“There is no separation really, for me, between life and ‘Gestaltung’; it means, for instance, to construct something as unity or to build something—to construct something to enable.”

Gabi Schillig studied Architecture in Coburg and completed her postgraduate studies in Conceptual Design at the Städelschule Frankfurt am Main before founding her Studio for Dialogical Spaces in Berlin. She has exhibited internationally and received several fellowships and prizes, amongst others: Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart (2007 – 2008), Van Alen Institute New York (2009), Nordic Artists´ Centre Dale (2010), Khoj New Delhi (2011), Largo das Artes Rio de Janeiro (2015), Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (2016) and Nida Art Colony (2018/19). From 2012 to 2018 she was teaching as professor for Spatial Design at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences – Peter Behrens School of Arts at the Faculty of Design. In April 2018 she was appointed as professor for Spatial Design and Exhibition Design at the Berlin University of the Arts.

(This talk took place on the 30th of December 2020. It was recorded online.)