Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock will reflect on how Berlin became a laboratory; a venue for all kinds of creative experimentation and political discourses; a city where art and short-term action happens to test, inspire,and build momentum; where public art activities create overlays and transform the urban environment. The presented case studies will include The Berlin Wall and David Bowie's music, art installations for the Reichstag, interventions at Alexanderplatz, installations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the disaster of the Memorial of German Unification, and the legendary competition for The Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe. In this context they will also introduce how Berlin's publicly-funded Art Advisory Board and art commissions work, and eventually encourage community engaged processes, but also interact with Federal projects in the German capital.
Goldsmith Interviews is a series of faculty-led video interviews with visiting lecturers at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Each semester, the School’s Lectures and Exhibitions Committee invites international experts in the fields of architecture, architectural history, community and regional planning, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainable design, urban design, and other allied disciplines to share career highlights and a range of models for practice. Goldsmith Interviews features short conversations with these experts, filmed before they take the stage for their public lectures.