Lecture date: 2015-03-19
In conversation with Brett Steele, Zak Kyes and Carson Chan
“There is always an element of inspired performance in bricolage. … In the end, this is what Barkow Leibinger offer us all: Spielraum, room for play, space for invention.“ – Hal Foster
At a roundtable the architects Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger discuss with Brett Steele, Zak Kyes, and the curator and critic Carson Chan the making-of their new monograph and the meaning of ‚Spielraum’ for their practice. Zak Group did not only design this book and Barkow Leibinger’s visual identity but also the AA Publication „Bricoleur Bricolage“. Brett Steele and Carson Chan contributed essays to the book.
Regine Leibinger studied Architecture in Berlin and at Harvard University; from 1993 joint practice with Frank Barkow; visiting Professor at the Architectural Association in London, Cornell University and Harvard University; since 2006 Professor for Building Construction and Design, Technische Universität Berlin.Frank Barkow studied Architecture at Montana State University and at Harvard University; from 1993 joint practice with Regine Leibinger in Berlin; visiting Professor at the Architectural Association in London, Cornell University, Harvard University.Zak Kyes is a London-based graphic designer and art director. He founded Zak Group in 2005, and since 2006 has been the Art Director of the Architectural Association (AA), London, where, in 2008, he co-founded the publishing imprint Bedford Press. In 2010, he received the Inform Award for Conceptual Design from the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, initiating the traveling exhibition Zak Kyes Working With… (2011–13).