Landscape of Transgression
(This Obscure Object of Desire)

International Symposium

Bobby, first gorilla of the Berlin Zoo; Lutz Heck, Tiere - mein Abenteuer, Wien 1952

Bobby, first gorilla of the Berlin Zoo; Lutz Heck, Tiere – mein Abenteuer, Wien 1952

The conference explores Tiergarten, Berlin’s oldest park, understood as a unique landscape of transgression. Tiergarten transgresses heritage, ecology, urbanism, and humanism, existing as a precious anomaly and a model for future environments in an ever expanding sea of urbanization. Tiergarten’s transgression can become a key to shift established ways to talk about the city.
The conference aims to evaluate several aspects of urban space that question and expand the current discourse on sustainability, for instance unbridled plant growth and close proximity of species, the unmaintained, the incommensurable, the extraterritorial, the outlaw, the simultaneity of (contradicting) histories, to mention some. The conference is divided into four thematic sections:
1) Transgressing Heritage;
2) Transgressing Ecology;
3) Transgressing Urbanism;
4) Transgressing Humanism.

Die Konferenz betrachtet den ältesten Park Berlins als »Landschaft der Transgressionen«. Im Tiergarten überlagern und überschneiden sich Aspekte der Ökologie, Stadtentwicklung, Denkmalpflege, Alltagskultur und Tagespolitik zu einer Insel der Anomalie, die als radikale Ausprägung städtischer Öffentlichkeit gelesen werden kann. Insoweit sich der Tiergarten den Zuschreibungen etablierter Denkmodelle entzieht, soll er dem Symposium zur Erweiterung des Diskurses einer »nachhaltigen« Stadtentwicklung dienen. Die Konferenz ist unter die Begriffe transgressing heritage, transgressing ecology, transgressing urbanism und transgressing humanism gegliedert.

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// Saturday, July 4

09:00 AM

10:00 AM
Introduction: Jörg Stollmann / Sandra Bartoli
Keynote: Alessandra Ponte
Cartographies Of The Environment

11:15 AM

Transgressing Heritage

11.45 AM
Queer Transgression In Tiergarten: Toni Karge
Authentic Artifacts, Unintentional Monuments: Gunnar Klack
Heritage Is Subject To Change. Luise Rellensmann

Transgressing Archive

01.15 PM
Presentation Of A Tiergarten Zine:
Martin Conrads / Franziska Morlok / Udk Students

01.30 PM
Lunch Break

Transgressing Ecology

02.30 PM
Park Encounters in City Centers or Transplanted to the Hinterlands: Karin Reisinger
Shiver of Sharks, Parliament of Owls, Swarm of Bees, Multiplying Life and Ecotonal Ethics: Eva Simone Hayward
Ghost Dogs & Dead Man: Politics of the Habitat: Fahim Amir

04.00 PM

Transgressing Urbanism

04.30 PM
Landscape as a Means of Problematizing the Temporal Frames of Urban Planning: Sandra Parvu / Piero Zanini
Tiergarten: A Crime Story: Michael Baers

05.40 PM

Transgressing Humanism

06.10 PM
Trading Places and Spaces: of Nightingales and other Humananimal Encounters: Chris Wilbert
Green then Smart: Intelligence and Consciousness in Plants: Stefano Mancuso


Participants: Fahim Amir, Michael Baers, Martin Conrads, Eva Simone Hayward, Toni Karge, Gunnar Klack, Stefano Mancuso, Franziska Morlok, Sandra Parvu, Alessandra Ponte, Karin Reisinger, Luise Rellensmann, Chris Wilbert, Piero Zanini

All Presentations In English
Free Admission

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Tiergarten, Landscape of Transgression is a conference organized by Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization TU Berlin, Jörg Stollmann and Sandra Bartoli in Cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Concept and Organization: Sandra Bartoli
Project Assistance HKW: Kirsten Einfeldt / Olga Starostina
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