Technological Disobedience in Berlin

Technological Disobedience in Berlin
Ernesto Oroza: Provisional Space/Collaborative Design

Program Information: June 15–July 5

How do we exploit the potential of a building? How can we take existing architecture and city space and produce new possibilities? In this two-day workshop, Ernesto Oroza introduces the strategies of technological disobedience and need-based architecture. Discuss and create actions to improve your city by documenting and hacking space, and help produce a printed zine. Please bring a digital camera or camera phone.

Ernesto Oroza was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1968. His work focuses on conceptual design, architecture, and theory. He was a visiting professor at Les Ateliers, Paris, in 1998, 2006, and 2010, and a professor at the Instituto Politécnico de Diseño in Havana from 1995 to 2000. Oroza received a Harpo Foundation Grant in 2010, a Cintas Fellowship in 2008, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. His publications include Editing Havana: Stories of Popular Housing (Denmark, 2011), RIKIMBILI: Une étude sur la désobéissance technologique et quelques formes de réinvention (Saint-Étienne, 2009), and Objets réinventés: La création populaire à Cuba (Paris, 2002). His work has been exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon, Spain; and the Miami Art Museum.

This program is in English with German translation.

Photo by Mini Smulders