The event is part of CAFx’ seminar series, 'The Ecological Turn', examining the gradual paradigm shift from a more pragmatic, market-driven architecture towards a more holistic and ‘green’ ecological impulse.
In the first chapter, we will investigate the organic, raw, and metabolic impulse in the contemporary analysis of buildings and cities: the smooth passage of energy, the seamless circulation of waste, and the dynamic operations of microbial colonies. For if modern architecture was recognisable by its austere skin and slender bones, it might indeed be said that the eco- logical turn is distinguishable by its visceral, anatomical language, evoking cell membranes, bowels, and metabolic systems.
To set the stage for this discussion, the architect Sandra Bartoli and the artist Silvan Linden will unfold the modern history of self-sufficient urban gardening, ecological agriculture, and models of waste recycling through a presentation of their collaborative research project “Licht Luft Scheisse”. Subsequently, TUSCA7 will challenge traditional waste management practices through the presentation of local and decentralised composting systems like the one they have built for Banegaarden.
Finally, there will be a joint conversation, offering an opportunity for the audience to engage in the discussion.
- Sandra Bartoli, professor, architect and landscape architect (D) and Silvan Linden, artist and researcher (D) who has done the joint exhibition and book project “Licht Luft Scheisse”.
- TUSCA7, Berlin-based artist, architecture, and research collective who is doing a site-specific compost installation in Jernbanebyen during the festival.
- Moderator Kristoffer Weiss, philosopher, director of the Danish Architectural Press, former partner in EFFEKT and co-author of “The New Wave in Danish Architecture”.
The event is kindy supported by Goethe Institut Dänemark