Habitat Unit

Researcher & Doctoral Candidate

Hannes Langguth

Hannes Langguth

hannes.langguth@tu-berlin.de

Room A 621 
T + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21830 
F + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21907

Curriculum Vitae

Hannes Langguth has been a researcher at Habitat Unit since May 2014 working at the interface between urban-regional theory, planning and sociology. Within the broad field of critical urban studies his research interests lie in the areas of 1) extended urbanisation processes and rural-urban transformation; 2) social movements and their impact on urban-regional development; and 3) participatory urban-regional planning and politics. Hannes studied architecture at the Technical University Braunschweig and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

In the context of accelerated urbanisation on a planetary scale, his research seeks to investigate extended urbanisation processes across post-rural territories in Germany and China producing new urbanities within and, crucially, beyond traditional cities and metropolitan areas. Through the combination of academic research and integrated participatory approaches, the main objective of his work is to critically engage in rural-urban transformation processes aiming a more sophisticated urban-regional conceptualisation beyond exclusionary binaries of urban-rural, town-countryside or centre-periphery. With 'Studio Rural+' he has been teaching several Master design courses and teaching research projects within this field. Currently he is in the preparation process of his doctoral thesis with the working title: 'Post-Rural Urbanism: A Comparative Study of Alternative Socio-Spatial Practices in Urbanised and Dispersed Hinterlands across Germany and China'.

Hannes is co-founder of an initiative to promote long-term development prospects for post-rural regions. The initiative organises workshops, seminars and local participatory interventions. Moreover, Hannes leads different walking tours exploring the potential of alternative spatial practices under contemporary societal conditions. Recently, Hannes received the Chinese Government Scholarship for 2016 and became a member of NYLON Berlin / Einstein Research Group based at the Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies.

Education+

Since 2016
Doctoral Dissertation (Preparation)
(Working Title) Post-Rural Urbanism: A Comparative Study of Alternative Socio-Spatial Practices in Urbanised and Dispersed Hinterlands across Germany and China

2006 – 2014
Diploma in Architecture (Dipl.-Ing), TU Braunschweig
(Thesis) Growing Home - Nachhaltige Transformation obsoleter Orte zwischen ‘Stadt’ und ‘Land’: Das Beispiel der ehemaligen Bezirksgärtnerei Berlin-Marienfelde. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow, Prof. Gabriele Kiefer)

2009 – 2010
Studies on the Platform for ‘Geography, Landscapes, Cities’ at Institute of Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Employment History+

Since 2014
Researcher & Doctoral Candidate
Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

Since 2013
Freelancer in Architecture, Urbanism and Research

2010 – 2011
Fulltime Internship
Studio Ball Nogues, Los Angeles

2007 – 2009
Student Assistant and Tutor in Teaching
IMD, Institute of Media and Design, TU Braunschweig

Research Projects+

Since 2016
Doctoral Thesis
(Working Title) Post-Rural Urbanism: A Comparative Study of Alternative Socio-Spatial Practices in Urbanised and Dispersed Hinterlands across Germany and China 

Since 2014
Teaching Research Project: Studio Rural+
Comparative research on urbanised Hinterland regions across Germany and China aiming to conceptualise contemporary hybrid rural-urban interrelations, lifestyles and urbanities across socio-spatial sites, practices and scales alike.

Teaching Activities+

WS 2016/2017
Design Studio: Studio Rural+ / Alpine Commons; Architecture, Urban Design, Town and Regional Planning master's course, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

WS 2015/2016
Design Studio: Studio Rural+ / Chinese Villages Revisited; Architecture, Urban Design, Town and Regional Planning master's course, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

SS 2015
Design Studio: Studio Rural+ / Scenarios for urbanised landscapes beyond the city; Architecture, Urban Design, Town and Regional Planning master's course, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

WS 2014/2015
Teaching Research Project: Studio Rural+ / Re-thinking regional identities in the Free State of Thuringia; Architecture, Urban Design, Town and Regional Planning master's course, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

SS 2014
Design Studio: Studio Rural+ / Off the Grid. An artist refuge in post-rural Thailand; Architecture, Urban Design, Town and Regional Planning master's course, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

SS 2013
Teaching Research Project: Dreams of Beyond: Revisiting the urban periphery of Berlin; Architecture, Urban Design, Town and Regional Planning master's course, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin (with Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz)

Publications+

Other articles and publications

with Nina Gribat and Mario Schulze (2015) “Make-Shift-Urbanismus” in den Zeiten einer “Absoluten Gegenwart”? Auf den Spuren städtischer Praktiken um das Ostkreuz in Berlin. sub\urban.zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung, Band 3, Heft 3. Berlin.

with Nina Gribat and Mario Schulze (2015) “Make City” in Times of an “Absolute Present”? Exploring alternative urban practices at Ostkreuz, Berlin. MONU. Participatory Urbanism #23, Rotterdam.

(2012) Dakar: Wohnbedürfnisse der Migrationsbevölkerung. In: Johannes Fiedler, Melanie Humann, Manuela Kölke (eds.) Radical Standard. Zur städtebaulichen Umsetzung von Spatial Justice. Technische Universität Braunschweig.

Conferences+

Conference Papers

(2015) The role of self-organisation within regional development: Cases from post-rural Thuringia, The Horizontal Metropolis: A Radical Project, International PhD Symposia, EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne.

(2015) Post-Ruralism? Towards a new understanding of ‚peripheral‘ urbanisation processes and emerging socio-spatial practices in remote and marginalised regions of Eastern Germany, Winners and losers: Why are the effects of regional policy so different?, International PhD Symposia, Czech Technical University, Prague.

(2015) Re-thinking sub-regional identities through self-organisation: Cases from post-rural Thuringia, Polycentric City Regions in Transformation – The Agglomeration Ruhr in international Perspective, International Conference, Panel II: Two Scale Urbanism, Zeche Zollverein, Essen.

Invited Lectures+

(2016) Berlin’s Contemporary Urban Development in the Face of (Post)Democracy: The Case Park am Gleisdreieck (City Walk and lecture), International Conference: Common Room – Architecture, Democracy and Emotions since 1945, organised by Max Planck Institute of Human Development.

(2015) Huangyan Symposium: Sino-German Rural Settlements Sustainable Development 2015, organised by Department of Urban Development (DUP) at Tongji University Shanghai, Huangyan, Taizhou, China.

with Nina Gribat and Mario Schulze (2015) Ostkreuz – In Search for a Collective Future? (City tour and lecture) B-Tour Festival 2015, Berlin/Leipzig.

with Nina Gribat and Mario Schulze (2015) Stadträumliche und Architektonische Praktiken der Absoluten Gegenwart. Eine Spurensuch rund um das Ostkreuz (City tour and lecture) Absolute Gegenwart, Event Series, Engagierte Wissenschaften e.V. in collaboration with Institut für Zukunft Leipzig, ://about blank, Berlin.

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships+

2016
Chinese Government Scholarship
Full stipend awarded to develop field research in China and support Doctoral Dissertation (6 months)

2015
ARL Travel Grant
Participation in International PhD Symposia, funded by Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL)

2012
DAAD Travel Grant
Field-Research, Columbia University, New York (1 month)

2012
Runners-Up
Blue Award by Vienna University of Technology for Urban Design Project

2011
Runners-Up
Architectural idea competition by CONDITIONS Magazine #7, The Future of Competitions

Professional and Academic Affiliations+