Hybrid Futures. Speculations by Helgard Haug, Jan Kampshoff and Moritz Ahlert

"Art and science between the realms of past, present and future."
Speakers are Hegard Haug, Jan Kampshoff* and Moritz Ahlert. Moderation by Yvonne Zindel.
28 May 2020, 8:15 pm, live streaming with interactive participation via social media.
Live in German language. An english version of the event is available as recording (see video below).

After the successful kick off to the series in December, the Hybrid Plattform and Futurium invite the public to the second “Hybrid Futures” on 28 May 2020. Here artists and scientists come together to talk about past and potential visions of the future. At this second edition of the interdisciplinary event author and theatre director Helgard Haug, urban development expert and architect Jan Kampshoff and his collaborator Moritz Ahlert will speculate on subjects at the interface between art and science. How can a city also function as a stage and become a creative location? How have lifestyle and urban concepts of the past influenced us and our surroundings into the present? And how will the urban fabric and the interactions that take place there change – especially in times of emptiness and distance?

The panel discussion, which can be experienced via livestream, will first take a look into the past of the disciplines involved and their increasing hybridization. Then our guests will formulate speculations about the future of the academic disciplines based on scenarios from the realms of art and science.

Helgard Haugis co-founder of the theatre label RiminiProtokoll, collaborates with other artists and is often a visiting lecturer at universities in various countries. With the award-winning ensemble Rimini Protokoll she experiments with new forms of theatre. She brings audiences into public spaces, where they become actors in the narrative, as the city itself is turned into the stage set. The ensemble also produces radio dramas that have received numerous prizes.

Jan Kampshoff is a guest professor at the Technical University Berlin and is partner of the architectural studio modulorbeat. In his work he has an interdisciplinary approach to deal with urban structures and their influences on life in the city. By combining disciplines and people from different backgrounds he always tries to create a dynamic atmosphere.

Moritz Ahlert is research fellow at the HabitatUnit. His work focuses on participative urban development, smart cities and digital map applications. His research results have been published in diverse publications and exhibitions. He recently attracted a great deal of attention with his commentary to Google Maps Hack by the artist Simon Weckert, who was able to fool Google Maps by means of an artistic hack.

The discussion will be streamed live from the Futurium in cooperation with ALEX Berlin. Viewers can add their questions to the discussion using social media.

* Originally the event was planned with the participation of Philipp Misselwitz who sadly had to cancel on a short notice. However, luckily, we could gain Jan Kampshoff as substitutes for our panel.