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    Studio Hybrid Infrastructures

    Master Studio

    Teaching

    Today, urban infrastructures have become complex and messy. They can be seen as much more than just old pipes, cables, and containers. Urban infrastructures are deeply entangled with the landscape and the biodiversity of the environment in which they intervene. This entanglement is further complicated by the fact that urban infrastructures are traditionally sites of expertise. These infrastructures appear difficult to read and, as a result, impossible to alter.
    But what happens when an urban infrastructural space is opened up, its function hybridized and its use collectivized? What protocols, routines, schedules and choices manifest when an urban infrastructure is infused with care: softened and layered with diverse meanings? Can these new circumstances transform urban infrastructures into spaces for commoning and stages for public debates?
    The urban design research studio takes on the site of Floating University – the rainwater retention basin serving Tempelhofer Feld – and the situation of Floating e.V. – an in-depth cohabitation between the constructed water infrastructure, its human culture and its other-than-human overlays.
    Departing from the idea of learning as a form of living and responding to contemporary conversations about social and environmental justice as well as histories of alternative narratives for urban development the studio’s point of convergence is the feminist approach to spatial practices. This approach is reflected in the emphasis on the very process of space-making and its collective nature over its finite form, as well as on the inclusion and recognition of the equally significant agency that all objects (buildings, infrastructures), people, and species have in the continuous co-creation,maintenance and reconfiguring of all material relations within the built environment.
    Students are invited to engage with the site and its complex ecology while acknowledging that we are situated in relation, in cohabitation, with an infrastructural site and its many living forms. After an initial collective research phase, students develop their very own site-responsive projects: from small interventions, theoretical propositions to playful, imaginative spatial strategies in a variety of formats for this hybrid infrastructure.
    Instructor: Rosario Talevi

    Dates & Colloquium WiSe 2023/24

    Office Hours

    Teaching

    For registration for a 30 min appointment with Jörg Stollmann please contact our office manager Aline Schulze under a.schulze@tu-berlin.de

    2. Fr 27.10. / 14-17 (online)
    3. Fr 24.11. / 14-16.30 (online)
    4. Fr 08.12. / 14-17 (online)
    5. Fr 05.01. / 14-17 (online)
    6. Fr 26.01. / 14-17 (online)

    ZOOM LINK

    hybrid: A 806 & Zoom

    Dates & Colloquium WiSe 2023/24

    Master Thesis Colloquium

    Teaching

    1. MI 25.10. / 14-16.30 (online)
    2. MI 15.11. / 14-16.30 (hybrid)
    3. MI 20.12. / 14-16.30 (online)
    4. MI 10.01. / 14-16.30 (online)
    5. MI 31.01. / 14-16.30 (hybrid)

    ZOOM LINK

    hybrid: A 806 & Zoom

    Dates & Colloquium WiSe 2023/24

    PhD Colloquium

    Teaching

    Please register two week in advance with Aline Schulze under a.schulze@tu-berlin.de.
    If you want to present, please send a short abstract about your presentation and what you want to discuss so we can group accordingly.
    2. MI 29.11. / 14-18 (hybrid)
    3. MI 07.02. / 14-18 (online)
    hybrid: A 806 & Zoom

    Common Waste

    Common Resources

    Teaching

    The human body is a super-organism: a conglomeration of cells that, with magnificent collaborative effort, form the possibility of movement, of thought, of human will and action.
    Throughout life, the material that makes up our physical selves changes continuously. Matter, alive or dead, enters our bodies, becomes one with our bodies, and leaves our bodies to become one with something else. For more than 300,000 years, humans have lived on Earth following this principle of nutritional exchange between different life forms. That is, until the invention of WASTE.

    Waste dictates our (mis)understanding of metabolic flows by design. Today, our current infrastructure of organic waste treatment fails to acknowledge the immense potential for life that is bound within organic matter.

    In this transdisciplinary block seminar, we invite MA students from various backgrounds to dive into the primordial soup of the Andreasviertel. Let’s swim around and explore the organic flows around us. How is the neighborhood wrapped up in the metabolic tangle? How do we design the return of our excess organic material to the continued cycle of life, locally?

    Employing our wits, senses, and expertise at equal levels, we will reflect on our reality to initiate a process of envisioning and crafting blueprints of possible futures. Together with dwellers, we will read the space anew, and draft tools and methods that fundamentally reconfigure the understanding and treatment of the treasure that we still call WASTE.

    For more information and to apply, please visit
    https://tusca7.org

    Feminist Principles in Housing Design

    The Socialisation of Reproductive Labour

    Teaching

    As a primary locus of social reproduction, housing is increasingly burdened by the crisis of care, shifting responsibility from institutions to private caretakers. This vital but often unpaid and unacknowledged labor has traditionally fallen upon women, and their liberation from the drudgery of it remains a cornerstone for female emancipation. However, within the context of financialised and commodified housing, this work tends to be individualised, isolating both the caregiver and the caretaker.

    This seminar will explore key instances of the collectivisation of reproductive labor and how spatial design in housing can simplify and communalise these processes. The spatial organisation of domestic labor not only reflects our society‘s stance on this work but also holds the potential for its transformation in the light of the rationalisation of both human and non- human resources.

    At the end of the term, we will collaboratively compile a compendium on Housing and Reproduction. This compendium will include selected quotes from
    chosen readings, a collectively edited timeline of feminist practices in housing, as well as insights into contemporary examples. By doing so, we will raise questions about this enduring yet undervalued aspect of everyday housing—one that no architectural program should ever neglect.

    All students who are interested in participating are welcomed to come to the first meeting:

    Monday, 16th of October, 10.00 – 13.00 

    A 806

     

    LA Ana Filipović

    Image: Movie still from 03-Flats directed by Yuan Bin Lei, concept by Lilian Chee, 2014

    Multispecies Correspondence

    Watery Design Speculations for the Planetary

    Teaching

    During this semester you are invited to (re/un)design material urban devices (e.g. apparatus, infrastructure, building ensembles) and their rituals that allow for correspondence between urban bodies of water in Berlin and beyond. These design speculations situated in specific hyrdo-stories ripple out from watery sites along the Panke, Landwehk and Teltow canals and make fluid connections with riparian correspondents in São Paulo, Brazil.

    Urban design has always referred to both the product and creative processes of planning and organising Modern infrastructure of urban spaces: roads, buildings, grids and the like. Here, we suggest that the notion of correspondence invites us to speculate on what Judith Butler calls “radical interdependence” – between watery bodies, both human and nonhuman that flow between and leak across all sorts of boundaries, spaces, and scales.

    In contrast to Modern modes of design and planning shaped by rigid binaries and hard borders, with the fluid concept of correspondence you will investigate the possibilities of a relational decentred design approach that celebrates, amongst others, feminist practices of repair, healing, justice, and care-full criticality. To navigate this passage towards a more critical spatial design practice fit for what Dipesh Chakrabarti amongst others refers to as the “planetary”, you will be guided by the question: “What does it do to the possibilities for future urban space to rethink spatial design as a mode of correspondence between urban bodies of water in a planetary age?”

    All students who are interested are welcomed to come to the first meeting:

    Thursday, 19th of October, 10.00 – 18.00

    A 816

     

    Team CUD: Prof Jörg Stollmann, WM Jamie-Scott Baxter

    Image: Bosch, Hieronymus. The Garden of Earthly Delights. 1490. Prado, Madrid

    Vorlesungsreihe Städtebau

    Kursbeschreibung

    Teaching

    *Zoom Link down below*

    Städtebau agiert im Spannungsfeld zwischen selbstgenerierenden Prozessen und der Steuerung durch Planung und Gestaltung. Als Mittler und Mitgestalter können Archietkt*innen vielfältige Rollen einnehmen.

    Die Vorlesungsreihe stellt historische und aktuelle Tendenzen des internationalen Städtebaus vor.
    Es werden die Prozesse beschrieben, die urbaner Entwicklung zu Grunde liegen, und Methoden und Werkzeuge für Analyse, Entwurf und die Gestaltung von Stadtentwicklungsprozessen an Beispielen erläutert.

    Besondere thematische Schwerpunkte sind Globalisierung, Klimawandel, Digitalisierung, Akteur- Netzwerke, Typologie und Morphologie, Ko-produktion und urbane Regelwerke. Die Vorlesungsreihe begleitet den städtebaulichen Entwurf im 3. Semester.

    Vortragende: Sandra Bartoli, Anke Hagemann, Birgit Klauck, Silvan Linden, Jörg Stollmann, Antoine Vialle

    Vorlesungen 1, 3, 6: Aktuelle internationale
    Tendenzen der Stadtentwicklung
    Urban Age / Globaler Süden / Informelle Stadtentwicklung
    / Ressourcen und Resilienz / Klimawandel /
    Digitalisierung / Kooperative und kollaborative
    Planung

    Vorlesungen 2, 5, 4: Grundbegriffe und technische
    Grundlagen architektonische und städtebauliche
    Typologie / Dichte / GFZ GRZ / Gestaltung von
    Freiräumen, Straßen, Plätzen / „menschlicher
    Maßstab“ / urbane Infrastruktur / Bauleitplanung,
    Flächennutzungsplan, Bebauungsplan / formelle und
    informelle Partizipation in der Stadtentwicklung

    Vorlesungen 7-10: Case Studies auf verschiedenen Maßstabsebenen

    20.10.23 – 1. Urbanisierung & Globalisierung | Anke Hagemann

    27.10.23 – 2. Urbane Typologie | Silvan Linden

    03.11.23 – Keine Vorlesung

    10.11.23 – 3.The Players: Akteure, Netzwerke, Koproduktion | Jörg Stollmann

    17.11.23 – 4. Städtebauliche Analyse | Anke Hagemann

    24.11.23 – Keine Vorlesung

    01.12.23 – 5. Grand Urban Rules & Planungsinstrumente | Jörg Stollmann

    08.12.23 – 6. Climate Change & Urban Ecology | Antoine Vialle

    15.12.23 – 7. Case Studies: Entwerfen in… Welt | Jörg Stollmann

    22.12.23 – 8. Case Studies: Entwerfen in… Territorium | Sandra Bartoli

    29.12.23 – Keine Vorlesung
    05.01.23 – Keine Vorlesung

    09.01.23 – Rückmeldung der Studierenden (ILAuP) über Gruppengröße (max. 6 Pers.), ggf. Zuteilung durch uns

    12.01.23 – 9. Case Studies: Entwerfen in… Quartier | Anke Hagemann

    19.01.23 – 10. Case Studies: Entwerfen in… Architektur | Birgit Klauck

    26.01.23 – 11. Kultur der Dichte – Delirious New York | Jörg Stollmann

    30.01.23 – Rückmeldung der Studierenden (ILAuP) zum Thema
    02.02.23 – Bekanntgabe der Gruppenzuordnungen und Abgabemodalitäten (ILAuP)
    02.02.23 – Keine Vorlesung

    09.02.23 – 12. Pecha Kucha: 1-Slide Präsentation der Themen durch die
    Studierenden ILAuP | alle FG

    16.02.23 – Keine Vorlesung

    19.03.23 – Posterabgabe (ILAuP)

     

    ZOOM LINK

    Meeting-ID: 676 6545 6315

    Kenncode: 887367

     

     

    Potsdamer Strasse Extended

    Schwellenräume einer gemeinschaffenden Stadterneuerung

    Teaching

    In dem Maße, in dem die Stadt zunehmend privatisiert wird, werden aneignungsfähige Zwischen- oder Schwellenräume, die sich auf Grund ihrer räumlichen Bedingungen außerhalb des Radars befinden, immer knapper. Leipziger Straße, Kulturforum, Potsdamer Straße, Hauptstraße. Wir bewegen uns entlang einer der Hauptachsen Berlins. Eine Linie zwischen Vergangenheit und Zukunft, ein Mosaik unterschiedlicher Planungsphasen und Begehren, Arena der Verhandlung um Raum, Ort der Brüche und Reibung unterschiedlichster Klassen und Hintergründe, Ort des Clashs zwischen Daseinsvorsorge und Markt, Fortschritt und Stillstand, zwischen Glamour und Existenzminimum, Ankommen und Bleiben, Eigentum und Alltag.

    Wie unter einem Brennglas sind hier Gentrifizierungsprozesse ablesbar, ebenso wie die Kraft des globalen Kapitals, der Kampf um städtische Freiräume und die Veränderung von Arbeitsbedingungen. Wir laufen, sehen, wissen und spüren… aber können wir das Ganze auch verstehen, weiter denken, gar beeinflussen?

    Wir machen uns auf die Suche nach Schwellenräumen als Orte, die gleichzeitig verbinden und separieren, als Möglichkeitsraum des Dazwischens, als Ausgrabungen für die Zukunft. Auf der Grundlage eines systemischen Verständnisses zwischen physischem und sozialem Raum und den dahinterliegenden Betriebssystemen wollen wir die Strasse als Blaupause einer progressiv-sozialen Selbsterneuerung gemeinsam weiter entwickeln.

    Erste Veranstaltung: 20.Oktober 2023, 10.00 Uhr

    A815

    Team CUD: Prof. Jörg Stollmann, WM Anna Heilgemeir, Julia Köpper, TT  Anna Barwanietz & Franka Matthes

    Bild: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1914, Potsdamer Platz

    Common Waste

    Common Resource

    Teaching

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

    context

    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.

    method

    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.

    location

    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)studiopress.ch

    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

    Application
    via application form on tusca7.org or email dali(at)studiopress.ch

    Thresholds as Design Device

    Seminar

    Teaching

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

    MA-Studio

    Teaching

    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.

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