Urban Strategies and Theory of the Landscape

Andrea Börner
Architecture, Urban Strategies
2019W, scientific seminar (SEW), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02700

Description

HORIZONS

Every spatial manipulation of a given environment triggers changes of an existing, complex system of mutual dependencies. As the natural and cultural environment is constituted by manifold reciprocal relationships between material and immaterial conditions, the particular temporal, geographical and sociopolitical situation make up the specific framework for adopting change, in both the materially manifested and imagined worlds.

The horizon as a dividing line between what is seen or known, as opposed to what is not in sight, suggests a seeking for what lies beyond it, drawing attention from what is to be found before. And even if the horizon sought-after seems to be just a foot-step away, what prevails in front might just be a suggestion of the horizon´s possibility rather than its existence. In lectures and seminar we will explore means of horizon articulations, both spatially and conceptually, that question the unboundedness of the urban condition on multiple levels.

Challenging the dimensions of the architectural and urban discipline in its broadest understanding (participating in a mesh-up of political, societal, ethical, environmental, economic, technological, religious etc. system of various kinds of agreements,) we speculate on ways of reasoning of the known and the unknown to negotiate an architectural positioning within the planetary spatial revolution in earthly urbanization.

Examination Modalities

Frequent and active participation.

Presentation, investigation of a sub-topic.

Documented visual/textual elaboration with negotiable focus, related to individual interest and the subject of the course.

Comments

Priority is given to students of architecture from their 2nd year, who did not yet participate in the course. Ranking is made by order of registration and semester-level; Students from other institutes are very welcome as long as there are places (max 15 participants). Prior online registration and the presence at the first meeting (Oct. 8th) is mandatory for participation.

Regular classes are intended to be principally scheduled to Tuesdays between 12:00-14:00, and as much as possible adjusted in accordance to the IOA studio schedules.

However time and place will be verified once room availability is settled. Please revisit this page for updates on schedule and location.

Dates

08 October 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
15 October 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
22 October 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
29 October 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
05 November 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
12 November 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
19 November 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
26 November 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
03 December 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
10 December 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
17 December 2019, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
07 January 2020, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4
14 January 2020, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 4

Course Enrolment

From 15 September 2019, 19:57 to 07 October 2019, 19:57
Via online registration

co-registration: possible (3.0 ECTS)

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations (3.0 ECTS)

Architecture (Master): Urban Strategies (3.0 ECTS)

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Architekturtheorie, Architekturgeschichte (3.0 ECTS)

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Architekturtheorie, Architekturgeschichte (3.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Humanities (3.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Graphics and Advertising (2. Section): Humanities (3.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (1. Section): Free Elective Pool Methodological and Theoretical Basics (3.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Photography (2. Section): Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte (2.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts (2. Section): Media Theory,Art&Knowledge Transfer,Th. of Architecture,Th. and Hist. of Design (3.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Scientific and Research Practice (3.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (2. Section): Humanities (3.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Painting (2. Section): Geisteswissenschaftliche LV nach Wahl (2.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Graphics (2. Section): Geisteswissenschaftliche LV nach Wahl (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (3.0 ECTS)