Osthang Dialog 5 – Dinner Talk
Studio Umschichten (Stuttgart) & m7red (Buenos Aires)
«Architecture as resistance / No trust, no city»
moderated by: Christian Gropper (Darmstadt)
Monday, July 21 | 7 p.m.
Osthang campus: hall
Just as they do in their co-operation for designing and building the info bridge on the eastern slope (Osthang), m7red and Studio Umschichten will have a collective dinner talk for the Osthang Dialogue 5.
m7red is a network started in 2005 by Mauricio Corbalán and Pio Torroja in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since then the two architects have been working on activating an ‘urban resources network’ on the internet with archives, laboratories and consulting offices. m7red stays focused on research and practice bound to the pressing political and urban topics, such as the impact of internet on urban dynamics or the prospects of online collaborations.
Studio Umschichten uses temporary architecture as an approach for immediate action and creates interventions in order to display local needs or ideas. They developed a construction technique which implies a respectful treatment of the used materials. Within the ‘Precycling-Principle’ a material is only borrowed for their architecture; after the deconstruction all the materials are given back to the owner – unharmed.
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.