SPECIAL TOPICS: Exhibition laboratory

The seminar “Exhibition laboratory” takes place in preparation for a future exhibition at the Museum of Architecture.

The exhibition examines the potentials and contradictions of “building on trees” in architecture and landscape architecture. Trees, both living and dead, can be understood as a functional building material that characterises the built environment through its material and aesthetic qualities. Accordingly, the exhibition looks at the use of trees as living, constantly changing organisms and, at the same time, the utilisation of the materials and specific structures that trees produce through their complex growth processes. The entire lifespan is always taken into account and placed in relation to the temporality of functional requirements, social, architectural and technological developments. This is the first time that an exhibition project has addressed the complex theme of tree/time/architecture from a holistic, multidimensional perspective.

Building on the existing exhibition concept, large-scale key exhibits will be developed and their feasibility examined. The focus is on the design and process of such exhibits. The “laboratory” format is based on an experimental approach. These exhibits, some of which are installations, are researched, explored in depth and conceptualised in small groups. The seminar programme will be accompanied by guest lectures and excursions on the topic.

Students will thus be offered access to the diverse activities in the field of designing exhibition exhibits, as well as the opportunity to participate in an exhibition planned by the professorship. The results of the seminar will be incorporated into the exhibition at the TUM Architekturmuseum in the Pinakothek der Moderne.

An interest in a creative explorational approach is expected. We would also be pleased to welcome students who can continue to work with us on this project (realisation and construction) in future seminars in the following semesters. The number of participants is limited to 16.

The seminar is organised in cooperation with the Chair of Architectural History and Curatorial Practice.






LV-Nr.: 0000003246



6 ECTS / 4 SWS



Room 1345 I Munich I Main Campus



Thursdays I 13:00 - 17:00


First date:

Thursday I 18.04 I 13:00 I via zoom



German, English



Green Technologies

MA Landscape Arch.

MA Architecture


Teaching team:

Kristina Pujkilovic, M.A.

Prof. Ferdinand Ludwig