Conference

Thinking of Germany 2015

How do you translate a highly complex subject into a spatial arrangement that provides the right atmosphere for a discussion of experts and policy makers? At the 7th "Thinking of Germany" conference, speakers such as Ursula von der Leyen (Minister of Defense) and Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament) discussed a "world out of joint", shifting European borders, and the potential end of the age of certainty.

  • 客户
  • 阿尔弗雷德-豪森学会
  • 地点:
  • Berlin
  • 年份:
  • 2015

For the design interpretation of the "world out of joint" subject, TRIAD Berlin drew inspiration from the concepts of displacement and flight as well as from political and virtual borders. Split mirrors were used to both limit and extend the conference space. The installation reflected parts of the floor graphics, which showed rings representing different decades, and, at the same time, divided them into fragments. Thus, it emphasized that discussing history requires looking at the big picture as well as its details.   

As in previous years, more than 300 distinguished guests from the worlds of politics, business, science, and culture convened to engage in a dialogue about future developments and zeitgeist issues. The "When I think of Germany" conference series is organized by the Alfred Herrhausen Society and Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung. In 2015, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue also acted as a partner.