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HOUSING THE HUMAN Festival | Radialsystem | 18.10.-19.10.2019

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HOUSING THE HUMAN is the culmination of more than one year of research, a two-day festival of the same name at the Radialsystem, and shows five concepts for the future of living and social coexistence.

Image above: CLICK TO PLAY: Simone C Niquille, Homeschool (Trailer), © Simone C Niquille

Housing the Human combines art, science and technological innovation to develop speculative concepts for the future of housing and social coexistence. In its two-day festival, it presents room installations and performances by five designers and architects for discussion that look at our lives in the near future. The proposals reflect technological disruptions as well as the current rethinking of the central position of the human species in the post-Anthropocene.

The presentation of these designs will be accompanied by guided tours, discussions, performances and interactive simulation games, which will make Housing the Human’s futurology an experience as a multi-layered interaction of theory and practice. Among others with the lecture performance The 24/7 Bed by Princeton professor, architectural theorist and author of the book “The Century of the Bed” Beatriz Colomina.

Guided tours with experts such as architects Tatiana Bilbao and Rahul Mehrotra, designer Daniel Perlin, head of the ZKM collection Margit Rosen and curator James Taylor-Foster, and the creative team, together with discussion formats and performances, form the supporting programme of the festival.

Mae-Ling Lokko’s “Agrocologies” designs a kitchen designed as a circular economy that produces building materials from food waste. “Cloud Housing” by Lucia Tahan, Simone C Niquille’s “HOMESCHOOL” and “Home Is Where the Droids Are” by Certain Measures deal with new forms of living made possible by digital technologies. Dasha Tsapenko’s “Lovaratory” examines the interdependence of living spaces and forms of relationship in the post-Romantic age. On Friday ARCH+ Features invites you to a discussion between the editor Anh-Linh Ngo and the architectural curator James Taylor-Foster about transdisciplinary futurology. On the second festival evening, the game event “After Money”, initiated by Janette Kim, explores the question of how care and trade are constituted in a future without money and what kind of society would arise as a result. In the live game, prominent decision-makers from politics and business exchange their intended abilities and possibilities of influencing each other in order to survive natural and man-made disasters.


Friday, 18.10.2019

7 pm Welcome and guided tours through the room installations and talks with the creative people

8:30 pm ARCH+ features: Anh-Linh Ngo in conversation with James Taylor-Foster

9:30 pm Guided tours through the room installations and conversations with the creatives

10:30 pm Drinks & Music

Saturday, 19.10.2019

Guided tours through the room installations and talks with the creative people from 5 p.m. on.

7 pm Lecture on transdisciplinary research

8 pm Game event “After Money” Urban Works Agency of the California College of the Arts and experts

10 pm Drinks & Music

Participants: Certain Measures (Tobias Nolte und Olivia Heung), Mae-Ling Lokko, Simone C Niquille, Lucia Tahan and Dasha Tsapenko

Initiator and MC of the game event “After Money”: Janette Kim (member of the Urban Works Agency at the California College of the Arts)

Artistic direction: Jan Boelen (Director Z33 in Hasselt/Belgium), Pippo Ciorra (Director Demanio Marittimo.Km-278 in Senegallia/Italy), Freo Majer (Director Forecast in Berlin) and Josephine Michau (Director Copenhagen Architecture Festival)

Further partners: Anh-Linh Ngo (co-editor ARCH+) and Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner (board member acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften)

To the Festival Ticket: https://radialsystem.reservix.de/p/reservix/event/1454099


18.10.2019, from 7 pm | 19.10.2019 from 5 pm (see programme)


Radialsystem, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain


Day ticket 8 EUR, reduced 6 EUR | Festival ticket 14 EUR, reduced 10 EUR

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