First temporary sanctioned tent encampment for the homeless, Fulton St. (with the City Hall in the background), San Francisco 2020 © Christopher Michel
View of a resident´s room at VinziRast Mittendrin, a permanent housing project for the formerly homeless and students, architecture by gaupenraub +/- © Architektur_gaupenraub, Photo: Simon Jappel
Exterior view of the courtyard at Holmes Road Studios, a supportive housing project in the Camden neighborhood of London, architecture by Peter Barber Architects © Morley von Sternberg
Exterior view of Lebensraum o16 Ostpark, an emergency shelter on the edge of Ostpark in Frankfurt am Main, architecture by Michel Müller, HKS Architekten, and artists Heiner Blum, Jan Lotter © Studio MC
The Glowing Homeless, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 2011 Neon sculpture by artist Fanny Allié, addressing the invisibility and dehumanization of homeless people in New York City © Fanny Allié

Who‘s Next?November 04, 2021 – February 06, 2022 | Opening: November 03, 2021, 7 p.m.

Homelessness, Architecture and Cities

With the Coronavirus crisis, the urgency of homelessnesshas worsened worldwide. As a social group, the homeless are among the most vulnerable members of our societies. The exhibition not only analyzes central themes such as the visibility and invisibility of the homeless, but also the ambivalence of the reactions of the rest of society, which lie between repression and rejection. Homelessness is presented not as an individual tragedy, but as a problem of society that requires systemic solutions. In addition to an analysis of global statistics and their socio-political backgrounds, the current homelessness crisis in cities such as Tokyo, Mumbai, New York and Los Angeles will also be examined. In addition, the exhibition shows historical and contemporary architecture projects for the permanent reintegration of the homeless.

A cooperation of the Architecture Museum of TUM with the Hamburg Museum of Arts and Crafts.

The exhibition will then be shown at the Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg (14. October 2022 - 12. March 2023).

Curator | Daniel Talesnik
Assistants | Ella Neumaier, Ilyas Kerem Yilmaz, Ann-Kathrin Gügel, Theresa Thanner, Anna-Maria Mayerhofer
Graphic Designer | Kathryn Gillmore
Exhibition Architecture | Carmen Wolf
Sponsors | PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e. V., Förderverein Architekturmuseum TU München e.V., BPR Dr. Schäpertöns Consult, Stiftung Obdachlosenhilfe Bayern, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Familie, Arbeit und Soziales, BÜSCHL Unternehmensgruppe, Architektur Kultur Stiftung

Photo: Jakob Bahret
Photo: Jakob Bahret
Photo: Jakob Bahret
Photo: Jakob Bahret
Photo: Jakob Bahret
Photo: Jakob Bahret
Photo: Jakob Bahret
Photo: Jakob Bahret
Photo: Jakob Bahret
Photo: Jakob Bahret

We need to talk about homelessness

19.03 - 02.05.2021
At the Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn and Taxis Bregenz
An exhibition by students and curators of the Chair of Curatorial Practice

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Who's Next?

Edited by Daniel Talesnik and Andres Lepik

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