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I talk about the Möbius strip as a universal sign for confusing the paradox of eternity.
I want to use this sign to get the students to think about there projects. I try to visualize the Möbius strip and the “Möbius Dimensional Space” in some pictures.

I talk about the Möbius strip as a universal sign for confusing the paradox of eternity.
I want to use this sign to get the students to think about there projects. I try to visualize the Möbius strip and the “Möbius Dimensional Space” in some pictures. – Benedikt Wannemacher



There is far too much knowledge in our world for an individual. Today, we count for example on the function of the computer to use our knowledge. Barely anyone can build a computer on his own, but almost everyone can use it. So if we begin to store most of our knowledge digitally, what might happen in a very distant future when someone finds our documents? To compress the amount of data we use many language layers in our computer. When someone finds a working document in the future and sees a binary code how can he know if its a picture, a document or something else, if the binary code is only the first layer of program language, since each file ending (like .pdf, .jpeg, etc.) has its own language. To conclude, this might be similiar to the „dhcmrlchtdj“  book in Borges’ library. Organic communication mediums won‘t last for ever, but since each digital file is somehow stored on a physical medium they share kind of the same destiny. But, what I‘m getting at is that the simpler the language to decode is (and the less layers it has) the easier it is to use these informations in the future. The simpliest solution might therefore be some kind of hieroglyphs, if the future finder stays manlike. My archieve itself would explain itself by trying this out. You might not understand the magic of the mirror, but after some time you might at least figure out its functionality. When two dimensional beings can only see one dimensional, and we can only see two dimensional, the fourth dimensional individual should be able to see three dimensional. He should be able to see all sides of a dice at once. In fact we can’t see three dimensional, but we can simulate it. If we use our eyes as instruments to view the object, we take the mirror as preparation to see the unseen. There might be no perfect image of the backside of something, since the mirror distorts it, but we are able to unfold an object and see it from all sides at once. This mirror is the archive that guards the knowledge of dimensionality. This archive does not store the object itself, it rather keeps its invisible side visible. Rheinberger says the preparations “come and go with the tech nology to which they are tied.” – but when should we ever stop using our eyes? – Fabian Puller


The Wrinkling Archive
For me, a future archive should contain the idea of being independent, enduring and safe while being its own guard. It shouldn’t need a special locus, the archive should be the locus itself by taking the space that it needs for expanding and unfolding. It should
be alive with the habit of the human being. But, it should be also able to fall asleep by interfolding and locking itself in case of damage from the out- or the inside. This flexibility reminds us of something alive when everything is dead around us, something
remembering when everybody has forgotten. So it should be a “tresor” and “guard” rolled into one, an animated being and a kind of
servant for working, learning and growing with the generations. The user and the used should cause each other unknowingly. It should be easy to search for information (knowledge) and memories, therefore it needs to be classified. The classification makes
it possible to get deeper into the seeking for knowledge, while the former and further information are still and already around you. It turns out to be a web with endless possibilities in order to move on. The deeper you get, the more space you have to explore – you
are the knotting agency. You can’t loose track because of the trace you leave behind. This trace leads you and especially other seekers to get in- and outside but nevertheless it is possible to get lost. So the trace fulfills the role of the accessing and
guiding entity. Victoria Millentrup


The spatial dimension of information does consist of the tangential spaces. They are the „tangential intersection“ of the concept. Like to magnets passing each other in a line, they create voltage – this I describe as the substantial intersection, not the overlayering of lines itself. Contrasting is unclustering and reclustering. Combining different areas of knowledge creates a new context and eventually a new spectre. Characteristics are singled out and triggered.By classifiyng we rob the subject of ist range, dimension and meaning. Even by putting information in archives, we extract it of its original context. It gets washed over time, tilts and changes itself due to the immediate needs. We do not allow a mutual context between information, we categorize and draw borders. Lorand Mittay


My idea of archive sets the importance of the influence of the singular at its center, and how does this act on the archive itself.

In this process, the archive is a place where to store and preserve, perhaps even treasure that information with traces that are considered important by the single person, by the user of the archive.

Classification is meant as a personal classification. As the user is able to modify the archive following his personal will and his own classification of information, the archive immediately gets a personal meaning for him, it becomes a familiar place where to feel comfortable and where to reflect your personality. – Paola Gabbiani


Study archive

the study archive consist out of several boxes. each box is a departmend, a classification for a sertain study related subject. each box of the archive is fixed to an rope on the bottom and two on the top, the ones on the top of the box goes over the beam and down on the other end, the ropes give you the possibility to pull the
boxes up and down. so basicly you can make the boxes witch are not usefull at a sertain moment dissapear „fly away“ and put order to the caos on your workspace.
the study archive is a workspace related archive. at the beginning of every semester you classify your archive. for example you use two departments for your main classes like Entwurf and Baukonstruktion. other boxes can be used as a storage space for any materials to build a model, books about a sertain subject, sketchbooks, your laptop, papers from different classes, or any other workrelated items. every archive is a individual archive. the archive is „flying“ on top of an table and makes the table part of the archive. Leon Hansmann


My Project is a net, a tool to fill the archive in your head. So my archive is not visible at all, but it is the most important one I could imagine. Because the archive in us, makes us who we are. In a time, more and more ruled be technology, would it make sense to archive informations in a physical form? If most of all the informations you can imagine are just a few clicks  away. But if all the information you need is always so close, do you still remember something? Or do you more and more look everything up?
It might be time to look inside and concentrate on, how we, our body archives the world. And try to refill the archive inside.
The system is based on a function of the brain, called semantic net. The brain works associatively, when you hear a word like „Tree“ you automatically now the attribute for „Tree“ like – leaf, wood, branch root. So our memories – all we know – works like a net. We can only learn new things, when its possible to connect the new information with old one’s. We can only hold informations in our head if we constantly weaving the net in our brain. – Hjördis Romuender


“epistemic objects, the preparations”
“preperations as visual forms of objects of knowledge”
“Preperations are particulary widespread (…), and the can take widely different forms.”
“They (the preperations) bring their objects to manifest themselves”. Max Kötting


Jeder Mensch produziert unsichtbare linienähnliche Spuren, welche unendlich viel Information -an jedem Punkt des Geflechte über den Menschen, sein Wissen, sein Leben, die Orte die er gesehen hat und über die Menschen die ihn berührt haben, beinhaltet. Das Wissen eines jeden Einzelnen über alles vorhandene im Universum, vergrößert sich und nähert sich dem absolutem Wissen durch:

1.  Bewegung im Raum – durch Wahrnehmen

2.  Bewegung durch Zeit – Altern

3.  Durch Kontakt mit anderen Weißheitssuchenden – durch Kommunikation (Erstellen der Knoten)

Je mehr die Menschen reisen, reden, denken, lernen, altern und kommunizieren, desto mehr verstehen sie vom Großen und Ganzen. Unbemerkt hinterlassen sie dabei Spuren, schaffen Verknüpfungen untereinander, mit Orten und in der Zeit. Sebastian Gatz


my archive is my everyday companion. my archive is my personal archive. my archive is surrounding me. my archive is connecting every single information to a totality. my archive is never showing me all the information at the same time. my archive is giving me the information i need. i am looking through my archive. i am understanding the outside through the archive. Thomas Kran


In the first step the project discribes the process of archiving in my opinion. Things and also knowledge is combined and recombined in an abstract form, maybe in “stones”. And the whole unit consists out of components which have different forms and are connected in different manners. Mario Nolle

 Skizze 1

Movable Storage system. Different parts for different needs of life. Ever Storeagesystem movable up to 90 ° creating a lot of different spatial situations. The more the Archive is open the more is getting revealed. Every Storeage is concealed behind mirrors. Make it work like a Labyrinth. Irritates People make them think about themselfes. to look critical at themselves and forget about me. The reflections and different angels of the shelfs make people see themselves from more than one perspective at the time. The reveal or conceal for others. Lejla Huskic


While exploring the archival storage of information, my research led me to a broad range of theoretical approaches which try to figure out the essence of information and communication as well as the intentional and unintentional effects caused by the archive. In its basic form the archive stores, guards and distributes information as a container. However, it would be wrong to limit the archive to a mere tomb of information. Rather, it has an active and versatile impact on society. The archive, as argued by Arjun Appudarai, serves as an active and interactive tool for the construction of sustainable identities. Considering the complex flow of the information process from a neutral input of information to individual recipients and their capacity to perceive, to comprehend and to handle said information, the multiple tasks and demands on the archive become increasingly visible. Even more, the growing complexity and the sheer amount of information necessitate a constant adjustment of the archive to future demands. – Markus Friedrich


The living archive

The heat during summer and the CO2 production that comes automatically with many people working in one room, not to mention the fact that many architecture students basically live in this space, made me think about how to improve the atmosphere on the MSA attic studios. I came to the point that my archive is supposed to contain everything it needs, to let the things which are archived in it live or exist basically on its own – besides the function that was already mentioned. – Ivonne Lehmann


Cyclical Library
Eine Idee für eine Installation, mit Bezug auf den Text „Die Bibliothek von Babel“ von Jorge Luis Borges. Die Installation, über welche ich nachdenke, soll ein Projektor sein. Ein Projektor, welcher jegliche Information projiziert die es gibt, gegeben hat und jemals geben wird. Er soll aus einer Kette identischer Boxen, mit gleichem Inhalt, die auf Rollen, über Pedale an einer dieser durch treten, zum Rotieren gebracht werden sollen, bestehen. Diese Kette soll in sich geschlossen sein und die Boxen sollen runde Plexiglasscheiben, mit Metallringen am Rand, beinhalten, auf welche mit gleichem Abstand zueinander, die Buchstaben des romanischen Alphabets, der Punkt und das Komma geschrieben sind. Während der Rotation der Boxen, sollen diese einen Magneten passieren. Dieser wird die Scheiben in den Boxen ebenfalls zum Rotieren bringen. Der Schatten, des Buchstaben,
der durch Zufall bei Stillstand dieser, auf Höhe einer Aussparung in dem Deckel der Box stehen bleibt, wird durch ein Licht, welches die Box von hinten durchleuchtet, auf eine Oberfläche geworfen. Welcher Schatten, welches Buchstaben, dies sein wird ist komplett dem Zufall überlassen und je nach Beschaffenheit der Oberfläche, auf die er projiziert wird, wird sich der Schatten verändern. Somit bilden sich, bei lesen der aufeinander folgenden Buchstaben, zufällige Wort- und Satzgefüge, welche jegliche Informationen wiedergeben die es gibt, jemals gab und geben wird. Martin Schulte


In my project, the archive is not represented by a specific object. The archive is rather to be formed in the users’ imagination through the preparation I supply. This preparation is a mirror in the form of a hexagon which is set in the middle of a cube skelleton as the intersecting plane cutting the cube into half.  It is all about the retrieval of universal information and the forming of such, the way of information and how it is effected by the subjective perception of the human.

The light is regarded as pure information that undergoes a series of alterations due to the interventions that influence it, such as the reflection by the mirror and the casting of shadows. This eventually leads to the forming of a trace showing the information in its altered form, which is then perceived by the human and archived in his personal memory, again as a form of intervention and alteration due to the subjective perception of every different observer. Martin Krüll


Mein Archiv dient zur Archivierung von Plänen und Karten. Man kann Pläne sortieren und Verbindungen zwischen diesen herstellen. Die Pläne können durch Gummibänder miteinander verbunden und sortiert werden. So lässt sich jederzeit auf die Pläne zurückgreifen. Durch die Informationen auf den Aufgerollten Plänen die teilweise nach außen sichtbar sind kann man sehen welchen plan man benötigt. Daniel Schlinge


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