The Hybrid Plattform and Futurium are inviting the public to another “Hybrid Futures” event, where artists and scientists come together to talk about past and present visions of the future that have inspired their work.
In the second edition of the series the author and theatre director Helgard Haug will speculate together with the architects and urban developers Philipp Misselwitz and Moritz Ahlert about the futures of cities and how art, urban development and architecture converge and complement each other in urban spaces. Haug is a member of the artistic label Rimini Protokoll, which uses the city as the stage set for their dramatic works. Misselwitz is director of the Habitat Unit, a department that specializes in Urbanism and Design at the Technische Universität Berlin. He examines the interplay between flight, migration and urban development. Moritz Ahlert is a research fellow at the Habitat Unit and is especially interested in participative urban development, smart cities and digital map applications.
After the successful kick off to the series in December, the Hybrid Plattform and Futurium invite the public to the second “Hybrid Features” on 28 May 2020. Here artists and scientists come together to talk about past and potential visions of the future. At this second edition of the interdisciplinary event author and theatre director Helgard Haug, urban development expert and architect Philipp Misselwitz and his collaborator Moritz Ahlert will speculate on subjects at the interface between art and science. How can a city also function as a stage and become a creative location? How have lifestyle and urban concepts of the past influenced us and our surroundings into the present? And how will the urban fabric and the interactions that take place there change – especially in times of emptiness and distance?
The panel discussion, which can be experienced via livestream, will be divided into two parts. First we will take a look into the past of the disciplines involved and their increasing hybridization. Then our guests will formulate speculations about the future of the academic disciplines based on scenarios from the realms of art and science.
Helgard Haug is co-founder of the theatre label Rimini Protokoll, collaborates with other artists and is often a visiting lecturer at universities in various countries. With the award-winning ensemble Rimini Protokoll she experiments with new forms of theatre. She brings audiences into public spaces, where they become actors in the narrative, as the city itself is turned into the stage set. The ensemble also produces radio dramas that have received numerous prizes.
Philipp Misselwitz is director of the Habitat Unit, a department of the Technische Universität Berlin that focuses on Urbanism and Design. There he studies the interplay between flight, migration and urban development. In particular the Habitat Unit explores the global challenges of urban development and works with diverse protagonists from all over the world.
Moritz Ahlert is research fellow at the Habitat Unit. His work focuses on participative urban development, smart cities and digital map applications. His research results have been published in diverse publications and exhibitions. He recently attracted a great deal of attention with his commentary to Google Maps Hack by the artist Simon Weckert, who was able to fool Google Maps by means of an artistic hack.
The discussion will be streamed live from the Futurium in cooperation with ALEX Berlin. Viewers can add their questions to the discussion using social media.
The Hybrid Plattform is a project platform on the Campus Charlottenburg. It serves to promote interdisciplinary exchange between the arts, scientist and technology. In the framework of this pilot project of the Universität der Künste Berlin and the Technische Universität Berlin artists, scientists and experts work across the boundaries of individual disciplines and institutions to explore subjects and issues of great importance for the future. Unique projects are initiated, new networks created, additional platforms take shape and innovative classroom and research methods are developed.
The Futurium is a house dedicated to the future. Here everything revolves around the question: How do we want to live? Visitors will discover many possible futures in the exhibition, can debate with one another in the forum and can try out their own ideas in the Futurium Lab. What we already know: In the future we will have to overcome great challenges. How can we come to grips with climate change? Which technologies do we want to use in the future? Does technology serve us – or do we serve technology? How do we want to live together as a society – are there alternatives to “higher-faster-further”? The future is formed by our decisions and actions in the present. Which is why the Futurium would like to encourage all visitors to reflect on and help shape the future.
TitleHybrid Futures: A Panel Discussion with Helgard Haug, Philipp Misselwitz und Moritz Ahlert
FromMay 28, 2020 06:00 PM
UntilMay 28, 2020 06:00 PM
28 May 2020, 8:15 pm, live at www.alex-berlin.de, with interactive participation via social media. In German.
For further information about the event visit: www.futurium.de and www.hybrid-plattform.org.