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SUMMER SCHOOL FOR EXPERIMENTAL BUILDING
This summer the Osthang Project is taking place on the underused plot of the Osthang, located amid the historically significant ensemble of the former artist colony Mathildenhöhe. As Summer School and festival it will bring together knowledge and experience from architecture, social and political science, economy, activism and art, as well as experimental building and experimental forms of living from around the world.
This question opens a realm of discussion and exploration that is a central theme of the Osthang Project: What does community mean today? What spaces does the community need? What forms and spaces of communal living can be imagined for the future? How will we build for the community or how do we build communally?
60 students and people interested are invited to participate at an experimental building workshop from July 7 to July 27, 2014 in Darmstadt. During three weeks it will be offered the participants of the Summer School the opportunity to develop a temporary campus for the Osthang Project along with international artists and architects. The structures built over the course of the Summer School will subsequently become a platform for further Osthang Project events and be available as a public space and a venue for projects and initiatives in Darmstadt and the surrounding region. Planed is a central square, a even hall, an info tower, a cafe/kitchen, a workshop house and bedrooms/cabins.
OSTHANG PROJECT – International Summer School and Festival for Future Modes of Living Together
atelier le balto (Berlin), collectif etc (Strasbourg), ConstructLab (Berlin/Paris), Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokio), Martin Kaltwasser (Berlin), Umschichten (Stuttgart), m7red (Buenos Aires), orizzontale (Rom), Erlend Blakstad Haffner (Oslo)
curated by Jan Liesegang (raumlaborberlin)