Tiergarten Landscape of Transgression [Conference]

Conference Program


Tiergarten, Landscape of Transgression (This Obscure Object of Desire) – International Symposium, 4 July 2015, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

The conference explores Tiergarten, Berlin’s oldest park, understood as a unique landscape of transgression. Tiergarten transgresses heritage, ecology, urbanism, and humanism, existing as a precious anomaly and a model for future environments in an ever expanding sea of urbanization. Tiergarten’s transgression can become a key to shift established ways to talk about the city.

The conference aims to evaluate several aspects of urban space that question and expand the current discourse on sustainability, for instance unbridled plant growth and close proximity of species, the unmaintained, the incommensurable, the extraterritorial, the outlaw, the simultaneity of (contradicting) histories, to mention some. The conference is divided into four thematic sections: 1) Transgressing Heritage; 2) Transgressing Ecology; 3) Transgressing Urbanism; 4) Transgressing Humanism.

9am Registration

10am Opening:
Introduction: Jörg Stollmann, Sandra Bartoli
Keynote: Alessandra Ponte

11.45am Transgressing Heritage:
Toni Karge, Gunnar Klack, Luise Rellensmann

1.15pm Transgressing Archive:
Martin Conrads, Franziska Morlok and the students of UdK Institute for Transmedia Design

2.30pm Transgressing Ecology:
Karin Reisinger, Eva Simone Hayward, Fahim Amir

4.30pm Transgressing Urbanism:
Sandra Parvu + Piero Zanini, Michael Baers

6.10pm Transgressing Humanism:
Chris Wilbert, Stefano Mancuso