OPEN SPACE: INTEF
From craftsmanship to industrial design – an open design dialog.
Tuesday, August 12 | 6 a.m.
Tuesday, August 12 – August 16, 2014
Tues. through Sat. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sun. 11 a.m. –1 p.m. | and by appointment (Tel. + 49 6151 48008)
Osthang: workshop building
» a guest event organized by Institut für Neue Technische Form e. V.
To accompany the 1952 ‘Darmstädter Gespräch’, a series of debates around the broad topic of ‘People and Technology’, there was an exhibition of industrial design at Mathildenhöhe. The objects displayed there from the glass, porcelain, metal, and electrical industries that had been resurrected after the War, as well as examples from textile, plastic, furniture and packaging production, formed the basis of the collection of the subsequently founded Institut für Neue Technische Form (INTEF), which, embracing a wide range of topics, still exists today.
With a display window devoted to design trends since 1945, INTEF, itself resident at Mathildenhöhe for over 50 years, intends to forge a link in the Osthang Project with the artists’ colony and its exhibition and collection history.
GUEST AT OSTHANG CAMPUS
» THE 47TH INTERNATIONAL SUMMER COURSE FOR NEW MUSIC
Since its foundation in 1946, the International Summer Course for New Music is one of the most important ‘hot spots‘ of the latest musical developments worldwide. Every two years the music of our time is for two weeks in the focus almost around the clock. The Summer Course, an artist campus with over 400 composers, musicians, performers and scientists from all over the world will this year – besides many other venues in the city – be present on the Osthang from 2 August on with workshops, installations and small concerts.
For the full program and further information, please visit » www.internationales-musikinstitut.de
» OPEN SPACE
With OPEN SPACE a project of the Darmstadt Summer Course will be transferred to the Osthang: The OPEN SPACE is a tool for self-motorized exchange and self-organized knowledge transfer which had lots of response during the Darmstadt Summer Course 2010 and 2012. It was initiated in cooperation with Berno Odo Polzer who is one of the Osthang Project curators this year. In 2014, OPEN SPACE will have an additional venue in the temporary buildings of the Osthang Project, but is not only designed for participants of the Summer Course: Regardless of whether you are a Summer Course musician, Darmstadt citizen, visitor of the city or partner of the Summer of Architecture: If you want to organize your own public meeting, discussion or talk, give a lecture, present a work or thought, play musical recordings, screen a film, or propose other public events, the OPEN SPACE rooms offer the framework to do so at pre-defined times. OPEN SPACE is set up as an autonomous public zone, a platform for self-organized exchange complementary to the curated program of the Osthang Project and the International Summer Course.
A calendar on place will inform about the planned OPEN SPACE activities – also, please sign up for a certain time frame at the Osthang schedule.