Call for Ideas: Emergency Measures

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Associate Professorship of Urban Design is accepting ideas for a self-initated studio. Application deadline is 09.10.2023. A Q&A will take place on 04.09.2023.

The climate emergency, or more broadly the biosphere emergency, is not abstract anymore. Architecture and planning have been strongly involved in the development that led to the current situation, and mostly still are, directly or indirectly feeding the according narratives, or helping to ignore what is happening. But alternative movements are gaining traction, drawing strength from a long tradition of resistance and criticism in the discipline. These movements are very diverse, and they need to be, as the answers to the current crisis are everywhere and nowhere: everything about the way we live has to change, while it has to largely work with what is already there. We have to reinvent the new world inside of the old structures. And that includes studio teaching as well.

In the next semester, we address to this situation by offering a framework for ideas and initiatives that broadly encompass the horizon of urban design but can and should touch other disciplines, scales and approaches as well. We aim to create a studio environment where a variety of cases are discussed in depth, with different perspectives and aspects of the emergent conditions of the built environment are tackled. We need to focus at the "Bauwende", "Verkehrswende" and "Agrarwende" at once, and want to support all initiatives that address one of these processes or a combination of them.

We'll have our Q&A Session online, on 04.09.2023, 19:00.
Meeting ID: 667 6898 8002
Passcode: UD2023

The call for ideas will last until Oct, 9th. 
See for further information.