Venue

The Goetheanum is situated south of Basel in the Swiss Jura. As a cultural venue that includes a theatre and a study, research and conference centre it offers around 700 events every year. The listed building is seen as an impressive example of organic architecture.

Directions

By train
At Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take train S3 (destination Laufen) to Dornach-Arlesheim, then local bus no. 66 to bus stop Goetheanum (travel time c. 30 mins)

By tram
From Basel Swiss station (SBB) take tram no. 10 to Dornach-Arlesheim station, then local bus no. 66, to bus stop Goetheanum (travel time c. 50 minutes).

By car
Leave the motorway Basel – Delémont (H18) at junction Reinach Süd and follow signs to Dornach, from there follow signs to the  Goetheanum (travel time from Basel centre c. 20 mins).

By foot
Walk uphill from Dornach-Arlesheim station, following signs. Walking time c. 15 minutes

Sources of Art

The Topicality of Organic Architecture

Sources of Art

A Conference of the Visual Art Section

at the Goetheanum from Thursday, 10 to Sunday, 13 May 2018

Invitation

100 years after Rudolf Steiner‘s architectural impulse, what does „organic living architecture” look like today, especially in light of the fact that computer-aided drawing techniques now make it possible for every architectural firm worldwide to develop organically shaped amorphous structures?

Each design element changes according to its location and function and yet remains part of the larger whole and integrates itself into the surrounding environment.

Can that which Steiner created here on the Dornach hill still be a source of inspiration for those working within today‘s artistic, social and economic conditions? Does „organic living architecture“ follow a specific and recognizable canon of set forms or is the organic development process itself and the manner of incorporating everything into the overall wholeness still in the foreground? How do I recognize „organic living architecture“ and how has it further developed?

All those interested in architecture are warmly invited to discuss these questions with us. In addition we will hear and see work reports from Japan, China and Europe.

Professionals who would like to offer a conference workshop-group or would like to exhibit their work in the foyer of the Goetheanum in the „Market of Opportunities“, please contact us by 30th of March at: sbknoSpam@goetheanum.ch

As a prelude to the conference, we are offering a guided tour of the architecture campus of the Vitra Design Company in Weil am Rhein on Thursday 10th May 2018. The campus includes buildings by renowned architects such as: Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando and Alvaro Siza (www.vitra.com). Application with the attached talon. Costs (10 €) are not included in the conference fee, to be payed on-site.

For those who are visiting Dornach for the first time, there will be an opportunity via workshops and guided tours to get to know Steiners’ buildings directly. In addition, we will open the archives with the original construction models.

We very much look forward to a fruitful interaction with one another on the topic of „organic living architecture”!

Warm greetings, Marianne Schubert Head of the Visual Arts Section On behalf of the preparation team

Programme

Booking Form

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¹ Concessions apply for students, schoolchildren, OAPs, the unemployed, those in training, military or civil service and people with disabilities who receive benefits. Proof of status has to be submitted with your booking form.
 
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Meals
 
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Registration for the guided tour Vitra Campus
10.5., 9.30 a.m.
 
Registration for the guided tours of the building and the Goetheanum Art Collection 12.5., 3 p.m. will be at the information desk at the beginning of the conference
Registration for artistic work will be at the information desk at the beginning of the conference
 
Group accommodation
With mattresses. Please bring a sleeping bag as well as a pillow and a sheet, limited places.
For Goetheanum group accommodation, please check the information.
 
Parking at the
 
insurance (5% of
the total costs,
 
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Cancellation: Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the begin of the conference (31.8.2017, date of posting).
After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged.
Meals, breakfast, parking permit and group accommodation may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference (13.9.2017). Cancellation on the day when the conference begins or failure to attend are subject to a 100% invoice total.
Substitutes will be accepted at no extra cost.
 
Cancellation insurance: Subject to a payment of 5% of total costs (CHF 10 minimum) full cancellation insurance can be taken out
to cover illness (including dependent children and partner), job loss and force majeure.
Please ask for our terms of insurance or visit www.goetheanum.org/6053.html.
 

Accommodation

For more information about accommodation close to the Goetheanum go to Visitor Information.

Venue

The Goetheanum is situated south of Basel in the Swiss Jura. As a cultural venue that includes a theatre and a study, research and conference centre it offers around 700 events every year. The listed building is seen as an impressive example of organic architecture.

Directions

By train
At Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take train S3 (destination Laufen) to Dornach-Arlesheim, then local bus no. 66 to bus stop Goetheanum (travel time c. 30 mins)

By tram
From Basel Swiss station (SBB) take tram no. 10 to Dornach-Arlesheim station, then local bus no. 66, to bus stop Goetheanum (travel time c. 50 minutes).

By car
Leave the motorway Basel – Delémont (H18) at junction Reinach Süd and follow signs to Dornach, from there follow signs to the  Goetheanum (travel time from Basel centre c. 20 mins).

By foot
Walk uphill from Dornach-Arlesheim station, following signs. Walking time c. 15 minutes

Organisation: Visual Art Section