Lars Fischer - Common room 2
- Title: Lars Fischer - Common room 2
- Author: Lars Fischer
- Date: 29.05
- Tags: community, lecture, urbanism
Common room 2 is an occasional gallery located in the elevator lobby of our office building that seeks to engage the community of users in a dialogue about the structures of the built environment.
We established the following description, a sort of manifesto, for common room 2 project to clarify the terms of engagement:
common room 2 is a room in manhattan's lower east side that explores the production and use of the built environment.
common room 2 is in the public lobby of a mid-century office building that houses several non-profit groups.
common room 2 displays works and projects engaging the community in a dialogue about the structures of the built environment: including social, economic, and political structures.
common room 2 locates these far-ranging structural dialogues-- and revises them-- through consideration of its local contexts.
common room 2 is continually renovated in an open-ended process of participatory decision making.
The lecture will address the question how a primarily local initiative can have wider implications.
Lars Fischer was born in Duisburg, Germany in 1971. He is an architect, and a founding member of common room. In 2000 he moved to New York where he worked in various offices before beginning the common room project in 2006. Lars moved to Brussels, Belgium in 2010 to set up common room in Europe. He has taught in the Architecture Departments of KU Leuven and Ghent University, Belgium. Previously, he was first year coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology. Lars received his Masters in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.