Mies goes Future


Film and exhibition project

Mies Goes Future is designed as a long-term study, inviting artists, architects, art and architecture historians to explore the possibilites of how the future of the Mies van der Rohe House as an institution can be shaped. In different formats, such as interviews, monologues, sketches, photographs or drawings, the connection to the work of the architect Mies van der Rohe as a source of inspiration will be expressed clearly. 
The exhibition is curated by Esenija Bannan

Prof. Dr. Fritz Neumeyer 
Architectural theoretician and a Professor Emeritus
Ingolf Kern Chairman of the Board at the Mies van der Rohe House 
Dr. Wita Noack Director at the Mies van der Rohe House

Álvaro Siza

The Portuguese architect created this sketch as an impulse for the extension building for the director of the house during his visit in February 2019.

Katrin Günther

In her large-format ink drawings, Berlin-based artist Katrin Günther explores the interactions and possibilities of architecture and landscape. The artist studied architecture at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus and at the University of Milan. She lives and works in Berlin and Dessau, is a professor for artistic-experimental design at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences Bauhaus Campus in Dessau.

The drawing opens the dialogue with a dynamic movement into space and ends where the horizon could open.

Jan Maruhn

The art historian has published numerous articles about architecture and art history. His essay Bauen für die Kunst: Mies van der Rohe als Architekt für Kunstsammler (Building for the Arts: Mies van der Rohe as an Architect for Art Collectors) was published in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Mies in Berlin. Maruhn is the head of the sculpture workshop at the Kulturwerk bbk berlin and works as an associate professor for the GasthörerCard Program at the Free University of Berlin. 

In this video, he talks about Mies van der Rohe's project shown at the Building Exhibition in Berlin from 1931, a design that would complement the Lemke House perfectly. 

Jörn Köppler

Together with his wife Annette Köppler-Türk, the architect runs the architectural office Köppler Türk Architekten in Potsdam and Berlin. In addition, he is active in teaching architecture and publishes articles in renowned newspapers and architecture magazines. During a research stay at the Villa Massimo in Rome, Köppler recently published the book Die Poetik des Bauens – Betrachtungen und Entwürfe (The Poetry of Building - Reflections and Designs) with Transcript publisher.

In this video, the architect presents a model of the Greek Dodona-Temple. In the model he sees congeniality to the ideas of Mies van der Rohe's architecture, which he would like to tie in with his proposal for an extension building of the Lemke House.

Anna Ramos

Anna Ramos is the director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona. She studied architecture at Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona and Delft University of Technology.
Every two years, the Fundació awards the European Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award - to celebrate excellence in architectural works built across Europe.

In this film interview Anna talks about the story of a building that changed the history of architecture, the Lilly Reich Grant for equality in architecture and how the future of the legacy of Mies van der Rohe can be shared among the sister institutions.