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Interdisziplinäres Labor Bild Wissen Gestaltung
Sophienstraße 22a, 2. HH, 2. und 3. Obergeschoss und Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Opening Program June 1st, 2013

14:00 – 17:00 h.: Open Door Day at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory
Place: Sophienstr. 22a, 10178 Berlin, 2nd courtyard, 2nd and 3rd floor

Experimenting & Gestaltung:
The model workshop of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory
At the model workshop creative experimenting will take place: by using a 3-D printer, a laser cutter, a CNC milling machine and a styro cutter will be possible to understand the process of model construction. Adults and children are invited to work together with researchers from the social and natural sciences and technology, as well as with architects and designers.

Research & Questioning:
The projects of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory
The Interdisciplinary Laboratory deals with problems and questions, which cannot be solved by one single scientific discipline. The projects will be presented through workshops and hands on experiments: How can laboratories be designed? How are pictograms developed? What is the difference between a crab and a crustacean?

17:00 – 18:00 h: Exhibition tour
Place: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

The Anthropocene Kitchen: the Laboratory connecting home and the world meets The Whole Earth. California and the disappearance of the outside Within the framework of the Anthropocene Project of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the exhibition and the conference The Whole Earth are dedicated to the story of the image of the “blue planet”, which has become one of the most influential images in history. The project of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory »The Anthropocene Kitchen« explores the kitchen, a place plenty of exchange and consequences, in the epoch of the Anthropocene, which is considered a particular geological stratum determined by industrial society. The exhibition tour will be guided by Reinhold Leinfelder and Phillip Oswalt (The Anthropocene Kitchen) and Anselm Franke (curator of The Whole Earth)

18:00 – 20:00 h: Official opening ceremony of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory 
Place: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

Complex problems are difficult to solve within the boundaries of a single scientific discipline; therefore the knowledge and abilities of researchers from different scientific fields are essential. The Interdisciplinary Laboratory. Image Knowledge Gestaltung is such a place gathering social and natural sciences, technology, medicine and, for the first time in foundation research, architecture and design. At the Interdisciplinary Laboratory more than 25 diverse disciplines research the basis processes of designing science. The Interdisciplinary Laboratory started its research in November 1st 2012. At the opening ceremony in June 1st 2013, the directors Horst Bredekamp and Wolfgang Schäffner will present the vision of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory.


From 20:00 h: Sommer party of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory
Place: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

At the terrace of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt the Interdisciplinary Laboratory celebrates its opening with a barbecue party. Guests from the sciences, politics and culture, as well as the interested public are invited.


Eine Kooperation des Haus der Kulturen der Welt mit dem Exzellenzcluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung. Ein Interdisziplinäres Labor der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin