July 23, 2017

Satellite 1. Everything you always wanted to know about the Futuro


Tim Bechthold



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Olotila Futuro brochure, 1968-1969.
Photo: Originally published by Polykem Oy From. © Matti Suuronen, Espoo City Museum
5 lectures by international experts

Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Ernst von Siemens-Auditorium at Pinakothek der Moderne.
Free entry.


In a lecture series, five international experts report and debate the significance of the Futuro House in design and cultural history, how it has aged, been revalued and the related conservational challenges.

11 a.m.
Futuro World
With Marko Home (Helsinki).
In English.

12 p.m.
Geträumte Zukunft – Pioniere der Kunststoffarchitektur
With Dr. Elke Genzel and Dr. Pamela Voigt (Leipzig).
In German.

2 p.m.
Keep Watching the Skies. A Flying Saucer Comes to Town
With Tim Bechthold (Die Neue Sammlung, Munich).
In German.

3 p.m.
Das Leben mit dem Futuro-Haus und der Roadtrip zu den Futuros in der Welt
With Cora Geißler (Berlin).
In German.

Futuro. Preparation and arrival

Discover how the Futuro made its way to the Pinakothek der Moderne:

Transport preparation of the 8 base segments in Halle/Saale. The pallets look like handsome baskets but weigh about 1.5 t each.
Transport preparation of the 8 base segments in Halle/Saale, 2017.
Photo: Archive Die Neue Sammlung

Satellite – a series of events at Futuro

There will be an extensive program accompanying the presentation of the Futuro in Munich. Spread across the year, the program satellites will address the building and future visions in design, film, literature, music and performance.