Y-Table [DAZ version]

Workstation by The Anxious Prop, DAZ 2011

 
Photo: The Y-Table, 2011 © DAZ 

 

Architecture is not only about answers, it is also a question. The Y-Table [DAZ version] was conceived by The Anxious Prop (Luis Berríos-Negrón, Mendel Heit, Patrick Kochlik, Jens Wunderling and Jan Bovelet) to discuss the expanded field of architecture at the DAZ.

The Table was originally conceived by The Anxious Prop for its "Case 3: The Black Swan Issue" at Salon Populaire, Berlin in 2010. Followed by further prototypes, that were designed and built for the Milan Public Design Festival, DAZ and the São Paulo Architecture Biennale. Luis Berríos-Negrón describes the Table as not a finished object, but as a customisable workstation, produced on-demand to help create and contest questions among its users. Hence the dimensions, surface-features, and programming of the Y-Table vary from use to use, from site to site, while it always keeps its distinctive three-partite form. 

In the DAZ this characteristic shape of the Y-Table allows creative work processes and lively communication, from which new food for thoughts can emerge. The table is the heart of the DAZ and allows events from seminar to salon atmosphere, where up to thirty people can participate. Because of the its flexible character many different activities have taken place: Workshops, scenario development, development of first drafts, exhibitions, book launches, talks, conferences, video -sessions and dinner-conversations.

The curator Matthias Böttger invites architects, urban planners, artists, film-makers, poets, designers and other actors in the city, to question the future of our lived-in environment, to put visions and utopias on the y-table.

The Anxious Prop is an open collective of architects, artists and designers, with a special focus on sustainable production of forms, designs and images by exploring collective knowledge. 

 

Kindly supported by Holz Possling

The Anxious Prop
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Y-Table [DAZ version]

Measurements
Table: 3,95 x 3,40 m
3 x 3m arm, 1 x 2m arm, hexagon

Material
Multiplex: 21mm/24mm oder 2 x 9mm with an immediate layer “honeycomp” (Modulor)

 
 

 


Photo: Building the Y-Table, 2011 © DAZ 


Photo: Building the Y-Table, 2011 © DAZ


Photo: Y-Table, 2011 © DAZ


Photo: Reading stands are integrated in the Y-Table, 2011 © DAZ

 

 

 

Workshop

Wonderlab Berlin - Funding Urbanism, 2014
Wonderlab Berlin invited protagonists of the new civic economy from various European cities to join the Funding Urbanism Berlin workshop: 4 days of site visits, presentations, debates and screenings, as well as an evolving exhibition.


Photo: Wonderlab workshop, 2014 © schnepp • renou

 


Photo: Wonderlab workshop, 2014  © DAZ


Photo: Wonderlab workshop, 2014 © schnepp • renou

 

Failed Architecture - Neues Kreuzberger Zentrum (NKZ), 2012
DAZ hosted Failed Architecture for a five-day workshop dealing with Kottbusser Tor and Neues Kreuzberger Zentrum (NKZ) in Berlin: Why is this area perceived as a failure by many and how did it develop over the decades?


Photo: Failed Architecture workshop, 2012 © DAZ


Photo: Failed Architecture workshop, 2012 © DAZ

 

 

Y-Table Talk 

In Extenso - Erweitert: How to rethink space and matter?, 2014/2015
The Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français develops, in the frame of the program for young curators Jeunes Commissaires, and in cooperation with the DAZ, the project In Extenso – Erweitert and poses the question How to rethink space and matter? Four French - Agnès Violeau, Karima Boudou, Céline Poulin und Florence Ostende - curators have been invited to dedicate themselves to the themes of Performance, Social Context, Public Space and Storytelling in an experimental process based on a series of public discussions and workshops.


Foto: In Extenso - Erweitert: Public Space:  Jean-Pascal Flavien, Markus Miessen and curator Céline Poulin, 2014 © Jana Nowack


Photo: In Extenso - Erweitert: Informal Y-Table talk at the end of the evening © Jana Nowack

 

 

Y- Table Book Launch

The City in the City – Berlin: A Green Archipelago, 2013
At the DAZ, the editors Florian Hertweck and Sébastien Marot presented their published critical edition and discuss its impact on the current debate about the planning and future of Berlin with Berlins Senate Builiding director Regula Lüscher, the architects Arno Brandlhuber, Finn Geipel, Arthur Ovaska, Matthias Sauerbruch and the publisher Lars Müller, moderated by DAZ curator Matthias Böttger.


Photo: Book launch "The City in the City – Berlin: A Green Archipelago", 2013 © DAZ


Photo: Book launch "The City in the City – Berlin: A Green Archipelago", 2013 © DAZ


Photo: Matthias Sauerbruch, Sébastien Marot, Florian Hertweck and Arthur Ovaska, 2013 © DAZ

 

 

Y- Table Conference

WELTSTADT – Who creates the city?, 2014
Who creates the city? Who shapes its future? Activists and planners will come together at the German Architecture Center (DAZ) to discuss these questions. Over the past year these actors, spread over ten different countries on four continents, took initiative to create and shape their own city through citizens' initiatives, artistic interventions and neighborhood projects. WELTSTADT is bringing their experiences and solutions back to Germany – with a conference, an exhibition and theme-based newspapers from all ten projects.

 

Y-Table Dinner

Kick-off dinner "In Extenso - Erweitert", 2014 
The Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français develops, in the frame of the program for young curators Jeunes Commissaires, and in cooperation with the DAZ, the project In Extenso – Erweitert and poses the question How to rethink space and matter? For an initial dinner at the Y-table around 30 architects, artists, designer and performers were invited. An opportunity to meet the curators and discuss possible ideas and cooperations was offered by the informal get-together. 


Photo: Y-Table-Dinner, 2014 © DAZ 


Photo: Y-Table-Dinner, 2014 © DAZ 


Photo: Céline Poulin, 2014 © Marlene Müller


Photo: Agnès Violeau, 2014 © Marlene Müller