urbainable – stadthaltig Positions on the European City for the 21st Century

Opening Weekend

The title of the exhibition already alludes to the hypothesis that sustainability and the city cannot be seen in isolation from each other. It examines the role of the European city in a time of global warming, digitalisation, demographic change and the dissolution of traditional social networks, and seeks answers to the questions of whether the successful model of the “European city” is outdated or whether it is once again proving its adaptability and innovative power.

An installation consisting of photographs by Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk and research by the Institute of Urban Design and Planning at Leibniz University Hannover form the thematic introduction. The main section features 33 projects from the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and urban planning by members of the Architecture Section and their guests. Common to all projects is the continuity of change and a commitment to the common good. Curators: Tim Rieniets, Matthias Sauerbruch, Jörn Walter.

The curators and members will engage in discussions on the opening weekend and at the accompanying events.

Opening Weekend Programme

Sat., 5 Sep, 4 pm | Film screening

The Watson's Hotel (2019, India, 82 min), film by Ragunath Vasudevan, Nathaniel Knop, Peter Rippl

To complement the exhibition contribution by Klaus Bollinger with Ragunath Vasudevan


Sat., 5 Sep, 7 pm | Discussion

With the members and participants of the exhibition Kees Christiaanse, Regine Keller, Hilde Léon and Wilfried Wang

Moderation: Jörn Walter, Deputy Director of the Architecture Section, curator of the exhibition

Sun., 6 Sep, 11:30 am | Film screening

Wünsdorf (Germany, 2020), photo film by Elfi Mikesch, followed by a discussion with the director, Winfried Brenne and Ekhart Hahn

Sun., 6 Sep, 4 pm | Film screening

Architecting after Politics (Berlin version, 2020), film by Brandlhuber+, Olaf Grawert and Christopher Roth


© 2020 Brandlhuber+ Olaf Grawert and Christopher Roth

5 — 6 Sep 2020

5 Sep, 4 pm: Film screening The Watson's Hotel

5 Sep, 7 pm: Discussions with the members and participants of the exhibition

6 Sep, 11:30 am: Film screening Wünsdorf (Photo film)

6 Sep, 4 pm: Film screening Architecting after Politics

In German

Free admission on these two days (also to the exhibition)