Trip + Workshop

A field trip by the HSD Peter Behrens School of Arts, Faculty of Design in cooperation with PUC Rio de Janeiro, Department of Architecture and Urbanism.

Following the Intra Muros Workshop 'Surfaces of Contact' in Düsseldorf in Winter 2016 the PBSA students will travel to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and visit our partner university PUC Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. In a two-day workshop they will further develop the design projects started by the mixed teams in Düsseldorf. The works will be shown in a joint exhibition in Rio de Janeiro.

Accompanying the workshop there will be sight visits to various locations inside of Rio: urban spaces, museums, art institutions, galleries and artist studios.

About 'Surfaces of Contact': The principle of 'skin' is a concept not limited to the body but could be applied to tectonic strategies ranging in scale from object, jewelry over fashion to buildings. The program will open up a discourse on the role of the skin in relation to intimacy, identification and public space. The course will speculate about the relation of skin as a surface of contact in connection to the body/object/building/urban space and focus on its performative and mediating potentials in order to generate personal, social and cultural spaces.

A joint field trip by Prof. Gabi Schillig, Prof. Bernhard Franken and Prof. Veronica Natividade (PUC Rio).

PUC Rio de Janeiro
HSD Peter Behrens School of Arts Düsseldorf

Städelschule Architecture Class | Frankfurt am Main | Lecture

The Städelschule Architecture Class announces its actual Summer Lecture Series 2017. As in the past, SAC´s lecturers this year include a rich assortment of historians, theoreticians, and practitioners:

Theodore Spyropoulos, Hélène Frichot, Sylvia Lavin, Cristina Diaz Moreno & Efrén da Grinda, Michael Young, Sanford Kwinter, Daniel Birnbaum, Johan Bettum, Farshid Moussavi, Liam Young, Milan Loviska, Otto Krause and Sir Peter Cook.

Gabi will give a lecture on May 04, 2017 hosted by the Foundation Städelschule für Baukunst.

All lectures are open to the public and take place at 19:00 in the Städelschule Aula, unless otherwise noted.

Städelschule Frankfurt
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste
Dürerstr. 10
60596 Frankfurt am Main

Städelschule Architecture Class
Städelschule Frankfurt am Main

April 21, 2017 → 2017→ textiles

The Swedish School of Textiles | University of Borås | Master Jury

On April 21 The Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, Sweden will host the MA examinations in Textile Design. Gabi is invited to join the jury as an external opponent.

The Swedish School of Textiles was founded in 1866 and currently has about 900 students from all over the world in seven undergraduate programmes and seven master's programmes. The programmes focus on textiles and are divided into three areas: design, engineering, and management. The facilities feature modern lecture halls and well-equipped laboratories that cater for everything related to textiles. Research is of a high international standard and focuses on sustainability.

The Swedish School of Textiles Borås

March 29, 2017 → 2017→ lecture

Typologie der Hütte II | Symposium | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

"Die Hütte wird gemeinhin als spontanes und vorläufiges Gebilde verstanden, als eine Improvisation im Außenraum, aus arbiträrem Material gefügt und mit einem klaren Ziel: schnell und mit vorhandenen Mitteln einen abgetrennten Bereich zu konstituieren. So verstanden faltet die Praxis der Hütte den Raum, sie erstellt gewissermaßen eine Tasche oder eine Abteilung in diesem Raum und ermöglicht auf diesem Weg ein relatives Innen in Differenz zu einem Außen. Eine solche temporäre Faltung des Raums kann als Unterstand, Obdach, Versteck, Lager oder Zuflucht dienen. (...) Der Workshop unternimmt es, nach den unterschiedlichen Praktiken der Hütte zu fragen und eröffnet damit eine transdisziplinäre Typologie der Hütte, die von der Architektur, Biologie und Kunst über die Mathematik, Materialwissenschaft und Metaphysik bis zur Sprach- und Technikgeschichte reicht." (aus dem Ankündigungstext der Konferenz)

Exzellenzcluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung
Karin Krauthausen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Rebekka Ladewig, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

29.03.2017 - 09:30 Uhr
bis 30.03.2017 - 18:00 Uhr

Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut
der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Georgenstr. 47
10117 Berlin

Zeichnung: Fabian Scholz

Exzellenzcluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung

February 02, 2017 → 2017→ architecture

Atmosphere 9 - Beauty, Memory, Entropy | Symposia | University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada

From February 2-4, 2017 the Atmosphere Symposia will explore the intangible and overlooked dimensions of design, planning & architecture, those difficult to pin down, document, or record with conventional instruments and methodologies. Atmosphere is the consequence of the projects we make as designers of landscapes, cities, architecture and interiors. Atmosphere is hard to grasp, and even harder to talk about, yet the production of atmosphere, intended or not, is one of our most apparent contributions to the world.

It is something that lingers after the program has changed or the client has left. Though palpable, atmosphere resists registration. So fragile and dependent on the world around, atmosphere is also susceptible to our individual perception. It is not something that can be read or interpreted. It is the embodiment of the content we give our projects and how they meet the world.

What are the shared values and challenges framing interdisciplinary design? This symposium suggests three: Beauty, Memory and Entropy. These are conditions over which designers have limited control, but which we nevertheless desire, succumb to, and cultivate. Beauty, Memory and Entropy represent common aesthetic, ecological, and cultural ambitions of interdependent design disciplines.

Invited keynote speakers are Dr. Ellen Braae, David Leatherbarrow, Rami Bebawi, Guy Maddin and Gabi Schillig.

Atmosphere 9

January 11, 2017 → 2017

Spaces of Many Dimensions | Lecture Series | Peter Behrens School of Arts Düsseldorf

Between January and July 2017 the lecture series SPACES OF MANY DIMENSIONS will bring together a diversity of theoretical positions and artistic perspectives. Its title refers to the book ‚Flatland‘ by Edwin A. Abbott, describing the life of a square in two dimensions, extending the imagination towards the existence of a third and fourth dimension and beyond. His satire reveals the boundaries of an absolute knowledge and opens up a new perspective on the 'relativity of reality’ (Paul Watzlawick).

The lecture series intends to initiate a dialogue on the topic of those manifold spatial dimensions: How can we generate spatial concepts that lie beyond the understanding of our existing design tools and methodologies, in order to design intricate social and atmospheric spaces? What is and what will be the role of the human in contemporary and future spatial design processes? What are possible experimental and utopian perspectives that embrace the existence of different realities, dissimilarities, enabling inclusiveness as well as social and ecological dimensions of space?

A lecture series presented by the Faculty of Design, Peter Behrens School of Arts. Supported by Jour Fixe and funded by QVM / Qualitätsverbesserungsmittel.

Lectures by:

Beatriz Colomina
Mark Wigley
Johan Bettum
Sir Peter Cook
Eric Ellingsen
Tomás Saraceno

Hochschule Düsseldorf
Entrance Josef-Gockeln-Str. 9
40474 Düsseldorf

Werkstatt-Atelier H0.38.2

Spaces of Many Dimensions
HSD Peter Behrens School of Arts

December 07, 2016 → urban space

Universität Stuttgart | Stadtplanung und Entwerfen | Lecture

An invitation by Prof. Martina Baum, Chair for Urban Planning and Design at the University of Stuttgart to give a lecture within the scope of the Seminar "Urban Methodologies of Design". Gabi will speak about her work and discuss artistic strategies and performative tools for mapping and the development of experimental scenarios that enable spaces of communication in urban environments.

Universität Stuttgart / Stadtplanung und Entwerfen

Gestalterische Dialoge | Stadtmuseum Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Studierende des Fachbereichs Design der Hochschule Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Arts sind mit ausgewählten Teilen der Sammlung des Stadtmuseums aus dem 19. / 20. und 21. Jahrhundert in einen gestalterischen Dialog getreten.

Dabei war die Arbeit vor Ort im unmittelbaren Umfeld der gewählten Sammlungsobjekte wesentlich für die Auseinandersetzung mit einem konkreten Exponat, einer bestimmten historischen Epoche oder anderen durch die Sammlung verkörperten gesellschaftlichen Phänomenen. Diese gestalterischen Dialoge wurden objekthaft, räumlich, grafisch, filmisch, narrativ, und performativ geführt. Ein wesentlicher Aspekt der entstandenen gestalterischen Werke war es, sie in Beziehung zum räumlichen Kontext des Vorgefundenen im Museum zu setzen, da der den Arbeiten zugrundeliegende dialogische Ansatz neue inhaltliche Bedeutungsebenen eröffnet.

Durch sie entstehen für die Museumsbesucher neuartige und zeitgenössische Sichtweisen auf die ausgewählten Sammlungsgegenstände.

Ein Kooperationsprojekt des Fachbereich Design
Hochschule Düsseldorf – Peter Behrens School of Arts
Institute for Research in Applied Arts (IRAA)
mit dem Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf

am Dienstag, den 08.11.2016 um 18.00 Uhr

08.11.2016 – 08.01.2017

Öffentliche Führung durch die Ausstellung
jeden 1. Sonntag im Monat um 15.00 Uhr

Berger Allee 2
40213 Düsseldorf

Gestalterische Dialoge

October 15, 2016 → landscape→ urban space

Gustavs Park | Zeche Carl | Maschinenhaus Essen

Gustavs Park, named after the two industrialists Gustav Mallinckrodt and Gustav Mevissen who left a mark on 19th-century Nordstadt in Essen that has endured to modern times, is both invitation and fiction. The overgrown fallow land behind the Zeche Carl in Altenessen takes on a new identity, yet its new name harks back to another time. Artists discover and reinvent the history of the industrial area, which has since been renaturated.

Since 2014 Gustavs Park opens up new perspectives and relationships for its local residents in their urban park through wary interventions and participatory sculptures in public space.

Gustavs Park is a project, initiated and curated by Tanja Goethe.

Upcoming projects / interventions by_
Nico Joana Weber
Gabi Schillig

Saturday, Oct 15, 2016
Opening 5pm / Guided Tour 7pm

Maschinenhaus Essen
Wilhelm-Nieswandt-Allee 100
45236 Essen

supported by
Baedecker Stiftung
Kunststiftung NRW
Maschinenhaus Essen

TOTALE Maschinenhaus

September 17, 2016 → exhibition

Zeitkapsel | Kommunikations / Kunstwerk | Kunst+Projekte Sindelfingen e.V.

Opening 17.09.2016 - 8pm
Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen

The planned TIME CAPSULE with material spanning various media from 25 years of project work by Kunst + Projekte Sindelfingen preserves its important documents and carries them into the future. Our time capsule pool of ideas and bearer of mythical and subconscious trends will be opened by professors / artists from previous projects and their students, and activated long-term with regard to intercultural questions.

Participating artists and students_

Prof. Hannes Brunner and students
weißensee kunsthochschule berlin
„Teaching and learning a performing practice”

Prof. Gianni Caravaggio and students
Accademia di Belle Arti Brera, Milano
Conditions of a humane and democratic public (Hannah Arendt)

Prof. Alba D’Urbano, Angelika Waniek and students
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
„remembrance“ Choreography

Prof. Christian Jankowski and students
Staatl. Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
„We don`t have a problem with Sindelfingen
because we are invited”.

Prof. Gabi Schillig
Hochschule Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Arts
Kommunikationsarchitektur / Spaces of Communication
Time Capsule / Ruven Wiegert

Dr. Mario Kramer_ Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Demian Bern_ Autor, Gestaltung, EXP.edition, Stuttgart
Dirk Dassow_ Design, Berlin
Ingrid Burgbacher-Krupka_ Künstlerische Leitung

Kunst+Projekte e.V.