Foto: Daniel Lukac
Coming August our partners TU Berlin and Home not Shelter! are organizing a summer school, together with multiple German universities. The topic of the International Summer Academy Mannheim 2019 is: 'Living together in complex societies'. Questions of an open society and questions about the possibilities of transitory living will be addressed.
HOW DO WE WANT TO LIVE TOGETHER?
The rapid expansion of our cities and the increasing pressure on the housing market are creating new neighbourhoods and quarters. The new urban resident asks for typologies between specific private needs and user neutrality. Well designed housing concepts address the demands of a dynamic urban society and create bridges between privacy and the public, individual living demands and the collective, the needs of today and living in the future. In the question of implementation, Frei Otto‘s way of thinking provides a theoretical approach to realize these concepts through an open process and iterative procedures.
The objective of the Summer Academy is to build experimental interventions on the questions of open society and temporary living in a collective and participative process, as well as the interdisciplinary development of integrative forms of cooperation for the appropriation of home.
The participants will develop modular [living] spaces, which will be built at scale 1:1 in the Multihalle Mannheim and which can be set up and managed seasonally in the Herzogenriedpark during the summer months. In the spirit of the rediscovery of Frei Otto’s Multihalle, the alcoves will be united underneath one roof. The temporary interventions consist of prototypical living modules that go beyond the familiar and create a spatial offer exceeding classical accommodation. Residents of the neighbouring districts are encouraged to participate actively in the workshop.
The application is open for students from all semesters and faculties. The project pursues an interdisciplinary approach. In addition to the actual construction of the housing experiments, strategies for manoeuvring the questions of home will be developed.
The program consist of a symposium and a design-build workshop. It's possible to sign up for only one of these parts. Veldacademie will participate with a team of students of different nationalities and study disciplines. If you are interested to be part of our team, please fill in this form.
Friday, 02.08.2019 (Afternoon)
Symposium and input lectures regarding the contextualisation of the project
Home not Shelter! Social Lab – Interdisciplinary workshops addressing thematic issues involving local stakeholders
Sunday 04.08.2019 (Morning)
‘Mannheimer Breakfast’, Summarizing results and closing debate
Sunday, 04.08.2019 (Afternoon)
Kick-off of building workshop, briefing and presentation of the task, team building
Step 1: Construction of roof elements for the pergolas – by all groups (1 roof element/group)
Tuesday, 06.08. bis Thursday, 08.08.2019
Step 2: Design workshop: Design of living units and collective spaces, construction of mock-ups, negotiation and coordination with other groups, Evening presentation of designs
Friday, 09.08.2019 till Friday, 16.08.2019
Step 3: Construction of alcoves and design of overall housing unit under the collective roof.
Inauguration and farewell party
Download here more information about the assignment and there is also a project description, in German, available.