Content tagged: the politics of things
This atelier building in Berlin is shaped by legal conditions and their negotiations: it builds on the existing foundations and cellar of a “building ruin” that was the result of a bad investment. The found structure is not only included but developed into the new building, setting out its basic plan. A legal document defines boundaries, passages and volumes. This leads to the radical shaping of the attic floor in order to satisfy rights of light of a neighboring property. The staggered floors visible in the main facade are a result of their literal alignment to the differing levels of neighboring floors. The rear stair is a built interpretation of local building regulations.
Brandlhuber + ERA, Emde, Schneider are German architects. Photography: Clemens Vogel
M85 are ground-launched bomblets which can be dispensed from a variety of cluster munitions, including artillery cargo projectiles, mortars and rockets. The project documents the trajectory of M85 bomblets: from a spot where they exploded (or not) back to their origins. Who are the individuals behind, besides, and in front of it, and what is their relation to M85 and to each other? There is the farmer, the surgeon, the deminer, as well as the engineer, the factory worker, the politician and the soldier. All of them are trying to (re)organise their relation to M85 as well as they possibly can.
Lukas Einsele is a German artist working in the medium of photography.
Held in the form of a public conversation or seminar, this event explored architecture as an ‘ordering of social relations through building’, both through the presentation of provisional definitions and the interrogation of found case studies.
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The event took place at the Lecture Hall of The Architectural Association School of Architecture, Ground floor, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES