Wöchentlich Dienstag vom 09.04.2019 bis 02.07.2019
| 18:15 - 20:00
Talk / Lecture
The renewed importance of the ideas and the fascinating historical figure of the landscape architect Leberecht Migge (1881 - 1935), his life, work and contributions, will be discussed in a series of academic lectures.
The landscape architect Leberecht Migge (1881 - 1935) who served as artistic director within the landscaping studio of Jakob Ochs in Hamburg until 1913 and who was a proponent of the architecturally designed reform garden, was also focused on social aspects within his work “Großstadt und Garten” from early stages.After the first world war, as a reaction to severe malnutrition, unemployment and insufficient housing, he proposed the idea of self-sufficiency in cooperative settlements, with “Gärten in Massen”. Furthermore, he founded the “Siedler-Schule” and, together with Otto Haesler, Bruno Taut, Martin Wagner and Ernst May, he was involved in prominent urban planning projects in the newly founded Weimar. In 1926, he wrote the “Grünes Manifest”. Envisaging waste recycling and clever use of waste water, he proposed the “Erwerbsgärten”, garden that would provide food or income and would relieve the economic burden of people in need. With his foresighted concepts, formulated in programmatic writings such as “Jedermann Selbstversorger”or ‘The growing settlement according to biological laws’he clarified his position for a modern green policy. He stimulated experiments of recycling in the urban nutrition and waste cycles which influence contemporary ideas such as “Urban Gardening” or “Urban Agriculture”, aiming to include these aspects stronger in the dense urban environment.
The developments in 1919 caused a decisive change also in Migge’s work. His goals and methods as well as the sense of mission of his concepts are ideally placed within the complex subject matters of this year’s "100 Years Bauhaus" centennial. The renewed importance of his ideas and the fascinating historical figure of Migge himself, his life, work and contributions, will be discussed in a series of academic lectures.
The project is a co-operation of the HafenCity University Hamburg, the Hamburg Ministry of Environment and Energy (through the department of historical preservation of gardens) and the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, as well as the Martin-Elsässer-Foundation in Frankfurt.
Concept and idea: Prof. Christiane Sörensen, Klaus Hoppe and Heino Grunert, Dr. Jörg Schilling.