International Summer School and Festival for future modes of living together
Darmstadt Summer of Architecture 2014


July, 7th to August, 15th 2014
Eastern Slope (Osthang) of Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt

A project by Darmstädter Architektursommer e. V. within the Summer of Architecture Rhein-Main 2014/15
In cooperation with the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD)



Darmstädter Architektursommer e. V.
Herdweg 74
D-64285 Darmstadt

T +49 6151 787 6180





With the aid of artistic interventions in public space, since 2008 the Darmstadt Summer of Architecture has been initiating a wide range of discourses on urban development in Darmstadt, the Rhein-Main region, and beyond. This year’s Summer of Architecture visits a prominent location, Darmstadt’s Mathildenhöhe, exactly one hundred years after the last Artist Colony exhibition. From 7 July to 15 August, the OSTHANG PROJECT activates the fallow site on the eastern slope of the Mathildenhöhe as a cultural project space:

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For five weeks, the aim is to set up a temporary festival campus with discussion fora, concerts, workshops, lectures, film screenings, think tanks or actions by resident artists. As part of a Summer School, international teams of architects, students of local and external universities, and interested neighbours created a park and temporary buildings to serve as a venue, meeting-place, café, think tank, and accommodation for guests and visitors. Much like the historical Mathildenhöhe artist colony, the OSTHANG PROJECT is an experiment between art, architecture, landscape design, and life practice.

In terms of content, the OSTHANG PROJECT focuses on current questions of architecture, art, design and socio-political discourse. The aim is to arrange cooperations with local and regional partner institutions in order to examine such issues as “the artist colony and artist collectives today”, “art, culture and creative industry as a driving force of urban developments”, “experimental building today and in the past” or “exhibiting as socio-political practice”, and “living together: developing alternative spaces for social action”.



atelier le balto (Le Havre/Berlin)

Main Hall
ConstructLab (Paris/Berlin) & Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokio)

Info / Reception
Umschichten (Stuttgart) & m7red (Buenos Aires)

Café / Kitchen
collectif etc (Strasbourg)

Workshop House
Martin Kaltwasser (Berlin)

Sleeping Cabins
orizzontale (Rome) & Erlend Blakstad Hafner (Oslo)


SUMMER SCHOOL (Application Deadline: May 15, 2014)




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