design: transmediale 2k+12 / festival architecture: good manners bad habits
The transmediale 2k +12 identity was designed by Manuel Bürger, Timm Häneke and Till Wiedeck. The identity of transmediale 2012 was designed by Manuel Bürger, Timm Häneke and Till Wiedecke. The design with the working title Promised Land was inspired by the in/compatible theme, primarily reflecting the high expectations of everyday digital technologies. Forms of app-culture and symbols of the knowledge society coalesce into a story: about the condition of infinite promise, and how the following technological overuse and eventual disillusionment cannot fulfill all these promises.
good manners bad habits
architectual installation by raumlaborberlin
andrea hofmann, markus bader und florian stirnemann
The festival architecture of transmediale 2012 in the foyer of Haus der Kulturen der Welt was conceptualised by raumlaborberlin. The architectural installation comprises elements which, as an ensemble, are reminiscent of domestic living situations. Together, the objects seem to fuse a new spatial species, a hybrid between furniture and structural elements. Even though these fragments enclose several interior spaces, structuring and dividing the foyers of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, they do not clearly define what is interior and what is exterior. Their own distinctive syntax is too open or too intricate to be deciphered and, as built paradoxes, they create an atmosphere of uncertainty.
(Image: Poster by Manuel Bürger, Timm Häneke and Till Wiedeck)