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    Berlin Brandenburg 2040: IN TOUCH

    Final Presentation

    Teaching

    Final presentation | Urban Design | Please join us on Thursday 25.02.21 | 1pm – 6pm | Zoom

    The first semester of the Urban Design Studio investigated the potential of infrastructure networks to connect the city‘s cores with its hinterland and beyond – case in point Berlin and Brandenburg. Infrastructures both create connections and establish territories, but also cut and disrupt landscapes.

    We investigated current and future infrastructures as well as infrastructures that have become obsolete and remain as ruins in the metropolitan landscape. Trailing urban transformations occurring along the intersections of various infrastructures, we searched to investigate their pasts, qualify the present and analyze the potential of the intersections in order to speculate on their roles in the future.

    Our present, shaped by the global pandemic or climate change induced droughts and heat waves, brings the grave challenges to an already highly complex urban system to the fore. In order to make a future living in Berlin-Brandenburg inclusive, equitable and ecologically sustainable – values we hold dear – will require a number of vital systemic changes and infrastructural turns.

     

    Guests:

    Fiona Shipwright (HKW Berlin)

    Maarten Van Acker (University of Antwerp)

    Rosa Pintos-Hanhausen & Simon Warne (TU Berlin)

     

    Teaching: David Bauer, Veljko Markovic, Andrijana Ivanda

    Berlin Brandenburg 2040: IN TOUCH

    Licht Luft Scheisse

    Teaching

    Lecture by Sandra Bartoli and Silvan Linden | Friday 29.01.2021 | 5pm | Zoom

    The ecological question is not new. Over a hundred years ago, conceptual models and practices were already being developed in reaction to increasing industrialization and urbanization, which still resonate with our current ideas of sustainability. These approaches reflected not only a systematic understanding of the interactions between humans and the environment, and between nature and technology, but also the growing awareness of a modernity that is depriving itself of the basis of life.

    These themes form the focus of the books Licht Luft Scheisse – Archaeologies of Sustainability and Licht Luft Scheisse – Über Natur (adocs Verlag, 2020), co-edited by Sandra Bartoli, Silvan Linden, and Florian Wüst. The publications form the outcome of a research project started in 2014 exploring an environmental history of architecture that concluded with two homonymous exhibitions curated by the trio in Berlin in 2019 at the Botanical Garden Museum and the neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK). The publication Archaeologies of Sustainability in particular includes 171 contributions consisting of images, documents, texts, and artworks from the last two centuries. The project was financed by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Lotto Stiftung.

    Berlin Brandenburg 2040: IN TOUCH

    course description

    Teaching

    Introductory presentation: Thursday 29.10.2020 | 14:00 – 16:00 physical (Forum)/online

    The first semester of the Urban Design Studio will investigate the potential of infrastructure networks to connect the city‘s cores with its hinterland and beyond – case in point Berlin and Bran- denburg. Infrastructures both create connections and establish territories, but also cut and disrupt landscapes.

    Travelling to sites and surveying locations, we will investigate current and future infrastructures as well as infrastructures that have become obsolete and remain as ruins in the metropolitan landscape. Trailing urban transformations occurring along the in- tersections of various infrastructures, we will endeavor to inves- tigate their pasts, qualify the present and analyze the potential of the intersections in order to speculate on their roles in the future.

    Our present, shaped by the global pandemic or climate change induced droughts and heat waves, brings the grave challenges to an already highly complex urban system to the fore. In order to make a future living in Berlin-Brandenburg inclusive, equitable and ecologically sustainable – values we hold dear – will require a number of vital systemic changes and infrastructural turns.

    Students will work in interdisciplinary groups exploring a varie- ty of infrastructure along specific routes. We will use speculative scenario building and for- and back-casting techniques to explore what changes and interventions in the near future should be initi- ated to bring about necessary change. Students will then develop tenders and design briefings as a basis for a comprehensive plan- ning proposal.

    The Studio will be held both online and physical. Excursions are planned.
    For current information please check the Webstites of CUD, Habitat Unit or TU Urban Design Master.

    Teaching: WM David Bauer, WM Veljko Markovic, LA Andrijana Ivanda

    Image: CUD