The Institute for Applied Heterotopia is an independent project team consisting of experts from the fields of architecture, sociology, media and cultural studies, design, and journalism. Together, we explore the transitional space between the present and the future using artistic methods, with scientific reflection of historical contexts.

Urbane Praxis 2023+

On December 15, 2022, IFAH was invited to hold a workshop in Berlin for the members of the “Urbane Praxis” association; in the middle of Berlin, in the new “lobby” of the association at Mehrinplatz 8 in Kreuzberg.
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Publication “BEWARE, UTOPIA!”

This book contains a compilation of scientific and artistic contributions from the Cultural Typhoon in Europe (CTE), which took place in Nuremberg in autumn 2017. The title “BEWARE, UTOPIA!” was already a program at that time and was conceptually developed in the…
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The InspirationsBLOCK is an ensemble of different media techniques to transform collected ideas and thoughts from a workshop course into a collective heterotopia. This poster was hung in public space in Berlin-Kreuzberg and was a stimulus to discover the surrounding city hall…
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Achtung Utopie! Future workshop BAUPALAST

This future workshop 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 business owners, and residents jointly created the framework for a future long-term self-designing meeting and…
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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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