Habitat Unit

February 21, 2017 | 3 pm - 6 pm | Habitat Unit A624

Transnational Production Spaces

The worldwide production of goods is increasingly organized within transnational production networks connecting regions with very different conditions and resources. Global production systems not only affect local economies, but also the built environment and urban development of the respective places of production.

This workshop traces the effects of globalized production on specific urban spaces, integrating research on global production networks and urban research. Scholars from the fields of architecture, planning and economic geography present their findings on spaces of transnational production in different regions of the world.

The discussion focuses on the future potentials of linking these research fields:

• What can we learn about urban spaces by including the transnational connections and processes of globalized production into urban research?

• What can we learn about production networks by looking at the spatial structures and built environments of production?

The workshop is organized by DFG-funded research project Transnational Production Spaces. Impacts of the clothing industry on urban spaces and urban planning at production locations in Western Turkey and Southern Bulgaria (2016–2019, DFG Geschäftszeichen MI 1893/2-1)

If your are interested to participate, please RSVP to Anke Hagemann.

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February 21, 2017 | 3 pm - 6 pm

IfA, Habitat Unit, A624
Institute for Architecture, TU Berlin
Strasse des 17. Juni 152
10623 Berlin