Wintersemester 2017/18

Stadtkultur, öffentlicher Raum und die Zukunft – Verteilungsgerechtigkeit in den Städten und die globale Agenda

Der Arbeitsbereich für Stadtkultur und öffentlicher Raum bietet im kommenden Semester drei Kurse an.

Im Masterprojekt Lost in “Transdanubia” – Translating the global urban agenda through local urban action beschäftigen wir uns mit dem Verhältnis zwischen Wohnbau und öffentlichem Raum in der designierten “Peripherie” Wiens im Kontext globaler politischer Agenden. Mit Freude setzen wir unsere Zusammenarbeit mit Stiftungsgastprofessor Ed Wall (University of Greenwich) fort und konnten Marlene Wagner (buildCollective) mit ins Team holen. Vor Ort werden wir u.a. mit der Lokalen Agenda 21 kooperieren.

Das Diplom- / DissertandInnenseminar dieses Semesters richtet sich an fortgeschrittene Master- und Doktoratsstudierende, die sich mit Urban Design, Planungstheorie, Stadtforschung und verwandten Bereichen beschäftigen. Studierende aller TU Disziplinen und Mitbeleger anderer österreichischer Universitäten sind herzlich eingeladen ihre Forschungsarbeit in gegenseitiger Unterstützung mit ihren KollegInnen sowie mit Stiftungsgastprofessor Ed Wall und Assoc. Prof. Sabine Knierbein zu diskutieren.

Wir freuen uns außerdem Ende Februar 2018 eine Exkursion nach London anbieten zu können! Nähere Informationen dazu werden in Kürze in der Übersicht unserer Lehraktivitäten zu finden sein.

Alle Kurse werden auf Englisch abgehalten.

Publikationen

HOU, J. und KNIERBEIN, S. (2017 Routledge)
City Unsilenced: Urban resistance and public space in the age of shrinking democracy.

What do the recent urban resistance tactics around the world have in common? What are the roles of public space in these movements? What are the implications of urban resistance for the remaking of public space in the "age of shrinking democracy"? To what extent do these resistances move from anti- to alter-politics?

City Unsilenced brings together a cross-disciplinary group of scholars and scholar-activists to examine the spaces, conditions and processes in which neoliberal practices have profoundly impacted the everyday social, economic, and political life of citizens and communities around the globe. They examine the commonalities and specificities of urban resistance movements that respond to those impacts. They focus on how such movements make use of and transform the meanings and capacity of public space. They investigate their ramifications in the continued practices of renewing democracies. A broad collection of cases is presented and analyzed, including Movimento Passe Livre (Brazil), Google Bus Blockades San Francisco (USA), the Platform for Mortgage Affected People (PAH) (Spain), the Piqueteros Movement (Argentina), Umbrella Movement (Hong Kong), post-Occupy Gezi Park (Turkey), Sunflower Movement (Taiwan), Occupy Oakland (USA), Syntagma Square (Greece), 1DMX (Mexico), Miyashita Park Tokyo (Japan), 15-M Movement (Spain), and Train of Hope Vienna (Austria).

By better understanding the processes and implications of the recent urban resistances, City Unsilenced contributes to the ongoing debates concerning the role and significance of public space in the practice of lived democracy and lived space.

 Ankündigung von Routledge.
cover public space and relational perspectives TORNAGHI Chiara, KNIERBEIN Sabine (2015, Routledge)
Public Space and Relational Perspectives. New Challenges for Architecture and Planning.
Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going dynamics between social actors, their cultures, and struggles. The key role of space in enabling spatial opportunities for social action, the fluidity of its social meaning and the changing degree of "publicness" of a space remain unexplored fields of academic inquiry and professional practice. Public Space and Relational Perspectives offers a different understanding of public spaces in the city. The aim of the book is to (re)introduce the lived experiences in public life into the teaching curricula of those academic disciplines which deal with public space and the built environment, such as architecture, planning and urban design, as well as the social sciences. The book presents conceptual, practical and research challenges and brings together findings from activists, practitioners and theorists. The editors provide eight educational challenges that educators can endorse when training future practitioners and researchers to accept and to engage with the social relations that unfold in and through public space.
Coverbild: KARO* architekten
Book Review von Christine Mady, in Urban Studies Journal.
Presseaussendung von TU Wien

 

Termine

31. August 2017, 23:55 Uhr
Ende der Anmeldefrist zum Masterprojekt WS 2017 - Lost in "Transdanubia" - Translating the global urban agenda through local urban action
 
15. September 2017, 11:30 Uhr
International Conference on Working Class Districts, Urbane Transformationen und Lebensqualitäten in der wachsenden Stadt, Session Moderation "Stadtplanung, urbane Qualitäten und Partizipation", FH Campus Wien
 
23. September 2017, 16:30 Uhr
"Urban Emancipation" im Gespräch mit Martina Nußbaumer, Vienna Humanities Festival "Revolution!", Boecklsaal, TU Wien
 
03. Oktober 2017, 09:00 Uhr
Kick-off Veranstaltung zum Masterprojekt - Lost in "Transdanubia" - Translating the global urban agenda through local urban action
 
16. - 20. Oktober 2017
Masterprojekt - Lost in "Transdanubia" - Translating the global urban agenda through local urban action, 1. Intensive Teaching Block (ITB I)
 
08. November 2017
Zweiter Zukunftskongress Langfristige Siedlungsentwicklung, Panelteilnehmerin im Dialog zu "Qualität in der dichten Stadt", Alte Kongresshalle, München
 
27. November - 01. Dezember 2017
Masterprojekt - Lost in "Transdanubia" - Translating the global urban agenda through local urban action, 2. Intensive Teaching Block (ITB II)
 
11. - 13. Dezember 2017
Mitorganisation des AESOP Thematic Group Meetings: "Cities and Self-Organization", als AESOP TG Vertreterin, La Sapienza University, Rom
 
15. - 19. Jänner 2018
Masterprojekt - Lost in "Transdanubia" - Translating the global urban agenda through local urban action, 3. Intensive Teaching Block (ITB III)