Live-In Lab
The Live-in Lab took place from 22 - 29 September in the experimental architecture designed by raumlaborberlin in front of the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus on Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz.

Über den Zeitraum von einer Woche hinterfragten fünf unterschiedliche Workshops die Protokolle des demokratischen Stadtmachens, in demokratietheoretischen Ateliers wurden neue kollektive Formen des Zusammenlebens erforscht und in künstlerischen Aktionen erprobt. Eingeladene Residents und Chronicler begleiteten wie freie Radikale das Live-in Lab in ihrer eigenen Formensprache.
The open spatial structure allowed situations of working, cooking and living together to merge with the urban space and became a place of encounter and conversation.
During the term of Live-in Lab, there were workshops with Collectif Etc, STEALTH.unlimited, Arnold Dreyblatt, Kaltwasser/Fraas/Ronz and raumlaborberlin. The Open Call for participation ended on 22 August 2021.

22. Sep, 2021 12:00 – 29. Sep, 2021
In their workshop, the remnants of the commercialised inner city in particular, and of the affluent society in general, were taken on. Through transformation and (re)materialisation, they were given a new purpose.
22. Sep, 2021 12:00 – 29. Sep, 2021
An encouragement to observe, name and rename. There are signs everywhere. Traffic signs, directional signs, decorative signs, large signs and small signs. Tomma Suki and Dominik Dober however did not understand the Sign Making as a service. It was an encouragement to take the initiative, an encouragement to observe, name and rename. Every person was allowed to make signs. Always and everywhere.
22. Sep, 2021 12:00 – 29. Sep, 2021
Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz and underground car park at Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus
The past Covid years have brought us much closer to a jobless future than we could have foreseen. The Worskhop led by STEALTH.unlimited provided an opportunity to collectively simulate and anticipate this future, each day in a different setting at Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz and in the underground car park at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus.
22. Sep, 2021 12:00 – 29. Sep, 2021
Can you produce forms with fire, collective forms? The central theme of the workshop led by Collectif Etc was fire and what it can produce with its different forms. At the end of the workshop, the group organised a big collective meal.
22. Sep, 2021 12:00 – 29. Sep, 2021
The artistic research workshop led by Arnold Dreyblatt referred to two visionary utopian educational projects of the 20th century: the legendary Black Mountain College and Beuys' unrealised Free International University.
24. Sep, 2021 21:00 – 24. Sep, 2021
Umschichten is an artistic practice based in Stuttgart and Hamburg. At a Discursive Dinner of the Live-In Lab, Alper Kazokoglu introduced the studio's work to the audience and all participants.
24. Sep, 2021 19:30 – 24. Sep, 2021
Jeanne van Heeswijk is an artist who promotes the creation of dynamic and diverse public spaces to »radicalise the local«. She presented her work to the audience and all participants at a Discursive Dinner of the Live-In Lab.
27. Sep, 2021 19:30 pm
In lecture and performance, Christopher Dell explores the most significant shifts in contemporary urban research: the shift from an object-based to an action-based perspective on the city.
26. Sep, 2021 4 pm
On the afternoon of the federal election, Christopher Dell accompanied the broadcast of the forecasts with a vibraphone concert.
28. Sep, 2021 18:00 – 28. Sep, 2021
A performance by Arnold Dreyblatt, based on the founding protocols of the »Free International School for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research«.
28. Sep, 2021 19:30 – 28. Sep, 2021
Aaron Sahr spoke in his lecture about the ideal of an apolitical money and how this theoretical misunderstanding obstructs the potential for shaping democracy.
22. Sep, 2021 11:00 – 29. Sep, 2021
During the Live-in Lab there were workshops with Collectif Etc, STEALTH.unlimited, Arnold Dreyblatt, Kaltwasser/Fraas/Ronz and raumlaborberlin, which are briefly presented here.
26. Sep, 2021 11 am
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
The performance project by Sebastian Blasius experimented with new forms of the collective and nomadic and included the voices of Düsseldorf citizens.
28. Sep, 2021 11 am
Start: Apfelmarkt on Wittenberger Weg
Various places that presented themselves at the Open Space with Ela Kagel were visited on a city walk through Düsseldorf.
26. Sep, 2021 13:30 – 26. Sep, 2021
An open space discussion with Ela Kagel on public space, conservation strategies of projects and political capital in Düsseldorf.
26. Sep, 2021 16:00 – 26. Sep, 2021
In her lecture, Katja Diefenbach addressed approaches to action and thinking of a homeless or xeno-Marxism that has become alien to itself, that no longer returns to any given meaning, and that was discussed on a trial basis under the name of »molecular revolution«.
25. Sep, 2021 6 pm
Why has the consideration of environmental issues not changed democracy? Why do we continue to adopt lifestyles that are destructive on both an environmental and social level? Corinne Pelluchon explored these questions together with the audience in her lecture at the Live-In Lab.
23. Sep, 2021 19:30 – 23. Sep, 2021
The American media artist Arnold Dreyblatt has lived mainly in Berlin since 1984 and has been a professor of media art at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts in Kiel since 2009. He presented his work as a workshop leader in the Live-In Lab.
23. Sep, 2021 21:00 – 23. Sep, 2021
STEALTH.unlimited (Belgrad/Rotterdam) ist eine international tätige Raumpraxis, die von Ana Džokić und Marc Neelen gegründet wurde. Als Workshopleiter*innen im Live-In Lab stellten sie ihre Arbeit vor.
09. Jun, 2021 19:00 – 09. Jun, 2021
Together, Maike Fraas, Martin Kaltwasser and Maik Ronz realised the project Learning from Stolipinovo for the largest district inhabited by Roma in the Balkans for the Capital of Culture Plovdiv 2019, among others. As workshop leader and initiator of the »Rohstoffrückgewinnungszentrum Düsseldorf« in the Live-In Lab, Martin Kaltwasser presented their joint work and previous projects on behalf of the team.
23. Sep, 2021 20:00 – 29. Sep, 2021
Collectif Etc is a non-profit organisation and has existed since 2009. They presented their work as workshop leaders in the Live-In Lab.
22. Sep, 2021 0:00
In this workshop, raumlaborberlin discussed with the participants the relationship of the self to the common and the public and invented and tried out a series of collective exercises in becoming public.
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