MUSEUM AS ACTIVATOR: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory
VENUE: ANCB, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
In an increasingly urbanized world, Germany and Australia need strategies and tools to address social and cultural integration in the city and the peripheries. In this context museums in both countries are playing a central role in prompting discussion and transformation of culture.
The two-day symposium ’Museum as Activator: Strategies for Public Space and Access’ at ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory will enable a broad dialogue with cultural experts, city planners, architects, artists and curators to workshop these very ideas.
The first panel on Thursday 14 September will focus on ‘The Museum of the 21st Century as Activation Strategy for Public Space’. It will deal with concepts of museums in both Australia and Germany as powerful instruments and activators of social, cultural and economic urban development.
On Friday 15 September the second panel will experiment with ‘Accessibility to Culture and Cultural Resources’ for the public. It will explore which stories are being told today and how they are being passed on. The discussion will focus on how Germany and Australia are finding and implementing their own narratives in responding to their history and cultural identity
- Torsten Wöhlert, Permanent Secretary for Culture, Berlin
- Paul Spies, Director, Stadtmuseum Berlin
- Dolla Merrillees, Director, The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney
- Rob Adams, Director of City Design, City of Melbourne
- Lisa Havilah, Director, Carriage Works, Sydney
- Mark Loughnan, Architect, Hassell, Melbourne
- Caroline Vains, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT, Melbourne
- Natalie King, Curator of Tracey Moffatt at the 57th Venice Biennale 2017, Melbourne
- Anne Loxley, C3West curator MCA, Sydney
- Nonda Katsalidis, Architect, Fender Katsalidis, Melbourne
- Claudia Perren, Director, Bauhaus Dessau
- Brook Andrew, Artist, Sydney/Berlin
- Bernd Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
- Alex Martinis Roe and Melanie Sehgal, FORMATIONS, Berlin
14. SEPTEMBER, 18.30 O'clock
15. SEPTEMBER, 15.00 O'clock