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Past Maastricht Event: VOL 20

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VOL 20

November 20, 2013
@ Elisabethkirche

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Is New Now?

BY GEERD SIMONIS
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Real estate project developer and founder of C-mill, Geerd Simonis considers our rapidly changing society and what we must do to keep up with it. Urbanization, sense of life, alienation, and crisis are just a few things we must learn to deal with as society enters a new age.  

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The New Age of Work

BY STEFAN APFELBAUM
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Stefan Apfelbaum discusses what work has become for people in large corporations and businesses. There is a delicate balance between productivity and beaurocracy, and we must consider how our coworkers and personal motivation impact our creativity in the workplace. 

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Textile-Reinforced Concrete: Material of the Future

BY KEVIN PIDUN
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

When you hear the words "concrete" and "textiles," you think of bunkers, gray urbanity, and bleak high-rise structures. Kevin Pidun of Lehrstuhl für Plastik shows us that textile-reinforced concrete opens a new universe of surprising uses and forms for this gray material. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 3, 2014.

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How to Turn Barracks into a White House

BY NORBERT HERMANNS
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Norbert Hermanns of Landmarken AG takes old, run-down buildings and restructures them into something updated and attractive. Norbert hopes that these buildings that have fallen into disrepair can become bustling places of social activity once again. 

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Living With an Autistic Child

BY ALEXANDRA HLADIK
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Alexandra Hladik speaks on the unique things having an autistic son has brought to her life. Though living with an autistic child is anything but easy, Alexandra's son has taught her how to be inventive and how to find fun in the little things. 

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Space Follows Life Follows Space

BY ARCHIGRAPHUS MARKUS+JOACHIM
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Markus Ulrich and Joachim Schmidt are the creative duo behind Archigraphus, a unique architecture company that is all about reflection, analysis, and reinventing the space around you. 

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Can I Scream: Defining Media

BY JÖRN ALRAUN
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Jörn Alraun, co-founder of studio urbn; interaction, helps to develop and design apps for children which incorporate elements from kids' surroundings and foster real-world connections. These apps are meant to be used as a starting point in the development of a child's thought and discussion skills, encouraging them to interact independant of technology. 

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From Cradle to Grave

BY TIM HAMMER
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Tim Hammer of Hospzstiftung explains the aims of the hospice program, and how it is intended to give everyone dignity during their final journey. Hospizstiftung puts the comfort, physical needs, and social needs of its patients at the center of attention. 

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Fashion Across Borders

BY PATRICIA YASMINE GRAF
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Patricia Yasmine Graf and Fabian Seibert talk about their idea to connect fashion people, industries, and shop owners across the borders of the Netherlands' three neighboring countries. For this, they are setting up a temporary one-month pop-up store in the heart of Aachen, where they will be presenting 34 designers and conducting business workshops with them. 

archigraphus markus+joachim
architects | space-detectors in aachen