Alex Römer at PS Guelph

Friday, November 4 from 7-9 PM, and Saturday, November 5 from 3-5pm // Free //
PS Guelph studio, 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph ON

In addition to his Big Ideas lecture on November 3rd, Berlin architect and carpenter Alexander Römer will facilitate a collaborative ‘zine making workshop on the theme of placemaking.

Alex Römer (Berlin) is an architect and carpenter who founded the creative network constructLab to design and build both ephemeral and permanent site specific projects. Part of the collaborative practice of constructLab projects is the documentation of the community building process, which is often presented in a ‘zine format. In this two part workshop, Römer will bring his improvisational approach to PS Guelph to co-create a zine on the theme of place-making with a limited number of participants.  To reserve a spot for this 2 session workshop (November 4th and 5th), please contact

In his Big Ideas lecture on November 3rd at 7pm, Römer will be discussing his work with constructLab and Parisian collective EXYZT, with whom he has collaborated on many notable projects, including the French contribution to the 10th architecture biennial in Venice 2006: a 3-month long living performance that transformed the French pavilion into an inhabitation. Using examples like these, Römer will extrapolate on how constructLab binds the creative and the practical, thinking and making, to set each project within a social, environmental and temporal context.

The Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture Series is a co-production of Musagetes and CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area. CAFKA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, City of Kitchener, the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation – Musagetes Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Christie Digital in helping to make this lecture series possible.