Pope L. "Misconceptions" at Portikus

Exhibition, 8 September – 21 November 2021

HYGIENE CONCEPT of the Städelschule

Information, 6 October 2021 – 20 February 2022

Winter Semester 2021/22

Information, 18 October 2021 – 20 February 2022

Year project of Curatorial Studies: facets, faces

Exhibition, 22 – 31 October 2021

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Touch Release—An exhibition of Haegue Yang's class

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Final Reviews Architecture Class

Event, 9 – 10 September 2021, 17:00–21:30

THE WHISTLE—Absolventenausstellung 2021

Exhibition, 3 – 19 September 2021

Daniel Lie: Rotten Energy

Online Lecture, 24 June 2021, 19:00

Eyal Weizman: Cloud Studies

Online Lecture, 1 June 2021, 19:00

Breaking Glass III – Virtual Space

Symposium, 28 – 30 May 2021

David Gianotten: Contextual Engagement

Online Lecture, 20 May 2021, 19:00

Ellie Ga: Artist talk

Online Lecture, 18 May 2021, 19:00

Hassan Khan class: AUTONATURA

Class Project, 14 – 16 May 2021

Etta Madete: OCHA-African Avant-Garde

Online Lecture, 11 May 2021, 19:00

Willem de Rooij class: Premiere

Class Project, 7 – 21 May 2021

Banu Cennetoğlu: neither a mirror nor a hammer

Online Lecture, 6 May 2021, 19:00

Elif Saydam: The House Always Wins

Online Lecture, 20 April 2021, 19:00

Lectures Summer Semester 2021

Online Lecture, 20 April – 8 July 2021

Summer semester 2021

Information, 12 April – 16 July 2021

Willem de Rooij "PIERRE VERGER IN SURINAME" at Portikus

Exhibition, 27 March – 18 July 2021

STADL: Schtorona

Radio Show, 19 – 21 February 2021, 18:00–19:00

Willem de Rooij Class: Raum I7

Class Project, 19 February 2021


Event, 19 – 21 February 2021, 16:00–20:00

Bani Abidi: Funland

Online Lecture, 16 February 2021, 19:00

Olga Balema

Online Lecture, 4 February 2021, 19:00

Henrike Naumann: Aesthetics of Power

Online Lecture, 28 January 2021, 19:00

The Otolith Group: Infinity Minus Infinity

Online Lecture, 21 January 2021, 19:00

Manuela Moscoso: Liverpool Biennial 2021

Online Lecture, 19 January 2021, 19:00

Jason Mohaghegh: Dreams of the Last King

Online Lecture, 12 January 2021, 19:00

Etta Madete: OCHA-African Avant-Garde

Online Lecture11 May 2021, 19:00online
Photo: Nyaswenta RobertPhoto: Nyaswenta Robert

The Kenyan countryside is home to avant-garde experimentation that is challenging the prevailing ideologies of the term “rural”. This lecture delves into the new, innovations, transformations and explorations seen in the open and untouched (ungoverned) countryside. Cause of anonymity and freedom; the countryside takes a life of its own in all manner of forms, shapes and sizes. Unlike in the city, where the people, cultures and spaces try to merge into one, most of the Kenyan rural landscape is divided along tribal lines which inevitably create political tension but also cultivate the necessary concentration of perspectives that spur context specific innovation. No longer are we confronted with the mundane farm life, deterioration, “backwards“ notion of the rural village, instead the village becomes the voice of reason on how to move forward.

Etta Madete is an environmental architectural designer at BuildX Studio, a lecturer (teaching fellow) at the University of Nairobi, an Aspen 2020 fellow and EDGE Expert. In all capacities, she practices, teaches and conducts research on architectural design innovation to bring sustainable economic, social and environmental development to Kenya and beyond. Most recently, she was the lead researcher for the East Africa section of the exhibition and publication Countryside, The Future (2020) at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, with Rem Koolhaas, OMA, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, exploring the potential, possibilities and pitfalls of the countryside. As a project manager for Zima Homes, an affordable housing project pioneering green, sustainable, and dignified affordable housing in Nairobi, she acts as an advocate for the power of sustainable architectural design to improve lives. Her projects have been published in Architectural Review, Aljazeera, Mail and The Guardian, amongst many others. 


The lecture will be held in English language.

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