Architecture of Collage

International Symposium

In recent years, the rapid uptake of digital media in all fields of cultural production has created an exponential growth of images, sounds and objects, and a fundamental shift in modes of production. The emergence of these new technologies contributed to the evolution of new forms of creativity. Thereby collage – understood in its widest sense as the artistic fusion or carefully crafted juxtaposition of disparate elements – has made a comeback as one of the dominant models of cultural production in the twenty-first century.

Against this backdrop, the international symposium Architecture of Collage, conceived and moderated by Berlin-based curator Lukas Feireiss, investigates the idea of collage as an artistic strategy and an inspiration for architectural exploration. With this in mind, the symposium re-evaluates spatial production modes beyond disciplinary boundaries and protocol, together with prolific international architects, researchers, urbanists and editors, such as Gian Piero Frassinelli, founder of Superstudio, the artist and co-founder of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) Madelon Vriesendorp or architect and urbanist Winy Maas of MVRDV. The symposium Architecture of Collage thereby aims to further investigate the epistemological surplus of the collage in architecture as a cultural narrative that extends and reinterprets preceding narratives.

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10:00 – 10:15 am

Thomas Köhler (Director, Berlinsche Galerie)
Christiane zu Salm (About Change Collection)

10:15 – 10:30 am
Architecture of Collage

Lukas Feireiss (Studio Lukas Feireiss)

10:30 – 11:00 am
Surgeon, Seamster, Sorcerer: The Embodied Practice of Collage

Tamar Shafrir (Space Caviar)

11:00 – 11:30 am
2A+P/A - Pieces and Parts

Gianfraco Bombaci and Matteo Costanzo (2A+P/A)

11:30 – 12:00 pm
Photomontage and Architecture

Gian Piero Frassinelli (Superstudio)

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Panel discussion

Tamar Shafrir, Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo, Gian Piero Frassinelli

12:30 – 1:30 pm

1:30 – 2:00 pm
An Architectural Stab in the Dark

Madelon Vriesendorp

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Copy Paste. The Badass Architectural Copy Guide

Diana Ibáñez López (The Why Factory) (instead of Felix Madrazo)
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Some Stories About Formats

Anna Puigjaner (MAIO)

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Panel discussion

Madelon Vriesendorp, Diana Ibáñez López, Anna Puigjaner

7 pm
Join us for the opening of the exhibition "Savage Architecture. Gian Pierro Frasinelli (Superstudio) and 2A+P/A“ at Studiolo Berlin:

Studiolo Berlin
Prinzenstrasse 85 C
10961 Berlin

With the kind of support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Berlino.

The symposium is made possible by


Berlinische Galerie

Landesmuseum für Moderne
Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts

Alte Jakobstraße 124–128
10969 Berlin Germany

Tel +49 (0)30-789 02-600
Fax +49 (0)30-789 02-700

Opening hours

Wednesday–Monday 10 am–6 pm

Closed on 24.12. and 31.12.

Floor plan

PDF Floor Plan