Veranstaltung: Lecture Martin Fuller: How to make your floor disappear via Zoom or at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI)

How to Make Your Floor Disappear:
On the Production of Domestic Space in a Berlin Baugruppe
In the series „Making a Home: Zur Herstellung von Häuslichkeit”

24 May 2022, 18:00 (CET)
Online (Zoom) & Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI), Gartensaal, Goethestraße 31, 45128 Essen

Long ago Henri Lefebvre quipped that housing is activity, something we do, rather than something we merely inhabit. Three years of following a Baugruppe as they planned, built, inhabited, and dwelled their new building shows the significance of this shift in thinking about home and house. This talk focuses on the ways that domestic space is produced and reproduced as inhabitants seek to feel at home: a goal that seems to become more and more elusive the more one plans it.

Martin Fuller, Technische Universität Berlin

Hanna Engelmeier, KWI

Stefan Höhne, KWI
Sabine Voßkamp, KWI

For participation online via ZOOM please register via until 20 May 2022.

PARTICIPATION IN PERSON PLEASE NOTE: Limited seats are available for in-person participation. This information is subject to change depending on the current pandemic situation. The 3G rule has been in effect since April 2022 for events at KWI: proof of full vaccination or a certificate of immunization by recovery (illness must have occurred no more than 3 months ago) or proof of a negative rapid antigen test (max. validity 24 hours) or PCR test (max. validity 48 hours). Admission is only allowed to individuals with proof of full vaccination, recovery or a negative test.

Please understand that we are obliged to check the required documents upon entrance. Proof must be presented at the entrance and will be kept for 4 weeks in accordance with data protection regulations. Please also remember to bring a photo ID. Attendance in presence is only possible after written registration. Likewise, wearing a medical or FFP2 mask is still mandatory upon entry to the building.

REGISTRATION: Please register with Marion Fiekens at with the indication of „Participation in Person – 24.05″ by 20 May 2022. Similarly, all participants must provide their contact information in writing to Marion Fiekens by 20 May 2022. This data will also be kept for 4 weeks in accordance with data protection regulations.

The lecture will be recorded on site and probably in zoom. By registering for the lecture, participants consent to the recording and possible publication in KWI’s youtube channel.

Organised by the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI)

Event on the KWI website
Flyer about our semester’s special focus on „Wohnen | Dwelling”