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Workshop | 16. - 19. Sept
"Mit dem neuen Spreepark gewinnt die Hauptstadt ab 2022 schrittweise einen Ort zurück, der Naherholung und Freizeitgestaltung um das Angebot erweitert, Kunst und Kultur im öffentlichen Raum zu erleben und zu entdecken. Bei den „Labortagen Spreepark 2021“ vom 16. bis 19. September erhalten Fach-Besucher*innen und die Öffentlichkeit Einblicke hinter die Kulissen der aktuellen Entwicklungen und Planungen. Die Labortage geben insbesondere einen Vorgeschmack auf die Bandbreite des für den Spreepark der Zukunft geplanten Kunst- und Kulturprogramms.(...)"
Exhibition | 17. Sept - 11. Nov
"The internationally active office White Arkitekter is dedicated to the renewable material wood and ecologically and socially sustainable architecture. In 2016, they designed a 20-storey building in Skellefteå in Sweden that will be one of the world’s tallest timber high-rise structures. Sara Kulturhus – a new cultural centre right in the core of the city combining theatre, museum, art gallery, public library, conference centre and hotel – opens this year. The building, designed to reduce embodied as well as operational carbon emissions, is mainly made of wood grown in the regional boreal forests. Solar panels and efficient energy systems further contribute to minimising the project's climate footprint."
Exhibition | 16. Sept – 19. Dec
"Diasporic intimacies are seeds growing amid the contingency of pain and emancipation. They are the dialectical side of colonial labor, concealing places of healing, care, and love from colonial technologies of alienation. Within historical accounts of colonialism, narratives of encounter and interracial intimacy register as minor, as non-political, or as private conundrums. However, alongside the utter violence of diasporic labor, people first found one another and lived together. Interracial encounters worked as systems of resistance and forces of cross-cultural creation.(...)"
In socialist Yugoslavia, order was the norm. Every once in a while, there would be a visionary architectural feat that breaks the code and disturbs the grid. Such is the powerful building of SIV in New Belgrade, modern-day Serbia, which demonstrates the full glory of the fallen Pan-Slavic nation.
Today they wander, they show themselves, they hide, they become one with the city, camouflaging, ganging up, waiting until they find a new place, a new function or a new user to satisfy.