2006, Sat, Dec 02

my house

presentations: Beatriz Colomina and François Roche

Ideas of the homeland and oneself are concentrated in the expression “my house” and the accompanying cultural constructions and belief systems. The character of “my house” leads from questions of architecture to themes like sustainability, mobility, and migration. Political and societal conditions change our concept of the house, the forms of its use, its appropriation, and the possibilities of self-determination. Architects and theoreticians, philosophers and artists pose a common question from various perspectives: What is “my house”? Their answers will be commented by the following speaker.

with Beatriz Colomina, Jesko Fezer, Mathias Heyden, John Palmesino, Philippe Rahm, François Roche, Renata Salecl, Horst Schwebel and Yang Lian


2:00 – 3:45 p.m. Beatriz Colomina is Professor for Architecture and Founding Director of the program “Media and Modernity” at Princeton University. Among her most recent publications is “Domesticity at War” (2006). François Roche [Paris] caused a stir with a new architectural approach that takes up and transforms a site’s natural resources. In Bangkok, he is building a museum that attracts and binds smog particles with its electrostatically charged metal facade.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. followed by Philippe Rahm, architect, Paris, and Horst Schwebel, Director of the Institute for Church Construction and Contemporary Church Art and Professor for Practical Theology at the University of Marburg (1980 - 2006). more...


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