What does it mean today to be modern? The nature, criticism and relevance of modernism – and thus also of modern architecture – remains one of the virulent questions of the present-day. Variants of postcolonial discourse have recently revealed problems in the modernism debate. At the same time, anti-modernist “right-wing spaces” are spreading in many supposedly stable democracies. Against the background of these developments, scholars and practitioners from art, architecture and urban planning will discuss how relevant the question of the modernism’s validity is today. What does it mean to be modern in the era of a sweeping societal “datafication”? What can emancipatory design strategies look like that make the social impact of abstract technical processes visible and thus potentially contribute to democratizing the data society?
Workshops with Jesko Fezer, Christa Kamleithner, Nikolaus Kuhnert, Armin Linke, Marion von Osten, Angelika Schnell, Philip Ursprung, Georg Vrachliotis, Karin Wilhelm and others; discussion with Christian Kerez, Achim Menges, Michaela Ott, Karin Wilhelm, moderated by Stephan Trüby
More conference events will be held on November 8 at the ARCH+ Space (Friedrichstraße 23A, 10969 Berlin).
An event by IgmA and ARCH+, supported by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development and the University of Stuttgart