Eran Eizenhammer

Location

Jerusalem (IL)

Eran Eizenhamer is an architect, curator, and pedagogue. Eran engages in phenomenological-poetic-pedagogical research on space-situation through design, planning, art, and teaching practices. He founded and manages the School of the City – a space for experimentation, action, and developing methodologies and tools focused on the city as a learning space through an aesthetic prism and developing follow-up programs for creators.

Eran Eizenhamer will recreate Constant’s lecture for ICA in London in 1963 at the Liebling Hause Tel Aviv. The lecture is a contemporary reading of his work, accompanied by an audio-visual show created from the original slides from Constant’s lectures.

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Groep sectoren, 1959

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Groep sectoren, 1959

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Grote gele sector, 1967

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Grote gele sector, 1967

Eran is a studio instructor at the Department of Interior Building & Environment Design of Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, and Art and curates exhibitions and events. His latest projects include the exhibition Architecture and the Everyday at the Architect’s House in Jaffa, focused on exploring everyday design versus contemporary architectural culture, and Amphi, a public venue dedicated to presenting ideas in an apartment at the Liebling Haus.

On Constant

Eran Eizenhamer first encountered Constant’s work during his architecture studies. Twenty years later, Constant re-emerged in his mind: working with artists Ana Wild and Maayan Mozes on the first School of the City Conference, and naming the event – The City as a Spontaneous and Multi-Sensory Space of Discovery and Action – Eran recognized the profound impact Constant has had on his work and thought.

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Sectorinterieur, 1959

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Sectorinterieur, 1959

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Sectoren in berglandschap, 1967

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Sectoren in berglandschap, 1967

Eran revisited his urban-architectural work, New Babylon, and began an in-depth study of his texts and models, watching his films and reading his lectures. Eran later visited his archive in Utrecht, where he got access to two boxes of slides that read, New Babylon, and relate to Lecture at the ICA (1963). The conference summarized three years of research and activity at the School of the City, reflecting on urban space as an active, spontaneous, multi-sensory place of study: a learning experience that is not bound to schools and academies but occurs in the city every day. This perspective, binding together architecture and a learning situation – a pedagogy that is not detached from the space in which it takes place – enables various forms of learning that combine knowledge, experience, and action, allowing everyone to find and develop their passion and curiosity. Architecture that attends to people and their creative development.