City of Bits - Mediating Architectures

Yona Schreyer
Arts and Society, Art and Knowledge Transfer
2024S, 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 that interconnect all our social, economic, cultural, and infrastructural elements. Within these large systems, we then build own smaller networks – trying to make the city work for us. A good city allows the interdependency of those smaller and bigger systems to be a space of mutual benefit, a place for our well-being, creativity, health, and progress. Yet, the multifaceted challenges of our time make our cities also become increasingly demanding places – serving many functions that can diametrically differ in size and nature.

What is it, then, that makes a good city? How are we part of its dynamics?

While too complex to fully comprehend a city, we can get to know its fragments, its bits, each at a time: decoding the growing complexity of our shared spaces amid the rapid changes we are facing, both on a local and global scale. 

city of bits is a journey to the very notion of our shared urban networks, to both the visible and hidden aspects: from basic infrastructures to our own individual networks; from large-scale institutions to neighborhood encounter points; from mainstream narratives to our individual poetry – must the city work before we can make the city work for us? Can we transform its way of working through our view, care, engagement? 

During the seminar we put ourselves in conversation with our city, critically contrasting our poetry with the urban narratives, and our own role amid the urgent contemporary arguments and the significance of our shared spaces in mediating them. We’ll reflect on our urban practices, look at our public spaces, at the edges where the city meets the countryside, at digitalized urban infrastructures, and particularly, how architecture and urban spaces affect our encounters in urban sapce. 

Examination Modalities

seminar sessions and urban excursions in and around Vienna in April and May. 

attendance 80% + final discussion.

Dates

07 March 2024, 10:00–12:00, "kick-off meeting"
17 April 2024, 09:30–13:30, "excursion I "
18 April 2024, 09:30–13:30, "excursion II"
19 April 2024, 09:30–13:30, "excursion III"
24 April 2024, 09:30–13:30, "excursion IV"
25 April 2024, 17:00–20:00, "excursion V – joint session "city of bits: gendered dimensions" with Kunstakademie "
26 April 2024, 09:30–13:30, "excursion VI"
02 May 2024, 09:30–13:30, "excursion VII"
03 May 2024, 09:30–13:30, "excursion VIII"
20 June 2024, 09:30–11:30, "bonus excursion"
21 June 2024, 09:30–13:30, "Abschlussgespräche / final discussion " (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 05 February 2024, 00:00
Via online registration

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