Modul 11

Urban Culture and Public Space – Counter planning from the grassroots level

The module “Urban culture, public space” is concerned with evident, subtle and embryonic entanglements between abstract theories and lived spatial practices, with the aim to explore how trajectories of scientific production and everyday life shape the spatiality of (lived) public space. It puts focus on practices of the social production of lived space in the range from meaningful experiences in everyday life to scientific insights, with a specific interest in strategies and tactics of counter-planning from the grassroots level. The module consists of three courses, which in combination cover theoretical approaches to studying public life in the city, methodologies for researching public space and practice-oriented learning. As a whole, it paves the way for both a broad understanding of and a conscious engagement in multiple urban publics of the city.

The module consists of three courses, which in combination cover theoretical approaches to studying public life in the city, methodologies for researching public space and practice-oriented learning. Students are therefore strongly encouraged to take all the three courses of the module, which as a whole paves the way for both a broad understanding of and a conscious engagement in multiple urban publics of the city.

The course is directed at Master’s students (including final year Bachelor’s and early PhD students too), internationally thinking students as well as students working interdisciplinarily. Participants of this course are strongly encouraged to take other courses of the module 11 too (namely 280.359 and 280.360). Participation in all classes is required for successful completion of the course.

Dates for the Seminar Course Units within the Intensive Teaching Blocks (ITBs) of Module 11:

ITB 1:

Monday, 6 October 2014, from 9.00 to 15.00 (3 units)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, from 9.00 to 10.30 (1 unit)

Thursday, 9 October 2014, from 9.00 to 12.30 (2 units)

ITB 2:

Monday, 10 November 2014, from 9.00 to 15.00 (3 units)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, from 9.00 to 15.00 (3 unit)

ITB 3:

Monday, 1 December 2014, from 9.00 to 12.30 (2 units)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, from 9.00 to 15.00 (3 unit)

Friday, 5 December 2014, from 9.00 to 12.30 (2 unit)

Please register for the Module 11 until 5 October 2014 in the TISS registration system (registration at VO 280.358). Registrations for single courses of the Module 11 (including this lecture) will be possible at the Module’s Kick-off taking place on 6 October 2014 at 9.00, or in person until 13 October 2014 at the SKuOR office.