Low2No Campers will meet independently the leading urbanists of Berlin. And interview them to report to the rest of the group. Yet we somehow felt that these spots are getting inspired of and a visiting together:
Thursday afternoon: Raumlaborberlin Raumlaborberlinhosts architects, but refuses to be called an architects agency. They are a “community of interest”. Raumlaborberlin began working on the issues of contemporary architecture and urbanism in 1999. in various interdisciplinary working teams we investigate strategies for urban renewal. raumlabor does urban design, architectural design, build, interactive environments, research.
Thursday 17–19.30: Book Launch Open Design Now – DMY Berlin – Thu 2 June 2011
Planet Modulor, Moritzplatz 1, Kreuzberg, Berlin
Open Design Now; Why Design Cannot Remain Exclusive will be launched internationally during DMY International Design Festival Berlin, on the 2nd of June.
Host is Marcus Fairs, one of the most influential and knowledgeable figures on the international architecture and design scene. He is founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen.com and author of the books Twenty-First Century Design and Green Design. Fairs will give his view on open design and discuss the implications and the meaning of open design with authors and editors of the book:
Ronen Kadushin (designer), Michelle Thorne (Mozilla), Tommi Laitio (Demos Helsinki), Marleen Stikker (Waag Society), Jürgen Neumann (Ohanda), Gabrielle Kennedy (Design.nl), Bas van Abel (Waag Society), Roel Klaassen (Premsela), Lucas Evers (Creative Commons) and Hendrik-Jan Grievink (designer of the book)
You can join the book launch of Open Design Now at Berlin’s new creative hub, Planet Modulor. Of course drinks and music will be open source too!
Open Design Now is the result of a collaboration between Creative Commons Netherlands, Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, and Waag Society, Institute for Art, Science & Technology.
Friday morning: Sauerbruch Hutton Sauerbruch Hutton are one of the top architects in the world and the winners of Low2No-competition. We’ll meet one of the practice-leaders and talk about sustainable living. To get an idea of their flair have a look at the google-picture-search.
Friday morning: Gestalten space, meeting with Creative Director Sven Ehmann. (here in an awkward interview)
Gestalten is the epitome of graphic cool. best known for more than 400 books that document and anticipate vital movements in design, illustration, architecture, and typography as well as urban and contemporary art. They have recently opened Gestalten Space, an expansive, multifaceted, 350 square-meter space located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte, incorporating both shop and gallery to present exhibitions and a platform for exchange. The space presents a comprehensive collection of books that Gestalten has published to date—both new, as well as coveted, hard-to-find archive titles—and designer toys, but also a selection of handpicked and thematically-arranged products by the designers and artists that they have presented through their publications.
Saturday morning: The Badeschiff: The Badeschiff (in English, “bathing ship”) is a floating public swimming pool situated in the East Harbour section of the River Spree. It allows swimming in a sanitary environment near river which itself is too polluted to permit safe bathing. The Badeschiff opened in the summer of 2004 as an art project organized by the Stadtkunstprojekte (City Art Project Society) of Berlin. It was created by local artist, Susanne Lorenz, to enliven city life along a long-neglected stretch of the Spree. (Photo: Some rights reserved by ithinkx)
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