Protest/Architecture: Barricades, Camps, Superglue

Protests have to be disruptive to be effective. When these disruptions move into public space and take root there, blockading, defending, or seizing these spaces, they produce protest architecture.

Intricately detailed models fabricated at the Technical University of Munich and the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart (Prof. Andreas Kretzer) depict a broad range of protest camps, from Resurrection City in 1968 through to the Lobau-bleibt movement of 2021/22. Forty “ground-based structures” from Lützerath, mostly pile structures, were documented by Rokas Wille (HfG Karlsruhe) by way of models made of photographic paper, while director Oliver Hardt produced a film installation for the exhibition. In coordination with activists, a suspension bridge from the Hambach Forest was able to be secured as an exhibit. The hanging model of Barrio Beechtown by artist Stephan Mörsch also shows the Hambach Forest occupation. The exhibition architecture of the show at DAM Ostend, whose exhibition spaces have recently been expanded by some 1,000 square meters, was carried out by Something Fantastic.

An exhibition of the DAM – Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst in Vienna

  • Curator in charge: Oliver Elser, DAM
  • Curatorial assistance and research: Anna-Maria Mayerhofer
  • Scientific trainee: Jennifer Dyck
  • Editing and catalogue management: Miriam Kremser
  • Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
  • Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
  • Sub-project on education in collaboration with the Wüstenrot Foundation

seit 2012, Hambacher Wald, Deutschland Baumhaussiedlung im Hambacher Wald, ein seit 2012 besetztes Waldstück an der Grenze zum Tagebau Hambach. Über die Jahre entstanden dort aufwendig gebaute Strukturen mit Hängebrücken, Solarpaneelen und Heizöfen. Nach
2023.9.16 - 2024.1.24
Henschelstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main
DAM – Deutsches Architekturmuseum and MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst
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