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.


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