Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Interreg Baltic Sea Region

UrbCulturalPlanning Conference 2019 in Kiel (DE)

The first Baltic UrbCulturalPlanning Conference Urban Transformation trough Art and Culture is happening in Kiel: a gathering of urbanists and city planners, artists, researchers and academics, students, community organizers, politicians and activists, to explore key aspects of taking an art and cultural  perspective in urban strategies and practice.


It is a transdisciplinary approach, which is being reflected in programme of the conference. The starting point is to think in an integrated and connected way. Only then can we discern the linkages and dependencies that help us understand the deeper dynamics of cities and how to make the most of our potential. One of the main challenges is how to reinvigorated public and shared commons. The city, as a dynamic system requires a more holistic approach. Having a human dimension, civic creativity, social capital and the civic city as starting points for city planning, would assemble the core values of cultural planning.

 

THE CONFERENCE LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH

The purpose of this conference is to explore new prototypes for models of integrated urban strategies  and people and place based approaches to dealing with the social, cultural and environmental challenges many cities are facing. Key to this approach is the potential for art and culture to act as catalyst for creative communities, seeking to engage with citizens in the process of sustainable urban transformation.

 

"The city affects us, and we affect the city, it’s bloody obvious - everybody is a citymaker” (Landry, 2018)  

 

The three-day conference with workshops, speeches, panel discussions and urban city walks will allow you to experience, sense and feel how urban transformation can be triggered by artistic and cultural actions. Hence to promote the role for artists as agents for creative communities.


Programme

Keynotes will provide the theoretical cornerstones of the conference and nine breakout sessions and workshops will engage participants in different angles of cultural planning: including artistic action and transformation, participation, engagement and activism, as well as more policy and planning related strategies and models. Panel discussions will provide new perspectives, give new insights to trigger change. A practical approach to cultural mapping will be experienced through specific city walks, which are designed and conducted in cooperation with the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design (MKH), the City of Kiel as well as with other networks, working at the intersection of art and design and urban society. Eight cases of Art and Culture driven Social Innovation from neighborhoods in the BSR Region will be presented and discussed.

The conference language is English.

The conference will start at Anscharpark (Wik): Haus 1, Weimarer Straße 8, 24106 Kiel 

 

>> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (PDF) <<

DAY 1 - 04/07

 

 

12:00 - 13:00: ARRIVING, CHECK-IN

at Anscharpark: Haus 1, Weimarer Straße 8, 24106 Kiel (DE)

 


 
13:00 - 13:30: OPENING, WELCOME AND CONTEXT

 


 
13:30 - 14:45: SESSION 1 - PLENARY SESSION

 

Discussion on the role of Arts and Culture as a conveyer of democratic values and as an impetus for sustainable urban transformation

 

Rūta Stepanovaitė (LT)

Director | Kaunas Artists‘ House I UBC Cultural Cities Commission Chair of the Commission

Kaarina Williams (SWE/DE)

Senior Advisor for Regional Identity at Council of the Baltic Sea States

Kaspars Vanags (LV)

Program Director at Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA)

Andreas Krüger (DE)

Chair Belius GmbH

Krystyna Wróblewska (PL)

Director at Marshal‘ Office of Pomorskie; Gdansk

 


 
14:45 - 15:15: SESSION 2 - PLENARY SESSION

 

Dialogue on White Paper – Urban Transformation Through Arts and Culture

 

Dr. Daniel Gad (DE)

University of Hildesheim, UNESCO-Chair in "Cultural Policy for the Arts in  Development" 

Dr. Johannes Crückeberg (DE)

Research associate at the Institute of Political Science (IfPol), University of Muenster (WWU)

 


 
15:30 - 17:15: SESSION 3 - PLENARY SESSION

 

Charles Landry (UK)

Author “The Creative City”, “A Toolkit for Urban Innovators” and “The Art of City Making”, recently focusing on the concept of a.o. Creative Bureaucracy

Prof. Markus Bader (DE)

Architect and co-founder of Raumlabor

 


 
17:30 - 19:00 SESSION 4 - WORKSHOPS

 

1) Making the Most of Local Cultural and Creative Resources (A)

Lia Ghilardi (UK, IT)

Urban sociologist and cultural planner, founding director of Noema Culture and Place Mapping

 

2) The Baltic Sea Reagion Strategy Workshop (B)

Jekaterina Lavrinec (LT)

Curator, educator, researcher in Urban studies, arts-based participatory approach

Olaf Gerlach Hansen (DK)

Senior Advisor - Strategic Development Danish Cultural Institute

Dorota Kamrowska-Załuska (PL)

Architect and Urban planner, Assistant Professor, Co-design and Participatory Planning in Smart Cities

Krzysztof Stachura (PL)

Sociologist and Anthropologist, University of Gdansk

 

3) Cultural Activators in Spaces of Possibility: Imagining, Experimenting and Prefiguring Sustainable Cities (C)

Dr. Sacha Kagan (DE)

Independent Researcher

 


 
19:00 - 21:00: EVENING PROGRAM, RECEPTION, INTERVENTIONS
DAY 2 - 05/07
 
 
09:15 - 10:15: SESSION 5 - PLENARY SESSION

 

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Prof. Dr. Arne Zerbst (DE)

President of the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MKH)

Prof. Christan Teckert (DE)

Professor of Spatial Design Kiel, founder of The Office for Cognitive Urbanism and the architectural office (MHK)

 


 

10:30 - 12:00: SESSION 6 - WORKSHOPS

 

4) Enabling Neighbourhoods, Creating Communities (A)

Davide Brocchi (DE, IT)

Social scientist, journalist, cultural activist

Guntars Ruskuls (LV)

Acting Head of Strategic Management Board, City Development Department Riga City Council

 

5) Building Bridges and Stimulating Social Innovation (B)

Magdalena Skiba (PL)

Head of the Unit for Local Cooperation and Social Innovation Social Development Department, City Hall of Gdansk

Peter Wolkowinski (PL)

Lead Expert Urban Regeneration Mix Expert UIA MiFriendly Cities, Lead Expert Boosting Social Innovation

 

6) The Performative City (C)

Dr. Imanuel Schipper (CH)

Performance studies scholar, dramaturge and curator, based at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and work as a dramaturge for the artistic collective Rimini-Protokoll

 


 

12:00 - 12:45: SESSION 7 - PLENARY SESSION

 

Prof. Dr. Lisbeth Lindeborg (SWE/DE)

Writer-journalist, has published extensively on regional and cultural development, regional cooperation, arts, theatre, literature and film having had commissions as a film festival juror


 

12:45 - 13:45: LUNCH

 


 
13:45 - 14:45: SESSION 8 - EXPLORING MOTION SPACE

 

Mary Copple (DE/UK)

Dancer and movement analyst

Prof. Dr. Joachim Krausse (DE)

Historian of architecture and design theory at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau, associated researcher in the Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung” at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

 


 

14:45 - 17:30: SESSION 9 - URBAN WALKS

 

6 Mappings & City Walks

 


 

17:45 - 18:00: WELCOMING IN GAARDEN

 


 
18:00 - 19:00: SESSION 10 - PLENARY SESSION

 

Lia Ghilardi (UK, IT)

Urban sociologist and cultural planner, founding director of Noema Culture and Place Mapping

Trevor Davies (DK)

Director, Copenhagen International Theatre (KIT)

 


 
19:00 - 21:00: EVENING PROGRAM, RECEPTION, INTERVENTIONS
DAY 3 - 06/07

 

 

09:15 - 10:45: SESSION 11 - PLENARY SESSION

 

Tina Saaby (DK)

Former City Architect for Copenhagen City Council

Prof. Dr. Franco Bianchini (IT/UK)

Founder and director of The Culture, Place and Policy Institute, Hull University

 


 
11:15 - 12:45: SESSION 12 - WORKSHOPS

 

7) From participation to Cultural Co-creation (A)

Janin Walter (DE)

Urban Catalysts

 

8) From European Capital of Culture to Cultural Capital (B)

Fredrik Lindegren (SWE)

Head of Culture at Umeå Municipality, Sweden

Hans-Peter Degn (DK)

Director of the newly established Center for Cultural Evaluation at Aarhus University

 

9) Do It Yourself  Urbanism (C)

Bureau Detours (DK)

 


 

12:45 - 13:45: LUNCH

 


 

13:45 - 14:45: SESSION 13 - PLENARY SESSION

 

The potential of the approach and the experience of working with art in the urban realm

 

Jadwiga Charzyńska (PL)

Director, LAZNIA for Contemporary Art

Solvita Krese (LV)

Director of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

 


 

14:45 - 16:45: SESSION 14 - WORKSHOPS

 

Neighborhood cases of Art and Culture driven Social Innovation from Baltic Sea Region

 


 

17:00 - 18:00: SESSION 15 - PLENARY SESSION

 

Reflection and Discussion on the conference

 

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18:30 - 20:30: EVENING PROGRAM, RECEPTION, INTERVENTIONS
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PLENARY SESSIONS

International experts on Art and Cultural Transformation will provide key notes, exploring some of the key aspects in taking a cultural perspective on the city an on urban strategies. These will include reflections on the cultural perspective and the city, the potential of the Digital, the activist city, the value of Arts and Culture for Regional Development, the role of Public Space in a Democratic City, artistic intervention as strategy and many more…

 

Trevor Davies (DK)

Director, Copenhagen International Theatre (KIT)

 

Lia Ghilardi (UK, IT)

Urban sociologist and cultural planner, founding director of Noema Culture and Place Mapping

 

Charles Landry (UK)

Author “The Creative City”, “A Toolkit for Urban Innovators” and “The Art of City Making”, recently focusing on the concept of a.o. Creative Bureaucracy

 

Solvita Krese (LV)

Director of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

 

Andreas Krüger  (DE)

Chair Belius GmbH

 

Tina Saaby (DK)

Former City Architect for Copenhagen City Council

 

Prof. Dr. Franco Bianchini (IT/UK)

Founder and director of The Culture, Place and Policy Institute, Hull University

 

Jadwiga Charzyńska (PL)

Director, LAZNIA for Contemporary Art

 

Dr. Daniel Gad (DE)

University of Hildesheim, UNESCO-Chair in "Cultural Policy for the Arts in  Development" 

 
Prof. Dr. Lisbeth Lindeborg (SWE/DE)

Writer-journalist, has published extensively on regional and cultural development, regional cooperation, arts, theatre, literature and film having had commissions as a film festival juror

 

Dr. Johannes Crückeberg (DE)

Research associate at the Institute of Political Science (IfPol), University of Muenster (WWU)

 

Kaspars Vanags (LV)

Program Director at Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA)

 

Prof. Markus Bader (DE)

Architect and co-founder of Raumlabor

 

Rūta Stepanovaitė (LT)

Director | Kaunas Artists' House I UBC Cultural Cities Commission Chair of the Commission

 

Prof. Dr. Arne Zerbst (DE)

President of the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MKH)

 

Kaarina Williams (SWE/DE)

Senior Advisor for Regional Identity at Council of the Baltic Sea States

 

Prof. Christan Teckert (DE)

Professor of Spatial Design Kiel, founder of The Office for Cognitive Urbanism and the architectural office (Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design)


BREAKOUT SESSIONS / WORKSHOPS

During each day of the conference there will be breakout sessions /workshops. These will develop some of the main themes of the conference evolving from the overall theme of  “Urban transformation through art and culture”. The sessions will usually have one or two invited key speakers and a moderator from UrbCulturalPlanning project partners. Participants in the workshops are asked to also contribute with their experiences, knowledge and critical reflections.

There are three workshop sessions with three options in each session. Participants can choose only one workshop for each session. All sessions are 90 min. 

As there is limited space in each session, there is no guarantee for a place. As the approach of the conference is an integrative one, there will be overlaps between the various themes and workshops. So book early to secure your choices!

The overall Themes for the nine workshops: 3 workshops with the topic Participation, Engagement and Activism (A), 3 workshops with the topic Policies, Strategies and Models (B) and 3 workshops with the topic Artistic Action and Urban Transformation (C).

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Workshops A

Participation, Engagement and Activism

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Workshops B

Policies, Strategies and Models

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Workshops C

Artistic Action and Urban Transformation

Participation, Engagement and Activism

 
Guntars Ruskuls (LV)

Acting Head of Strategic Management Board, City Development Department Riga City Council

Alija Turlaja (LV)

Riga Neighbourhood Alliance, engaged in community work in Sarkandaugava

Kaspars Lielgalvis (LV)

Free Riga, Sarkandaugava

 

Enabling Neighbourhoods - Creating Communities

This workshop will discuss the shift from local activist groups to actual change in policy. The empirical source of knowledge will be from a „real-world lab“ context of Riga (LV). The focus will be on how to enable the creation of communities and the role of local neighbourhoods. How urban resilience can be strengthened in a time of multiple crises? How to engage citizens? The workshop will explore the potential of an „intentional transformation towards sustainability“, which is mainly bottom-up, driven by „unconventional alliances“ (including between citizens and institutions) at the local level. Guntars Ruskuls (Riga City Council City Development Department), Alija Turlaja (Riga Neighbourhood Alliance) engaged in community work in Sarkandaugava and  Kaspars Lielgalvis representing Free Riga & Sarkandaugava will in the workshop highlight the issues from various perspectives in the context of Riga, and together with workshop participants explore the transferability of their experiences. In the Baltic context where tradition of engagement does not build on traditions, this requires additional commitment where a cultural approach may be one way to engage rather than a local / political approach.

 

 


 
Janin Walter - (Urban Catalysts) 

Urban Catalysts, architect, expert for Urban Design and strategist for transformational process

 

From participation to Cultural Co-creation

This workshop will be led by Janine Walters from Urban Catalysts (UC), which was formed after a European research project 2001-2004 on the potential of unused space. Their unique focus on empty space, unused space combined with a strategic & planning perspective but also combined with their activist approach and using a direct engagement in the space to generate both understanding of the space but also to develop proposals built out of experience and concrete engagement positions. 

 


 
Lia Ghilardi (UK/IT)

Urban sociologist and cultural planner, founding director of Noema Culture and Place Mapping

 

ABC of Cultural Planning

Cultural Planning is not a specific methodology, rather it is an approach and a process based on key overarching principles, in which Arts and Culture are playing an eminent role. There are however both key formats and processes which can be used and these are in fact being implemented by the UrbCulturalPlanning project. Lia Ghilardi has a vast experiences of working with cities in the BSR region and of structuring/designing processes of cultural planning. She will facilitate this workshop.

 


Policies and Strategies and Models

Fredrik Lindegren (SWE)

Head of Culture at Umeå Municipality, Sweden

Hans-Peter Degn (DK)

Director of the newly established Center for Cultural Evaluation at Aarhus University

 

From European Capital of Culture to Cultural Capital

The ECOC program is often quoted as the most successful large scale cultural program which can change/transform cities. Is that so? Over 60 cities have now had the opportunity to invest through culture in their cities and to  develop and test methodologies and concepts. As a major cultural event and as a branding tool, the ECOC is often successful, but recent focus is now on a more integrated and participatory approach. Representatives from a.o. Aarhus 2017, Umea 2014, Valletta 2018, Kaunas 2022 and several applicant cities in Germany are invited.

 


 
Jekaterina Lavrinec (LT)

Curator, educator, researcher in Urban studies, arts-based participatory approach

Olaf Gerlach Hansen (DK)

Senior Advisor - Strategic Development Danish Cultural Institute

 

The Baltic Sea Region - Strategy Workshop

Based on a strong participatory concept for urban social innovation, the workshop will look at the current obstacles to intersectoral co-operation and to a more integrated and citizen led process in the cultural and urban sectors and also look at potential links and bridges where this road map might connect to. Jekaterina Lavrinec has a Doctorate of Philosophy and  15 years’ experience as researcher, teacher and curator within urbanism in many BSR cities. She is founder of Laimikis, an NGO working with art, public space and participatory planning. Olaf Gerlach Hansen is a senior advisor with The Danish Cultural Institute and has a strong strategic knowledge of the BSR. 

 


 
Magdalena Skiba (PL)

Head of the Unit for Local Cooperation and Social Innovation Social Development Department, City Hall of Gdansk

Peter Wolkowinski (PL)

Lead Expert Urban Regeneration Mix Expert UIA MiFriendly Cities, Lead Expert Boosting Social Innovation

 

Building Bridges and Stimulating Social Innovation

The focus of this workshop will be on how to create the space – physical and mental- for civil society collaboration in cities? This workshop will provide examples of different approaches in how to foster social innovations, and to tackle the gaps and potential conflicts between institutional and local/ cultural actors which might hamper such an approach. The positive experience from Gdansk, a city committed to participation, will be a key aspect of the workshop with a.o. Piotr Wolkowinski, and Magdalena Skiba will be leading the workshop.

 

Artistic Action and Urban Transformation

Dr. Imanuel Schipper (CH)

Performance studies scholar, dramaturge and curator, based at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and work as a dramaturge for the artistic collective Rimini-Protokoll

 

The Performative City

Immanuel Schipper is leading this workshop exploring the approach of one of Europe’s most innovative artistic groups. Their works in the realm of theatre, urban performances, soundwalks and radio plays, film and installation emerge in constellations of many formats and scale, often juxtaposing the real and the imagined and the personal and the representative. All their docu-art work engages, involves and challenges “audiences”.  Since 2002, all their works have been written collectively under the label Rimini Protokoll. At the focus of their work is the continuous development of the dramaturgy and the tools of the theatre to allow unusual perspectives on the (urbanised) reality

 


 
Bureau Detours (DK)

 

Do It Yourself Urbanism

A generation of do it yourself urbanists is changing the scene of urban regeneration in Europe. A generation of architects, designer and craftworkers, artists, ecologists, creators, activists who are deeply concerned about the future of our cities and who are carving out a new approach to urbanism. The workshop will be led by Bureau Detours, an Aarhus based network of some 150 “activists”,  but now also active in other European cities, which has developed a whole tool kit for instant action in the city and which challenges the statutory approaches and making putting a fun element into the equation which refutes legislation

 


 
Dr. Sacha Kagan (DE)

Independent Researcher

 

Cultural Activators for a vision of a Sustainable City

The role of the artists and creative practitioners in the creation and sustenance of Sustainable, Creative Cities will serve as the focus of the Workshop on culture and the arts. The workshop will address the roles of artists and creative workers in the evolution of globalized cities, assessing how an “artistic mode of knowing” can contribute to a transition from creative cities to sustainable creative cities. Sacha Kagan is a prolific speaker, researcher and writer on the transdisciplinary perspective of „arts and (un)sustainibility and will lead the workshop.


Urban Walks in Kiel (DE)

On the 5th of July participants will have the possibility to select one out of several parallel urban walks. These 2,5 hour walks will be designed and conducted in cooperation with the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design (MKH), the City of Kiel as well as with other networks, working at the intersection of play and urban society. These walks will let the participants sense, feel and experience the city in a different manner. It will be a practical exercise of cultural mapping. A more specific description of the walks will follow, and the booking of which will be for registered participants.

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Urban Sound Walks (MKH)

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Urban Walk in Gaarden (MKH)

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"Sea Walk" (MKH)

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Creative Bureacracy Walk (City of Kiel and Charles Landry)

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Alte Mu Walk

Sound Walks

Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design
 
ENVIRONMENTAL WALK (14:45 - 15:35)

 

Carla Vollmer

Friederike Pfeiffer

Théo Thoumine

José Manuel de Haro


The Audiowalk accompanies the participants on the route from Lessingplatz, over the old bot. Garden to the Kieler Landtag. The clips with sound and voice recordings lead the partakers to mindfulness and provide up-to-date information on topics related to climate change. Inductively and covertly, the experience is intended to provide an understanding of the underlying facts behind Fridays for Future and encourage lasting visionary thought about a post-oil city.

The recordings are addressed directly to the audience. The project is based on the immersive and inclusive stage concepts and the subject-oriented theatre of Rimini-Protokoll.

We are happy to be part of the conference "Urban Cultural Planning". In a more extensive version than is possible for us within this context, a further central point would be the subsequent exchange and networking over the topic.

>> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SOUND FILES FOR BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE <<

 

SOUNDwalk Kiel (KIEL VISION) (15:35 - 16:20)

 

The SOUNDwalk Kiel was produced by:

Sven Lütgen

Friederike Pfeiffer

Lisa Radtke

 

under the direction of Sven Lütgen

 

Badeinsel: Julia Dankmer

Seepocke: Friederike Pfeiffer

Kielonium: Cathrin Königsmann

Wasserloch: Doumorh El-Riz

Frame: Isabell Stöcker

Sound-Walk: Lisa Radtke

>> CLICK HERE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT KIEL VISION <<

>> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SOUND FILES FOR BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE <<

 

 

FLOßPROJEKT (15:40 - 16:20)

 

Thies Warnke

According to the strategy of 'Dérive', the accessability of water as 'common space' is identified through design. Departure is at the 'Reventlou-Brücke' near the parliament, arrival at the Germania port in Gaarden.
The city, in this way staged, will be used during approx. 30 minutes by the participants. During the tour, they will be informed about the city and its users, respectively they can try to understand themselves as part of it.

>> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SOUND FILES FOR BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE <<

 

BUSTRANSFER

16.30 h Departure Bus 11 Lorentzendamm (direccion Kiel Pillauer Straße)

16.49 h Arrival Karlstal, 4 minutes walk to Vinetaplatz

17:00 WELCOMING IN GAARDEN

 

 

GAARDENER FUßGÄNGERBRÜCKE (17:15 - 17:45)

 

Albertine Mietusch

Marie Puls

 

The Walk starts at the Vinetasquare,  leads up to the Gaarden pedestrian bridge and finishes at the Germaniahabor. The walker will be audioguided by a child from Gaarden. 

A precise perception of the surrounding and the imagination of the walker will be enhanced by the child guiding  them to spatial triggerpoints, sharing her own impressions and asking questions about urban links and problems. The walk will outline the themes: boarder/connection and suppresion/appropriation.

The walkers view will be directed by real enviormental sound, which gets overlayed by imaginated sound from different timelayers. Thereby reality and staging , present and past are blended into each other.

Additional to the Sounddata the walker is handed a newspaper which functions as the informationlayer  of the walk. It answers some of the questions asked on the walk, others remain open and unexplained, so every walker is suggested to form his own answers.

>> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SOUND FILES FOR BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE <<

 

Creative Bureaucracy Walk

The City of Kiel has invited Charles Landry to lead a development program around the theme of “The Creative Bureaucracy”.

This program will explore the potential to rethink and review how the city management functions (in its widest sense) and how mental, physical, bureaucratic, systemic blockages and gaps in the city, might be addressed and how one  could  maximise the potential of a “creative bureaucracy”. Without addressing this, positive change in cities is obviously more difficult and in some cases impossible.

The first step in this process will be in connection with the conference “Urban Transformation though Art and culture”, Kiel 4-6th. July. This event takes place on 5th. July at 14.45-17.15 and is structured as a walk in the city where participants will be asked to point out issues- conflict-themes which require a more “creative bureaucracy” to solve. The walk will be followed by a workshop.  On the same theme. Both the walk and the workshop will be led by Charles Landry.

Working language: German

Participation is free and food/snack provided. Limited number of participants.

SPOT ON NO PLACE

Anne-Lena Cordts (raumstation)

Marion Kleine-Onnebrink (raum station)

Friederike Kopp (Planungsbüro für Urbane Transformation)

 

SPOT ON NO PLACE

 

quick transformation exercises in small urban backstages

fast thinking and rapid intervention at creative quarter ALTE MU

 

walk towards place making with spatial strategies designers Anne-Lena Cordts  und  Marion Kleine-Onnebrink (raum station) and cultural manager Friederike Kopp (Planungsbüro für Urbane Transformation). As actors of urban transformation we invite you to activate empty space with us.

SHIFT – an experimental attempt

Installation for the Baltic UrbCulturalPlanning conference 2019 in Kiel

SHIFT creates temporary and transforming moments and therefore changes the perception of the previously overlooked space in front of the church. The different pictures/patterns focus the viewers attention on different approaches in designing public spaces. Pink glimpses are applied to operate as a connection between the different conference venues.

 

Let’s SHIFT perspectives and take a detour!

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Jana Beckmann

/Freelancer, spatial strategies & interior design

/M.A. spatial strategies – scenography & urban practice, Muthesius University of Fine Arts & Design, Kiel 2018

/Lectureship, Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, department interior design 2013–2014

/B.A. interior design, Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts 2007–2012

 

Anja Cambría Oellermann

/Designer Kräling_Lübke, Hamburg

/M.A. spatial strategies – scenography & urban practice, Muthesius University of Fine Arts & Design, Kiel 2018

/B.A. scenography & interior design, Muthesius University of Fine Arts & Design, Kiel 2016

/Internship scenography, ZMIK, Switzerland 2015

 

Janna Nikoleit

/Freelancer, spatial strategies & communication design

/M.A. spatial strategies – scenography & urban practice, Muthesius University of Fine Arts & Design, Kiel 2015–2018

/Exhibition designer Studio Andreas Heller Architects & Designers, Hamburg 2014–2018

/B.A. communication design, HAW Hamburg 2010–2014

 

Jana, Anja & Janna started to collaborate during their studies in the master program ‚spatial strategies‘. Currently they work together on various projects with a focus on scenography and urban practice. They love to create poetic solutions for urban spaces as well as exhibitions.They build on-site experiences, activate spaces and take a close look on the impact of spatial designers on public debates and social discourses.

The conference Urban Transformation through Art and Culture is happening in the context of the INTERREG Project UrbCulturalPlanning. A project focusing on implementing a cultural approach to city planning in several cities in the Baltic Sea Region, as well as in the realm of the Shared Spaces project by the Heinrich-Böll foundation. Shared Spaces highlights the importance of (physical and mental) shared spaces, enabeling dialogue and civil society participation to strengthen democracy. The Baltic UrbCulturalPlanning Conference follows on from the Nordic Urban Lab conferences which have pioneered this approach.
We have invited experts from several countries, especially from the Baltic Sea Region, to create a forum of knowledge to inform, inspire and provoke the debate. We hope the conference provides a setting in which participants can engage and explore how to make a difference, creating a momentum for sustainable change.


The Baltic UrbCulturalPlanning Conference follows on from the Nordic Urban Lab conferences which have pioneered this approach. The initiator of the Nordic Urban Lab conferences is Metropolis, an artistic platform focusing on site-specific creation. Københavns Internationale Teater is the organisation behind Metropolis and is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and the City of Copenhagen. The Baltic UrbCulturalPlanning conference is co-curated with Trevor Davies (Metropolis).

Location

Kiel: Wik, Damperhof & Gaarden-Ost

The Baltic UrbCulturalPlanning Conference Urban Transformation through Art and Culture is happening in Kiel - the capital of the state Schleswig-Holstein (DE). The conference will take place in different locations located in three different urban districts in Kiel: Wik, Damperhof and Gaarden-Ost. The conference will start on the 4th of July in Haus 1 in Anscharpark (Wik).

 

Anscharpark (Wik)

Haus 1

Weimarer Straße 8

24106 Kiel

 

Petruskirche (Wik)

Petruskirche

Weimarer Straße 1

24106 Kiel

 

Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design (Damperhof)

Muthesius Kunsthochschule

Legienstraße 35

24103 Kiel

 

mmhio (Damperhof)

mmhio

Knooper Weg 75

24116 Kiel

 

Vinetazentrum (Gaarden-ost)

Vinetazentrum

Elisabethstraße 64

24143 Kiel

 

Szenegarten (Gaarden-ost)

Szenegarten

Johannesstr. 55

24143 Kiel

 

 

>>CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A DOCUMENT WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOCATION<<


"You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”

Fuller, 1982