Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 7:00 pm
@Grüner Salon/ Volksbühne Berlin
In cooperation with ARCH+
"Architecture is the ordering of social relations through what is built," says philosopher Christian Posthofen. And so architecture is also a social battlefield: Who owns and who uses what is built? Who plans it, who needs it - and what for? And public building? Who decides on the programme, the financing, the design when new schools and town halls, streets and squares are built? Who owns the city, who owns the village? This evening's discussion aims to show new perspectives and progressive examples of a new public architecture on behalf of citizens. Projects and debates from the past and present will show ways in which new builders from all parts of society can make public building their business in order to reshape social relations.
Discussion in German with
Ilka Ruby, publisher and curator, Ruby Press
Christoph Schäfer, artist, urban planner, Planbude
Alexander Koch, Director, Society of New Clients
Anh-Linh Ngo, Publisher / Editor-in-chief ARCH+
Photo: Simon Patterson, La maison forestière, 2011, Ors, France © Les Nouveaux Commanditaires
Supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. With the kind support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Federal Agency for Civic Education.