Studio Introduction: ArchiComicals

Introduction to the Bachelorstudio 2020/21 at the institute for, thought by Giacomo Pala, Bettina Siegele & Eleni Boutsika Palles. apply via LFU-online Playfulness:The irony, the comical, the grotesque and the marvel, the fantastic, the joke, the gimmickry, and the absurd transformation of things. These are going to be the keywords accompanying us throughout this […]

Lockdown Madness / Julia Beck & Nadine Sturm

35-year-old Charlotte wanted to turn her life around, and she wanted to do it properly. She has been struggling with her job at the advertising agency for a long time and things are not going well with her family. But only her best friend knows how much she is seething. And maybe that‘s just as […]

Characters Test / Lorenz Foth

The characters in the series of animations stay anonymous throughout all short movies. They are mostly referred to as “a person”, “someone” or similar. With the exception of the character “Professor Deborah Williams” in the first animation (Deus ex Ma(s)china. Intro). Later on in the series, she loses her name – and also becomes “a […]

Journeys / Lorenz Foth

These sudden changes in environments surrounding the characters remind a bit of the movie Inception by Christopher Nolan (2010), where the character Cobb enters peoples dreams and finds himself in suddenly changing and transforming environments. The characters in the animated short movie narrate their transformation in form of monologues, in which they tell the viewers […]

A journey around the hyperconscious / Magdalena Recheis & Florian Fesel

A 27-year old french man called Xavier de Maistre who undertook a journey in his bedroom in 1790. He loved discovering, as it was a trend already at this time. Discovering the world and travelling to other continents. Xavier’s dream was to fly, so he tried to build a pair of giant wings and wanted […]

The ride for mental health / Noah Balla, Mahira Karic, Mihaela Pejcinovic

By virtue of our mind, the human species must surely re-present the culmination of this grand experiment of nature we call life—for, as far as we can detect, we are the first organism to have developed the fully conscious ability to sufficiently understand and thus manage the relationship between cause and effect to wrest management […]

Story of a God / Lorenz Foth

“WARNING! Are you sure you want to shut yourself down to an automaton level? This will completely erase your consciousness and your ability to evolve. Are you sure? YES/NO” In arts, the term automaton is used to refer to sculptures or puppets that are capable of performing complex movements through the turning of crank and […]

Intro (Short Explained Version) / Lorenz Foth

Machines and the related possible large-scale automation could potentially resolve many social and environmental issues if it causes some major changes in political systems. When presuming so, what would life look like for people once they work significantly less? And how could Architecture behave and change in order to uphold the positive outcomes of this […]

The only Exit / Dominik Kroell, Philipp Wisiol, Stephan Hoellwarth

Global pandemics, natural disaster, the effects of climate change or nuclear accidents led top a global, worldwide isolation. We are imprisoned in our own homes and the intact world as we know it, has stopped. These disasters are pushing us forcefully forward to a new digital, virtual age at breakneck speed. How do we satisfy […]

(de)Compressor / Bogdan Casovskij & Valeria Kirejenko

Henry Carson is a doppelganger of the authors, a human being that continuously drafts this survey and fills it with his remarks on the surroundings. Henry Carson is a polymath: a scientist and an explorer, a programmer and an engineer, a person who has developed the method of compression and decompression, the way to recycle […]

Breaking / Lorenz Foth

The DEM tries to build a better world for everyone. And has a vision on how to do so by learning about human behavior in Virtual Reality and drawing conclusions for new structures (political, social, environmental, architectural etc.). But that in itself is a very optimistic and utopian vision. There will always be minorities and […]