PublicSpace | 2018

The global urbanization places new demands on urban space and its infrastructures. Influences such as social change, digitization and the shift of the private to the public and vice versa are also changing the expression and the demands on cities and space.
We want to find out how public space could evolve in the future. Who does he belong to? Who designs and who uses it? Where does public responsibility regarding safety, service and maintenance cease and where does the self-responsibility of inhabitants begin? What causes a possibly existing over-instrumentalization of public places, space and their infrastructures? How can the public places be collaboratively used by different participants without conflict?
As usual, we will pursue this theme in an exhibition and in an accompanying lecture series. We invited speakers from the fields of architecture, art, economics, sociology, history and public administration.
Opening with Performance, Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 6pm
in attendance of the Stencil Artist Stefan Winterle and the Photographer Adriano A. Biondo

Duration June 13th 2018 until November 30th 2018

PublicSpace - Stencil Graffiti

Stefan Winterle, Stencil Artist & Kurator Colab Gallery, 
Weil am Rhein
PublicSpace - Urban Photography
Adriano A. Biondo, Fotograf & Art Director Biondopictures, Basel

Visiting the exhibition outside of the lecture times please register to

Lecture series
Over the period of the event, interesting free lectures will take place with a public discussion.

The series of events takes place with the friendly support of ‚CMS Christoph Merian Stifung‘, ‚Sulger Stiftung‘, ‚Losinger Marazzi‘ und ‚MÜLLER-STEINAG ELEMENT AG

e v e n t s

Wednesday, 13. June 2018 - 18:00
Vernissage mit Performance
in Anwesenheit des Stencil Artists Stefan Winterle und des Fotografen Adriano A. Biondo.
STEFAN WINTERLE, born 1976 in Lörrach, started in 1993 with graffiti. The action in the small town soon followed the first consequences: he had trouble with the law and the police and therefore had to take a creative break. At that time he began to paint on smaller areas. He realized that the quality he strives for can not be fetched on the screen.
In 2000, he finally decided to get involved in cutting and painting with stencils and then to spray his artworks. He finds inspiration everywhere. By things that surround him. Family, friends, news, politics and press articles, nature and urban landscapes.
ADRIANO A. BIONDO Adriano A. Biondo, born in Basel in 1961, is a photographer and creative director. He works in the worlds of advertising, fashion, architecture, publishing, and art. A recipient of the New York Art Directors Club Award, he is a frequent guest lecturer in visual communication and architecture at several universities. Due to his work in Japan, beginning in the mid-1980s, he has also become known as a mediator between the world of Japan and the West.
Wednesday, 27. June 2018 - 18:00
Alfredo Brillembourg, Architect, Urban-Think Tank, ETH Zürich
'Architecture in the time of Walls‘, Lecture in English
ALFREDO BRILLEMBOURG was born in New York in 1961. He received his Bachelor of Art and Architecture in 1984 and his Master of Science in Architectural Design in 1986 from Columbia University. In 1992, he received a second architecture degree from the Central University of Venezuela and began his independent practice in architecture. In 1993 he founded Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) in Caracas, Venezuela. Since 1994 he has been a member of the Venezuelan Architects and Engineers Association. Starting in 2007, Brillembourg has been a guest professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, where he co-founded the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (S.L.U.M. Lab) with Hubert Klumpner. Since 2010, Brillembourg and Klumpner hold the chair for Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich. He has over 20 years of experience practicing architecture and urban design. Along with Hubert Klumpner, he received the 2010 Ralph Erskine Award, 2011 Gold Holcim Award for Latin America and 2012 Silver Holcim Global Award for their innovation in social and ecological urban design.
Thursday, 16. August 2018 - 18:00
Roger Widmer, ParkourONE, Gründer und Geschäftsführer
‘Parkour, Urbane Fortbewegungskunst’
ROGER WIDMER, born in 1981, lives in Münsingen (BE) is Parkour pioneer, teacher of design and art, adult educator and goldsmith. The teaching concept 'TRuST' sets milestones in the development of Parkour, a mode of free movement through urban space and landscape whose goal is to get efficiently as possible from A to B only with the abilities of one's own body. The parkour runner determines his own way through urban or natural space - in a different way than architecture and culture dictate. At the ParkourONE Academy Widmer leads the first institution worldwide where Parkour is taught, researched and developed with the holistic approach. Since 2006, as director of the ParkourONE Academy and his team, he has been working tirelessly on the holistic understanding of Parkour. Parkour TRuST serves as a tool of personality development, strengthening of value, health and intangible wealth.
Wednesday, 29. August 2018 - 18:00
Tom Steiner, Geschäftsführer Zentrum Öffentlicher Raum ZORA – eine Arbeitsgruppe des Schweizerischen Städteverbandes
‘Szenarien für den zukünftigen öffentlichen Raum'
TOM STEINER. After many years as a civil engineer and urban planner, Tom Steiner now works as a lecturer and project manager at the University of Lucerne, in the Departement of City and regional planning. His main topic is public space. He is also managing director of the Center for Public Space, a working group of the Swiss Cities Association.
Wednesday, 5. September 2018 - 18:00
Prof. Dr. Isidor Wallimann, Präsident Verein Urban Agriculture Basel, Präsident Verein Soziale Ökonomie Basel
'UrbanAgriCulture, Community Development und die sozial-ökologische Transformation'
ISIDOR WALLIMANN. After the hotel school and a year of experience as a chef at the railway station buffet in Zurich, Isidor Wallimann studied agriculture, economics and sociology in the United States. There he taught also as assistant and visiting professor at various universities. In Switzerland he lectured at the FHNW and at the Universities of Bern and Friborg. He is author of many books and publications.
Wednesday, 12. September 2018 - 18:00
Daniel Fuhrhop, Architekturexperte, Autor, Oldenburg
'Raumwunder für das Stadtviertel: Wie das Private ins Politische wirkt‘
DANIEL FUHRHOP. He was born in Paris in 1967, studied architecture in Berlin from 1989 and graduated in business administration. In 1998, Daniel Fuhrhop founded the Stadtwandel Verlag and presented a series of publications on new buildings 'Die Neue Architekturführer‘. As an architectural publisher, Daniel Fuhrhop came to the conclusion that we should not build anymore. Over time, Fuhrhop became even more critical of new buildings and sold the publisher in 2013. In 2015, his book ‚Prohibition of Building' appeared; he runs a blog of the same name. 2016 followed 'Welcome City. Where refugees live and cities come alive', 2018 ‚Just live differently'. Daniel Fuhrhop lives in Oldenburg.
Wednesday, 26. September 2018 - 18:00
Angelus Eisinger, Städtebau- und Planungshistoriker, Direktor Regionalplanung Zürich und Umgebung
'Öffentlicher Raum heute - Herausforderungen Tendenzen Perspektiven'
ANGELUS EISINGER is a city planner and planning historian. Since April 2013 he is director of the Departement of regional planning in Zurich. Between 2008-2013 he was Professor of History and Culture at the Hafen City University in Hamburg, before Professor of Urban Planning and Spatial Development at the University of Liechtenstein. His extensive publication and consulting activities focus on questions of current urban planning and spatial development. Current work focuses on innovative planning approaches, transformation strategies and impact of planning processes. He is a member of the board of trustees of the IBA Basel 2020.
Wednesday, 17. October 2018 - 18:00
Blanca García Gardelegui, Architect United Nations Geneva, Visiting Professor Chulalongkorn University Bangkok
‘Micro Infrastructure in the Public Space’, Lecture in English
BLANCA GARCIA GARDELEGUI is an architect/urbanist currently working for United Nations in Geneva. After working during five years in Switzerland for Herzog & de Meuron, developing large scaled projects such as M+ Museum in Hong Kong and Hillerod Hospital in Copenhagen, she has moved to Bangkok to teach Architecture in INDA, in the University of Chulalongkorn. Blanca is interested in the collaboration of different disciplines for the better understanding of architecture and public spaces. She has obtained a grant of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Matadero (Madrid) for a project exploring different collaborative methods of work. She holds an MArch from ETSAB, in the Polytechnical School of Barcelona.
Wednesday, 31. October 2018 - 18:00
Klaus Bernhard, Designer, Initiator Landestelle Basel
‘Urbane Rauminterventionen’
KLAUS BERNHARD is designer and interaction manager of the 'Landstelle Basel'. He completed his master's thesis in master studio design on process design and interim use. The infrastructure of the ‚Landestelle‘ results from the process initiated by his master thesis. In collaboration with Tadashi Kawamata and Christophe Scheidegger and the Art Basel, he implemented the artwork 'Favela Café' as a project leader with the help of students. In return, the ‚Landestelle‘ site project received all the infrastructure of this work of art - work in exchange for infrastructure. Bernhard is responsible for the infrastructure and the cultural and socio-cultural orientation of the project as well as for the concerts.
Wednesday, 7. November 2018 - 18:00
Christof Mayer, Architekt, raumlaborberlin, Berlin
‘Urbane Praxis – Stadt machen’
CHRISTOF MAYER studied architecture in Berlin and London. He graduated from the Technical University of Berlin as an engineer. Together with Andrea Hofmann, Jan Liesegang and Markus Bader, he founded the group ‚raumlaborberlin'. Christof Mayer has taught in Germany, Norway, Australia and Switzerland. 2014 he taught at Monash University in Melbourne. Since 2017 he is Professor APP / DAV at the Bergen Architecture School, Norway. Since 2018 he is guest professor at the UDK Berlin in the Department of Design at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Design.
Wednesday, 21. November 2018 - 18:00
Martina Münch, Architektin, Abteilungsleiterin Gestaltung Stadtraum Verkehr im Planungsamt des BVD, Basel
‘Projekte für den öffentlichen Raum der Stadt Basel’
MARTINA MÜNCH, born in 1964, grew up in Riehen. She studied architecture at ETH Zurich and graduated in 1989. From 1989-93 she worked as an architect in various architectural offices. Since 1993 in the Planning Office at the Department of Construction and Transport, Head of the Department of Urban Transport Design in Basel. The department is responsible for preparing preliminary designs for the public space of the city of Basel and the corresponding financial proposals to the parliament. The responsibility is the design for alleys, streets and squares. New tramline public transport projects, such as the extension to France, are just as much a part of the job as the development of mission statements and concepts, for example the design concept for the city center of Basel.