Hosted by Dr. Ursula Schwitalla, a.o.M. BDA / Tübinger Kunstgeschichtliche Gesellschaft mit dem Kunsthistorischen Institut der Universität Tübingen, BDA und Architektenkammer Tübingen
Lectures in English and German language
Location: Universität Tübingen, Hölderlinstraße 5/Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22, 72070 Tübingen
Time: Tuesday, at 8 p.m. c.t. Additional Lecture Friday, November 29 at 7 p.m. c.t.
In the winter semester 2019 /20 our lecture series will focus on current urbanization processes in the so-called 'Urban Age'. Currently, half of the world's population lives in cities. By 2050, around 6 billion people will be living in cities that need to be fit for the future. The migration to metropolises seems unstoppable; life in the cities holds the promise of work and participation in social development. But can urban infrastructures develop adequately? How can education, social justice and urban mobility be guaranteed? How can we confront global trends such as the increasing fragmentation of cities, social injustice and environmental pollution and destruction? What solutions can sociologists, urban planners and architects offer to address these issues?
The series will be opened by Joàn Clos, former mayor of Barcelona and president of UN-Habitat, whose global analysis calls for a rethinking of the city. Sociologist Saskia Sassen from Columbia University New York has been studying cities as complex but incomplete systems for decades. This incompleteness does, however, offer the possibility of further urban, political and social development. Architect and urban researcher Steffen Braun of the Fraunhofer Institute takes a look at the Smart City project of the future. Architects Kasper Jensen from 3XN Copenhagen and Max Schwitalla from Berlin focus their research on the sustainable use of resources and future urban mobility. Stephan Trüby, new professor of the Institute for the Foundations of Modern Architecture and Design (IGmA) at the University of Stuttgart, explores the role of international capital flows in contemporary architecture – and dares to take a critical look at the ideology of the 'European city', which currently dominates the discourse on urbanity in Germany.
November 12, 2019
Dr. Joàn Clos, Barcelona
Urbanization in the 21st Century: Rethink the City
November 29, 2019
Prof. Saskia Sassen, Columbia University New York
Who Owns our Cities?
December 3, 2019
Steffen Braun, Fraunhofer Institut Stuttgart
Smart Cities: Wie Stadt- und Technologieentwicklung zusammenhängen
January 7, 2020
Kasper Guldager Jensen, Studio 3XN, Kopenhagen
Circular Design Solution – Limits and Opportunities of our Resources
January 21, 2020
Max Schwitalla, Studio Schwitalla Berlin
Urbane Mobilität und Stadtmorphologie
February 4, 2020
Prof. Stephan Trüby, IGmA Universität Stuttgart
Stadt, Land, Geldfluss