Olga Maria Hungar
For the architectural practice raumlabor the role of the architect ranges from fearless visionary to careful observer and moderator to pragmatic decision maker. In this context architecture is a tool, in the search for a city of possibilities. Many projects of raumlaborberlin contribute to the discussion about sensibly managing resources by using discarded materials as old doors, windows, furniture, bottles, car door to create new spaces. For temporary projects we extract elements form the production cycle and return them at the end of the projects. With surprising or unconventional approaches and materials we try to merge space with individual experience and create new narratives of the city in the minds of its users. This talk will focus on some of the temporary city projects we have developed, addressing the processes of their development, outcomes and implications.
Dr. Olga Maria Hungar studied architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin, and Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. A scholar of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft she completed her doctoral studies at HafenCity Universität Hamburg. She is author of “Stadt und Film im Kontext von Architektur und Stadtplaung“ and over the years she has worked for various architectural practices including Peanutz Architekten. Since 2010 has collaborated with raumlaborberlin.