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    January 31, 2023 → Capturing Construction at Politecnico di Milano 2023

    The physical conditions under which architectures are produced (the material making of architecture) are to my knowledge little considered in terms of their spatial potential, political relevance and timely duration within architectural conception.

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  • November 17, 2022 → Soft Construction

    Soft Construction refers to a caring and careful approach to the city. An ‘inverted’ construction site that replaces hard elements with soft, waste with care, irreversibility with composting, reckless abstraction with mindfulness. The surfaces and materiality of the artwork create a quality of stay in the midst of opaque, harsh and exclusionary construction sites. The materials are sustainable. The Euro pallets are pliable and the cement bags bulbous, the roadblocks sag and a yellow sewage pipe snakes around the corner. Anybody is invited to move the elements and use them to sit, lie down and linger.


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  • November 17, 2022 → Combustion in Question at Tullara Brick Factory, Manifesta, Pristina, Kosovo 2022

    Combustion in Question was a format structured around formulating different questions towards and putting up a range of hot and cold experiments with materials from the former Tullara Brick Factory, Pristina, Kosovo

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  • June 12, 2022 → Aus der Speisekammer – in Folkwang und die Stadt for 100 years of Folkwang Museum, Essen

    AUS DER SPEISEKAMMER (out of the food chamber) come topics such as producing and preserving – food and community, hosting, confronting abundance and scarcity. What are the basic needs and requirements to start a conversation?

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  • May 1, 2022 → Backhauswagen at Dragonerareal, Berlin

    Heating a wood-fired oven takes time, as does preparing the bread dough. In contrast to the quick sandwich on the hand, such a procedure seems backworldly. It is only revealed on second glance that even in the present city, care and time are important ingredients that shape our cityscape.

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  • Ecofeminism and the forrest session at Waldraum
    April 29, 2022 → Who Are We? #7 reading eco-feminism and the forest

    No common is possible unless we refuse to base our life and our reproduction on the suffering of others, unless we refuse to see ourselves as separate from them. 

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  • March 8, 2022 → Who Are We #6 Feminist Night Scapes

    Wherever you are, whether you are wearing a warm coat or enjoying a fresh breeze, whether you are walking in daylight or darkness, if like me you are in Berlin. This walk is taking us through landscapes with different expressions of urbanity, there are many portraits to draw of this city. We pass through garden colonies, different streets, narrow and wide, cobbled, the canal, former horse stables, cemeteries, balconies waving peace flags. Along the way, we meet different kinds of creatures, bacteria, plants, small and large animals, including several humans, some are accompanied by dogs. Some are considered native, others invasive, some harmless, others dangerous, all of them sharing the same living space.

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  • soft construction: contested stones in gegenarchive - schoenhauser allee
    January 21, 2022 → Archive of Contested Stones in Soft Construction, gegen\archive: wer bleibt wo exhibition prater gallerie / ACUD

    Schönhauser Allee 135 – building brick, empire-format: In the attic of 135, a relatively well-isolated sound studio in which back in the day, even productions for important state radio programmes were recorded (if only they knew!).

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  • October 17, 2021 → Who Are We #5 Spot on Economies at PACT Zollverein

    Deepening the practice of and research conducted within our Who Are We initiative, over the course of two weeks we had the possibility to stretch our tentacles in many directions; confronting the neo-liberal system based on scarcity with an activism of abundance (Valeria Graziano and Giulia Palladini); staging a Common Wallet – imagining how to unlearn negative associations between money, precarity and taboos, and replace them with practices of radical trust…

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  • October 1, 2021 → Who Are We #4 Roaming Workshops

    In autumn 2021 Who Are We participated in a series of events convened by the Research Training Group Minor Cosmopolitanisms at the University of Potsdam entitled ‘Approaches to Decolonial Work During a Pandemic’ that deals with a postcolonial approach to ecologies, inequalities, bodies, indigeneities and alternative genealogies.

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  • August 31, 2021 → Waldraum at Brücke-Museum, Berlin, 2021

    On the edge of Grunewald forest in southwest Berlin, Waldraum was realiased as an experiential space for social encounters, for the Brücke-Museum, which houses a large collection of works by members of the German expressionist movement “Die Brücke”. A transparent and permeable shell allows transformations from outside to enter the inside space: an open and bright room for art-making and meetings between human and non-human elements. The unobstructed view of the natural surrounds is in keeping with architect Werner Düttmann‘s 1967 concept for the museum building itself.

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    June 9, 2021 → Who Are We #3 ¥€$! at Dragonerareal w/ Guerilla Architects

    To trigger a discussion on sustainable, healthy and fair working conditions Who Are We spoke to Magdalena Ziomek, managing director of the cooperative for freelancers – SMartDE eG, and Anna Mareike Holtz from Kulturbüro ehrliche Arbeit. We would like to pragmatically shed light on cooperative and solidary working principles and legal forms, but also on how to organise and discuss collaborative work more politically.

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    March 3, 2021 → Who Are We #2 Hard C* Times

    Cultivating the small seed that we planted, a seed of a different working culture, based on non-violent communication and solidarity, on joyful self-criticism, on care for (our) bodies and minds…

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  • December 2, 2020 → Who Are We #1 Launch at Haus der Statistik & online w/ Zuloark

    With a nod to artist Mierle Ukeles Laederman’s 1969 Maintenance Manifesto with the much quoted question of “After the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?”, the following questions can be asked: Who writes e-mails over the weekend? Who is active on twitter? Who keeps the facebook account alive? Who cleans the space for the next meeting? Who organizes timelines and resources? Who writes the grant applications?

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  • July 1, 2019 → Kollektionsküche at Hotel Egon Residency within IBA Thüringen programme at Eiermannbau, Apolda, 2019

    Departing from the ingredients of local specialities like the Thüringer Wurst and the geo-cultural history of its ingredients, in an applied research, the Kollektionsküche (collecting kitchen) systematically investigated all forms of food production in the rural-urban area around Apolda.

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  • September 23, 2017 → Fire Kitchen at Vila Itororo artist residency by Goethe Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Different types of clay pots can be found in all cultures around the world, well distinguished in their construction, function and use following local appearances of materials and ingredients. This contextual sensibility results in sophisticated shapes. In the uniform canon of industrially shaped product culture, we often lose this diversity as a reasonable connection to meaning and origins of dishes and utilities.

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  • August 1, 2017 → The Arch: A socio-circular gate to technology at Thorpark, former coal mine in Genk, Belgium, 2017

    On an industrial scale, recycling is nothing new. However, industrial recycling processes have not embraced closed cycles of production, waste and reproduction. Economic efficiency and productivity are the key factors dictating the degree materials and human power should be valued, exploited or wasted. Industrial and consumerist processes always need to produce strong, finished products. However, if we add factors such as learning outcomes, social encounters and sustainability to this equation, new conditions make recycling interesting on a different scale.

    In the Arch, the transformation and rebirth of new materials is not only an aspiral outcome, but the setting for one-to-one learning experience and a new ground for sociability, cultivating exchange, experimentation and emergence of new ideas coming from a diverse public.

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  • Installation Hot Stuff in Witten, DE
    October 1, 2016 → Hot Stuff: heated public bench within Urban School Ruhr programme in Witten DE

    A Rocket Mass Heater is a very efficient kind of heater which uses very little fuel (wood) for a maximum output. With the rise of open source knowledge and the online DIY scene, rocket mass heaters became an internet phenomenon.

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  • May 1, 2016 → The Strolling Oven at Giardino Ammirato Residency within Freehome University in Lecce, Italy, 2016

    The oven is strolling around, sitting down here and there,

    attentively observing its surroundings.

    It is made from clay, water and aluminate cement.

    In its time, where a day is a second, it‘s flexible like a frog.


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