Architectural dioramas of protest camps

Exhibition at the DAM (Deutsches Architekturmuseum) in Frankfurt/Main »Protest/Architecture« – Barricades, Camps, Superglue

Under the direction of Professor Andreas Kretzer, initially six architectural models were created in the winter semester of 2022/23 as part of the scenography teaching assignment (Bachelor's Degree Programme in Architecture) at the Technical University of Munich and a further three in the summer semester of 2023 as part of an international design project (Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programme in Interior Design) at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences.

The nine dioramas on a scale of 1:10 provide insights into the building structures of selected protest camps in scenes with a side length of 10 x 10 meters.

Excerpt from the exhibition flyer "Protest/Architecture":
Detailed models, built under the direction of Professor Andreas Kretzer at the Technical University of Munich and the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, show protest camps from Resurrection City in 1968 to the Lobau-bleibt! movement in 2021/2022. Forty "ground structures" from Lützerath, mostly pile dwellings, were documented with photographic paper models by Rokas Wille (HfG Karlsruhe).

Protests must disturb, otherwise they would be ineffective. When disturbances reach out into public space and take hold there, when they permanently block, defend, protect, or conquer it, then protest architecture emerges. The director Oliver Hardt developed a film installation for the exhibition. Together with activists, a suspension bridge from the Hambach Forest was taken over. The exhibition architecture on the 1000 square meter extended area of the DAM Ostend was developed by Something Fantastic.

Friday, September 15, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

September 16 – January 14, 2024

Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)
Henschelstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Sat / Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Publish date: 14. September 2023