Monthly Archives: June 2012

Menu of the “Future of the World” Dinner:

Green Salad with roasted vegetables, Asparagus Soup, Tarta de Patatas with mushrooms & onions & spinach, banana-kiwi smoothie / accompanied by red & white wine

Thank you to Biohof Ziehlke and the merchants of the Winterfeldtmarkt!

Erik Göngrich on the table

Erik Göngrich on the table

Benjamin (raumlabor) elaborating on his point.

Benjamin (raumlabor) elaborating on his point.

17 June, 7 pm, Tempelhof Airfield, Berlin

By pisteras3000 (Rosario Talevi & Ana Vogelfang) + Valentina Karga (BerlinFarmLab) + Dinner Exchange Berlin

A few months ago we met Matthias Rick and Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius with the idea of establishing a temporary alliance between our TU Berlin Seminar on Experimental Architecture and raumlaborberlin for “Die Grosse Weltausstellung 2012”.

The seminar states itself as a platform where students, researchers, collaborators, friends and favourites meet to discuss urban activation processes. It intends to research forms of organization beyond the university context by encouraging thinking and acting on real time.

In this context, Matthias entrusted us his Mappa Mundi. “MAPPA MUNDI can be translated to ‘Map of the World’. However MAPPA can also mean ‘wide-spread or spreading’! (…) The drawing contains one hundred short stories and facts, which circle the earth like clouds, depicting territories, population, resources and social hierarchies.”

The goal was to turn the drawing and its research into a statement.

Later on, Valentina Karga joined the project and brought fresh ideas and expertise on how to built closed circuits that transform waste, basically leftovers or dead particles, into lifecycles. That is how our pavilion found its purpose.

Dinner Exchange Berlin was chosen to provide the culinary framework for the project.

The installation consists of different devices that activate processes, simple architectural elements around which workshops, dinners and collective gatherings happen. MAPPA MUNDI ON WHEELS acts as an infrastructure that ‘grows’ through a series of curated workshops dealing with public action, knowledge exchange and experimentation with do-it-yourself methods of production.

A mobile MAPPA MUNDI table, a greenhouse-rainwater collector, a worm farm, a windmill, events and workshops are parts of this pavilion-machine, which shows the world today and manifests a positive future.

On the websites of Dinner Exchange Berlin and Berlin Farm Lab you will find the podcast, but you are very welcome to join the event!

“The Future of the World” – a dinner discussion organized on Sunday, June 17th, 7pm, by pisteras3000 (Ana Vogelfang & Rosario Talevi), Valentina Karga (Berlin Urban Farm), and the Dinner Exchange Berlin within the framework of the Große Weltausstellung 2012, a collaboration between the HAU and raumlabor berlin.

As a result of a workshop held during the third week of May together with the “Mediations” seminar, we created an installation whose main element is a large table with the Mappa Mundi, a beautiful drawing done by Matthias Rick (+), on its surface.

The Mappa Mundi is an alternative representation of our planet today with regards to history and future, as well as to the matter of resources.

In this context we invited Dinner Exchange Berlin to organize a dinner with leftover food from markets. Our dinner guests will comprise a combination of people from different disciplines who will discuss the “Future of the World”. Curator and artist Lukas Feireiss will be moderating this event.

We hope to initiate an inspiring discussion evolving around manifold aspects with regards to the future of our world.

Invited people:
– Erik Göngrich (artist – documents Berlin’s history and development)
– Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius ( darstellender architect – raumlabor berlin)
– Stefan Schwarz (urbanist – independent structure for sustainable space research)
– Ayumi Matzusaka  (artist – works with cyclical systems)
– Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga (architect and researcher – co-founder of PROGRAM)
– Judith Seng (designer – contemporary culture)
– Pieterjan Grandry (blogger – ‘crap is good’)
– Ben Kaden (placeblogger & urban sociologist)
– Nikos Green (neuroscientist – PhD candidate Freie Universität Berlin)
– Tina Röthinger (economist – experimental & alternative society structures)
– Ute Meta Bauer (curator – Founding Director of the Program in Art, Culture, and Technology at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, Dean of the School of Fine Art, RCA London)
– Samara Grace Chadwick (documentary programmer, PhD candidate in Cultural Studies & Literary Interzones)
– Alice Planel (Dinner Exchange London, writer, researcher, PhD on contemporary art from the Algerian diaspora)
– Hector Huerga (15M activist & writer)
– Gregor Hutz (filmmaker – car & cities)
– Flaka Haliti  (artist – video, sound, installation, photography and performance)
– Ludwig Engel (spatial tactician – raumtaktik: office from a better future)