Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius

Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius is an architect based in Berlin. In 1997 he founded the “Institut für Angewandte Baukunst” (Institute of Applied Building Arts). He is one of the members of Raumlabor, the collective of architects working at the intersection of architecture, research, urban planning and art since 1999, contributing to various architecture biennials in Venice. He develops and co-produces artistic projects in public space around the world and likes to talk about it. Presently he is preparing the Floating University Berlin, a temporary offshore campus for cities in transformation.

He has been Professor of Architecture at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague (VSUP) and Professor for transdisciplinary Design at the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen. Currently he is teaching at the University Witten/Herdecke, Designacademy Eindhoven and the Royal Academy in The Hague.

Benjamin, will take part in the panel “Pedagogy of/at the Periphery” during the symposium.