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Time: 3 different dates and timezones
November 28th, 2020 + December 12th, 2021 + January 23rd, 2021
Location: Städelschule Architecture Class Zoom Room

Die Gesellschaft in den Katakomben was, according to Günter Bock, a group of enthusiastic illustrated people who got together to have “their literary or other works discussed and assessed by knowledgeable acquaintances in a convivial atmosphere”. Founded in 1849 in Frankfurt by artists, scholars, and friends, the group was co-lead by Friedrich Maximilian Hessemer, teacher at the Städelschule.

Inspired by the mood of a Salon, we propose to reinforce this tradition at our school. The Katakombe in the Winter Semester 20/21 is a series of 3 online events to get together and discuss fresh work produced by colleagues. Our event is designed to amuse our senses through images, ideas, food, and drinks and to critically assess and discuss new works and ideas. As Horace would define Poetry, “either to please or to educate”, our evenings intends to do both.

We propose to take advantage of the decentralized and global characteristics of the webinar and split our event into three different sessions into multiple time zones. In each event, artists and chefs will prepare food to be appreciated during the conversations, a musical piece will be presented, discussions will be held and fresh audiovisual work will be streamed.

Exploring the globalized possibilities of a virtually held Katakombe, we are proposing to expand the reach of our salon-inspired event, bringing together voices from architects, artists, and thinkers based in and outside Europe.

To receive the event link and the instructions for the culinary workshop, fill your contact information in the following link:

Event #1 (Europe/Africa):

November 28th, 2020 - 18:00 (GMT)

Miloš Nikolić : Towards Poliphonia
Kseniia Leonovich: Curated Carpaccio
Stefano Gadotti
Gabriel Lester: Intention by Proxy
Moderator : Victor Sardenberg

Event #2 (America):

December, 12th, 2020 - 21:00 (GMT)

Colin Self*
Kseniia Leonovich : Cooking Workshop*
Huey Hoong Chan
Sascha Hahn: Heubris
Moderator : Jonathan Sutanto

Event #3 (Asia/Oceania):

January, 23rd, 2021 - 11:00 (GMT)

Serbischer Gesangsverein*
Kseniia Leonovich : Cooking Workshop*
Katakombe Book launch
Monika Zyla
Moderator : Jorge Ruis & Wu Kai Xun

* tentative

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Contact: +49 176 8121 6305

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