Artist Talk Climate & Design

Edith Kollath Nothing Will Ever Be The Same © Hannes Wiedemann

Fri, 14.09.2018

12:30 PM

RMIT Gallery

Thomas Auer (Transsolar) and Edith Kollath in conversation with curator Malte Wagenfeld

Thomas Auer is partner and managing director of Transsolar and professor for Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design at the TU Munich. He has developed concepts for buildings and districts noted for their innovative strategies, collaborating with world renowned architecture firms on numerous international design projects around the world.

Transsolar is an international climate-engineering firm determined to create exceptional, highly comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces with a positive environmental impact. They pioneered the concept KlimaEngineering, which describes an approach to climate-responsive design that takes advantage of the specific local climate and surroundings to maximise user comfort and passive strategies. Such an approach tailors architectural and mechanical systems to the local climate and programmatic requirements, in order to contribute to a special experience for the user. Environmental qualities will become part of the experience – while minimizing the use of resources.

Edith Kollath works as a multimedia artist on questions of the visualization of uncertain states and their social and theoretical contexts. She works with sculpture as an expandable media with a performative potential. Instead of producing objects, she is interested in changing the state of existing material. In 2009, she graduated from University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, where she received a MFA in Time Related Media and Sculpture. During a three year stay in New York, from 2006-2009, she was an active member of the hacker collective “NYC Resistor” and realized a number of exhibitions and projects. Since then, her installations, objects and works on paper have been exhibited in Germany and internationally. Since 2015, Edith has been a PhD candidate at the Bauhaus University Weimar.

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