Mili­tary Urba­nism | WS 2012/13

Kern­se­mi­nar Städtebau
Dozen­tin: Prof. Dr. Uttke, Andreas Brück
Modul MA SRP5
Umfang: 4 SWS
Ver­an­stal­tungs­typ: SE
Ter­mine: Mitt­wochs 10.00 – 14.00 Uhr
1. Ter­min: Mi. 24.10.12
Raum: SE-RH

Cities and towns all over the world are influ­en­ced con­si­der­ably by mili­tary and secu­rity policy – they are the batt­le­ground of today’s urban world. Mili­tary infra­st­ruc­ture shaped and is still shaping our cities. Be it the mili­ta­riz­a­tion and sur­veil­lance of bor­ders, the use of ’secu­rity‘ con­cerns to legi­ti­mize con­stant tracking, scan­ning and con­trol­ling of urban inha­bi­tants with high-tech methods, the all-influ­en­cing dis­course on ‚ter­ro­rism‘ or hea­vily armo­red­pri­vate secu­rity for­ces guar­ding gated com­mu­nities – Mili­tary Urba­nism per­mea­tes into the urban fab­ric and influ­en­ces urban life around the world.
The rea­ding and design semi­nar will have a clo­ser look at dif­fe­rent aspects of mili­tary urba­nism, its past and pre­sent, its sites, spaces, infra­st­ruc­tures, form and sym­bols as well as the use, reuse and trans­for­ma­tion of cities through Mili­tary urba­nism. Sub­to­pics will be e.g.

    • Urban Con­flict & Violence
    • History of the City as a Weapon
    • War ON the city
    • Con­trol of Public Space
    • Mili­tary Infrastructures
    • Chal­len­ges for Post-War Cities

The class will be mainly taught in English.
Assign­ments will be an essay on a rele­vant topic or an infor­ma­tion design for the ARCH+ com­pe­ti­tion OUT OF BALANCE.
Out­look SS 2013: The class is a the­ma­tic base to the urban design course „Steg­reif Städ­te­bau“ in the sum­mer term 2013. It will con­sist of excur­si­ons to Bar­ce­lona, Spain and Cluj, Roma­nia (optio­nal 1 out of 2) and inter­na­tio­nal stu­dent work­shops at the TU Dort­mund as well as in Ber­lin (optio­nal 1 out of 2) with stu­dents from Michi­gan State Uni­ver­sity all in May 2013.


Mili­tary Urba­nism | WS 2012/13

Fachgebiet Städtebau und Siedlungswesen | Prof. Angela Million | Institut für Stadt- und Regionalplanung | TU Berlin