Project Record Ulrich Gehmann

Project Record Ulrich Gehmann

(since 20071)

2016, May – November Ideal Spaces. Exhibition at Architectural Biennale Venice. At

Biennale 15 th , “Collateral Events”, GAA Foundation, Ideal

Spaces Palazzo Mora


October 15-17 ReThinking Management Conference, Karlshochschule

International University, Karlsruhe. Paper presentation

Management, and the Myth of Functionality


October 5-8 Cyberworld Conference, Santander, Spain. Paper presentation

on Liberated Formatization, with Marco Zampella and Matthias



September 25 UrbanIxD Symposium, Venice (City, Data, Future) at Telecom

Italia. Poster session and discussion Interactions in Hybrid

Urban Space, with Matthias Wölfel and Marco Zampella


August 31-September 3 DRHA 2014 Conference, University of Greenwich, London

(Digital Research, Humanities and Arts): Chair for panel session

Evidence, Technology and Uncertainty. Panel podium with

Michael Johansson and Martin Reiche


May 29-August 24 World Mountain Machine, with Martin Reiche. Exhibition on

History as Process presented at the RHIZOPE 2014, Art &

Science – Hybrid Art & Interdisciplinary Research,, Tallinn, Estonia. Catalogue:



October 24-26 Touring Consumption Conference, Karlshochschule

International University, Karlsruhe/Germany: Paper on Mobility

Today, and related workshop-moderation

2013, June 27 Science Festival Effects, University of Arts and Design (HfG),

Karlsruhe/Germany: Speech on The World as Format

1 Before that date: see CV Ulrich Gehmann

2013, May 23-25 Hybrid City II Conference Subtle Revolutions, University of Athens,

Athens/Greece: Paper presentation Ulrich Gehmann/Martin Reiche on

Virtual Urbanity

2013, April 25 Society for Applied Philosophy, Kurhaus Baden-Baden/Germany:

Speech on Formatting Processes

2013, April 19 – 21 Founding member of Academia Aldegundensis, St. Aldegund/Germany


October- January Exhibition Does Society Need Art?, Staatliche Kunsthalle

Baden-Baden/Germany: Conception (with Wolfram Frietsch) of

the parallel program Civil Society: Tripartite series of speeches

on Social Formatting today


November 19-21 Exhibition and symposium Power m8?!, Hochschule für

Gestaltung, Pforzheim/Germany: Workshop on The Power of

Media and the Faint of Reason, with Matthias Wölfel


August 13 Society for Applied Philosophy, Kurhaus Baden-

Baden/Germany: Speech on Formats in City Architecture


June Co-founder (with Martin Reiche) of Subformat Research Group


May Founding of platform Augmented Social Evolution, with Martin Reiche

and Don Foresta


June Foundation of a working group Postdigital Worlds with Marco

Zampella at University of Arts and Design (HfG), Karlsruhe/Germany;

as twin of Formatting of Social Spaces at Karlsruhe University


May 27-29 International 3d-beyond festival, ZKM, Karlsruhe/Germany: Exhibition

Timelines of Evolution (former Dynamics of Life). http://2011.beyond-


Sommer Semester Winner of the Faculty Award for working group Formatting of Social

Spaces, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe/Germany


December- May Exhibition Dynamics of Life, with PXNG, showing interactively and in

real time-mode the processual character of evolution. Staatliches

Museum für Naturkunde, Karlsruhe (SMNK), Karlsruhe/Germany. The

project was funded by the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg (Euro

367.000), due to its innovative character.


June Founder of the e-journal New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts, University

of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe/Germany. Editor-in- Chief, with Rolf-Ulrich



February Founder of working group Formatting of Social Spaces, Dep. Of

History, University of Karlsruhe (KIT)/Germany.

2007- Head of working group Formatting of Social Spaces, run with Rolf-

Ulrich Kunze.

World Mountain Machine 2014

World Mountain Machine, Tallin, Estonia, May – August 2014

Ulrich Gehmann/Martin Reiche

The World Mountain Machine shows architectural morphology as a historical process and translates it into a visual language. The spectator is offered a view of a process that develops over the course of the whole exhibition: A world mountain (a mythological expression of world “as it is” in its cosmic order in form of a concrete architecture) is created that transcends through different stages of evolution based on the sensory input coming from the venue of the exhibition and methods derived from computational biology and fractal geometry. The spectator thus becomes the active participant of the evolution of the architecture that is presented to him while at the same time he is only displayed a snapshot of the whole development. The work highlights the ephemeral nature of a historical process while at the same time creating an abstract mathematical model for process morphology throughout the exhibition. It shows the ongoing development of the architecture that will be completed on the last day of the exhibition.

Book can be downloaded here wmm_book_hq


Dynamics of Life 2009-2010

Dynamics of Life, Dec.2009/May 2010 presented at the State Museum for Natural History, Karlsruhe

Empowered by the Ministry of Science, Research & Art, Baden-Württemberg funded by the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg (Euro 367.000), initiated and basic concept by Ulrich Gehmann

Shown as Timelines of Evolution at the 3DBeyond-Festival at the ZKM, Karlsruhe, May 2011, for animals shown, principle of construction the exhibition, etc. Here, you should cut out interesting parts


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