History and Theory Research Berlin Excursion

Spaces of Labour

This excursion is part of the current theme of this trimester at MIARD titled Spaces of Labor. The trip is compulsory for the theory seminars with Andrea Bagnato and Füsun Türetken.

Based on our reflections on contemporary spaces of creative (studio) work and their settings, i.e. architecture offices, artist studios, think tanks, laboratories and their transformation towards the transdisciplinary studio we will meet with thinkers, artists, researchers and designers based in Berlin.

In his publication Transdisciplinary Studio (Sternberg Press), Alex Coles claims that we have entered a post-post-studio age, and that we find ourselves with a new studio model: the transdisciplinary. Artists and designers, he claims, are no longer defined by the limits of their discipline but by the fluidity with which their practice moves between the genres of architecture, art, and design.

We will visit and talk with contemporary creative thinkers and designers working at this threshold of the transdisciplinary and gain insight in their forms of thinking, experimenting and production. This is the first time that we as theory team and MIARD – first year students and second year students will travel together.

Visiting with Tomas Saraceno, Aristide Antonas, Kuehn Malvezzi and Bauhaus-archiv

Image: Tomás Saraceno, In Orbit, K21, Düsseldorf, 2013