City of Bits - Mediating Architectures

Yona Schreyer
Arts and Society, Art and Knowledge Transfer
2020W, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03461

Description

City of Bits

An expedition into what makes a city

Our cities are complex systems interconnecting social, economic, and infrastructural elements. Within these systems, we build our own networks around us and make individual choices to make the city work for us. We depend on the existence of the different systems for all the services we cannot originally provide, yet the essence of what makes our cities the productive engines and creative hubs of nations, lies in our social interactions: how we live, work, and create together. The platform that enables the mutual benefit between urban system and social interactions is space. Urban space effects our urban behaviour.

So, what qualities do urban spaces need to offer to make cities pleasant places to live in? Spatial conditions that allow our own networks and social interaction to function while protecting us from challenges that could stop us from being productive. 

„City of Bits“ will be a journey to the small networks of human interaction, the bits within the urban pattern, that ultimately influence the success of a city through the perspective of scale. The dimension, design, materiality, and character of urban architectures influence the scale of our productive human interaction. The seminar will perform this journey in local expeditions to diverse urban spatial typologies of multiple scale and use, to observe the quality and quantity of human interaction along the level of porosity of urban architecture between public space and private realm.

In our rapidly urbanizing world, the seminar will then turn to a broader global lens, connecting the local observations with urban examples worldwide, comparing and debating the challenges of urban density also amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion aims to offer new perspectives on what ultimately matters towards a more sustainable transformation of our cities: the scale of human interaction.

Examination Modalities

Übung mit Abschlussgespräch. Anwesenheitspflicht 80%.

Comments

Zweiwöchentliches Blockseminar, VL und Stadtexkursionen. 

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject kkp (Master): Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject tex (Master): Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject tex (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dae (Master): Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject dae (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dex (Master): Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE

Art Education: subject dex (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations

Stage Design (1. Section): Kunst- und Wissenstransfer

Stage Design (2. Section): Kunst- und Wissenstransfer

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Kunst- und Wissenstransfer

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Kunst- und Wissenstransfer

Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (Master): Electives Area 2

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

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

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (2.5 ECTS)

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (2. Section): Aus Kunst und Kulturwissenschaften, (davon min. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (2.0 ECTS)

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (2. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, (min. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (2.0 ECTS)

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (2. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (mind. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

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

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

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

Individual courses: possible