Making Futures Bauhausplus is an action-research project that enquires into the future development of the architectural practice addressing two main topics: architecture as a collective form and architecture as a resource. After its first iteration in June, with a plug-in at the Floating University, it now travels to Istanbul for the first in a series of mobile workshops. Taking part will be invited participants as well as those selected via an open call. The rich, four-day-long programme encompasses visits to the biennial, public readings, lectures and site-explorations with local partners.
Mobile workshops are conducted on to move and take the form of ambulatory learning constellations geared towards dialogue, deep collaboration and lasting relations that hope to expand the traditional field of academic research and its network. Most importantly, these real-time constructions reaffirm the project as an open, reflexive and practice driven format.
Some of the many questions we would like to explore during these four days include: How might we learn about the contemporary urban condition and the relation of the subject within it? What the educational formats are needed to develop future imaginaries of what it might mean to become an urban practitioner? And how should the agency of such practice be understood?
Anyone can apply to the Mobile Workshop. Please send us an intention letter (max. 500 words) including a small introduction (how you are), why do you want to come to Istanbul with us (we expect full commitment during the four days) and how do you imagine contributing to the programme.
Email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org – before September 13th, 2018
Selected participants will be informed on September 14th, 2018.
Programme starts Friday September 21st, noon and finishes on Monday September 24th, noon.
Participants travel at own costs. The mobile workshop does not have a fee.
Making Futures Bauhausplus is a cooperation between the Berlin University of the Arts and raumlaborberlin on the occasion of the Bauhaus’ centenary. Funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.