lecture performance Raum und Handlung

Posted on Apr 30, 2024 in / Serial Events / Serial IFIT

presenting my new book “Raum und Handlung”

30 April 2024, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
University of Art and Design Linz Hauptplatz 6, 4020 Linz
Glass lecture theatre C


Global migration, climate change and economic and political crises are pushing conventional urban planning methods to their limits. The city is less and less characterised as a homogeneous object and is instead fragmenting into diverse material contexts of situated action. In this context, Christopher Dell talks about his new book “Space and Action”. In doing so, he puts questions of spatial theory into perspective that deal with the relationship between space and action. He develops a spatial theory of the urban, the quintessence of which is: constructive action with indeterminacy in structures of human and non-human actors can be thought of as the basis of spatial theory.

Christopher Dell is an urban planning and architecture theorist, composer and musician. Dell was Professor of Urban Design Theory at the HafenCity University Hamburg, the Technical University Munich and the University of the Arts, Berlin. Dell is director of ifit, Institute for Improvisation Technology, Berlin. From 2022-23 he was a fellow at the Bundesatelier für Architektur at the cité internationale, Paris.