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Utopistas. The Everyday of Earthly Delights

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Bert Theis. Building Philosophy – Cultivating Utopia

10.07 – 25.08.2019

“What cannot be imagined cannot even be talked about.” (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

By 2001 (an architecture practice led by Philippe Nathan and Sergio Carvalho)

This summer Mudam Publics invites the Luxembourg architectural practice, 2001, to explore current retrospective exhibition Bert Theis. Building Philosophy – Cultivating Utopia.

Join us for a series of activities and events that explore notions of public space and transforming urban space.

Aggloworld: Collaging Utopia
Agglomerate (to) /əˌɡlɑː.məˈreɪ.ʃən/:
The action or process of collecting in a mass.

Ad-hoc visions In this free workshop, participants are invited to compose alternative narratives and fictions for the built environment. Using collage as a medium, existing architecture and other elements within the urban landscape are brought together in order to form utopian environments.

Every day in the Mudam Studio.
For adults, young people and children with a parent or guardian.
Free admission.
No booking required.

Philosophical Picnic: Utopia in-between
Picnic /ˈpɪk.nɪk/:
A meal taken outdoors as part of an excursion – ideally in scenic surroundings, such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an interesting view.

Into public deserts and beyond This excursion invites participants to venture into some of Europe’s most iconic public buildings and enjoy a picnic in the overlooked and unusual spaces to be found between columns, buildings, jurisdictions and security protocols… Utopistas will for a brief moment occupy and enliven these parts of public space, disrupting the status quo of the Eurocrats’ ghetto.

24.07, 07.08, 14.08 & 21.08.2019 | 18h30
Meeting point at the Mudam lobby
For adults, young people and children with a parent or guardian.
Free admission.
No booking required.

Palimpsest: Utopia Ghostwriting
Palimpsest ​ /ˈpæl.ɪmp.sest/:
A very old text or document in which writing has been removed and covered or replaced by new writing; something such as a work of art that has many levels of meaning, types of style, etc., that build on each other.

Demand the impossible! Led by typographer and graphic designer, Sacha Rein, participants are invited initially to compose slogans based on their utopian ideals and desires and then to make them into placards announcing their utopian demands.

10.07 & 17.07.2019 | 17h00 – 20h00
25.08.2019 | 10h00 – 18h00
For adults, young people and children with a parent or guardian.
Free admission.
Booking: mudam.lu/adultbooking

Hey Frank, where are the 2% (good architecture)*?
(*Title taken from Bert Theis’ collage)

Marion Vergin, author of a recent MA Thesis entitled Architectural and Urban Modernism in the Work of Bert Theis, gives an informal lecture and provides insight to the relationship between modern architecture, urbanism and Theis’ work.

31.07.2019 | 18h30
Mudam Summer Café (Outdoor)
For adults, young people and children with a parent or guardian.
Free admission.
No booking required.

Sauna never Sorry: Sauna pudique dans l’espace public

Due to technical reasons, we are sorry to postpone the opening of the Sauna Never Sorry until further notice.

Located on the Place de l’Europe, amongst luxury apartments and renowned european and cultural institutions, Bert Theis’ European Pentagon, Safe & Sorry Pavilion plays host to a pop-up sauna. Sauna never Sorry is a temporary intervention which promises to reinvigorate its surroundings in the business district of Kirchberg, offering an intimate space for gathering, relaxing and engaging in conversation.

Every Wednesday | 12h00 – 20h00
European Pentagon, Safe & Sorry Pavilion, Place de l’Europe – Kirchberg
For adults, young people and children with a parent or guardian.
Free admission.
No booking required.
The site is equipped with an onsite shower and changing room.
Please bring a towel and wear a swimsuit.

© Image : 2001