The Institut für Angewandte Heterotopie is an independent project team from the fields of architecture, sociology, media and cultural studies, visual arts, design and journalism. Using artistic means, we jointly explore the urban transitional space between the present and the future, without neglecting the past. This is our blog.


BEWARE, UTOPIA! This artistic project is an documentation of experiences, ideas and visions from the people in and around the former Quelle building in its time of creative short term using 2011-2015. This time had a long lasting effect on the way…

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Hello, Utopia!

In the context of the project “Hello, Pegnitz” of the group N.Ort, IFAH creates together with participants* of a workshop already happened futures for the Pegnitz. We investigate the river with experimental and ‘playful’ methods of visualization, analysis and construction. In this…

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Phase 3

Phase III was an artistic building and research project for the temporary realization of the BAUPALAST in the Rathausblock in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Here, city makers, initiatives, small businesses and residents worked together to create the framework for a future long-term, self-shaping encounter.
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Transferring Other Spaces

by Maria Trunk. Transversal, artistic and intellectual strategies between past, present and future as in the case of the industrial heritage site Quelle in Nuremberg, Germany. The urban is a symbolic space. What we can see, hear and smell in our daily…

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On Drawing Heterotopia

by Grit Koalick. According to Focault[1] heterotopias are spaces with contrasting meanings and specific rules, reflecting social circumstances by representing, negating or reversing them. They can be seen as a kind of already realized and located utopia. Drawing is an activity to…

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Experience of Space

by Stefan Becker. Experience of Space. Perception of Urban Settings with the Body Apparatus and Cultural Techniques as Creative Event of Thinking, Atmosphere and Society 1. What is called Thinking? When we talk about the concept of space, we are generally concerned…

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