2006, Sat, Dec 02

my house

presentations: Jesko Fezer, Mathias Heyden und John Palmesino

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


8:00 – 10:30 p.m. Jesko Fezer and Mathias Heyden (Berlin) The architect and artist Jesko Fezer is the co-manager of the bookstore “pro qm” and co-editor of the political architecture magazine “An Architektur”. The architect Mathias Heyden is currently the project manager for a series of events, sponsored by the Böll Foundation, on self-determined, community-oriented construction. In 2004 they published together “Hier entsteht. Strategien partizipativer Architektur” (Here is being built. Strategies of participatory architecture). John Palmesino is a founding member of the agency “Multiplicity”, which deciphers traces of changes in the cityscape brought about by new social habits. He teaches and conducts research at the ETH Studio Basel/Institute City of the Present. At “my house”, he will speak about architecture in the context of mobility and migration.


Subsequently: 11 p.m. Amos Gitai's film trilogy „House“


Dramaturgy: International Festival [Stockholm] Artist/author/curator/choreographer Mårten Spångberg and architect Tor Lindstrands design and create communication processes.