Habitat Unit

May 6 – 8, 2015 

The Politics of "Practice-Orientation"

With urban and environmental challenges increasingly at the forefront of societal concerns and debates, the expectations and responsibilities resting upon architecture, planning and related disciplines have arguably never been greater. Higher education needs to innovate and adapt to ensure that future professionals are prepared to meet these expectations and responsibilities. Although this has become common knowledge recently, striving for innovation and achieving it are two different things. Debates concerning innovation in the so-called built environment education encompass not only the question of how curricula and educational delivery practices should change but also in response to what and to what end.

The upcoming meeting of the International Network of Urban Laboratories: Urban Lab+ in Berlin is therefore seeking to address a deeper understanding of the politics of practice-orientation.

Politics of Practice Orientation Flyer

Kick Off: Urban Talk

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
18.30 Uhr, Room HBS 0.2

TU Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 16-18
10623 Berlin

#1: Exploring the Meanings and Notions of "Practice-Orientation" – International and Local Experiences and Perspectives

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
14 Uhr, Halle 4

Institute for Architecture, TU Berlin
Strasse des 17. Juni 152
10623 Berlin

#2: Workshop at Ostkreuz – The Politics of "Practice-Orientation, Workshop at Ostkreuz

Thursday, May 7, 2015
14 Uhr, S-Bahn Ostkreuz, Berlin

#3: Debate – The Politics of "Practice-Orientation"

Friday, May 8, 2015
17 Uhr, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory

Aedes am Pfefferberg
Christinenstr. 18-19
10119 Berlin