SKuOR Evening Dialogue “Interurban public spaces”

Interurban Public Spaces – Reflecting on street markets in Budapest and Vienna

2nd SKuOR Evening Dialogue on Wednesday, 29th of June 2011, 7pm, Seminar Room Argentinierstraße 8, 1040 Vienna

The SKuOR Summer Term Teaching Team 2011 (Prof. Dr. Sophie Watson (City of Vienna Visiting Professor Senior 2011), Dipl.-Kfm. Tore Dobberstein (City of Vienna Visiting Professor Junior 2011), Dr. phil. Sabine Knierbein (SKuOR Assistant Professor), MArch Levente Polyak (SKuOR External Teacher Budapest) and DI Roland Krebs MSc (SKuOR External Teacher Vienna) at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, welcome you to the 2nd SKuOR Evening Dialogue

The Evening Dialogue is a new public exchange format in transdisciplinary fashion. It closely relates to the current courses framed by Module 11 “Urban culture, public space and markets: Economy and innovation in Budapest and Vienna”. After having started the informal debate with different actors related to Viennese street markets in Favoriten, Leopoldstadt and Ottakring, among them representatives of urban renewal management agencies, artists and intermediary players in early spring 2011, the spatial focus was changed to Budapest within an exploratory excursion in May. Returning to Vienna again, the upcoming Evening Dialogue centres around an interurban reflection on the social and local economic role of street markets in Budapest and Vienna. Once again, different actors – from students sharing their experiences, to local experts from Budapest and Vienna, to practitioners working in the field of cultural interventions on markets and experts on temporary uses – will share different perspectives contrasting each other. Still, these questions arising will be the linchpin for the discussion:

How do street markets relate to public spaces? Which architectures do they produce? To what extent are informal economic networks institutionalized by micro architectures? How can planners react to informal patterns of life in public spaces when reshaping street markets? How can social innovation be linked to space production?

Moderated by Sophie Watson and Tore Dobberstein (City of Vienna Visiting professors team 2011), the public is strongly encouraged to join in the debating circle on Wednesday, 29th of June 2011 at 7pm at Argentinierstraße 8, 1040 Wien (close to Karlskirche).

Please feel as well most warmly invited to join the students’ final presentations of Module 11 on “Urban culture, public space and markets: Economy and innovation in Budapest and Vienna” on 30th of June, 10 am at HS 2 Theresianumgasse 27.