Berlin: After the Fall

The Berlin residency is part of of a taught project at the Reinwardt Academy in Amsterdam focussing on understanding heritage as affect in a changing world.

There is an increasing interest in the relationship between emotions and heritage with regards to places and sites of contestation. In this module, we explore forms of embodied research and emotion networking as methodologies for understanding present-day heritage production. The practice of emotioning allows for the affect, the senses and the imagination to enter the equation while entering heritage spaces. While researching these matters, we deal with aspects of time and space, and memory and identity as well as imaginaries and fantasy. In other words: we come to an understanding of how the field of our imagination and our physical environment run into another. We understand both walking and the exploration of ‘emotion networks’ as methodologies for connecting sites, crafts, identities, stories, climates, natures, matter, humans, animals and debris. Through walking, a researcher or practitioner is invited to engage in deep ways with the consequences of climate change and contemporary identity politics, thinking through the body and the senses, as much as through the mind.

Soundtrack Bijlmer

Berlin: After the Fall
Together with artist Michiel Huijsman of the Soundtrackcity initiative Reinwardt students visited the Bijlmer and especially the site of the 1992 Bijlmer disaster. Together they did a audio mapping exercise of that area of the Bijlmer.