With Mary Scherpe, Silke Neumann, Nele Heinevetter, Valerie Chartrain and Katharina Beckmann.
With Stefanie Gerke, Nele Heinevetter, Katharina Beckmann, Valerie Chartrain, Christina Landbrecht, Miriam Stoney, Svenja Binz, Donatella Fioretti, Liss C. Werner, Marta Fernandez, Bettina Kraus, Franziska Ritter, Sophie van Mansberg, Daria Grohui, Johanna Meyer Grohbrügge, Deborah Diesch,
With Katharina Beckmann, Valerie Chartrain, Ludwig Cramer Klett, Stefanie Gerke, Daniel Hülseweg, Antje Kapek, Fee Kyriakopoulos, Christina Landbrecht, Vanessa Larrière, Clara Meister, Mary Scherpe, Lisa Marei Schmidt, Helle Schroeder, Miriam Stoney and Rosario Talevi.
On Friday 20th May, Making Spaces (under the experienced wing of Niche Berlin) teamed up with Creamcake to curate the NIGHT SHIFT at the beautiful Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg. As part of the 36-hour Factory of Thought, we presented 8 hours of heady beats and tantalising tipples to launch the blog in a big way.
Starting in November, with inspiration from Fee Kyriakopoulos from KIM Architektur & Urbanistik, we put on a series of art workshops. The aim was to bring the local art scene into contact with children living in the Soldiner Straße area, such that there would be some mutual comprehension. Each week a different artist was invited to come to the project space in Wedding, where they would share their skills with the children. We produced a small flyer in German, Turkish and Arabic, which was strategically distributed around Wedding to reach families with young children.
Building on the success of the first dinner, we decided to go back to the Contemporary Food Lab with another group of practitioners to further the debate. Maintaining the format of the placemat-survey, in which guests were asked to write responses to questions printed on their placemats, we attempted to develop the discussion with insights from the whole year in mind.
By inviting women with various interesting approaches to their respective spatial practices, Les Conversations brought together architects, urbanists, artists and curators working internationally with fascinating projects. Hosted in the Niche Berlin project space, Hinter den Vögeln, the talks presented an opportunity to discuss one another's practice in a co-operative setting.
Architect Merril Sinéus fights for the reintegration of socially vulnerable inhabitants into urban space. Through diverse programmes, Sinéus puts forward a kind of ‘architecture of rehabilitation’, often linked to the habitat in its broadest sense. Acting on pre-existing structures, on the domestic, quotidian level and in direct interaction with future users, her projects demand flexibility from the architect. With this in mind, we knew she would be the perfect candidate for a residency with L’Espace Féminin in June 2015.
A NUCLEUS FOR A HOUSE
HINTER DEN VÖGELN
ST. ELISABETH KIRCHHOF II
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