Born 1977 in Coburg, and based in Berlin, Gabi Schillig studied Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences Coburg and completed her postgraduate studies in Conceptual Design under Ben van Berkel at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt am Main in 2004. She worked for several architectural offices, including Harry Seidler & Associates, Sydney/Australia, and Daniel Libeskind, Berlin. She taught at the Institute for Transmedia Design at the Berlin University of Arts – UdK Berlin and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam / Faculty of Design. She currently teaches Spatial Design at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf at the Faculty of Design | Visual Communication + Applied Art and Design .Her work encompasses a vast spectrum of experimental projects that straddle architecture, textile design, performance and conceptual art, exploring the relationship between space and the human body, and notions such as participative strategies of space, intimate architecture, the temporary and ephemeral, and their relationship with geometry and material, and a ‘four-dimensional concept of space’. The installation that was especially created for Refugium reads like a retrospective, with textile objects and related videos and other documents that refer to past projects such as Raumzeitkleider, Public receptors, and Choreographed geometry. While their possibilities are exemplified in a performance during the opening, the textile objects remain an open invitation to the public during the exhibition – ready for use. (mb) REFUGIUM (BERLIN AS A DESIGN PRINCIPLE) – JUNE 5-9 / BERLIN TEMPELHOF. OPENING PERFORMANCE JUNE 5.