Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius (raumlaborberlin): Contemporary Spatial Practices

raumlaborberlin was established in 1999 as a platform for architects. raumlabor stands for discurse orientated, experimental, joyful, participatory working methods with a high degree of publicity and strong design expression. The group consists of Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Andrea Hofmann, Jan Liesegang, Christof Mayer, Matthias Rick and Axel Timm. The collective playfully subverts the apparently indispensable values of architecture such as durability. They develop temporary interventions, ephemeral spatial concepts and investigate urban transformations in order to find new perspectives in architecture and urban planning. raumlaborberlin aim to challenge the conventional social meanings of urban space by investigating alternative potentials for architecture and urban space, which can be dynamically experienced and offer the opportunity for malleable social interconnections. In his lecture, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius will talk about the group’s recent projects.