lecture at Symposium Making of Space, Basel.
The Autumn School «Making of – Designing Process Architecture» aims to unfold, discuss and work on questions and aspects of dynamic complexity and multiple stakeholder involvement in planning, architecture and design.
Most results in planning and designing hail from a sequence of complex situations. Projects are formed and transformed continuously while moving through an open-end parcours of obstacles, controversies and negotiations. Decisions involve a heterogenous variety of stakeholders and the outcome for a great part becomes fairly unpredictable. Instead to fail with even more static imagery and resisting structures, or to reduce the multiplicity of stakeholder voices and the complexity of options, one can ask, what tools and strategies are needed to work with and within the dynamic complexity? Which new and different roles do (urban) designers, architects and planners take on? How would designs be redesigned and re-visualized when indeterminacy is recognized as an essential component? And how can the design of the processes themselves become a central task of the designing disciplines?
The Autumn School addresses young professionals, PhD and master’s students with interdisciplinary backgrounds in related fields of study and practice. The Autumn School includes access to the one day symposium with international speakers. The four day workshops are hosted by practitioners with backgrounds in architecture, planning, design and applied social science.
Marc Angst, Pascal Henschel, Baubüro Insitu AG Zürich
Theresa Schütz, Rainer Steurer, unos/TU Wien
Renée Tribble, Planbude Hamburg
Dieter Leyssen,51N4e Brussels
Tim Devos, NDVR Antwerp
Till Wolfer, N55 & XYZ CARGO Kopenhagen/Hamburg
Thomas Lommée, Open Structure Brussels
Assemble Studio, London
Barbara Buser, Denkstatt Basel
Eric Honegger, Baubüro Insitu Basel
Christopher Dell, ifit Berlin
Tina Haisch, Ralf Michel, FHNW Basel
Bernd Kniess, Urban Design HCU Hamburg
Freek Persyn, 51N4E Brussels
Markus Schaefer, Hosoya Schaefer Zürich
Niloufar Tajeri, TU Braunschweig
Barbara Zeleny, SBB Immobilien Zürich
Aspects and Perspectives
What instruments are used under the condition of dynamic complexity? Which strategies, tactics and alliances are deployed and how are controversies fought out in the course of realizing a project?
How to read, collect, record, visualize and archive the continuous flow of transformations during design and realization processes?
How to open and extend the variety of options during the process?
WRESTLING WITH MATERIALITY:
How to convince «non-humans» like used building structures to take on a specific new role in the design and planning process?
How to introduce new roles, actors and models of land property and yield?
ENABLING THE STREET:
How to manage complexity and diversity of interests and motivations? Tools, methods and experiences of broad public participation processes.
WHAT «SPACE» DO WE TALK ABOUT?
How to build with the perspectives of social-spacial architecture?
OPEN FORM, STRUCTURE, FUNCTION:
What are the rules and boundaries to make the «open» happen?
WE CLAIM: NOT THE PRODUCT, BUT PRODUCTION!
New ways of self-empowerment and self-authorization in spatial and material production?
Student application requirements:
Write us an email with a very short vita and your motivation to attend the autumn school. What is your personal key question regarding complexity and processuality you bring into the discussion?
You will be sent further information.
ECTS and Certificate:
All participants receive a certificate of participation and 1.5 ECTS credit points.
The workshop and symposium are not for profit and are co-financed through the participants fee.
The Autumn School fee is 350,- chf. It includes accommodation, full catering, workshops and symposium.