Lecture Wednesday 6. December at 1900 at Hordaland Kunstsenter "Constructing Situations" ved Raumlaborberlin

Bas-teachers Jan Liesegang and Christof Mayer will give a lecture at Hordaland Kunstsenter (Klosteret 17). Read more!

This lecture is the second in a series of event where Hordaland kunstsenter focuses on audience participation and contribution in the development of city planning projects and of art projects in public space.

raumlaborberlin is a Berlin based network-collective of architects founded in 1999. raumlaborberlin works at the intersection of architecture, city planning, art and urban intervention. In their work, raumlaborberlin address city and urban renewal as a process. They are interested in difficult urban locations - places torn between different systems, time periods or planning ideologies, that can’t adapt. Places that are abandoned, left over or in transition that contains some relevance for the processes of urban transformations.

For their projects, they form tailored teams of interdisciplinary experts, where city residents also are specialists. This way, they forge active alliances between local actors and external experts, and gain valuable information about the history, fears, desires, and existential needs. Through the participation of local actors in collaboration with experts from all creative disciplines, new fields of action are discovered, tested, and projected into the future.

raumlaborberlin consists of Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, And- rea Hofmann, Frauke Gerstenberg, Jan Liesegang, Cristof Mayer, Matthias Rick († 2012), Axel Timm og Florian Stirnemann.


Jan Liesegang (b. 1968, Cologne) studied architecture at Technische Universität Berlin, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and Cooper Union, School of Architecture, New York; prize for best Diploma in 1997, worked 3 years for Sauerbruch/Hutton Architects, was assistant of Prof. Matthias Sauerbruch and guest professor at the Art Academy Stuttgart, 2010 residency in Villa Massimo, Rome. 2013/14 guest professor and since 2017 professor at Bergen School of Architecture; cofounded raumlaborberlin in 1999.

Christof Mayer (b. 1969, Wangen) studied architecture at Technische Universität Berlin and Bartlett School of Architecture, London. He worked 2 years in different architecture offices, and founded office in partnership with Martin Heberle in 2000. He has been an external examiner at the ETH Lausanne taught at Kunsthochschule, Berlin Weißensee. 2014 Residency at Monash University Melbourne; 2013/14 guest professor and since 2017 professor at Bergen School of Architecture; cofounded raumlaborberlin in 1999