18 August 2020

urbainable – stadthaltig
Positions on the European City for the 21st Century
An exhibition by members of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste

Invitation to preview and press conference:
Thursday, 3 September 2020, 11 am
Exhibition halls open from 10 am
Followed by an exhibition tour with the curators
Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin

Jeanine Meerapfel, President of the Akademie der Künste, and curators Tim Rieniets, Matthias Sauerbruch and Jörn Walter

In its title urbainable – stadthaltig, the exhibition follows the hypothesis that sustainability and the city cannot be seen in isolation from one other. It addresses the role of the European city in the age of global warming, digitalisation, demographic change and the breakdown of traditional social networks, and seeks answers as to whether the success model of the “European city” has been exhausted or can once again prove its adaptability and innovative strength. An installation of photographs by Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk and research results by the Institute for Urban Design and Planning at Leibniz University Hanover provide the thematic introduction. Thirty-three projects from the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and urban planning by members of the Architecture Section and their guests can be seen in the main section. All projects share the continuity of change and a commitment to the common good.

Accreditation at presse@adk.de 
Please let us know by 27 August whether you will cover the exhibition and attend the press preview.
Participation is limited; accreditation in advance is essential. Registration is no longer possible on-site or at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you are not able to get accredited for the press preview, it will be possible to conduct interviews with the curators by telephone or online. Enquiries to presse@adk.de 

An exhibition by the Akademie der Künste, sponsored by the Wüstenrot Stiftung foundation. With the kind support of PERI Vertrieb Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG and Euroboden GmbH.

More information at www.adk.de/urbainable 

Exhibition information
urbainable – stadthaltig
Positions on the European City for the 21st Century
Exhibition: 5 September–22 November 2020
Tue–Sun 11 am–7 pm Admission € 9/6, free admission up to 18 years (coronavirus-related access restrictions, time slot online tickets)
Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin, Tel. +49 (0)30 200 57-2000
Opening on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September, 11 am–7 pm, free admission (time slot online tickets)

Press photos at: https://www.adk.de/de/presse/save-downloads/0509_urbainable/

Press contact on behalf of the Akademie der Künste
Gisela Graf, Tel. +49 (0)761 791 99 09, contact@gisela-graf.com