Gate to the World. Mobile Architecture.

If art today can take place as a performance lecture, public discussion, film screening, or workshop in public space, questions frequently arise regarding corresponding functional and enabling infrastructures. Students of the class Experimental Design (Prof. Jesko Fezer) have developed an architecture, which parasitically uses existing urban situations such as stairs, bus stops, underpasses etc., and extends, modifies or expands them into new spaces according to the type of lecture, exhibition, and action. The encountered space becomes broken through the intervention into its everyday use visibly. By means of the mobile elements social spaces emerge, that can be described with a formal vocabulary of kiosk through info point to stage and that anticipates various uses in public space. The architectural concept by Gvantsa Jiadze, Nicole Lichtenegger, Daniel Pietschmann, Merlin Reichart and Maria Dorothea Weis oscillates between design and art.

In summer 2015 the mobile architecture will be employed artistically in various places across the urban space of Hamburg by students of the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, the University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz, and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki.

Chapter 1
June 22 — June 28, 2015
Veddel, Wilhelmsburger Platz
BADEGÄSTE. Linzer art students stranded on the Elbe island in Hamburg
With Stefanie Farkashazy, Rebekka Hochreiter, Elke Kieweg, Melanie Ludwig, Moritz Matschke, Anna Pech, Felix Pöchhacker, Robinson Stärk, Evelyn Wallner, Claudia Keil (University for Art and Design Linz)

Chapter 2
July 1—July 3, 2015, 12—6 pm
Rotherbaum, main building, University of Hamburg
With Farbod Fakharzadeh (Aalto University Helsinki) and Nancy Odufona (HFBK Hamburg)

Chapter 3
July 3 — July 5, 2015, 12 — 6 pm
Altona, Max-Brauer-Allee (Altona train station)
The Unrooted
With Katie Lenanton, Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Jelena Fuzinato (Aalto University Helsinki)
In Cooperation with Altonale

Chapter 4
July 8 — July 12, 2015
Uhlenhorst, HFBK Hamburg
Modell: Kiosk
With Gvantsa Jiadze, Nicole Lichtenegger, Daniel Pietschmann, Merlin Reichart, Maria Weis (HFBK Hamburg)

Chapter 5
July 13 — July 19, 2015
Building site Hammerbrook, Heidenkampsweg
Real Estatics live broadcasting.
a construction site-specific performance

with COPS – Corporation of peoples situations

Chapter 6
July 24 – July 26, 2015
HafenCity, Am Lohsepark, 20457 Hamburg
Travel Reports. (Neo) / (Post) / (De)
Organized by Paula Pohle (curatorial assistant Gate to the World)

Gate to the World. Mobile Architecture.

June – July 2015

Design and Production
Gvantsa Jiadze, Nicole Lichtenegger, Daniel Pietschmann, Merlin Reichert, Maria Weis (Studio Experimentelles Design, HFBK Hamburg)

Curatorial coaching
Jesko Fezer (Prof. Experimentelles Design, HFBK Hamburg)
Sophie Goltz (Artistic Director Stadtkuratorin Hamburg)

Project management
Paula Pohle (curatorial assistant Stadtkuratorin Hamburg)

In cooperation with HFBK Hamburg