Lecture #MAKINGHERITAGE by Jens Casper

April 26, 2018, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Many thanks to the architect Jens Casper for his lecture about “#makingheritage” as part of the international BAI Spring Academy and providing a comprehensive insight for our participants into the evolution and creation of his practice and projects.

Many people think of heritage as something that comes before us, or paternalistically top-down, and that we take over to take care of. This, however, is not the case. Heritage is something that we are making, that we are part of creating, and that is of our choice. Heritage is a proposition and not given.” (Jens Casper)

Jens Casper, Berlin based architect, taught at RWTH Aachen, TU Berlin and BTU Cottbus, and was a Unit Master within the AA Berlin Laboratory of the Architectural Association London. In his lecture he presents and reflects exemplary works, collaborations  generally immersed into the world of art, a manifesto as well as built transformations of unused structures, assigning meaning and significance to listed and non listed heritage.  

More information on the JENS CASPER Website.