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HCU workshop series on artistic-scientific research in architecture

As part of the research initiative, starting in 2018 several workshops on artistic-scientific research in architecture will be planned and carried out together with doctoral students and research associates of the HCU. Based on current doctoral and research projects at the HCU, the workshops serve to discuss and test methods of artistic-scientific research together with external guests and members of the HCU. 

HCU Workshop Series on Artistic-Scientific Research in Architecture

Sensing – A Professional Competence

Sensing – A Professional Competence

As part of a workshop series, organized by the architecture research initiative and based on current research projects at the HafenCity University Hamburg, the workshop focuses on the concept and the experience of the body which critically ­perceives, actively constructs, and creatively designs space. It aims to discuss and experience somatic movement as a ­method of artistic research and to emphasize the domain in which this practice takes place, namely everyday life and, ­potentially, professional practice. Somatic practices – as a ­bodily­ reflection – are only possible in an interaction with the phenomena of lifeworld. Similar to Merleau-Ponty’s remark about phenomenology as ‘a quiet science of daily world’, somatic practice is a methodological study of the bodily basis of one’s own perception and simultaneously a study of perceived (everyday) world itself. Accordingly, the discursive reflection and the bodily reflection have a distinct sense and function, which will be discussed and experienced. The individual sessions include practical movement elements. Visitors and guests are invited to participate. 

Sensing – A Professional Competence
15th of May, 2019

LUKULULE – Musik und Tanz für Jugend e.V.
Alte Bahnmeisterei – 2nd floor
Stockmeyerstraße 43
20457 Hamburg

10:15  Introduction
10:30  Body Space Experience: Enactive & Sensuous 
   Approach to Orientation Based on Somatic Practices
   Katja Münker
12:00 Discussion
12:30 Break 

HafenCity Universität Hamburg
Room 2.015
Überseeallee 16
20457 Hamburg

14:00  Dance and Architecture: A Rehearsal at the Common Lab
The origins of a pop-up somatic architecture
Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez
15:30  Discussion 
16:00  Break
16:30  Intermediate Results: Somatic Movement in Architecture
Wiktor Skrzypczak
17:30 Reflection and summary discussion 
19:00  End

A registration for the workshops is required, please send an email until the 26th of April 2019 to  sara.lusic@hcu-hamburg.de  
Please note that comfortable clothing is recommended. The event will be filmed. 

HCU workshop series on artistic-scientific research in architecture


December 04–05, 2018 
With Armin Linke, Maria Hlavajova and Nishat Awan

As part of a workshops series organized by the architecture research initiative at the HafenCity University Hamburg, the workshop will explore the archive as a methodical spatial organization, based on research questions that have evolved from two ongoing dissertations at the HCU Hamburg and at the TU Berlin: Belgrade New Wave – Art and Architecture of the 1980s and In the Search for (Future) Spatial Commons – History, Theory and Actuality of Systems of Commoning.

On December 4, the opening event will take place at the HCU, with a lecture by Armin Linke (Artist, Berlin). On December 5, we will meet in the expandable archive, which was created in summer inside the Schaltzentrale. Subsequent to public lectures by Maria Hlavajova (BAK, Utrecht, NL) and Nishat Awan (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK) three workshop sessions will examine the archive as a method and practice, in its function as a collection of knowledge, collective process and space of communication.

The event will be held in english.

A registration for the workshops is required, please send an email until the 28th of November to: sara.lusic(at)hcu-hamburg.de
The lectures are open for the public.

** Program
4th of December 
HafenCity University
Galerie 4. OG, Überseeallee 16, 20457 Hamburg

17:30 Armin Linke, Lecture & Discussion

In cooperation with IMAGINE THE CITY a program by Kunst und Kultur in der HafenCity e.V.

5th of December
Bullerdeich 14b, 20537 Hamburg 

9:30 Introduction
9:45 Input a) The archive as an exhibition
Input b): Mappings and datasheet collection as an extensible archive
11:15 Break
11:30 Lectures & Discussion
Maria Hlavajova, Founding General and Artistic Director of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, since 2000. Research and Artistic Director of Former West (2008–2016)
Nishat Awan, Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures and Principal Investigator on Topological Atlas: Mapping Contemporary Borderscapes, hosted by the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University, London
14:00 Break
15:00 Session I The archive as a collection of knowledge
16:00 Session II The archive as a process and practice
17:00 Break
17:30 Session III The archive as a space of communication
18:30 Discussion, résumé

In cooperation with Hallo: Verein zur Förderung ­raumöffnender Kultur e.V.