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    Spacetime Matters | Online Lecture Series


    Drawing (out) spacetimes: Methodological reflections on mapping in sociospatial research

    22nd of May | 5-7 pm online
    1. Session: Atlas and critical mapping
    • Mapping as a Decolonial Practice David Sperling (University of São Paulo/ Ground Atlas) and Ana Luiza Nobre (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro / Ground Atlas)
    • More-than-human mappings Lili Carr (University of Edinburgh, ESALA and the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture/Feral Atlas) and Alder Keleman Saxena (Northern Arizona University/Feral Atlas)

    5th of June 2023 | 5-7pm online
    2. Session: Mapping in the design-turn
    • Ontological mapping Tony Fry (University of Tasmania) and Anne Marie Willis (University of Tasmania)
    • Re-figuration and spatial-analytical drawing Hybrid Mapping Group (CRC 1265, Technical University Berlin)

    19th of June 2023 | 5-7pm online (tbc)
    3. Session: Mapping (in)justices
    • Social Spacetime Mappings in Denmark Deane Simpson (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen)
    • Evidencing spacetime matters Eyal Weizmann (Forensic Architecture, London)

    3rd of July 2023 | 5-7pm online
    4. Session: Ethnographic mapping
    • Ethnographic map making and the city Dagmar Pelger (Universität Kassel)
    • On Mapping Depth Jane Clossick (London Metropolitan University)

    Please register under following link in order to get the zoom-link for the talks!

    News SoSe 2023

    Tutor*in gesucht


    Wir suchen zum schnellstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine motivierte Unterstützung für unser Fachgebiet. Wichtig ist uns, dass du Interesse an Lehre und Forschung hast, gerne im Team arbeitest und begeisterungsfähig bist. Zu deinen Aufgaben gehört die Mitbetreuung von Studierenden und die Vorbereitung von Lehrveranstaltungen, die Konzeption und Gestaltung von Arbeitsvorlagen und Semesterdokumentationen, die inhaltliche Redaktion der Online-Kommunikation des Fachgebiets und Archivierung.

    Sonstige Voraussetzungen: Abschluss des 3. Fachsemesters
    InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, CAD-Software sowie gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift.

    Arbeitszeit: 40 Stunden/Monat. Die Stelle ist vorerst befristet auf zwei Jahre.

    Bei Interesse sende dein Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf und Arbeitsprobe bis zum 05. Juni 2023 digital an:

    Kennziffer: T/3638/031-23

    Common Waste

    Common Resource


    6 ECTS Research Seminar SS2023, X-tutorial Chair For Urban Design And Urbanization (CUD) TU Berlin


    While our concept of WASTE keeps human systems tidy, its treatment illustrates human and interspecies hierarchies globally. To become a tradeable energy source, waste undergoes massive speculation and irreversible physical transformation of its fraction of organic carbon, an element essential to Life.


    We invite students of all backgrounds to come together in this interdisciplinary think tank and investigate the political and economical implications of our current organic waste system. Through our combined knowledge and expertise and fueled by curiosity, we will develop experimental counter-strategies in local resource treatment and nurture our sensibility towards the natural motion of organic matter.


    Aging panel housing is prevalent throughout Berlin and makes up a large fraction of housing in the densest neighborhoods. We focus our efforts on four adjacent courtyards in a post-socialist neighbourhood North of Berlin Ostbahnhof as a case study for potential city-wide application.

    Tutors: Arina Rahma, Stefan Dorn, Dali Dardzhaniya
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jörg Stollmann
    Info and questions: dali(at)

    Research Seminar
    6 ECTS
    MA students of all backgrounds from TU, HU, FU, and Charité

    Teaching day / time / place
    Mondays, 12:00-2:00 pm
    Room: A806, VIII floor
    Architekturgebäude, TU Berlin, map: Str. des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin

    First meeting
    24.04.2023, location TBA via email

    Language: English
    Participants: 15

    via application form on or email dali(at)

    Thresholds as Design Device



    Due to their inherent ambivaleoce, threshold spaces are a difficult phenomenon to grasp, they separate and connect at the same time. They are spaces of transition, within the architectural to the urban to the geographical scale. From the cushion on the win­dow sill, to the doorstep, walkways, steps, foyers, arcades, alleys, bridges, squares or zones between two neighbourhoods.
    As the city gets increasingly distributed to private ownership, spaces that are beyond the control of ownership and use and that can be variously appropriated are becoming scarcer and scarcer. We start with the hypothesis that they are spaces that are often not focused on by those who have power, sovereignty of inter­pretation and economic interest within urban planning processes which is why they offer space for all those people and uses that are not considered in the economically exploitable dty. Therefore, they are deeply urban and necessary for a common good orien­ted dty that is more oriented towards the needs of all than the profit of a few.
    Within the seminar we will use literature to get an overview of the spectrum and definition of threshold spaces. We will examine the category of planned threshold spaces using various examples within Berlin through the means of mapping. By doing so, we will analyse the spatial conditions in the context of use, appropriation and the underlying sets of rules. With the help of this glossary of interstices we have created, we will reflect on our actions as pl­anners. We will discuss how the identified spatial qualities can be used with more subtlety as part of our design vocabulary, what arguments can be used to negotiate them with commissf oners and what planning tools can be used to inscribe them in the fabric of the city.

    First session: Tuesday, 25.04.23 at 1Oam (every second week)
    Registration via MOSES.
    Supervision: Julia Köpper

    Schöner Schöneberg? Community Design Center | PiV



    Societal challenges such as the climate emergency, the scarcity of resources and an increasingly divided society make it clear that we need new approaches to planning and building in cities and beyond. It is also becoming apparent that solutions can only be effective in the long term if supported by civil society requiring new forms of participation and planning culture. The potential of transdisciplinary cooperation currently needs to be exploited. With the CDC, TU Berlin plans to establish a first contact point for innovative planning processes supported by civil society inspired by the US American model of the Community Design Centre. Projects hitherto carried out repeatedly by individual departments will thus have a fixed framework at the Institute of Architecture. The CDC makes long-term cooperation between academic and non-academic actors possible beyond one semester. In addition to the content-related work on projects, the centre also strengthens student initiatives in teaching and secures the long-term focus of academic staff.

    Schöner Schöneberg? Common space for urban scenes, collectives and people in need



    The diversity of Berlin-Schöneberg is not only reflected in the people that occupy its streets but also in its architecture: complex images of today’s neighborhood is characterised by fragmented “Berlin Block” into different typologies, creating spaces that are occupied by different types of communities, collectives and overlapping scenes. While the area is currently under tremendous changes due to new developments, in the studio “Schöner Schönberg” we will investigate how this found diversity can be used and considered for the future planning of the common spacers.
    The starting point for our studio is the previously initiated idea to design three neighborhood centers in the central area of Schöneberg-Nord, projects that are currently pending for several reasons. We will continue this idea, with the approach of developing projects with existing human and material resources. We will work on the side with existing communities and civil society organisations while working with existing building structures and renewable materials.

Schöner Schöneberg is a collaborative studio between the chairs CUD and NBL with integrated and cooperative design studios Städtebau I (CUD) and Hochbau I (NBL). The discussion about a community design center at the IfA will be further developed and discussed here. Studio is thought in English with the necessary knowledge of German.

    Prof. Jörg Stollmann | Eike Roswag-Klinge
    WM Veljko Markovic | Anna Heilgemeir | Matthew Crabbe | Nina Pawlicki

    Nature, Space and Biopolitics

    Understanding the changing conversation regime in planetary urbanism


    lt has almost become trite to rehearse, as many int­roductions do, the extreme crisis that human and en­vironrnent relations face today. Especially in discour­ses on the Anthropocene and nature conservation, it is common knowledge that exploitation of natural re­sources has led to a destabilising climate. Or, that the mass extinction of nonhuman species can be traced to planetary processes of urbanisation. Arguably, we have become saturated in these abstractions to the poi nt that repeating them runs the risk of desensitizing us to the challenges ahead. So, in this research seminar lefs together ask another question, one that takes se­riously the politics, practices, technologies, and power involved in governing this human-environment crisis and ask: in what ways are the interactions between hu­mans and nonhumans regulated in urban spaces, and, how does such a conservation regime, as we refer to it, affect the ways in which (more-than-human) spaces are constituted, planned, desig ned, and evolve in urban processes?
    Using multiscaler mapping you will consider how Ber­lin based actors, power asymmetries, technologies, spaces, and conservation practices that entangled with international networks, NGO agencies and goals that together constitute, what we see as a changing conser­vation regime, a regime that aims to regulate nature­culture interactions with its roots in empire, colonia­lism and capitalism.

    Supervision: Jamie Scott Baxter
    When/Where: Tuesday 9-12AM | BH-N 230
    6 ECTS
    For: MA Urban Design, BA Architecture (5th & 6th semester)
    ISIS course:
    Bild: Botanical Garden Berlin