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'The Law of the Market'
© Jyothy Karat: City Market ; © Mallikarjun Katakol: Avenue Road © Koppelkamm: Exhibition »Realstadt. Wünsche als Wirklichkeit« Berlin 2010 © Koppelkamm: Architekturbiennale Venedig 2010 © Koppelkamm: Die Teilnehmer des von Stefan Koppelkamm geleiteten Workshops »Places I like« beim Aufbau ihrer Ausstellung im Goethe-Institut Bangalore, 2009 "Nacht, Nische", Fotografien des nächtlichen Berlin von Jannis-Schulze; City Market, Bengaluru

BANGALORE14 Nov 2011 to 03 Dec 2011 Click to view details

Venue Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology
Entry Internal workshop Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology

BANGALORE09 Dec 2011 Click to view details

Venue Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bengaluru 716 CMH Road; Indiranagar 1st Stage, 560038
Opening Time6:30 PM
Entry All are Welcome!
Interdisciplinary project | Berlin Weissensee School of Art | Shrishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore

The market as a concrete experience, an abstract notion or a metaphor for social relations will serve as a thematic framework for an interdisciplinary project organised by the departments of visual communication of Srishti and Weissensee together with the Weissensee master course »Space strategies«.

What is the 'Law of the Market'?

The »law of the market« is an argument which is very often used to declare the so-called economic reality as something which cannot be changed. It is an argument which very often helps to enforce private economic interests against public interests. Many citizens, whether they are students, tenants, city dwellers or others may wonder if these laws constitute an unchangeable reality when they are confronted with tuition fees, rent increases or urban developments which affect their lives.



Many changes of our urban environments are consequences of global developments which often are neither visible nor understandable. In our project we will look at the impact of these developments and zoom in on small scale economic structures, like the street markets and market halls which can be found both in Berlin and Bangalore or on a phenomenon like Avenue Road which has no match in German Cities. Here we can study the most elementary exchange of goods and services which has developed to innumerable variations which are less tangible and less visible in our urban life:

  • the financial market,
  • the real estate market,
  • markets for all kinds of services offered locally or internationally.

Within this thematic framework, the participants will find their personal interpretations of the term market and define their projects. The collaboration between Indian and German students (and two different disciplines) shall lead to a multiplicity of perspectives – a close-up and a wide angle view – the »new« and uncoloured perspective of the guests coupled with the familiarity of the Indian students with local conditions.

The students are free to choose their medium – they can create: 
  • photographs,
  • films,
  • drawings,
  • posters,
  • maps
  • diagrams
  • space installations
  • performances.

They work in teams or individually.

Important Note: The work by the students will be presented on 9th Dec, 2011. All are welcome to join in!