‘Bringing it All Back Home’
Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner & Alexis Kalagas
CARTHA on Making Heimat
Since 2014, CARTHA has provided a platform for critical thinking on architecture and society. Founded by an international team of architects and designers, it aims to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical approaches to contemporary architecture. Each year, CARTHA initiates research and publishes four issues on a topic in its online magazine, which are then brought together in an annual book. In 2016, CARTHA collaborated with the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Titled Making Heimat: Germany, Arrival Country, the pavilion explored the challenges and potential the recent influx of refugees to Germany has posed for architecture and urban design, and contributions to this volume further reflect on this topic. Alongside ‘Bringing it All Back Home’, CARTHA on Making Heimat includes essays from Arno Brandlhuber and Marina Otero Verzier, as well as interviews with Iverna McGowan of Amnesty International, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, and Giovanna Borasi from the Canadian Centre for Architecture.