Making Futures Bauhaus+ is an action research project that addresses questions of architecture as a collective form and architecture as a resource. Departing from these two perspectives, it operates as an experimental research unit that advances future paths for architectural practice and education. It was initiated in 2018 as a cooperation between raumlabor and the Berlin University of the Arts on the occasion of the Bauhaus’ centenary.
The memory of cities around the world is being continuously erased through the gentrification of its neighborhoods whether it happens gradually through manipulating rents or suddenly by forced eviction of its residents; whether the buildings are demolished or reused by other class of people. In all cases, the vibrant image of the everyday life in these neighborhoods lives in the memory of the people who lied there. We aim to excavate, extract and collect these memories through interviews and turn them into visual narratives that combine the fictional with the real to make stories of people in other cities who were resistant/resilient to the violent act of gentrification more visible so that these places stay alive even if they don't exist physically and in order for other places to learn from these experiences.