Prof. Folke Köbberling
Project leader of "People, Digital Intelligence and Recycling – Shaping Urban Life Together"
Folke Köbberling formulates forms of resistance against our usurpation by the excesses of the ruling neoliberal economic order, such as the compulsion to consume, the destruction of cities, landscapes, public spaces, resources and people. In addition to an engagement with pure market interests and the radical urban transformation which Berlin has undergone since reunification, her focus centres on automobile individual transport as a hegemonic guiding culture, which she comments on using artistic means as well as ironically subverting and pointing out its limits and alternatives.
She develops intervention models for urban space, where she repurposes existing structures thereby calling into question the accustomed handling of urban architecture in a subtle, and often humorous way.