[artinfo] Open Call: Making Futures School

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Open Call: Making Futures School

A Non-Disciplinary Learning Environment for Spatial Practices

August 30-September 15, 2019

Making Futures Bauhaus +
Haus der Statistik
Karl-Marx-Allee 1
10178 Berlin

Application deadline: May 31, 2019

Making Futures School launches its open call for 
participation: Over the course of two weeks, 70 
participants are invited to take part in a 
diverse curriculum facilitated by international 
practitioners in the field of spatial practices. 
Acting as a non-disciplinary learning 
environment, the School proposes, designs, 
builds, negotiates, maintains, performs and 
celebrates an educational and convivial space in 
and around 
der Statistik, Berlin. At the same time, it 
becomes a dynamic actor within a process of local 
transformation, serving as as a common sphere of 
action between participants, neighbours and civic 

After a series of short-term action-led research 
activities-a Plug-In at the Floating University 
in Berlin, three Mobile Workshops in Istanbul, 
Palermo, and Oberweissbach-Making Futures School 
situates its school in Haus der Statistik to 
explore forms of productive cooperation, 
exchange, solidarity and living. These activities 
will entail a mix of process-driven as well as 
applied research strategies, including-but not 
limited to-interventions throughout the building; 
working with the community to shape pioneer uses; 
or rethinking education in spatial practices.

The school will continue to explore Making Futures' action-research fields:

Collectivity: How can we construct and read the 
built environment as bringing together the 
cultural, the social, the economic and the 
Resource: How can architecture be understood as a 
resource calling for lasting dynamics, such as 
recuperation and maintenance?
Education: How can educational curricula be 
reworked to better reflect the social potential 
of the spatial practices?
Practice: What possibilities emerge when we 
understand architecture as being not just 
concerned with the production of shapes and 
objects, but as a form of agency itself?

In addition to the working groups taking place 
during the day, Making Futures School will also 
host a public programme. The night school will 
comprise reading groups, screenings, lectures and 
performances - sometimes hosted by the School 
working groups and sometimes by external 
invitees-but is an open invitation for the 
general public intentionally seeking further 
cross-pollination and knowledge exchange beyond 
the School.

Bellastock - Simon Jacquemin, Comunal: Taller de 
Arquitectura - Mariana Ordoñez & Jesica Amescua, 
Ignacio Farías, Jon Goodbun, Valentina Karga, 
Anna Kokalanova, raumlaborberlin - Markus Bader & 
Christof Mayer, Dubravka Sekuliç, Tatjana 
Schneider, Fiona Shipwright, Stavros Stavrides, 
Rosario Talevi, Zuloark - Juan Chacón, Aurora 
Adalid, Manuel Pascual, Jacobo Cayetano, Alberto 
ReyŠ. and many more to be announced.

Who can apply
Making Futures School is open to everyone with a 
curiosity about/inclination to shape the future 
of spatial practices.
It does not have a fee.

How to apply
For further information, please visit: 

About Making Futures
Making Futures Bauhaus+ is an action research 
project that addresses questions of architecture 
as a collective form and architecture as a 
resource. Departing from these two perspectives, 
it operates as an experimental research unit that 
advances future paths for architectural practice 
and education. It was initiated in 2018 as a 
cooperation between 
and the 
University of the Arts on the occasion of the 
centenary. It is funded by the federal 
of the Interior, Building and Community.

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