School of Repair

Workshops and Discussions

The exhibition project The Great Repair discusses contradictions between growth and ecology based on architecture’s material culture. It presents more than 40 positions from art, architecture, and spatial practices in which repair becomes a new design paradigm. In the arts and in the cultural and social sciences, there are increasing calls for new strategies to reduce resource consumption and preserve and repair what already exists. The exhibition examines to what extent repair politics and aesthetics from a decolonial, feminist, and posthuman perspective can be a meaningful alternative. Sufficiency, longevity, solidarity, reappropriation, plurality, and care work are explored as politics of a repair society.

During the opening weekend, more than 30 different artists, architects and spatial practioners will give insights into their work and host an all-day programme of workshop discussions and roundtables in the context of the exhibition.

Contributors: Architecture of Territory ETH Zürich, Liliana Armero, Assemble, Jonathan Banz, Merve Bedir, Brenne Architekten, Matthias Brenner, Eray Çaylı, Kathrin Dörfler, FORWARD DANCE COMPANY von LOFFT – DAS THEATER with Alessandro Schiattarella and Goethe-Institut, Florian Hertweck, Santiago del Hierro, Hans Hortig, Viviana Jacanamejoy, Bettina Knaup, Folke Köbberling, Freider Legarda, Marija Marić, Material Cultures, Ana Miljački, Museo della Periferie, Jean Mutumbajoy, Sarah Nichols, Zara Pfeifer, Marjetica Potrč, Bas Princen, Takhayali, Nazlı Tümerdem, UVW-SAW, Nilgün Yelpaze, ZAS* et al.

The detailed programme can be found here.


A project by ARCH+ gGmbH

in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, the Department of Architecture at the ETH Zürich, and the University of Luxembourg, Faculté des Sciences Humaines

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), the Hans Sauer Foundation, the Wüstenrot Foundation and Pro Helvetia

The Experimental Fellowship Program for young architectural researchers is funded by EXPERIMENTAL

Artistic Direction: Florian Hertweck, Christian Hiller, Markus Krieger, Alex Nehmer, Anh-Linh Ngo, Milica Topalović

Curatorial assistants: Marija Marić, Nazlı Türmerdem
Production management: Felix Hofmann

Saturday, 14 Oct 2023

11 am – 5 pm


With artists, architects and spatial practitioners

In German, English and Spanish

Admission included in exhibition ticket

€ 9/6

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