On Friday, July 12, 2024 at 7 p.m., the presentation of the book »Recalls, Reconstructions, Projections: Time-Based Design Processes in Architecture«, edited by Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler (Design Theory and Research, TH Köln) and Prof. Matthias Karch (Institute of Media & Design, TU Braunschweig), will take place at Kunsthafen – Kunsthaus Rhenania Köln.

How can architecture and design intervene in challenging situations? How can they influence social dynam­ics and give rise to new forms of activity? What are the methods, tools, and media that it uses and what roles do they play in generating new knowledge? Taking these questions as its starting point, »Recalls, Reconstructions, Projections« explores the potential of architecture and design to disrupt and transform existing systems and contexts by employing technical, aesthetic, and symbolic practices and visualization tech­niques. The development of new time-based media of investigation, imagination, and coop­eration renders design eminently suitable for initiating actions of transgression, resistance, and collective participation. Based on these considerations, the vol­ume sheds light on design viewed as a critical spatial practice, knowledge creation, and form finding. The theoretical and practical contri­butions gathered here open up a variety of content-led and methodological approaches to the burgeoning field of media-cultural and architectural design research. The publication presents a selection of case studies, conceptual sketches, architectural designs, performative realisations and built structures by students of the IMD _Institute of Media and Design, Technische Universität Braunschweig. With text contributions by, among others, Carolin Höfler, Kassandra Nakas, Matthias Karch, Philipp Reinfeld

Carolin Höfler & Matthias Karch (eds.): Recalls, Reconstructions, Projections: Time-Based Design Processes in Architecture, Munich: Sorry Press 2024. ISBN 978-3-910265-20-2
The digital open access version will follow soon.

After the book launch, the exhibition »GROSSMARKTHALLE – Models for a Diverse Urban Society« will open at Kunsthafen, organised by the Institute of Media and Design at the TU Braunschweig (Prof. Matthias Karch).

Time: Fri, 12 July 2024, 7 p.m. with free drinks & snacks (Introduction in German)
Venue: Kunsthafen – Kunsthaus Rhenania, Bayenstraße 28, 50678 Köln




  • Address Bayenstraße 28
  • City Köln
  • State / Province Nordrhein Westfalen
  • Post Code 50678
  • Country Germany

Date 7. July 2024

Time 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm