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Museums are often perceived as rather antiquated yet the statistics don’t confirm this stereotype since visiting museums is currently the most popular cultural activity in Switzerland. What responsibilities do museums have and in what way do they already fulfil them? In addition to the classical... more
Documentation of Seminars and Design Workshops
2009 to today (individual booklets)
Peter Behrens School of Arts (PBSA)
Department of Architecture and Design
“If we talk about the scenography of exhibitions, however, we are talking about design with a completely different potency. The scenography is an integral part of the overall concept of the exhibition. The scenography becomes the means by which the aims and the content of the exhibition... more
“The important thing in harrowing locations… is to open up windows for reflection.”
At memorials, the place itself is already a part of the narrative. The courage to leave gaps is necessary. Visitors must have the opportunity to react and interact independently, as Barbara Holzer explains... more
Exhibitions emerge from an interplay between the space and the exhibits. The spatial staging - in scenography as well as in architecture - has an impact on the way people perceive and use it, as Tristan Kobler points out.
“In architecture, beauty is an additional benefit that is there for everyone.”
Tristan Kobler talks about his currents projects, his understanding of architecture, and its power and limits.
The spaces we inhabit influence how we act and how we feel. Architects and urban planners create the constructed worlds that people consciously or unconsciously accept, the places where they spend and enjoy their time. But in just the same way, spaces can emerge that are uninviting, that... more