collectif etc. (Straßburg), Martin Kaltwasser (Berlin) & EARLStreet (Darmstadt)
Thursday, July 17 | 7 p.m.
Osthang campus: hall
Collectif etc, Martin Kaltwasser and the locals of Darmstadt: EARLStreet collective, are the guests of the dialog series on 17th of July. Collectif etc. interventions are not only focusing on the result, but above all on the process that produces it, and on the new environments and behavior it generates. On the occasion of the Osthang Project, they propose a workshop that gives equal relevance to the act of discovering, building and cooking within the process of building the collective kitchen for the campus.
Martin Kaltwasser projects seek to challenge conventional approaches to planning and building, conditioned by social segregation and a fixed hierarchy, favoring collective DIY attitude. His intention is to mainly use building refuse, rejects and surplus material from industrial production, as a reaction to overproduction and consumerism in which especially Western society is trapped.
EARLStreet is a not for profit project, which was first realized 2009 in a store front in Darmstadt on 35 Grafenstraße. The aim is to provide designers, artists and other creatives with a platform to present their early works to the public in co-operation with property owners and local residents.
EARLStreet project is presented by Johannes Gonné, a local artist from Darmstadt. Gonné’s works originate to an experimental field between religion and mass consumption, which tickles in the double standards of the believer or the consumer and dissolve the borders between cult object and mass product.
The Dinner Talk is in English and accessible to the public. Listening the Dinner Talks is free, but for a dinner please pay 10 € on the site.
Osthang dialogs as dinner talks: There will be five public presentation and debating evenings, where at each two of the architects collectives will present their ideas on experimental building, reflect on the architectural cultural heritage of the Mathildenhöhe and put their joint effort for the Osthang Project up for debate. The dialogs enable all the locals and anyone interested to actively take part in the Osthang Project building process. There will also be keynotes by architects and theorists on experimental building and the Mathildenhöhe artists’ colony.