The Performativity of the City – Emancipation and Integration in the Urban Society
Discussion series by zukunftsgeraeusche GbR in cooperation with Berlin Chamber of Architects and Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung as well as Center of Competence for Major Housing Estates in the bauhaus re use.
Five events, October to December 2017, bauhaus re use c/o Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.
With kind support of the Federal Agency for Citizenship Education (bpb).
In cooperation with TU Berlin – Institute for Sociology.
With the focus on “The Performativity of the City – Emancipation and Integration in the Urban Society”, the discussion series “The Quality of Cities” (DQDS), in autumn 2017, deals with the genesis of modern societies and urban development. The interplay between emancipation and integration is fundamental for every facet and every member of social and urban cohabitation. Especially due to the current debate on international migration the term of integration is in the focus, synonymously with the focus on the cultural or religious foreignness. The series therefore deliberately takes a holistic approach to the entire range of integration and emancipation processes – as well as the tasks and potentials – of modern (urban)societies. These take place between, for example, social functional areas, between the rich and the poor, between conservative and progressive, secular and ecclesiastical, urban and rural, between essentially woman and man or simply between individual, community and society. These are conflicts and interludes, which are reflected not least in the principle of performativity, i.e. in the possibility of the societal self-constitution of every human being, as well as spatially, as a manifestation, in the built environment. The series looks back on urbanization in the age of industrialization and the development of modern urban man, to the beginnings of urban sociology, at least to Georg Simmel’s “The Metropolis and Mental Life”. Starting from a more than 100-year-old and ongoing discourse on the development of the urban society and societies, the series is a source of information, reflecting the well-known and the innovative towards a contemporary, performative view of society, narrative and the built environment of the city.
At five evening events guests from the perspective of science, urban politics, planning, literature and civil society will discuss the topics and answer questions from the audience.
The events will be broadcast live on the internet.
The venue for the discussion series is the bauhaus re use, which was built with recycled facade elements from the large reconstruction of the Dessau Bauhaus of 1976, which were made available by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. No comparable educational institution like the Bauhaus stood for the integrative idea of modern society. The bauhaus re use project follows this approach in a performative way and opens up a contemporary space of cooperation and discourse. An inspiring constellation that creates a special place for discussion.
The bauhaus re use was realized by zukunftsgeraeusche GbR, in cooperation with the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung and with the support of the IKEA Foundation, on the site of the museum in Berlin as an educational-construction-site (Bildungsbauhütte). The bauhaus re use takes up the architectural heritage of the Bauhaus in an experimental, material as well as meaningful manner. As a project of education it creates a haptic medium of content, which invites us to deal with the heritage of the Bauhaus and Modernism in the context of the contemporary in a reflexiv and forward-looking way.
Since 2015, the DQDS series has taken this as the basis for the complex question of the quality of cities and architecture as a built habitat.
Address: bauhaus re use c/o Bauhaus Archiv / Museum of Design, Klingelhöferstraße 14, 10785 Berlin
Admission free. Please register (places are limited): email@example.com