Urban Strategies and Theory of the Landscape

Andrea Börner
Architecture, Urban Strategies
2021W, scientific seminar (SEW), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02700

Description

MICRO MEDIO MEGALO
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, organic and inorganic matter, the particular temporal, geographical and socio-political situation make up the specific framework for adopting change. By means of selected examples, common paradigms of urban and spatial organizational principles are critically reflected in order to reassess their relevance with regard to actual dynamics

By looking at infrastructure in its smallest and largest scale of operation, this semester we investigate the entanglement between organic and inorganic matter in natural and artificial states. Special attention is given to the role and reasoning of the architectural, planning and spatial disciplines as a driving force to comprehend the past, current and future state of urbanized landscapes. The course puts emphasis on leaving behind dichotomies of understanding, shifting from a static understanding to a dynamic view over processes in time through visual and textual investigations.

Examination Modalities

Continuous assessment through frequent and active participation.

Presentation, investigation of a sub-topic.

Seminar-work: 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 on, who did not yet participate in the course. Others are very welcome as long as there are places (max 15 participants).

Note: Online registration until 4th Oct. and presence at the first meeting (Oct. 5th) is mandatory for partcipation. 

Dates

05 October 2021, 12:15–14:00 Seminar Room 5 , "preliminary meeting"
12 October 2021, 12:15–14:00 Seminar Room 5
19 October 2021, 12:15–14:00 Seminar Room 5
09 November 2021, 12:15–14:00 Seminar Room 5
16 November 2021, 12:15–14:00 Seminar Room 5
23 November 2021, 12:15–14:00 Seminar Room 5
30 November 2021, 12:15–14:00 Seminar Room 5
07 December 2021, 12:15–14:00 Seminar Room 5
14 December 2021, 12:15–14:00 Seminar Room 5
18 January 2022, 12:15–14:15 Seminar Room 5
25 January 2022, 12:15–14:15 Seminar Room 5

Course Enrolment

From 14 September 2021, 16:00 to 04 October 2021, 17:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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

Architecture (Master): Expertise: Theory: Urban Strategies

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie und Geschichte : Architekturtheorie, Architekturgeschichte

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie, Geschichte: Architekturtheorie, Architekturgeschichte

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

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

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

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

Individual courses: possible