Symposium: “What does it mean to make an experiment?” 25.04.2014

“What Does It Mean to Make an Experiment?”
symposium: "What does it mean to make an experiment?"
copenhagen DENMARK
A symposium that reflects and concludes the exhibition and project “What Does It Mean To Make An Experiment?”—a research project between the School of Design and the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture / CITA. . .
symposium: “What does it mean to make an experiment?”
Friday, 04/25
10.30 a.m. – 05.00 p.m. / Auditorium 2, Holmen
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 51
Copenhagen, Denmark

In architecture and design an experiment can take on many more roles than the proof of a thesis. The experiment is instead a particular mode of exploring the multiple and heterogeneous intersections that emerge from social, conceptual, technological, material and cultural contexts in which it is sited.
Within the symposium experimentation in design and architectural practice is discussed in respect to its site in knowledge production, the instruments used to execute these and the aims and methods that are linked to it. Three sessions will expand on this – each with a focus on a different scale of inquiry.
10.30 a.m. / Session 1 – Practice & Experiment
Moderator: Mette Ramsgard Thomsen (KADK)
1. Welcome and Intro: Martin Tamke (KADK, CITA), Troels Degn Johanson (KADK)
2. Daniel Charny (Designer, curator of the In the making exhibition V&A, London)
2. Burkhard Schmitz (Designer 7.5 studio | projektgruppe, Berlin)

1.15 p.m. / Session 2 – Research & Experiment
Moderator: Thomas Binder (KADK)
1. Flemming Tvede Hansen (KADK, SuperformLAB, Copenhagen) KADK
2. Carol Collet (Textile Futures Research Centre, designer and curator, Central Saint Martins, London)
3. Ulrika Karlson (Architect, KTH Stockholm)

03.15 p.m. / Session 3 – Experiments and Scale
Moderator: Mette Ramsgard Thomsen (KADK)
1. Paul Nicholas (KADK, CITA) CITA
2. Marjan Colletti (Architect, The Bartlett, London, Univ. Innsbruck)
3. Jenny Sabin (architectural researcher, Cornell University, USA)

15.15 p.m. / Expected conclusion of event
Entry to this symposium is free for public and academia, but we ask for a registration via email to