Over the course of July the seekicks team (weißensee school of art and design as a partnering university) contributed with feedback and ideas to the interdisciplinary project initiated by Pratt Institute New York. The group of students from Pratt accompanied by professors Gisela Baurmann and Jonas Coersmeier envisioned alternative futures for the Flughafen Tegel: @pratt.berlin
Within 3,5 weeks students conceptualized various scenarios for the use of the main terminal building incorporating the acute needs they have identified in the city of Berlin: migration, food supply as well as material handling. We have enjoyed the external perspective on Berlin and the vigor with which students tackled the research in the city and the overall assignment.
The most fascinating thing was probably the fact that the entire discussion around the airport building made the students and all other participants of the project to comprehend hot issues in the context of cities and to imagine open-hearted and human ways to handle them.
And this is how the true role of design is reconfirmed. 🙂
The Berlin Summer Program is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service with a grant in their Group Study Visit Program which was also supported by seekicks team, weißensee school of art and design.
INVITED JURORS for the final presentation on 27 July 2022:
Dr. Harriet Harriss, Dean School of Architecture, Pratt Institute New York, @prattinstitute
Anastasia Zagorni, weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, seekicks program development, @anaszagorni
Sandra Stark, Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin, seekicks
Elisabeth Kitzerow, weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, seekicks
Lucy Norris, Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin
Adam Elstein, Pratt Institute New York, @adamelstein
Christine Zahn, Curator Berlin
Friedrich Tuczek, Raumzeit Architekten
Svea Braeunert, German Studies and Film and Media Studies
Jürgen Dünnwald, Screenwriter, Museumsdienst Berlin
Marija Marchuk, Tegel Projekt GmbH Berlin
Sibylle Kubale, Manager Smart Cities energy technology
Benita Braun Feldweg, FeldFünf Metropolenhaus, bfstudio Architekten, @feldfuenf