Robots and rooms free of dust, IT and innovation, smart production, conventional manufacturing and high tech – and the man taking the center stage. Within the framework of the project ‘Industrie findet Stadt’ (which can be briefly translated as a pun of ‘industry takes place in the city’) university students and trainees have been examining and exhibiting modern Berlin industry with a creative point of view – some with a technological approach, some abstractly staged, others even in an orchestral interpretation. In the end, photographies, movies, applications and zines offer exceptional insights of the broad manufacturing in the industry with a ‘made in Berlin’ spirit.
During two intensive months of drafting and designing Master students of the postgraduate course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum at Technical University Berlin pitched three different concepts for the exhibition design. Associate professor Tobias Kunz claims that they had decided for the project of Tina Keller, Franziska Waldemar and Christina Todorova due to the concept’s signature look: a pattern that comes up two-dimensionally on the floor and continues three-dimensionally in the spatial set-up. ‘We’ve found the modularity and ability to adapt to other spatial layouts as well as the approach to the theme ”Berlin industry” especially appealing.’, states Kunz.
Ausstellung vom 29. August bis zum 23. September 2016
Rathaus Schöneberg, Foyer, John-F-Kennedy-Platz, 10825 Berlin
Opening hours: monday to friday 6am to 8pm, saturday and sundays 10am to 8pm
Former Places: Campus Wilhelminenhof (4.4. bis 24.05.2016), Ludwig Erhard Haus (11.-23.11.15), Rotes Rathaus 25.11.15 bis 6.1.16), Spandauer Arcaden (7.-24.1.16)
‘Industry means coordination and concision. Processes are defined inch-perfect, whether it is on technical drawings or with mechanical manufacturing. We incorporated those themes in our exhibition design: a pattern composed by red crossings draws out the different topics on the floor and is expanding over the modular displays, just like a coordinate system. The exhibits offer an unconventional view on Berlin’s industry to the visitor. Solely the photography prints stick out of the pattern system and are positioned crosswise towards the exhibition.’
‘Industrie findet Stadt’ is a cooperation of the Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Technology and Research, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Berlin, the Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH with their resorts for design and communication of the University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW), the design akademie berlin – SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design and the Zentrum für fotografische Ausbildung (ZffA).
Students exhibiton design: Tina Keller, Cristina Todovora, Franziska Waldemer
Students pitch: Ev-Simone Benzing, Miranda Kahlert, Tina Keller, Shahed Naji, Judith Noack, Cristina Todorova, Franziska Waldemer, Natalie Wild
Supervising associate professors: Tobias Kunz, Franziska Ritter, Jens Rüberg (TU Berlin)
Exhibtion production and Touring: 3D Medienservice GmbH
Fotos: Franziska Waldemer, Tobias Kunz, Franziska Ritter