The Great Repair

Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin
Mon–Sun 10 am–8 pm

Today, 50 years after the publication of the study "The Limits to Growth" by the Club of Rome, the ecological crisis is no longer just an issue for environmental activists. It affects us all in its direct effects. Nevertheless, the waste of resources and the destruction of the environment do not stop. One of the reasons for this are growth-oriented progress narratives that influence the almost insoluble conflict between growth and climate protection in favor of a market-oriented policy.

The exhibition project "The Great Repair" discusses the contradictions between growth and ecology using the material culture of architecture and presents over 30 positions from art, architecture and spatial practices in which repair becomes tangible as a new design paradigm. Because both in the arts and in cultural and social sciences, new strategies are increasingly being called for, with which the consumption of resources can be reduced and the existing can be preserved or repaired. The exhibition examines to what extent a politics and aesthetics of repair can be a meaningful alternative from a postcolonial, feminist and posthuman perspective. Sufficiency, longevity, solidarity, re-appropriation, plurality and care work are explored as the politics of a repair society.

As part of an accompanying workshop program, those involved in the exhibition will discuss and deepen these politics of a repair society with visitors.

Participants: Assemble, Kader Attia, Atelier Bow-Wow, Brenne Architekten with Jana Hainbach / TU Munich & HfBK Dresden and the AdK Baukunstarchiv, Manuel Chavajay, Santiago del Hierro with AWAI and Cabildo Inga de Mocoa, Kathrin Dörfler, Edit, Anna Heringer, Florian Hertweck / Master Architecture, University of Luxembourg, Manuel Herz, Hans Hortig, Interboro, Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser, Lacaton & Vassal, Mierle Laderman Ukeles/Bettina Knaup, Silke Langenberg, Limbo Accra, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Mapping Ukraine ETH Zurich, Material Cultures, Riccardo McAvinue / Small building cleaning, Ana Miljački, Sarah Nichols, Fuminori Nousaku & Mio Tsuneyama, Marjetica Potrč, Bas Princen, Maksym Rokmaniko / Center for Spatial Technologies, Sakiya, Alexander Stumm, Paulo Tavares, Milica Topalović / Architecture of Territory ETH Zurich, UVW-SAW, Michael Wolf, ZAS* and others

A project by ARCH+ gGmbH
in cooperation with Academy of Arts, Berlin; Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich; Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Luxembourg
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Federal Agency for Civic Education, the Hans Sauer Foundation and the Wüstenrot Foundation

Artistic direction: Florian Hertweck, Christian Hiller, Markus Krieger, Alex Nehmer, Anh-Linh Ngo, Milica Topalović