Urbainable – stadthaltig

Positions on the European City for the 21st Century
Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin Map
Mon–Sun 10 am–8 pm

The exhibition "urbainable – stadthaltig" examines the role of the European city and its architecture in the age of global warming, digitisation, demographic change and the dissolution of traditional social networks. The word creation 'urbainable' in the exhibition's title refers to the hypothesis that sustainability and urbanity should not be considered opposites, but rather that a more responsible use of the city's functional mechanisms is also the key to a more sustainable existence.

"urbainable – stadthaltig" is a group exhibition, in which members of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste introduce themselves and their work in the form of projects, visionary concepts and initiatives, thus presenting their positions for the 21st century. The exhibition provides insights into European architecture and urban planning at the start of the '20s of the new century. Other topics, in addition to completed architecture projects and those currently in planning, include digitisation in the design process, mobility, transformation of the new and preservation of the old, cultural techniques of density, working with nature and technological innovations. The members come from the fields of architecture, landscape and urban planning as well as history and theory of architecture. The exhibition is introduced with a research project carried out by the Leibniz Universität Hannover in cooperation with the Berlin-based photographer Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk. In this project, photos, drawings and texts are used to communicate to visitors the potential for sustainable development that exists in our cities. The publication to accompany the exhibition is published by ArchiTangle.

Although the exhibition was planned and conceived before the corona crisis, the implementation must take into account the experience of the pandemic. It is still unclear what aspects of public and cultural life will be possible when the exhibition opens. At the same time, the corona crisis is already demonstrating the great degree of versatility and creative potential that our cities hold.

Curators: Tim Rieniets, Matthias Sauerbruch, Jörn Walter

Participating Members: Fritz Auer, Thomas Auer, Klaus Bollinger, Michael Bräuer, Arno Brandlhuber, Winfried Brenne, Kees Christiaanse, Annette Gigon, Almut Grüntuch-Ernst, Guido Hager, Peter Haimerl, Thomas Herzog, Regine Keller, Karla Kowalski, Anne Lacaton, Pierre Laconte, Regine Leibinger, Hilde Léon, HG Merz, Günter Nagel, Florian Nagler, Irina Raud, Ian Ritchie, Matthias Sauerbruch, Jörg Schlaich, Helmut C. Schulitz, Thomas Sieverts, Enrique Sobejano, Volker Staab, Christiane Thalgott, Kjetil T. Thorsen, Marco Venturi, Jörn Walter, Wilfried Wang

An exhibition by members of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste, supported by the Wüstenrot Stiftung.

With the friendly support of PERI Vertrieb Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG and Euroboden GmbH.