collaborations: towards new learning horizons

Within 3,5 weeks PRATT students conceptualized various scenarios for the use of the main terminal building of Tegel airport.

Over the course of July the seekicks team (wei├čensee 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:

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. ­čÖé

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, wei├čensee 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, wei├čensee kunsthochschule berlin, seekicks program development, @anaszagorni

Sandra Stark, Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin, seekicks

Elisabeth Kitzerow, wei├čensee 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

J├╝rgen D├╝nnwald, Screenwriter, Museumsdienst Berlin

Marija Marchuk, Tegel Projekt GmbH Berlin

Sibylle Kubale, Manager Smart Cities energy technology

Benita Braun Feldweg, FeldF├╝nf Metropolenhaus, bfstudio Architekten, @feldfuenf