11/10/18 masterclass Momoyo Kaijima closing event


The third event of the masterclass Atrium Behaviorology by Momoyo Kaijima concludes the programme with a reflection on its methodology.

Presentation of the documentation of the summer school Atrium Behaviorolgy
Lecture by Momoyo Kaijima
Talk Show Architectural Ethnography with Momoyo Kaijima, Mona Mahall and Christoph Heinemann
Farewell masterclass, welcome Testing University!

HCU VISITING PROFESSORSHIP describes a teaching and dialogue format established at the HafenCity University in 2009. With support of Max Hoffmann GmbH & Co.KG the masterclass format follows the idea to invite a renowned professsional from the fields of built environment and metropolitan development working with students, discussing new perspectives, sharing knowledge and producing new insights. The visiting professorship 2018 was awarded to Momoyo Kaijima from Atelier Bow-Wow. Kajima opened the masterclass programme with her lecture Architectural Ethnography and followed with a summer school taking place in the atrium of the HafenCity Universität.

ATELIER BOW-WOW has built a repertoire of catalogues representing an observatory perspective towards urban practice. They have introduced ‘noise’ to what elsewhere merely is materialistic descriptions. “And the behaviour of people is also noise. Construction drawings are obviously important, but they represent a moment when the producer governs everything. So, the power is on the side of the producer or provider. But drawings can integrate many different things, many different times, and many different actors, which all perform in the building around the building. And this relativizes or equalizes the power balance among the different elements that relate to the existence of the building.” (Atelier Bow-Wow, Architectural Ethnography 2017, 53)

ATELIER BOW-WOW is a Tokyo-based firm founded in 1992 by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima. Their practice is based on the theory of “behaviorology”. The practice has designed and built houses and public spaces in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Tsukamoto is professor of architecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology; Kaijima is associate professor of architecture at ETH, Zürich, and Tsukuba University.

Since the foundation in 1908, Max Hoffmann Construction Services has continuously contributed to the varied image of Hamburg's districts with interesting and high-quality buildings. Yesterday, as today, the company is concerned both with the sustainable consolidation of urban areas and the realisation of overall urban planning in the Hamburg metropolitan region. The modernisation of existing building structures, inner city and suburban housing units and the restoration of historic buildings round off the extensive range of services offered by the Altona-based family business. In addition to a large number of sophisticated residential, commercial and special buildings, Max Hoffmann Construction Services has also realised numerous public buildings since its foundation.

The masterclass 2018 is organised by the Research and Teaching Programme Urban Design and the Professorship Architecture + City.




11 October 2018
3.00 to 4.00 pm
Atrium HCU Hamburg
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