The city, the box, the art and the climate. Attempt at a relational reassembly

A contribution by Prof. Dipl. Ing. Bernd Kniess

Professor for Urban Design at the HafenCity University Hamburg

Lecture as part of the symposium
Yesterday. Today! Tomorrow?
From the museum of late modernism, its history and its future, monument protection, the “third place” or climate box versus climate crisis.
Part III, October 27 + 28, 2023
Climate box versus climate crisis. Fit for the future: the climate-neutral museum

Three frontal exterior views of museums. Above the first is 19th century, the second 20th century and the third 21st century? The caption above reads:
Part of the lecture
A collage of places and situations in the Kunsthalle Bielefeld where people meet.
On a white background is written several times in black handwriting, in various sizes: Museum, below a square through which is written ,Power
Part of the lecture

You can watch the recording of the entire talk here.

A man between 50 and 60 years old with a round face and glasses with thin metal frames. He wears his hair parted to the side, the hairline is slightly higher. He wears a fine light shirt with dark spots and a purple jacket over it.
Prof. Dipl. Ing. Bernd Kniess

Professor for Urban Design at the HafenCity University Hamburg

The architect and urban planner has held the professorship since 2008. There he is responsible for the conception and management of the interdisciplinary master program Urban Design. In his teaching, research and practice, he is interested in the interrelationships of the contemporary city, whose diagrammatic description he makes the subject of inter- and transdisciplinary knowledge production and whose future scope he tests in procedures of relational practice, so-called ‘real laboratories’. His teaching and lecturing activities have taken him to Tokyo, Johannesburg, Cairo, Medellín, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, and most recently, as Graham Willis Professor, to Sheffield. He is a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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Black and white logo, the name of the institution flush left and the coat of arms of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia flush right.
Black and white logo, a black rectangle in which the name of the organization is written in capital letters.
Foundation logo, in green is written on the left in capital letters B & A with a circle around it. To the right is the foundation name written out in capital letters.


The poster advertising the architecture symposium with writing in the bottom left corner: Part 3, September 27 + 28.