17.01.18 I 18 UHR I CHRISTOPHER DELL: IMPROVISATION TECHNOLOGY AS MODE OF ANALYZING AND REDESIGNING THE URBAN I STUDIO 11

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The lecture elaborates on the notion of improvisation in urban design from a specific perspective. In that context improvisation is not intended as an informal, non-planning endeavor but as a way to re-use planning from a situationistperspective. Consequently design modulates to redesign. That means: the aim is not to follow the ideology of creativity and its teleological imperative of creating something new. It is not about tabula rasa but about working constructively with the "as found" ? including its indeterminacy ? in community to reassemble and to draw relationships (between actors and actants). In that process not only improvisation is defined as technology. It also also implies corollarries for the representational modes of design, that unveil their structural potential only from an improvisational perspective: representation changesfrom "Abbild", from a non-altering identity-form to a performative (re)presentationof structure and relationship as open notation. This notation enables action in order to provoke and produce meaning. The city cannot be grasped as an object but is to be read a performative process, in which we all take part, if we want it or not ? externalisation is over! It is about finding ways to internalize spatial relations, make them public and act from there. 

 

Prof. Dr. habil. Christopher Dell ist Theoretiker, Musiker, Komponist und Kurator. Zur Zeit lehrt er als Professor für Städtebautheorie an der HafenCity Universität Hamburg sowie an verschiedenen Hochschulen im internationalen. Dell ist zudem Leiter des ifit, Institut für Improvisationstechnologie, Berlin. Sein Interesse gilt Praxen und Organisationsverläufen der zeitgenössischen Stadt. In disziplinübergreifenden Arbeitskonstellationen sucht Dell relationale Handlungsformen als Verfahren zu konzeptionalisieren und für Forschung und Gestaltung fruchtbar zu machen. Dell gilt laut Reclam Jazzlexikon als der führende Vibraphonist Europas, seine Arbeit wurde mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet, wie z.B. dem Downbeat Allstar Award, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, dem JazzArt-Award - Musik des 21.Jahrhunderts, Grammy Nominierung und Musikpreis der Stadt Darmstadt. 

19. & 20.1. I RESPONSES – HOW TO COMMUNICATE (ABOUT) DANCE I SYMPOSIUM ON DANCE TRANSFER I STUDIO 14

Tanzbüro Berlin with the module mapping dance berlin, Uferstudios with the project Life Long Burning and the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin cordially invite you to a symposium on dance transfer on 19th and 20th January, 2018. In this frame, questions and approaches to art education, its artistic and social dimensions as well as quality standards in mediation work will be discussed, in order to think anew and to set standards.

 

for more detailed information: http://www.tanzraumberlin.de/Programm--2023-1.html


18. & 19.1. I Laboratory on Feedback in Artistic Processes #3 (closed group)

In the third Laboratory on Feedback in Artistic Processes an invited group of artists, theoreticians and dramaturges will be analysing feedback methods and languages and their effectiveness in artistic work processes. 

 

RESPONSES – HOW TO COMMUNICATE (ABOUT) DANCE Symposium on Dance Transfer and Education & Laboratory on Feedback in Artistic Processes is a collaboration of Uferstudios GmbH, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT) and Tanzbüro Berlin. It takes place in the frame of the project Life Long Burning / module teachback with the support of the cultural programme of the European Union and the module mapping dance berlin in the frame of Attention Dance, a project of the Tanzbüro Berlin, carried by Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e.V. and Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with the TanzForumBerlin. Attention Dance is being funded from 2016 to 2017 through the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) and the country of Berlin. The HZT Berlin is the joined resposibility of the Berlin University of the Arts and the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst ‚Ernst Busch’ in cooperation with the network TanzRaumBerlin.

 

Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin at Uferstudios, Studio 14, Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin
U8: Pankstraße, U9: Nauener Platz, S-Bahn: Gesundbrunnen