The Selected Mentees 2015

One Weekend, Thirty Ideas, Six Tandems

The Forecast Forum: Ruminations on the anthropocene meet research on photographic techniques. Considerations of moss as a design object encounter reflections on the music scene in Palestine. Over the course of three days, the Forecast Forum offered audiences live presentations by 30 talents from the fields of design, art, architecture and science and created a common space for exchange and networking, and for discussing current questions and ideas.
But the preparations began much earlier. The talents spent one whole week in advance of the Forum refining their project ideas with the mentors and their fellow participants. On Sunday evening, the Forecast Forum then came to a close. The six mentors announced the projects they will accompany in their further development until the Forecast Festival.

Wendy Di Wang and Markus Diebel
Arne Vogelgesang and Eric Joris
Leila Albayaty and Lars Petter Hagen
Tobias Nolte and Jürgen Mayer H.
Agnieszka Kozlowska and Bas Princen
Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza and Barbara Vanderlinden


[caption id="attachment_2248" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Forecast Forum_1 Mentors and Mentees[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2249" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Forecast Forum_2 Opening[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2250" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Forecast Forum_3 Opening[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_2253" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Forecast Forum_6 Amitesh Grover A Performapedia[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2254" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Forecast Forum_7 Leila Albayaty From a Palm Tree to the Stars[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2255" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Forecast Forum_8 Kabir Carter FdK Actions or the People's Polymorph[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2256" align="alignleft" width="320"]Forecast Forum_9 Eric Joris[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2271" align="alignright" width="320"]Forecast-Forum_18 Arne Vogelgesang Mirror Stage[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2258" align="alignleft" width="320"]Forecast Forum_11 Kylie King You Can't Photograph the Future[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2257" align="alignright" width="320"]Forecast Forum_10 Arturo Soto Untitled[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2260" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Forecast Forum_13 Christina Della Giustina you are variations[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2261" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Forecast Forum_14 Natalia Escobar A Small Spot in the Night Sky[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2262" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Forecast Forum_15 Exhibition of Ideas[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2263" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Forecast Forum_16 Exhibition of Ideas[/caption]

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More photos here and here.

We would like to thank all of the participants and mentors. We would also like to thank Daniel Cremer and András Dömötör (Coaching), Markus Blösl of Stiftung FREIZEIT (Architecture), Franziska Stübgen (Graphics), Malte Kaune (Corporate Design), Barbara Panther and René Thie (Music), as well as the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and its team.

Photos: Marcus Lieberenz