Johannes Kuhn is an artist and designer based in Hamburg. His practice focuses on the politics of space. In 2015 he founded the collective yvjo for design and research. Since 2017 he has been teaching at HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) in the Department of Architecture. He is curating regular events in the fields of timebased media and sound at the venues Import Export in Munich and BEEK in Hamburg. Contact Instagram Graphic design archive www.beeek.de www.import-export.cc
Architektur der Plattformökonomie, teaching, architecture HafenCity University, Hamburg, 2023/24, Fig.: Amazon job advertising
146m3 walking space, urban research, inflatable, collaboration with Lucas Schmidt, curated by collective In Ordnung, Bremen, 2020
Otto von Bismarck: Reversibility Cast in Granite, essay, 2023. Fig.: Renovation of the Bismarck monument.
Bismarck under Construction, construction site as paramonument, call for proposals "Bismarck neu denken", Kulturbehörde Hamburg, collaboration with Thies Warnke, 2023.
Situativer Urbanismus, teaching, architecture HafenCity University, Hamburg, 2022/23, Fig.: New Babylon, Constant, 1974
(How) do we (want to) work (together) (as (socially engaged) designers (students and neighbors)) (in neoliberal times)?, symposium, publication, HFBK Hamburg, Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, 2020, ISBN 978-3-95679-604-3
Rebellische Städte in der Krise, essay, 2021. Fig.: Occupy Gezi, Taksim Square.
Bau und Gegenbau, teaching, architecture HafenCity University, Hamburg, 2022
Concentration camp memorial, online archiv, concept and design, Gedenkstätte KZ Neuengamme, Studio Experimentelles Design, Hans Frankenthal Prize of the Auschwitz Committee Foundation in Hamburg, photo © Kayoung Kim, 2019, www.ort-der-verbundenheit.de
Concentration camp memorial, drawing shelf and billboard, Gedenkstätte KZ Neuengamme, Studio Experimentelles Design, Hans Frankenthal Prize of the Auschwitz Committee Foundation in Hamburg, 2019, www.ort-der-verbundenheit.de
Satellite Station, critical urban research, online archive, participation formats, mappings, assemblies, interviews, Kreativquartier München, project by collective yvjo, 2017–2019. www.kreativquartier-im-prozess.de
Kunst ist Zwecklos, symposium, Port25 Manheim, 2019. Interdisciplinary discourse project about free artistic work, political appropriation and social demands.
Walking as a critical urban practice, teaching, architecture HafenCity University, Hamburg, 2021/22, Fig.: The Naked City, Guy Debord, 1957
Space is the Place, exhibition, urban research, performance, inflatable, Munich, collective yvjo in cooperation with REMARK (Amsterdam), HALLE 6, 2018.
Right to the city library, installation, Munich/Stuttgart, project by collective yvjo, photo © Lukas Yves Jakel, 2018/2019, Right to the city podcast
Sounds of Wilhelmsburg, teaching, soundwalk, soundinstallation, inflatable, architecture HafenCity University, FlohZinn Hamburg, project by collective yvjo, photo © Lukas Yves Jakel, 2018