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.roofwaterfarm.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.