What roles do utopias play in architecture and design for our society? What sparks innovations in the world? How does a society succeed in continually renewing and reinventing itself? How important is the utopian moment for this? Re.Set focuses on the special moment in which utopia and practice unite.
lectures & discussion with:
Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost design researcher and founder of the Design Research Lab at the University of the Arts in Berlin, chairwoman of the German Society for Design Theory and Research. For the 2013 Bundestag parliamentary elections she served as a consultant to politician Peer Steinbrück.
Ulf Hackauf architect, researcher and programme coordinator of the Why Factory, a think tank and established by MVRDV and TU Delft.
Jan Edler realities:united, studio for art and architecture with widespread acclaim for their façade installations and their award-winning project Flussbad (Holcim Award 2011 & 2012).
Conny Freyer artist and co-founder of Troika, London, whose installation The Weather Yesterday is presented in the exhibition.
Muck Petzet architect and i.a. General Commissioner of a strong German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012.
welcome Dr. Silke Claus, bayern design
moderation Nadin Heinich, plan A