Education in Concrete


2020–2021

Photo: Thomas-Mann-Gymnasium, Berlin

Photo: Thomas-Mann-Gymnasium, Berlin

In Berlin, the issue of school development is red hot due to the Senate’s multi-billion euro school building offensive. But schools are usually built without the involvement of the students who are meant to learn in these spaces.

In the run-up to the exhibition Education Shock, which examines the global education offensive of the 1960s and ‘70s, Education in Concrete reaches out to eight Berlin schools whose buildings date from this period. What is it like to learn today in yesterday’s educational laboratories? And how can they be co-shaped as future learning environments?

In fall and winter 2020/2021, students will explore their own learning environments together with artists. Using means from architecture, film, sound, performance and visual arts, they will speculate about possible learning environments and draft recommendations for their design. Complementing the Education Shock exhibition, guided tours at the participating schools invite visitors to discover the students’ perspectives on educational realities and utopias.

With Caroline Assad, Bauereignis Sütterlin Wagner Architekten, Cana Bilir Meier, Alexandre Decoupigny, Nezaket Ekici, Turit Fröbe/Carina Kitzenmaier, Eva Hertzsch, Evgeny Khlebnikov, Maryna Markova, Adam Page, Branca Pavlovic, Sarah Wenzinger, Thomas Wienands and students from the schools ATRIUM Jugendkunstschule/Bettina-von-Arnim-Schule, Campus Hannah Höch, Carl-von-Linné-Schule, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Schule, Hans-Rosenthal-Grundschule, Johann-Gottfried-Herder-Gymnasium, Thomas-Mann-Gymnasium, Walter-Gropius-Schule

Part of The New Alphabet

School projects, guided tours, presentations

2020–2021

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