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    Tiergarten Landscape of Transgression [Conference]

    Conference Program

    Research

    Tiergarten, Landscape of Transgression (This Obscure Object of Desire) – International Symposium, 4 July 2015, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

    The conference explores Tiergarten, Berlin’s oldest park, understood as a unique landscape of transgression. Tiergarten transgresses heritage, ecology, urbanism, and humanism, existing as a precious anomaly and a model for future environments in an ever expanding sea of urbanization. Tiergarten’s transgression can become a key to shift established ways to talk about the city.

    The conference aims to evaluate several aspects of urban space that question and expand the current discourse on sustainability, for instance unbridled plant growth and close proximity of species, the unmaintained, the incommensurable, the extraterritorial, the outlaw, the simultaneity of (contradicting) histories, to mention some. The conference is divided into four thematic sections: 1) Transgressing Heritage; 2) Transgressing Ecology; 3) Transgressing Urbanism; 4) Transgressing Humanism.

    9am Registration; 10am Opening: Jörg Stollmann, Sandra Bartoli; Keynote: Alessandra Ponte; 11.45am Transgressing Heritage: Gunnar KlackLuise Rellensmann; 1.15pm Transgressing Archive: Martin Conrads, Franziska Morlok and the students of UdK Institute for Transmedia Design; 2.30pm Transgressing Ecology: Karin Reisinger, Eva Simone Hayward, Fahim Amir; 4.30pm Transgressing Urbanism: Sandra Parvu + Piero ZaniniMichael Baers; 6.10pm Transgressing Humanism: Chris Wilbert, Stefano Mancuso

    All presentations are in English, free admission; to register please send an email to: sandra.bartoli(at)tu-berlin.de

    Concept: Sandra Bartoli; Organized by Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization TU Berlin, Prof. Jörg Stollmann and Research Associate Sandra Bartoli in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt

    Poster and pamphlet design by YUKIKO, Berlin

    Tiergarten Landscape of Transgression [Conference]

    Call for Papers

    Research

    Tiergarten Landscape of Transgression (This Obscure Object of Desire) – International Symposium, 4 July 2015 in Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

    CUD Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization, TU Berlin
    Professor Jörg Stollmann
    Research Associate Sandra Bartoli

    Concept and Organization: Sandra Bartoli

    We invite interested individuals from architecture, landscape architecture, art, urbanism, cultural studies, geography, ecology as well as related disciplines to send a 250 word abstract for a conference paper and a short biography to Sandra Bartoli (sandra.bartoli(at)tu-berlin.de) by 20 March 2015. The proposals will be subjected to an advisory board peer review.

    The conference is organized by the Chair of Urban Design and Urbanization, Institute of Architecture TU Berlin, in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Depending on funding, grants for travel and accommodation will be made available.

    Submission of proposals: 20 March 2015
    Communication of reviewed proposals / Invitation: 16 April 2015
    Submission of conference papers: 26 June 2015
    Conference: 4 July 2015

    Abstract
    “If future norms of society will be dominated by the mantra of sustainability, convenience and security as opposed to liberté, egalité, fraternité, the question is where remains the space for the creative process of transgression” asked Rem Koolhaas during the opening of the Architecture Biennale in Venice in June 2014.

    Koolhaas’ question is a call to reconsider anew the urban realm and it is adopted here as a general thematic framework to view and explore Berlin’s oldest park understood as a unique and idiosyncratic landscape of transgression. Tiergarten transgresses heritage, ecology, urbanism, and humanism, existing as a precious anomaly, a rogue model challenging questions for future environments in an ever expanding sea of urbanization. This transgression can become a key for a shift in established discourses about the city.

    Proposals of conference papers can be about Tiergarten itself in order to explore a place that goes beyond the historical, ecological, cultural and human paradigms, or can take Tiergarten as a departing point for a new discourse about spaces of transgression in the urban realm. The conference aims to evaluate several aspects of urban spaces that question and expand the current discourse on sustainability, for instance unbridled plant growth and close proximity of species, the unmaintained, the incommensurable, the extraterritorial, the outlaw, the simultaneity of (contradicting) histories, to mention some.

    The conference is divided into four thematic sections: 1) Transgressing Heritage; 2) Transgressing Ecology; 3) Transgressing Urbanism; 4) Transgressing Humanism

    For more information please download the Call for Papers