Lecturer of the lecture series on Building Studies “DomestiCity” and “EcoLogics” for Architecture Bachelor students SS2023 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin. As an extension of classical building studies, which focuses on the categorisation of building types according to functional criteria, the lecture series explores the formation of architectural building and space types in terms of current social, technological, and economic developments.
Teacher of the bachelor thesis design topic “Antivilla” for Architecture Bachelor students SS2023 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin. Built on social conventions and familiar hierarchies, the urban villa has remained immutable to the great social, economic, and technological revolutions of the last decades, and to this day still represents the total separation between work and domestic life, the correspondence between the urban house and the nuclear family, the need of consumption for leisure and relaxation… can the urban villa still house today´s forms of living?
Teacher of the charette “One-Room Living” for IA/ID Master students WS2022 at Berlin International. In today’s urban living context defined by extreme dwelling commodification and shortage, the dissolution between private and public spheres, and home-office uprising, the course invited the students to rethink the single-room dwelling, not only as a tactic space for resting, cleaning, and accumulating but also as a space for the creative and social growth of its inhabitant.
Teacher of the design studio “Everyday Matters” for Architecture Master students WS2022 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin. Everyday practices reflect the vulnerability and instability of contemporary forms of life, but also the resilience and perseverance of its multiplicities, clusters of seemingly incompatible, even antithetical conditions – they represent the system but also the possibility of subverting the system. What can we learn from the everyday for architecture production and critical spatial practice?
Teacher of the architecture communication seminar “Modes of Coexistence” for Master students SS2022 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin, curator of the resulting exhibition, and moderator of the closing event. In reference to Le Guin’s notion of the carrier bag as a counter-narrative to the origins of mankind (The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, 1986), we collected more than a hundred personal objects and stories that question dominant narratives of gender, wealth, and nature, which became the means for interconnecting ideas and producing new narratives on coexistence, between science and fiction, between matters of facts and matters of concern.
Lecturer of the lecture series on Building Studies “DomestiCity” and “EcoLogics” for Architecture Bachelor students SS2022 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin. With a focus on typological transformations, the lecture series deals with the production of knowledge in architecture and establishes connections between programmatic and design fundamentals of space production.
Teacher of the design studio “House of Change” for Architecture Bachelor students SS2022 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin. We looked at the traditional multifunctional type of the Berliner Remise to question monofunctional structures that mostly lead to temporary vacancies in order to design flexible structures that enable an overlap of different uses and groups of actors over different periods of time and serve for the selective densification of the Berlin block.
Teacher of the design research seminar “TABLESPACE PLACE” for IA/ID Master students SS2022 at Berlin International together with Dominik Mohs. The seminar investigates the conceptual, spatial, and performative dimensions of food through the study of rituals and practices of food preparation and consumption for developing personal methods of investigating the social dimensions of (interior) space from a transdisciplinary perspective that interweaves theory, practice, media, and design.
Teacher of the design studio “Co-Existance” for M-ARCH-T Master students WS2021 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin. The studio investigated models of co-existence in its various manifestations, to develop site-specific typological interventions along the former Berlin Wall. By questioning how spaces of diverse natures can co-exist, the studio addresses relations between human, natural, and technological environments.
Teacher of the design studio “Eco-House” for Architecture Master students WS2021 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin. The studio drew on the vision of architect and engineer Frei Otto, who developed with his Ökohaus an architectural model representing a holistic approach to ecology based on incremental design practice. The building serves as a reference for experimental design studies into future narratives for ecological livelihoods.
Teacher of the charette at Haus am Waldsee “The event and the everyday” for IA/ID Master students WS2021 at Berlin International. The Garden Salon, a diffuse reconstruction of the bombed former stable, currently serves as a daily extension of the café, and, when needed, everything else possible – a room for the (extra)ordinary.
Teacher of the seminar "Landscape of the Capitalocene" part of the Design Studio “Architecting (Eco)Systems” for Architecture Bachelor and Master students WS2021 at Chair Brandlhuber / station.plus at ETH Zürich. During the last week of October 2021, we traveled to Almeria and explored its various (eco)systems: the European pantry, the plastic sea, the Spanish Hollywood, the hippie paradise, the center of mass-tourism... can they be transformed into spaces for coexistence?
Tutor at the summer academy “Mapping Heterotopia” by ROUNDABOUT at TU Berlin from 26. July to 13. August 2021. Together with c/o now, Atelier Fanelsa, Something Fantastic, anicoworking, and me, the students rediscovered the city of Berlin and collect other spaces: individual, heterogeneous, and unconventional places that portray the diversity of the city and tempt us into reflection, also and especially about its future.
Teacher of the design studio “On Housing the Non-Human 03 @Mäusebunker” for Architecture Bachelor and Master students SS2021 at Chair Brandlhuber / station.plus at ETH Zürich. The Mäusebunker – a former animal testing laboratory in Berlin – survived its almost inevitable demolition. Now that the building got a second chance, what is its future?
Teacher of the design studio “Housing the Non-Human 02, a (show)case” for Architecture Bachelor and Master students WS2020 at Chair Brandlhuber / station.plus at ETH Zürich. The Mäusebunker – a former animal testing laboratory in Berlin – is finally closed and planned for demolition, but architects and other supporters have joined forces and started a campaign to save it. The building is our showcase – rather than a study case – for testing plausible options of multi-species co-habitation.
Teacher of the design studio “Housing the Non-Human” for Architecture Bachelor and Master students SS2020 at Chair Brandlhuber / station.plus at ETH Zürich. How can we – humans, animals, plants – not only co-exist but co-inhabit our planet in a resourceful and circular manner? How to architect arguments for multi-species co-habitation?
Teacher of the design studio “Once Upon a Time in the Future... another past was on its way” for Architecture Bachelor and Master students WS2019 at Chair Brandlhuber / station.plus at ETH Zürich. In the late 60s and early 70s, design had its peak as a political and transformative tool. Many of those ideas still seem relevant today – some were never realized, some didn’t make it into serial production and most are forgotten. However, if it was possible then, shouldn’t it be even more possible now?
Tutor of the summer academy “Tokyo / Berlin” for Architecture Master students SS19 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin and at the Graduate School of Architecture Prof. Mariko Terada at the Institute for Urban Innovation of Yokohama. We explored urban leftovers in Tokyo and tested the potential of the roof level to respond to Berlin’s social transformation, with a 1:1 prototype of a habitable wooden roof structure built at Freiraum in der Box.
Teacher of the architecture communication seminar “Types of Assembly” for M-ARCH-T Master students SS2019 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin and co-editor of the resulting magazine. We produced a publication on typological investigation dedicated to the underlying mechanisms that lead to assemblies in space – collective rituals, political movements, spiritual dimensions, imaginary projections, everyday practices, etc. –, and whose performative qualities unfold within the timespan of hours, years, and ages.
Lecturer of the lecture series on Building Studies “Collective Form” and “Transformation” for Architecture Bachelor students SS2019 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin. We opened the classical functional categorization of building types following the teachings of Oswald Matthias Ungers who presupposes both economic and social basic conditions as the starting point for building studies.
Teacher of the design studio “HighBungaLow” for Architecture Bachelor students SS2019 at FG HEHL Prof. Rainer Hehl at TU Berlin. We designed, detailed, and built a wood rooftop extension in the context of Berlin’s ongoing shortage of affordable housing, with a special focus on the performativity of the building, starting from the design of a roof playground.
Teacher of the architecture communication seminar “Architectural Expression” for Architecture Master students SS2018 at FGL at TU Berlin. We explored the potential of diverse medial practices not only as a tool to represent spaces but also for producing them.
Teacher of the design studio “Stadtfabrik 2” for Architecture Bachelor students SS2018 at FGL Prof. Mathias Müller at TU Berlin. How we can design a building in the present so its future can still remain open? We thought about our designs as pre-existing structures, from particular construction methods and their potential to produce spaces and atmospheres, towards the development of specific programmatic proposals.
Teacher of the design studio “Tempelhof Center” for M-ARCH-T Master students WS2017 at FGL Prof. Matthias Ballestrem at TU Berlin. We established a building laboratory for the current development of a hybrid public infrastructure in Tempelhofer Damm, including a town hall, a library, a municipal swimming pool, and a police station.
Teacher of the design studio “DEPOT - Extension of the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin-Kreuzberg” for Architecture Master students SS2017 at FGL Prof. Matthias Ballestrem at TU Berlin. We designed for the real need of expanding the museum archive in direct dialogue with the institution and its neighborhood.
Teacher of the design studio and design seminar “Toilet Ideology” for Architecture Master students SS2017 at Studio Chermayeff & Fernandez, Prof. Sam Chermayeff at DIA Dessau International Architecture. We made observations on how we live and depicted architectural conventions that shape our lives. We designed architecture from the inside out.