M3 | Mas­ter-Auf­trags­pro­jekt
Dozent: Andreas Brück
LV-Nr.: 06361300 L22
Umfang: 8 SWS / 12 ECTS
Ver­an­stal­tungs­typ: Pro­jekt­se­mi­nar
Unter­richts­spra­che: Eng­lisch / Deutsch
Pro­jekt­platz­ver­gabe SRP:
Diens­tag, 18.04.2017, 18.00h
Raum: EB 223
1. Ter­min: 20.04.2017 – 13h
Don­ners­tags 14.00 – 16.00h
Raum: SE-RH 006 (Ate­lier)

Cities have always been pla­ces of pro­duc­tion – from Meso­po­ta­mian times to the Mega­lo­po­lis of the 21st Cen­tury; yet, what are new per­spec­ti­ves on the pro­duc­ti­vity of cities – espe­cially in rela­tion to food and energy pro­duc­tion?
We want to dis­cuss eco­no­mic and eco­lo­gi­cal fac­tors in urban deve­lo­p­ment today, and spe­cu­late on future cities and the role of exis­ting as well as ent­i­rely new forms of urban pro­duc­tion (indus­trial, agri­cul­tu­ral, craft, etc.); and explore the con­nec­tion bet­ween new forms of urban pro­duc­tion and the poten­tial gestalt and urban design of tomor­rows pro­duc­tive pla­ces. The­r­ein, we will deal with the para­digm of the mixed city and inves­ti­gate today’s and tomorrow’s pos­si­bi­li­ties of inte­gra­ting pro­duc­tive uses into neigh­bour­hoods – brid­ging for­mer mis­al­li­an­ces of working and living. While indus­trial scale urban far­ming, aqua­po­nics and other means of food pro­duc­tion in cities have the poten­tial to change the way our urba­nities look towards a more eco­lo­gi­cal or “green” urban pro­duc­tion; new pos­si­bi­li­ties of energy pro­duc­tion, waste-recy­cling, a new (digi­tally enhan­ced) craft­s­manship and other fac­tors play into dif­fe­rent facets of a new (cir­cu­lar) urban eco­nomy.
Ques­ti­ons to be dealt with will include e.g.:

  • What can be pro­du­ced in the city and how?
  • What solu­ti­ons can be found to inte­grate these (new) forms of pro­duc­tion into exis­ting urba­nities?
  • How can we make pro­du­cing and living in cities com­pa­ti­ble? What is e.g. the role of Citi­zens?
  • Will future pro­duc­tive cities under new (e.g. digi­tal) para­digms be dif­fe­rent in their gestalt?
  • And if so: How? How will we live in pro­duc­tive urba­nities and how will we pro­duce in our neigh­bour­hoods?
  • Could more pro­duc­tive cities in the future e.g. lead to gree­ner urba­nities?

The stu­dio inclu­des a study-trip to Ice­land (May 9–14th) explo­ring alter­na­tive energy-resour­ces and ‑pro­duc­tion as well as a two day ad-hoc work­shop (May 16–17th) – in coope­ra­tion with the ROOF WATER FARM (www​.roof​wa​ter​farm​.com) and TOPF­AR­MERS  – wit­hin acti­vi­ties for IGA Ber­lin 2017.
Stu­dents inte­res­ted in par­ti­ci­pa­ting in the EURO­PAN 14 (Dead­line: June 30) – run­ning under the moni­ker “PRO­DUC­TIVE CITIES” – are encou­ra­ged to do so as part of the stu­dio.