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Lange Weile

or looking for the empty time

This summer an artistic examination of the topic boredom takes place in the impressive LWL-Industial Museum Henrichshütte Hattingen in North Rhine-Westphalia. Our students have dedicated themselves to the empty time. We expect a talking blast furnace, a labyrinth for summer deceleration, an avant-garde dance performance and a light / sound installation in the depths of the huge blower hall.

Vernissage 15.07.2018 at 11:00 am
LWL Industrial Museum Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Industriekultur Henrichshütte Hattingen,
Werksstr. 25, 45527 Hattingen

Students: Takaya Kobayashi, Victor Treushchenko-Bernhardt, Anne-Laure Jullian de la Fuente, Maike Häber, Ting-Yi Lin (Master students), Amina Nouns, Julius Kirchner (2nd semester)
Mentors: Johann Jörg, Prof. Kerstin Laube

Gelb gewinkelt! Bauhausfest Dessau 2018

For this year’s Bauhausfest 2018 entitled “Gelb gewinkelt” (Yellow angled), our students are again designing and realizing scenographic spaces, installations and performances (Lecturers: Claudia Rohner and Franziska Ritter). In cooperation with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, the  Architecture program of the TU Berlin, the program for Contemporary Puppetry of the HfS Ernst Busch Berlin and the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin (HZT) the Bauhaus Festival will take place.

Invitation to Dessau:
Friday, 31. August 2018, 7pm-11pm
Saturday, 1. September 2018, 7pm-1am,
Place: Bauhaus Dessau, Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau
Entrance Bauhaus building: 5 Euro
Information about Bauhaus Festival:

Students: Maria Alejandra Alarcón Bautista, Oliver Burkhardt, Hsin-Ying Ho, Linda Rodenheber

© photos: Franziska Ritter, Florian Kiehl

Beiderseits der Oder: Scenography

In cooperation with the Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte  (House of Brandenburg-Prussian History) in Potsdam:

As part of the theme year Kulturland Brandenburg 2018 “we inherit. Europe in Brandenburg – Brandenburg in Europe “and the European Heritage Year 2018 “SHARING HERITAGE”, our students design a multimedia exhibition about the region on both sides of the Oder. This joint memorial-European space of Germans and Poles, resulting out of the Second World War, is narrated through photographs and films of real and topographical places of remembrance, contrasted with questions and fragments of individual and collective memories. On the basis of documentation, historical testimonies and interviews, an immersive space of memory is created, which makes the breaks and continuities, strangeness and newly acquired familiarity, oblivion of history and new historical interest, tangible.

The exhibition is created in partnership with Instytut Zachodni Poznań / West Institute Poznań and Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej w Zielonej Górze, Museum of Lebuser Land Grünberg.

The exhibition will be on view from 7th September 2018 to 20th January 2019.

Students: Mara Barnabò, Anja Dietz, Katharina Filist, Julius Kirchner, Suriya Poieam, Svenja Stannat, Lena Tiffert, Greta Wolf-Rosenbaum
Mentors: Prof. Kerstin Laube, Heiko Kalmbach
Coordinator: Maria Dannecker

© Photos: TU Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum

Theatre Architecture Collection of TU Berlin is now online avaiable!

Just in time for the start of the European Heritage Year 2018, the theater collection of the TU Berlin goes online with over 5,000 objects. The cooperation project between the TU Berlin and the Beuth University, financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, after two years has successfully reached it’s goal – the development and digitilization of the theatre collection of the TU Berlin.

The collection houses well-preserved archives from 1939 to 1969 to more than 500 theater buildings mainly in Germany, Austria, France, Slovenia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia. The pictorial materials – floor plans, sections, photographs and written documents – give a unique overview of the state of Central European cultural buildings in the mid-20th century: On the one hand the collection provides an inventory of the visionary developments of the 20s and 30s, on the other hand the objects document both stagnation and also deconstruction during the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945. At the same time, the collection gives valuable insights into the visions of the architectural emergence of post-war modernism until the 1960s and 1970s.

The collection is now freely accessible to the public via the online database of TU Berlin’s Architekturmuseum and already provides a valuable contribution to the preservation and visualization of cultural (theater) heritage in Europe.


Architekturmuseum TU Berlin – Dr. Hans-Dieter Nägelke
FG Theatertechnik Beuth HS Berlin – Prof. Dr. Bri Newesely
Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum TU Berlin – head of project: Franziska Ritter
tutors: Robert Huth, Julia Kleinschmidt, Birte Dördelmann

Franziska Ritter,, Tel: +49 (0)30 – 314 72 174

Exhibition Design: 100 Prozent Wolle

The exhibition opens up its theme – wool – to visitors of all ages. They have the opportunity to encounter and interact with the wool on a playful, sensual, intellectual or nostalgic level. There are spaces of encounter in every room, which are designed to encourage shared, active experience and exchange between generations. At the same time, visitors can deepen their knowledge of various related topics. These include the life of the shepherd and relationships with the animals; the production of wool; the transformation of raw wool into yarn; and the process of knitting, from stitches all the way up to the finished product. The visitor can try out everything — either with or without guidance.

In addition to a sculpture of a sheep that visitors can climb, highlights include a shepherd’s clothing and gear, a clothing rail that tells stories, and a flying carpet.

exhibition: 100 Prozent Wolle
place: Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Arnimallee 25, 14195 Berlin

vernissage: 5.11.2017 – 3 pm
opening hours: 7.11.2017 to 23.06.2019,  tuesday – friday 10 am – 5 pm, saturday – sunday 11 am – 6pm Uhr, mondays closed
entrance: 8 euro

realization: Margaret Schlenkrich (exhibition design) with Devin Martini (medial presentation)
mentor: Johann Jörg

Substanz! Bauhaus Festival Dessau

Colourful! Material Illusion.

For its 20th anniversary, the Bauhaus Festival brings the colourful nature of things into surprising focus. Put in the spotlight and set in motion as players on a stage, they find complete expression in front of us: architecture becomes audible, material becomes dance, walls become permeable, junk becomes music and people, material. In ‘play-spaces’ and productions the annual theme of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, ‘Substance’, is realised from a fresh perspective. The Bauhaus Festival thus forms a Gesamtkunstwerk from two evenings of contemporary interpretations of artistry, theatre, music, installation and performance.

In interdisciplinary teams, under the guidance of the lecturers Claudia Rohner and Franziska Ritter, our students have developed and realized eight scenographic projects for this festival. Entirely in the spirit of Oskar Schlemmer, the performance series ‘Substantia – das Licht greifen’ (Substantia – grasp the light) enables the students to experiment with the material and to create illusions in the space between humankind and material. The productions came about in collaboration with the Initiative Neuer Zirkus e.V., the postgraduate course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum at the Technical University of Berlin and the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT).

Invitation to Dessau:
Friday, 1. September 2017, 7pm-11pm
Saturday, 2. September 2017, 7pm-1am, Festival parade 9pm
Place: Bauhaus Dessau, Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau
Entrance Bauhaus building: 5 Euro
Information about Bauhaus Festival:

Students: Paulina Barreiro, Jakob Blazejczak, Anne-Laure de la Fuente, Anja Dietz, Lukas Kesler, Takaya Kobayashi, Ting-Yi Lin, Eleonora Pedretti, Lana Ramsay, Greta Wolf-Rosenbaum

Photos: Franziska Ritter, Salka Schulz

Il mondo della luna

“Warum der Blick durch das Fernrohr? Ist es, den Mond ganz nah zu Euch zu bringen oder Euch weit weg von der Erde? Würdet Ihr es ertragen, das Auge zu lösen vom Horizont und hinab zu schauen auf Eure Schuhe? Sicher besitzt Ihr welche, warm und fest, sonst hätte die Kälte längst Euren Blick gesenkt. Entschuldigt, ich weiß, Ihr seht nun einmal gerne nach vorne oder nach oben, das ist halt so. Nichts zu machen.”

Students of TU Berlin Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum cooperated with students of directing of Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler under the guidance of tutor Stefan Wiel to work on excerpts of the opera ‘Il Mondo della Luna’ (Joseph Haydn). The shows are staged on june 1st and 2nd 2017 and on july 7th and 8th 2017 and will be performed by students of singing, coaching and orchestra conduction of HfM Hanns Eisler.

shows: Thu, 01st june 2017, 8pm and fri, 02nd june 2017, 8pm at Musikbrauerei, Greifswalder Straße 23A, 10405 Berlin

Fri, 07th july 2017, 7pm and sat, 08th july 2017, 7pm at Studiosaal, Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin, Charlottenstraße 55, 10117 Berlin

entrance: 8€ / 5€ reduced

ticket hotline: 0049 (0)30-203092101 (mon-sat 10am-7pm, sun + holidays 12-6pm or online or via mail:

students TU Berlin:

Bianca Leonie Bauer, Nadja Sofie Eller, Victor Treushchenko-Bernhardt, Paulina Barreiro, Maike Häber

with students of singing, coaching and orchestra conduction of HfM Hanns Eisler.

(c) photoa: Bianca Leonie Bauer

Theaterclubs Paderborn

In cooperation with the Theater Paderborn and under the mentorship of Prof. Kerstin Laube, for the third time students competitively designed the sets and the costumes for four contemporary plays of the theatre clubs Paderborn: “Warte bis es dunkel ist” (Frederick Knott), “Ich falle” (Johanna Emanuelsson), “König der Kinder: Macius!” (Kathrin Lange) and “Mädchen wie die” (Evan Placey).

After selecting the best ideas, the concepts will be further developed and realised in close cooperation with the directors and the workshops of the theatre in Paderborn from march to june 2017.

“Warte bis es dunkel ist” (Frederik Knott), premiering: april 7th 2017
Stage design: Lukas Kesler and Nadja Eller
Costume design: Nadja Eller

“Ich falle” (Johanna Emanuelsson), premiering: april 29th 2017
Stage design: Janina Sieber
Costume design: Jakob Blazejczak and Nadja Eller

“Macius- König der Kinder” (Eva Lange), premiering: may 12th 2017
Stage design: Anne-Laure Jullian de la Fuente
Costume design: Lukas Kesler

“Mädchen wie die” (Evan Placey), premiering: june 18th 2017
Stage design: Paulina Barreiro and Jakob Blazejczak
Costume design: Maike Häber


(c) Fotos: Modellfotos: Studierende TU Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum, Aufführungsfotos: Tobias Kreft/Theater Paderborn, Karolin Diekhoff/Theater Paderborn, Lukas Kesler, Anne-Laure Jullian de la Fuente, Paulina Barreiro

Repertoire Landesbühnen Sachsen

At Landesbühnen Sachsen/Theater Radebeul our students developed stage and costume designs under the guidance of Prof. Kerstin Laube, for several plays for the theatre festival Irrtümer III_ Märchen und Mythen. The plays „Hans im Glück“ and „Die Geschichte der Tigerin“ will continue playing in season 17/18.

„Hans im Glück“
stage and costume design: Mona Hartmann und Susanne Wilk

„Die Geschichte der Tigerin“
stage design: Michaela Kirsche
costume design: Eric Schuhmacher

(c) photos: Theater Radebeul/Landesbühnen Sachsen

Dialog Extrem 25.4.

“Dialog Extrem” is an unconventional kind of discussion. 40 experts sit at 40 tables and want to chat – with you! This year’s topic: fear.

Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 18:3o until 21:30.
Lichthof – TU Berlin Hauptgebäude, Straße des 17. Juni 135


Fear has many faces – separation anxiety, fear of the future, fear for health and phobia. We are all shaped by the menace of terrorism, extremist character and national crises and it seems as if the feeling of fear takes a new social dimension. At the same time personal senses of security are not linked to facts. Besides,  subjective senses of security deal only little with the facts. What is fear? Is fear changing our view towards society and life in the city? What is the influence of fear in architecture? How do we handle fear? What is the responsibility of media? What is the use of facts when the apparent truth is convincing you more? How many restrictions does democracy tolerate? How much security is needed for a state? What is keeping our society together?

Dialog Extrem 2017 invites you to talk about reasons and effects of the actual tendencies of fear. The event aims to describe the subjects complexity and at the same time to support a sensible and exciting analysis. The audiences can book conversations with experts to different topics about fear. Each conversation lasts 25 minutes. But you have to be careful! There are not a lot of tickets and everybody is listening! The ones who missed buying a ticket for a confidental chat in person with one of the experts, have the chance to listen to the broadcasted talks by headphones on eight different audio-channels. Further information at the Dialog Extrem website and in the last year’s audio-archive.

Our students Paulina Barreiro, Jakob Blazejczak, Francesca Ercoli, Maike Häber, Lukas Kesler and Janina Sieber developed a space for the dialogue on fear.

Supervised by Prof. Kerstin Laube, in cooperation with the faculty of Urban Planning and Development, Prof. Jörg Stollmann/Johannes Dumpe and students of architecture, urban planning and sociology.

(c) photo: Lukas Kesler

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