Silvan Hagenbrock studied Urbanistik at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Tongji University Shanghai. He then became part of Brigitte Felderer class Social Design Arts as Urban Innovation which is located at the University of Applied Arts Vienna dealing with artistic approaches within urban social systems taking Belt and Road Initiative (OUR SILK ROAD 2018) but also Viennese city administration (WIENER MAGISTRALE, 2019) as an example. Founded in Weimar in 2013 and being a co-initiator, Kollektiv Raumstation is now an Berlin- and Vienna-based city workers collective, too. Using artistic-activist interventions, urban exploration strategies or activating processes as a methodology, Raumstation focuses on public spaces as an arena to initiate change.
Using film as a method in urban studies researching on his Bachelor-Thesis: Chinese Urbanism in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Silvan produced documentary film CHINESE NEW FLOWER, which was awarded by Bauhaus.Essentials and projected at Milano Design Film Festival, Rotterdam Architecture Filmfestival, Budapest and Zurich Architecture Film Days and Odense Architecture Film Festival. Since November 2018 he is an external editor of Goethe-Institut China.
Since 2016 he is an editor of CITYMAKERS 中德城市创者 China – Germany, initiated by Robert Bosch Stiftung and executed by CONSTELLATIONS International. Silvan lives and works between Vienna and Berlin.