SAVE THE DATE for a retrospective of the works of Inken Baller & Hinrich Baller starting in early March at DAZ. More details soon here!
With Laura Holzberg and Alesa Mustar, the German Architecture Center DAZ has a new curatorial and artistic direction since this year.
While Laura Holzberg has already been accompanying the DAZ for ten years, Alesa Mustar joined the team in 2020. The two of them are dedicated to social issues on a social, political and spatial level beyond architecture. Thus, the new dual leadership started in September with a series of talks dealing with socio-cultural paradigm shifts and the related questions of equitable space production. They understand the DAZ as an enabling and discursive space.
“In terms of the DAZ, I see the idea of a Support Structure as something that provides a basic structure within which potential can be released. DAZ as a place for encounter and exchange, where current social and architectural issues are negotiated.” (Holzberg, curator and space strategist)
“Interacting with the public means being in constant correlation with our target groups, which describe a wide range: From academia, politics, construction to artists, activists and designers. We take up current processes and debates and see ourselves as social researchers with a resonance space – the DAZ – which may be a platform of expression and mediator.” (Mustar, curator and urbanist)
The German Architecture Center DAZ is an initiative of the Association of German Architects BDA. It is a laboratory of ideas, a place of exchange, mediation and debate.
The DAZ wants to make alternative spatial practices tangible: Humankind and the environment are placed at the center, architecture is seen in its complex social dimension and responsibility, and the city is considered as a reflection and negotiating surface for socio-cultural and political developments.
With exhibitions, installations, performances, workshops, and conversations, topics related to physical and social space are initiated, addressed, and discussed. Projects are developed in intensive and interdisciplinary collaborations – with institutions and actors from architecture, art, culture and the urban design – to enable an expansion of knowledge and impact.
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DEUTSCHES ARCHITEKTUR ZENTRUM DAZ
2. courtyard, entrance H1
Entrance C, First Floor – c/o Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA
Wednesday – Sunday, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, during ongoing exhibitions
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Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ
2nd courtyard, entrance H1
S3, S5, S7, S75 (Jannowitzbrücke, Ostbahnhof)
U2 (Märkisches Museum)
BUS 265 (Michaelkirchstraße)
BUS 147 (Bethaniendamm)
Rent the DAZ
In the middle of the strongly developing area of the river Spree between Berlin Mitte and Kreuzberg, the DAZ is located in the immediate vicinity of the Radialsystem, the Heizkraftwerk Mitte, Spreefeld and the Ostbahnhof. On the site are offices of various architecture and engineering companies, design agencies and a restaurant with an outdoor terrace.
As an open house, the DAZ offers space for conferences, seminars, lectures and exhibitions with flexible and individually tunable infrastructure, covering around 210 square meters of public as well as private institutions and companies. Design your event at the German Architecture Center (DAZ), which offers a special setting with its central location and its program of events around architecture and the city.
If you would like to rent our rooms, you can contact Efgan Fahrali.
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Efgan Fahrali, Tel. +49 30 27 87 99 -12, M: +49 170 51 49 916