Tore Dobberstein

Tore Dobberstein, Dipl.-Kfm.

Graduated in business administration
City of Vienna Visiting Professor 2011 (Junior)

Several years working experience in urban development with focus on public space, contemporary culture and communication, several years teaching experience: moderation in planning processes


Tore Dobberstein

Born 1974 in Eutin, Germany. CV.

Professional career and selected projects

Activities and engagements

complizen Planungsbüro Berlin
Partner, responsible for communication and urban development

Institute for European Urban Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Bauhaus University Weimar
Teacher for “Introduction to Moderation” (in planning processes)

Fields of professional career

Tore Dobbersteins work has focused on communication in urban transformation processes.

Strategies for public spaces include urban interventions and the moderation of development processes.

Special interests of different target groups and unique challenges as a result of vacancies and declining populations are in the center of Tore Dobbersteins practical work with complizen Planungsbüro.

Education and work placements

Studies in business and economics at Philips University Marburg, Germany and Work placement at Martin Luther University Halle, Germany -2003

“International Centre of Entrepreneurship and Career Development” in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India 1999

Erasmus exchange at the University of León, Spain 2000

Scholarship placement at “Economic Development” of the City of Toronto in Toronto, Canada 2001

Selected Projects

Sozialraumorientierung Berlin
Social spaces as core parameters for the municipal urban development strategy

Internal communications – Municipal administration, Berlin 2010, 2011

Sportification Luchtball Habitat Stadion
Interactive intervention with Speed Boat Racing, Tables Space Tennis and indoor soccer stadium; Habitat Festival for spatial interventions, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium 2010

International Building Exhibition Urban Redevelopment Saxony-Anhalt 2010
Public relations and communication. Support of the city planing offices, marketing, the organization of events, coprorate publishing, integrated communications. Halle Saale and Dessau-Roßlau, Germany 2008-2010

Wriezener Freiraum Labor
Neighbourhood moderation, cooperative planning related to sports and the development of a public park. Model project in the federal program for experimental housing development and city planning (ExWoSt). Berlin, Germany 2007-2009

Sportification Events 

Shrinking Cities Exhibition
Marketing, public relation, Communication and management of complimentary culture program
Halle, Germany 2006

Recent lectures and guest critique

Sport – Architecture – Form
Lecture at the faculty of Architecture, “Basics of Design,” TU Dresden, in co-operation with: International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS), the International Union of Architects – Sports and Leisure Working Group (UIA) and the CIA, Copenhagen, Dresden, Germany, 29.10.2010

Changing Urban Images in Saxony Anhalt, Halle Saale and Dessau-Roßlau
Lecture at the 11th International Model Project Forum, Institute for European Urban Studies (IfEU), Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany, 16.02.-18.02.2011

Recent Publications

Urban core areas, Landscape Zones
International Building Exhibition Urban Redevelopment Saxony-Anhalt 2010 in Dessau-Roßlau
, City of Dessau-Roßlau, 2010, Communication and Public Relations (in the planning process), P. 88ff

Weniger ist Zukunft – 19 Städte 19 Themen
Published by: International building exhibition urban redevelopment Saxony-Anhalt 2010, Jovis Verlag Berlin, 2010, P. 488ff, Vermitteln, Stadtumbau erzählen, a.o. Tore Dobberstein

„SPACECRAFT – Fleeting Architecture and hideouts”
Gestalten Verlag, 12. 2007, Published by Robert Klanten und Lukas Freireiss, P. 198/199 „sportification“


„Instand Urbanism“
DAC – Danish Architecture Centre Copenhagen, 03.2008

Galerie UFO Halle/ Saale, 02.2008, Projekt skatecity Leipzig und exxteritories

Deutschen Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, 06. 2007, Projekt skatebar im ZfzK – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kultur

„Instand Urbanism“
Schweizer Architekturmuseum Basel, 09.2007

„the story of sportification”
SPACES Gallery Cleveland (USA), 11.2006, part of „shrinking cities II“