Opening: Sites of Transformation

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Together with the architecture departments of three universities - the University of Innsbruck, the University of Kassel and the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture - places of meditation and silence were created on the site of the centre.
The six interventions were designed as temporary, experimental structures that connect with the surrounding nature and appeal to the senses. They primarily worked and experimented with regional materials and production methods. The six interventions were realised with the students in cooperation with local partners;

15:00: WELCOME
– Eva Mair, Cultural Capital Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024
– Rudolf Raffelsberger, Mayor Scharnstein
– Birgit Meiche, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde  
– Fiona Zisch (Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London UCL), Marie-Therese Harnoncourt-Fuchs (University of Kassel), Clemens Plank (University of Innsbruck)

15:30: ROUND
Presentation of the installations by the protagonists.

17:30: TALK
on the topic of “Transformative power of meditation and architecture”, moderated by Sabine Kienzer (curator, journalist) with Elisabeth Schweeger (cultural manager, dramaturge, artistic director of the Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024), Barbara Imhof (architect), as well as Eric Solomon (author, Buddhist teacher) and with representatives of the universities.

19:00: FEST
Festive finale for all the senses, with food and drink and DJ Scheibosan 

Gomde – Sites of Transformation

Architecture students design and realize pavilions in Scharnstein on the grounds of the Center for Buddhist Studies, which invite you to find peace and quiet.
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Rangjung Yeshe Gomde - Buddhistisches Zentrum