Re-use and Up-cycling
The second event of Common Field will focus on the transformation and re-use of the pre-existent – such as buildings and infrastructure. Guest will be Swiss architect Barbara Buser, co-founder of both architectural practice Baubüro in situ and Denkstatt – a think tank specialized in project development. She will introduce their strategic and concrete approach to pre-existing structures and examine the role of architects as mediators within complex processes of transformation – including the interplay of profitability and financing, planning and construction, communication and participation.
This English spoken conference includes a talk with this programme curators: Diana Menino and Felipe De Ferrari
Barbara Buser is a Swiss architect, with a Master of Architecture from ETH Zürich and a MAS in Energy Engineering from FHNW Muttenz. In 1998 she co-founded the architectural practice Baubüro Mitte – in the meantime renamed Baüburo in Situ – together with Eric Honegger. Buser is also founder and partner of Denkstatt Sàrl, a think tank specialized in project development in urban and rural contexts, as well as of Kantensprung AG, a company that has transformed a former machine factory into a popular community center in the area of Gundeldingen in Basel. Since October 2014 she has been transforming the Markthalle Basel into a lively platform for alimentation.