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HUMBOLDT JUNGLE

For Berliners, the story of the desctruction of the monumental GDR Palast der Republik in favour of rebuilding its predecessor of the Humboldt Schloss in all its architectural insignificance is a depressing example for city politics lagging miles behind the vibrancy of Berlin. But Berlin is also a city renowned for its stoic subversion, and [...]

OPEN FORM

Today, 12.11.2015, 19 h:
ARCH+ FEATURES 42: OPEN FORM
Lecture and film screening
With Axel Wieder and Florian Zeyfang
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin
The concept of the “Open Form”, initially formulated by Polish architect Oskar Hansen (1922–2005) at the XI. CIAM congress in Otterlo, NL, became hugely influential as an early example of participatory [...]

SOME WORLD AFTER ALL

Remember when Banksy was actually a guerrilla street artist? Last week the artist debuted his “bemusement park” Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare, England. And no, it’s not a ripoff of Paul McCarthy’s WS show. The park features collaborations with 58 artists including Damien Hirst and Jimmy Cauty, and sets with Banksy’s trademark satire. Cinderella’s carriage crash sprawls [...]

SINGLE FLAT

The artist Erik Steinbrecher has conceived a new installation for the courtyard of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin – an accessible platform: SINGLE FLAT (2015) adds a third, even bigger cube to the cubes already present in this yard; those nested within each other in the architecture of Café Bravo, designed by Dan [...]

ALTERNATIVES IN PRINT: CLOG

As you can imagine, we’re all in favour of all things monothematic – and New York-based architecture publication Clog is a more than welcome addition to the club. Published twice a year, every issue is themed around a particular key topic relevant to architecture, be it Miami, Brutalism or the architectural legacy of the Guggenheim [...]

MAKE CITY

Whilst cycling in the city of Berlin, sometimes it is so shocking to observe how badly designed the city is. New condominiums or the so called ‘contemporary buildings’ of administrations are conquering our urban environment –the terrifying constructions spread around the city show that more is on the way.
Make City is a new festival on [...]

FORM, HEFT, MATERIAL

A lot has happened with British architect David Adjaye since our issue #14, as shown in the major retrospective Form, Heft, Material that is still on display at Munich’s Haus der Kunst until the end of the month. And if you can’t make it there in time, it is accompanied by a beautiful catalogue which [...]

ARCH+ DISPLAYS 
NIEVES ZINES


In conjunction with the Gallery Weekend Berlin, ARCH+ is launching its new series of ARCH+ DISPLAYS, starting with the Vitsoe Reading Room and the zines of Swiss publisher Nieves at ARCH+ studio in KW Institute for Contemporary Art’s building complex. On the occasion of the opening on April 30, 2015, Hamburg-based artist Stefan Marx will talk [...]

UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP

‘The performers are ‘freaky insiders’, forced to connect in uncomfortable, yet playful ways. Navigating between naivety and despair, they are dreamers who long for reality. In a world in which they fade away and disappear, they feel the urge to seek new forms of appearance.’
Until Our Hearts Stop is the new production by choreographer Meg [...]

HI BYE

Why hasn’t anybody done this before? This ingenious video by Jacob T. Swinney juxtaposes the first and last shots of 55 films. More often than not, the comparisons are startling, and you wonder how many of these films were shot with their finales (and beginnings) in mind.