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
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)