Berlin Unlimited is a one week events, initiated by Urban Transcripts + CollageLab + Guerilla Architects, surrounding the questions of Berlin at its limits through art, architecture and urban related events.
Only 25 years after the fall of the wall and the end of the “concrete division” (Willy Brandt, 10.09.1989), the city of Berlin still passes through the progress of re-definition and growth - a complex urban and political process, between the renewal of its own image as the “creative capital” and the establishing corporatism.
The exhibition “Berlin Unlimited” is about to explore the contradiction of urban realities - between matters of individual freedom and urban constraint. By means of art and creative media, architecture and urban design, theory and research “Berlin Unlimited” aims to reveal an interdisciplinary narrative about the city and to display a critical view on former limits, todays limitations and tomorrows possible new divisions.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public events: Through discussions in between different invited professionals and nominated artists/participants we want to open up a broader public field for urban related discussions around the opportunities and problems Berlin is facing. Furthermore the exhibition comes along with a program of unlimited events such as film screenings, guided tours, intensive workshops, urban talks and a publication.
CALL FOR IDEAS
Up to 24 proposals will be selected by the jury and gathered through an exhibition taking place in Berlin in September 2014.
*submission fees: 35€
*early birds: 20€
*early registration deadline: 2.05.14
*submission deadline: 29.05.14
*announcement of the selected projects: 05.07.14
*exhibition: September 2014
A. ARTS AND CREATIVE MEDIA
*PIETERJAN GRANDRY, Graphic designer, editor and publisher
*VALERIA SCHWARZ, Independent curator, artist and cultural manager
*ANDY GRAYDON, Artist
B. THEORY AND RESEARCH
*FRIEDRICH VON BORRIES, Architect, curator and urban researcher
*GABI SCHILLIG, Architect, artist and teacher of Spatial Design
*ANNA KOSTREVA, Architect, artist, urban designer
*KARSTEN MICHAEL DROHSEL, urban planner, independent urban researcher and souveneur
C. ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN
*JEAN-PHILIPPE VASSAL, Architect, principal at Lacaton&Vassal
*DANIEL FERNANDEZ PASCUAL, Architect and Urban Designer, MPhil fellow at Goldsmith University
*MAX SCHWITALLA, Architect, principal at StudioSchwitalla
For more information, visit www.berlinunlimited.org