The two architecture and art collectives Raumlabor (Berlin) and Collectif ETC (Marseille) work at the intersection of architecture, urban development, art and design. Both collectives are interested in the conceptual design and concrete realisation of architectural interventions in public space. Based on citizen involvement and local participation, the collectives ask what constitutes the character of a given place? What creates quality - for the individual and for society? How do you create spaces for dialogue and togetherness in the local community, where people feel safe and part of the community, while at the same time taking climate and resources into account?
In 2022, Raumlabor and Collectif ETC were invited to Copenhagen by Goethe-Institut Dänemark and Institut français du Danemark with support by the Franco-German Cultural Fund. Inspired by the urban space around Skjolds Plads and Bispebjerg Bakke, they developed various sketches for new architectural and social initiatives in the area. Some of these drawings will be included in the exhibition at Arkitektforeningen. The exhibition consists of an installation created especially for the occasion, and it contains various artefacts and objects that associate with selected projects from Raumlabor and Collectif ETC. There is a special focus on the collectives' joint projects.
The exhibition will be on display from 7-13 June at the Architects' Association. On Wednesday 7 June there will be a special opening event from 16:00 to 18:00: Axel Timm and Jan Helge Theiler from Raumlabor and Théo Mouzard and Maxence Bohn from Collectif ETC will present their working practices and selected projects. There will be a special focus on the projects jointly developed by the two collectives. The audience is invited to actively participate in the conversation.
The event will be held in English and is organised in collaboration with the Copenhagen Architecture Festival and the Danish Architects' Association. It is supported by the Franco-German Cultural Fund.