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From Berlin to the polar circle: a conversation with Francesco Apuzzo and Axel Timm from Raumlabor
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. (Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention)
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. (Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4140-0794
2013 (English)In: Intravention, durations, effects: notes of expansive sites and relational architectures / [ed] Alberto Altés and Oren Lieberman, Baunach, Germany: Spurbuchverlag , 2013, 1, 46-63 p.Chapter in book (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

Raumlabor, or ‘space laboratory’, is a collective of 8 trained architects based in Berlin (Germany), that work in the intersection of architecture, city planning, art and urban intervention. They have been exploring alternative and playful modes of architectural production since 1999 when they started working together, usually proposing temporary projects that transform the urban landscape through what they call ‘urban prototypes’. Their works include the temporary transformation of the metro station Eichbaum (Essen/Mülheim, Germany) into an opera house, the temporary Officina Roma entirely built out of trash for the RE-cycle exhibition at the MAXXI museum, and the mobile building laboratory ‘The Generator’ that welcomes the public to interact around the construction of modular furniture. 

During the autumn semester of the 2011-2012 academic year, we invited Axel and Francesco from raumlabor to come to the Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention for a week to develop a collaborative workshop aimed at designing and building “something” that could be placed in public space as an intervention.

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Baunach, Germany: Spurbuchverlag , 2013, 1. 46-63 p.
Keyword [en]
intervention, critical spatial practice, relational architecture, public space, raumlabor
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Aesthetics; Education; Ethics
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80636ISBN: 978-3-88778-393-8OAI: diva2:650545
Formas Strong Research Environment "Architecture in Effect"
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2013-09-22 Created: 2013-09-22 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved

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