Venue: Davis Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin
Raumlabor berlin began working on the issues of contemporary architecture and urbanism in 1999 in various interdisciplinary working teams. Raumlabor investigate strategies for urban renewal. Raumlabor does urban design, architectural design, interactive environments, and research.
The partners of raumlabor berlin are Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Frauke Gerstenberg, Andrea Hofmann, Jan Liesegang, Christoph Mayer and Axel Timm.
Jan Liesegang was born in Cologne in 1968 and studied Architecture in Berlin (TU Berlin), Copenhagen (Kunstakademie) and New York (Cooper Union, School of Architecture). He graduated from the TU Berlin with a Diploma (Masters) in 1997 and was awarded the Prize for Best Diploma (Masters) Thesis. Between 1998 and 2001 he worked for Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in Berlin. In 1999 he co-founded raumlaborberlin, and has been registered as an architect since 2001. He has been teaching at the Art Academy, Stuttgart from 2001- 2008. Jan is a guest professor at the Bergen School of Architecture in Norway in 2014.
Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius was born 1968, and has studied Architecture in Berlin (TU and HdK) and Copenhagen (Kunstakademie). He received a Diploma in 1999 at HdK Berlin, and directed two Theatre groups in Berlin between 1993 and 2000. He founded the Institute for Applied Building Arts and the “Testfield for Ephemeral Constructions” in Berlin in 1999. He has worked since 1999 as an Architect with raumlaborberlin. Benjamin was professor at the Academy for Art, Architecture and Design in Prague 2010/11 and since October 2014 is professor for Transdisciplinary Design in Essen. He received the Max Taut award of the UdK Berlin 1999 and the Erich Schelling award for Innovative Architecture in 2005.
This talk is part of the Making: Culture series, a series of AAI talks kindly supported by the German Embassy Dublin