B-SITES / ICONIC RUINS

B-sites are abandoned, derelict or underused areas that have become B-category space.

B-sites are abandoned, derelict or underused areas that have become B-category space. Iconic Ruins are high quality architecture that lost their ideological and programmatic meaning, and have become a modern-day ruin,

e.g. the socialist palaces of culture are very typical in Central and Eastern Europe, located in lucrative city centres adjoining public spaces that, nowadays, are meant for demolition.

How can they become vital spots in the urban fabric again?

Over two years, four studios for Masters students of Architecture and Urbanism will act in parallel collaborations with all project cities to execute case study research comparing existing strategies (Berlin, Prague) with speculative proposals developed by students as their studio projects in Katowice, Bratislava, Belgrade, and Budapest. The devised strategies will be tested on several buildings simultaneously.

City: Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade, Berlin, Prague, Katowice
partner: Vysoka Skola Vytvarnych Umeni
cooperation: Miasto Ogordow, KeK, Association of Belgrade Architects, KUNSTrePUBLIK
Duration: June 2016 – June 2019

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Radio interview with Konrad Braun

Berlin Permanent link

Data (For) Culture: Conference

Unlike their counterparts in the business world, cultural institutions and event organisers rarely use data to underpin their decision making. What can we learn about the event goers? Can data help understand how culture influences the development of the city? How can you make communication effective in a data culture? Get inspired at the Data For Culture Conference: lectures, expert discussions and hands-on workshops will offer insight!

Katowice Permanent link

CityMakers: Shared Cities

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Rakoczisquaring in practice, Budapest. Shared Cities Diaries #4

For four days in September, the Rákóczi square hosted workshops, pop-up stores, idea-generating presentations and international guests reflecting on the effects the construction of Budapest’s 4th metro line station has had on the square itself and the surrounding neighbourhood.

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