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Spatial Commons versus Seperate Spaces

... in History, Theory and Practice

BA Lecture

source: GD Pelger

A theory of urban design has to question the production conditions under which urban space can and has been produced - socially, economically, politically, climatically and topologically. Since the financial crisis of 2007/2008 at the latest, we know that the various actors in urban design and development must deal with the consequences of a financed urban space production in the wake of the geopolitical turnaround after 1990.

This implies questions about property and forms of land speculation, the right to housing, neighborhoods as spatial commons, open spaces as urban resources for all, cooperative planning approaches, participation concepts and their traps, as well as new forms, spaces and economies for material and immaterial labor, at home, in the office, in commerce and in the factory.

While a physical-territorial definition of property is limitied to the dichotomy of public and private, from a socio-spatial perspective further modes of space production open up, which produce Common Spaces as well as Separate Spaces. These different aspects of urban space production we will explore in lecture (Webex) and bird-flight formats (Apple maps) on a theoretical and practical level.

Fridays 15:15-16:45, 2 SWS, 2 CP, Bachelor

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