House of Time | Lezing door Markus Bader (raumlabor)

Lecture by raumlabor

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House of Time, Wulpenstraat
20:00 - Aug 30


House of Time

House of Time is a long-term project that was launched by the German architectural firm raumlabor, in collaboration with local partners such as Brugge(n) voor jongeren and Bolwerk. Located on an old industrial site along the canal, they will spend a year working together full-time on a house: a spot that will be reprogrammed, as it were, and turned into a meeting and production place by and for young people. The microindustry will gradually evolve into an open space for exploring, experimenting and learning. Mobile units such as a warmwater bath or a series of benches will be added, but the main focus is on immaterial values: a sense of involvement and commitment to solving problems actively at each stage of the creative process. In order to motivate teenagers to use an urban public space on a permanent basis, raumlabor wishes to break through individualism and enable local youth to work together as a community to find solutions to their social and community problems via art and architecture. ‘Space is a product of social translation, transformation and experience.’ (Henri Lefebvre, sociologist). This German artistic collective will talk about the design and evolution of this project on the evening of Thursday 30 August, on the site of the Pakhuizen (warehouses).Tickets: €7 | €5 | Archipel Members free



The collective raumlabor, founded in Berlin in 1999, is not an architectural firm but a group of nine architects with the same interest: developing small-scale projects that are deeply rooted in existing local structures. Their work varies from conservation to recycling, urbanism, scenography and often has ANARCHectural impact. The current members of the group are Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Frauke Gerstenberg, Andrea Hofmann, Jan Liesegang, Christof Mayer and Axel Timm.

raumlabor works all over the world, from Argentina to Switzerland. In 2011 and 2012, they landed in Brussels with Parc Grisar during the TodaysArt Festival and the Curo garden for Parckdesign.

website raumlabor

Co-production: Triënnale Brugge, Archipel vzw


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