Entering the Evacuated Field -
successful strategies for disused resources
The Symposium "Entering the Evacuated Field"
is taking place as part of Entry 2006 - Perspectives and Visions in
Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany.
"Entering the Evacuated Field"
Demonstrates inspirational strategies and business models for the post-industrial
wastelands of our contemporary cities, the disused buildings of the shrinking
cities, depleted resources and long-forgotten brands
and products. The international speakers giving presentations and conducting workshops
on these issues represent a cross-disciplinary approach to the burning issue of
recycling concepts, spaces and materials. They
propose strategies for psychological, architectural and economic renewal and
reactivation of that which has been declared obsolete. Unconventional transformation
processes open up new opportunities and create unexpected business sectors. New
typologies are discovered that question aesthetic conventions in architecture.
The ugly and the unloved - amongst them prefabricated buildings and the dense favela
communities - are fundamentally reassessed for their intrinsic design qualities and
models of self-organisation.
The joint symposium planned by urban drift productions and the Zollverein School of Management and Design will focus
on practical strategies and revaluations of evacuated fields.
It will be held in English.
Summary, Speakers and Talks
Stefan Frigger is commercial manager of the Zollverein School of management and design.
"Evacuated fields as a cultural challenge"
Ole Bouman is a cultural and architectural historian. He is
editor-in-chief of the experimental architecture
Francesca Ferguson is the initiator and artistic director of urban drift, a
transcultural platform for new trends in architecture,
design, and urbanism, and curator of Talking
Peter Lewis - writer, artist,
curator of the ®edux space in London and numerous renowned exhibitions
(Host, Sharjah Biennale),
developed the notion of the evacuated field as a space of experiment. In a keynote
together with Francesca Ferguson he will talk on collective practice,
multitude, and micropolitics.
"The micropolitics of space"
Atelier Bow-Wow is a Tokyo-based architectural
studio. They created a new source of inspiration for building in places where
space is at a premium. They exhibit
'hybrid' architecture at Talking
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"Improvisation and flexibility for spatial conception"
Hubert Klumpner/Alfredo Brillembourg initiated and ran a
multi-disciplinary Urban Think Tank for research into contemporary architecture
and urbanism in Caracas. They are the authors of Informal City.
Muck Petzet is a Munich-based architect whose prize-winning
transformation of the 'Physicians Quarter' in Leinefelde
confounded prophesies that this shrinking satellite city and its prefab houseing was damned to
"The pioneering spirit"
Boris Sieverts runs an unconventional city travel agency in Cologne with which he tours brownfield sites and the
His radical proposal'Land for Free' is exhibited at
"New Beginning for Theresienthal"
Dr. Mirjam Storim, deputy managing director of the Eberhard
von Kuenheim foundation, foundation of BMW AG. She was
the leader of the foundation's project to reanimate the Kristallglasmanufaktur
"Reanimated brand values"
Fritz Straub, CEO of the Deutsche Werkst�tten Hellerau,
Dresden. He reanimated the myth of the famous traditional company for interior
A visit to the exhibition Talking Cities with a guided tour with the curator Francesca Ferguson will be offered at the
end of the symposium.
Friday, 29 September 2006,
10am-8pm Zollverein School of Management and Design, Essen
Gelsenkirchener Stra�e 209, 45309 Essen, Germany.
The fee for the symposium is Euro 80,00�. This fee
includes entrance to the lectures and discussions as well as food and refreshments during the
symposium. Please return the complete registration form to the Zollverein School of
Management and Design gGmbH by fax of by post.
Zollverein School of Management and Design Programme & Sidevents:
Prof. Nicolas Beucker
Registration: Martina Beerbaum
Corporate Communications: Annekatrin Sonn
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