Picture from the main atrium at HFBK. 2017.

Today was filled with my class at HFBK. The group is diverse with students from London, UK; Karachi, Pakistan; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Auckland, New Zealand (but born in China), a German-New Zealand student… One is into social practice, particularly obsessed with objects on the street that are hacked to make said found object more useful. She also lives in a collective neighborhood near the airport where they’ve made their own housing, in sharp contrast to her efficiently-made, government-subsidized apartment from before. Stands in stark contrast with my research on the “brick expressionism” of the Kontorhaus, but that’s for a later post.